Kat D

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Breaking Bad Review: Because He Said So

Let me start by saying that I know I'm going to be in the minority, but I was disappointed with the season 5 premiere of Breaking Bad. From the Breaking Bad pilot episode, I was hooked and couldn't get enough of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. The character development on this show is second to none. The plot, like a rollercoaster ride, had viewers on the edge of their seats anticipating the excitement of what was to come next. There was not one moment of the four unbelievably creative seasons that I would have changed. The final episode of season 4, in my opinion, should have been the end of Breaking Bad. It was the most outstanding ending to a tv season ever. When it was announced that Breaking Bad would release season 5, I couldn't imagine why. There was no need. It was over. Walter White, a conservative, nerdy science teacher in Albuquerque, achieves the impossible and becomes Heisenburg: king pin of the drug world. Incredible. It's over. Done!
Surprisingly, Breaking Bad was not finished with Walter White. And so, after months of anticipation, I watched the season 5 premiere of Breaking Bad. I was disappointed. Everything from the missing artistic creativity of the prelude of the show, to the silly idea of the magnetic truck destrying evidence, took away from the finale of season 4. Jesse Pinkman's character - who had developed from a nervous, young, idiotic druggie into a sophisticated hitman with 'edge', was not evident in this premiere. Mike's meticulous and obsessive destruction of evidence, was not evident in this premiere. Walter White's super intelligent, 'out of the box' thinking, was not evident in this premiere.
This is an example of a series 'pushing it too far'. As much as I wanted more of Breaking Bad, I really wish it would have ended after season 4.