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09-29-2013, 10:57 PM
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I expected most of it to happen, but it was still a great one.
Didn't expect any of it. Thought it would end completely differently. It was awesome.

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Best. Finale. Ever.
Surprised at how many posters on the Entertainment board feel let down. Overhype?

I thought it was very fitting. Perfect.

Check out this story on how the Gray Matter situation was brought back into the finale:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/allenstjohn/2013/09/27/how-a-teenage-cancer-patient-changed-the-ending-of-breaking-bad/

Sad.

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I expected most of it to happen, but it was still a great one.
yeah i also saw a bit of it coming, couple of things, but man, they still pulled it off regardless, im really glad with it, especialy the ultimate ending, the way it ACTUALLY finished was satisfactory to me

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09-30-2013, 12:46 AM
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It's impossible to end a series on any note: if it's definitive, people are content but not entertained, if it's ambiguous, people are frustrated (Sopranos) or they forget it easily (House) and if it's off-the-wall or painstakingly obvious (LOST) people hate the show.

A perfect ending, every loose end tied and the story's over. I never hyped myself up for all the conspiritard theories, or rummaged through hunting for symbolism or foreshadowing. So my experience of was to simply watch week by week and chuckle at the idiots in the Breaking Bad threads and reddits.

A very, very enjoyable show which is best seen as a live-action graphic novel. Hyper-violent and at times unrealistic, Breaking Bad is at its peak when it juxtaposes it's nature with its study of the Walter White the man.

An A+ episode? I wouldn't say it's the best episode of all time. I wouldn't even say that I'm immensely satisfied (this episode was as on-the-nose as imaginable). But it ended the series perfectly.

To [V]ince Gilligan. Fantastic show.

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holy **** yes

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Just saw World War Z it was a pretty epic ride.

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Just saw World War Z it was a pretty epic ride.
I was set to watch WWZ until I read the viewer reviews. It totally scared me off.

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I was set to watch WWZ until I read the viewer reviews. It totally scared me off.
Don't read reviews of a movie. In my experience, if you see a flic with no expectations you will almost always be pleasantly surprised. All I heard was that ''it was good'' and it delivered. It's a rather unique way of looking at the Zombie apocalypse.

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"You were right about me... Tell your sister, you were right."

Basically WW is Darth Vader.

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I was set to watch WWZ until I read the viewer reviews. It totally scared me off.
it's not all that great, it's also not all that crap. it left me with a humongous dose of "meh"

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yeah i also saw a bit of it coming, couple of things, but man, they still pulled it off regardless, im really glad with it, especialy the ultimate ending, the way it ACTUALLY finished was satisfactory to me
It was a logical conclusion, while I will miss the show the ending was acceptable.
The "Baby Blue" soundtrack was a brilliant touch.

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09-30-2013, 10:21 AM
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LShap:

"You were right about me... Tell your sister, you were right."

Basically WW is Darth Vader.
I also thought of the discussion here when he said ''I did it for me'', which had become obvious.

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I was set to watch WWZ until I read the viewer reviews. It totally scared me off.
WWZ is a very solid movie, one of the best I've seen in a while.

Also another movie I saw that is a couple of year's old that's not bad is Mother's Day.

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09-30-2013, 12:01 PM
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"You were right about me... Tell your sister, you were right."

Basically WW is Darth Vader.
"Jesse... I am your Father-figure."

Hey, and Walt even used The Schwartz. He really is Vader!

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09-30-2013, 12:09 PM
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Lol @ the schwartz

I see your schwartz is bigger than mine

in Mel Brooks land, blazing saddles rocks. Made in a time when racism didn't exist lol

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I was set to watch WWZ until I read the viewer reviews. It totally scared me off.
Highly recommend the book. Brooks seemed pissed at the direction they took the movie in. Everyone I've talked to has told me pretty much the same thing: average action flick that you'll never really have any desire to watch again.

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"Jesse... I am your Father-figure."

Hey, and Walt even used The Schwartz. He really is Vader!
I knew something was going to go down with them. There was no way he just ignores them after their comments on TV.

What surprised me is the Lydia situation. Didn't see that coming.
Nazi club, I knew this was going to happen, somehow.
Jesse, I knew that too.
The actual end, I thought so as well.

So, I wasn't surprised with the finale other than for one thing, but it was still good.

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09-30-2013, 03:41 PM
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great ending for BB, soooo much better than Dexter finale!

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great ending for BB, soooo much better than Dexter finale!

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Dexter finale was just horrible. None of it made sense.

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I knew something was going to go down with them. There was no way he just ignores them after their comments on TV.

What surprised me is the Lydia situation. Didn't see that coming.
Nazi club, I knew this was going to happen, somehow.
Jesse, I knew that too.
The actual end, I thought so as well.

So, I wasn't surprised with the finale other than for one thing, but it was still good.
I'm amazed Vince Gilligan was able to pull off that Schwartz trick, given that fans have been speculating on every conceivable story possibility for weeks. Nobody saw that coming! To me, that was the show's last great Heisenberg moment.

Overall I think they decided to give the audience a satisfying last meal rather than serve some weird nouvelle cuisine. Yes, as you said, it wasn't a major shocker, but I think the show digests better this way, making the end more emotionally filling and less speculative. Loose ends were tied up, characters met their just fates and Walt leaves with a degree of redemption (the degree depends on the yardstick we measure him by, naturally). There's less ambiguity about motives than there was even 24 hours ago, because the entire arc of Walter White was as clearly mapped-out as it ever could be.

On the subject of our big "Is Walt Evil?" debate, I find it interesting that, on the one hand, Vince Gilligan (I can't simply call him 'Gilligan' without smirking) made it clear he DID consider Walt evil (contrary to what I had guessed), but wrote a story that leaned heavily towards redemption. Again, it's redemption with five seasons of strings attached, but it shows that even the writer doesn't have absolute control over the characters they create. The character of Walter White transcended the page when it took human form and evolved over time, just like a child transcends its parents when it grows up.

But that's a whole other debate...

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isn't that the first time he ever kills anybody personally?

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I'm amazed Vince Gilligan was able to pull off that Schwartz trick, given that fans have been speculating on every conceivable story possibility for weeks. Nobody saw that coming! To me, that was the show's last great Heisenberg moment.

Overall I think they decided to give the audience a satisfying last meal rather than serve some weird nouvelle cuisine. Yes, as you said, it wasn't a major shocker, but I think the show digests better this way, making the end more emotionally filling and less speculative. Loose ends were tied up, characters met their just fates and Walt leaves with a degree of redemption (the degree depends on the yardstick we measure him by, naturally). There's less ambiguity about motives than there was even 24 hours ago, because the entire arc of Walter White was as clearly mapped-out as it ever could be.

On the subject of our big "Is Walt Evil?" debate, I find it interesting that, on the one hand, Vince Gilligan (I can't simply call him 'Gilligan' without smirking) made it clear he DID consider Walt evil (contrary to what I had guessed), but wrote a story that leaned heavily towards redemption. Again, it's redemption with five seasons of strings attached, but it shows that even the writer doesn't have absolute control over the characters they create. The character of Walter White transcended the page when it took human form and evolved over time, just like a child transcends its parents when it grows up.

But that's a whole other debate...
great post

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isn't that the first time he ever kills anybody personally?
Far from it

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Far from it
killed personally. my memory is shady but he's killed guys from fumes, bombs, ran over some dude, told people to kill other guys for him - but him, face-to-face, with a gun? don't remember any...

i thought that was a huge part of the scene to be honest...

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