Vince Gilligan and his crew have constructed a world piece by piece over the course of five years. They created a fascinating character Breaking Bad, a damaged yet charismatic genius. They built a business at which he had expert skills and painted the family that often drove him crazy. That way shaped a life for Walter White that many of us can relate to.
Vince Gilligan started Breaking Bad with no such limits. Whereas Tony Soprano spent seven seasons running errands around North Jersey, Walter White boarded for an epic journey. Few great characters have been known and Walter White name will be in mind naturally.
Watching “The Godfather Part I” and “Part II” takes about six hours and twenty minutes and The Great Gatsby can be read in roughly the same duration of time. Breaking Bad will span 62 episodes when it’s over. We’ll have spent almost ten times as much time with Walt, Jesse, and Skyler as we did with Gatsby and Daisy or Michael Corleone and Tom Hagen.
Though spending that same duration of time with Tony Soprano and McNulty, Breaking Bad differs from those shows and exceeds them in one significant way. This is a story that’s moving to an ending. The ending of The Sopranos was largely a non-ending. Besides, the last season of The Wire, despite a number of resonant, even heartbreaking moments was simply not up to the standards of the four seasons that came before.
Even some series didn’t have a proper series finale at all, like – Deadwood. So, left us feeling somewhat unsatisfied. On the other hand, Breaking Bad is sticking the landing. The killing of Big Pussy on The Sopranos, or the execution of Stringer Bell on The Wire unlike those great moments, Breaking Bad has built toward Hank’s death.
With the Breaking Bad television finally has a great drama that makes no excuses. Breaking Bad end with as much power and majesty as it had during any of its season-ending. Vince Gilligan, unlike many other showrunners, had a successful career in film before his time in television. He understands the simple features of a beginning, middle, and an end. Breaking Bad is quietly pushing the boundaries of this growing genre.
As a TV show about a 50-year-old science teacher with cancer, who built a life of cooking meth, it may have been the worst idea ever for a television show. But Vince Gilligan constructed a pilot that demanded our attention. Over the course of five roller-coaster seasons, the show never really let go and seems poised to become something else.
This is the show where magnificence maintained from beginning to end. Let’s enjoy the complete series trailer.
Breaking Bad Trailer
- Creator: Vince Gilligan
- Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn
- Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
- Country: USA
- Language: English, Spanish
- Release Date: 20 January 2008 (USA)
- Runtime: 49 min (per episode), 3,030 min (Entire series)