06 October 2013

Blogtober #6 | In the Spotlight: Breaking Bad

Welcome to Blogtober Day 6! This post is just a short one, allowing me a moment to take a step back and reflect on Breaking Bad (don't worry, there are no spoilers here). A week after the finale, I finally feel ready to talk about it! What an amazing 5 seasons it has been. I am so sad it is over forever, but at the same time I love that the writers knew it was coming to an end and they could go out on a high. Rather than getting lost in the drama like so many long standing television shows.

Photo courtesy of AMC

This show is what television should always be about. It made you laugh, it made you cry, but most of all it had you on the edge of your seat. There was never a dull moment, it was cluttered with a laugh track or rife with cliches. It was quality writing, excellent acting and expertly produced.

At times it certainly isn't for the faint of heart and it can get quite gritty, but I really would recommend this to anyone and everyone. A lot of the elements of it aren't necessarily what I would normally like in a television series, but it all just worked so well together. I have known people of all kinds of tastes who love it. It really was epic. On par with major movie productions. This show was quality television at its finest.

The story lines are all so engaging. While I will admit I found season one rather slow, it got progressively better as the seasons progressed (even though it is often the opposite for most other shows). But I would definitely stick with it. By the same token I wouldn't skip over the first season, it's incredibly important for character building and watching all characters and story lines evolve and develop.

I don't know how I'm going to fill my Monday evenings now that it is gone, but I hope we're not left waiting too long until another such masterpiece is created.

I found this great clip on YouTube, Breaking Bad as a sitcom.....

Of course unless you're a fan of the show, that clip might be a little lost on you! But I thought it was pretty funny!

Were you a fan of Breaking Bad?
Or fed up of listening to everyone else obsessing over it?


  1. I absolutely LOVE the show, it's the best TV since The Wire!

    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

    1. Definitely! The Wire is excellent also. I can't wait to see what the next big thing will be, Love/Hate will have to do in the interim!

  2. I've never watched Breaking Bad... Tempted to start now that I could watch it right from beginning to end though! ;)

    1. I am so jealous of anyone only starting out now, especially since you don't have to wait on the cliffhangers, you can just jump to the next episode!