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vanity | 9.29.13 | vladimir998

Posted on 09/29/2013 7:16:26 PM PDT by vladimir998

So what did you think (if you watched the show)?


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Well written finale.
1 posted on 09/29/2013 7:16:26 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

I’m going to miss this show.


2 posted on 09/29/2013 7:17:25 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: vladimir998

Well, there’s $80 millions still stashed somewhere out in New Mexico....


3 posted on 09/29/2013 7:18:58 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: vladimir998
Not to be outdone, the democrats infect the breaking bad twitter feed and piss people off. They're like stalkers.

(Twitchy)‘If you like your show you can keep it’? Democratic Party tweets Breaking Bad fans
4 posted on 09/29/2013 7:19:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: vladimir998

Not that he could undo the damage done, I was happy to see him free Jesse.


5 posted on 09/29/2013 7:20:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: vladimir998

*Spoiler*

They were all dead.

THE WHOLE TIME!


6 posted on 09/29/2013 7:23:03 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: vladimir998

I loved it. From the GrayMatter snobs, to Lydia, to the
superior firepower taking out the neonazi’s.

I wanted Walt to die saving Jesse and got what I wanted.

So yeah, perfect wrap up for me. Great show.

Now c’mon Walking Dead and Daryl Dixon!!!


7 posted on 09/29/2013 7:23:51 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: vladimir998

No cable, so I have to wait until Tuesday to see it.


8 posted on 09/29/2013 7:24:20 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Beats the Sopranoes ending, satisfying!


9 posted on 09/29/2013 7:25:25 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: americas.best.days...

I didn’t see it coming with Lydia.


10 posted on 09/29/2013 7:25:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I didn’t either. That was well done.


11 posted on 09/29/2013 7:26:22 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Badfinger - Baby Blue one of my all time favorites, great song to end with.


12 posted on 09/29/2013 7:26:31 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: vladimir998

I had no idea this was THE last show of the entire series! What the?? Why would they be insane enough to end a show with this kind of audience?


13 posted on 09/29/2013 7:26:42 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Why would they be insane enough to end a show with this kind of audience?

That was the whole premise of the show from the beginning...Walt was a dead man walking...it was only a matter of how and when.

14 posted on 09/29/2013 7:28:31 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: cripplecreek

And how great that Jesse got to kill that maniac Todd with

the chains he enslaved Jesse with. Poetry.


15 posted on 09/29/2013 7:28:48 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: vladimir998

I loved it!

And it was so, so, so, soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better than the utterly stupid ending of the Sopranos.


16 posted on 09/29/2013 7:29:40 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: americas.best.days...

It was like a ballet of violence!


17 posted on 09/29/2013 7:30:13 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I think the creative teams behind some cable shows like to have definitive endings to their series (not that every issue is resolved in every finale, but that the show comes to a definite planned end rather than just being canceled one day if or when the show gets stale). I actually like that. Although I might miss a series once it’s off the air, I like the idea of a show I like going out in style in a well planned way.


18 posted on 09/29/2013 7:31:12 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

I also didn’t expect things to turn out the way they did with the rich couple.


19 posted on 09/29/2013 7:32:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I guess one alternative would be for Walt to recover, avoid prosecution, retire to Florida with his family and take up water skiing. I can see it now, he'd be out on the water when some ferocious fish would head straight toward him, and he could just jump over the shark and give a big thumbs up to the audience. Then, we could all tune in to another fun season of Breaking Bad.

But Vince Gilligan decided not to go that route.

20 posted on 09/29/2013 7:32:08 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: chris37

Right?!?!


21 posted on 09/29/2013 7:32:46 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: cajungirl

“Beats the Sopranoes ending, satisfying!”

This is what people are saying! Agreed! I liked it when Walter told Skyler he did it all for himself. Because he felt alive while in the meth business. This of course is only half the story. He did it for his family (money) and himself


22 posted on 09/29/2013 7:33:05 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: vladimir998

I wanted a little more. Decent enough. No single finally could do the whole series justice though. I guess I was fine with Skyler’s ending. Just sitting there and the mournful look on her face in her last scene seemingly wondering how she could hate this man and how she could love this man at the same time.

Tod’s death was epic enough. A little bit of gratification for Jesse — who escapes into the unknown.

Notice how Uncle Jack died in mid sentence just like Hank did?

Everybody died as they lived. The Nazi’s violently, Todd death, bloodless, seems somehow ritualistic. Lydia’s death by ricine poisoning from an hidden hand, much like she lived — secretly pulling on the doll strings she could reach.

Finally, Walter. Walter died as he lived — a victim on circumstance to the very end.


23 posted on 09/29/2013 7:33:12 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: vladimir998
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AWESOME, especially the Ricin in the Tea. LOL

Well, the Machine Gun in the trunk was really AWESOME!

I was overwhelmed with AWESOMENESS!

24 posted on 09/29/2013 7:34:08 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If I wanted a Godless Commie Democrat to run my life, I would have Married one.)
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To: cripplecreek
I was happy to see him free Jesse.

I only saw about 9 episodes so I don't know all the angles. That said why is it a good thing that Jesse the drug dealer gets away?

25 posted on 09/29/2013 7:34:17 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: vladimir998

I watched about three minutes of “Talking Bad”, it’s about all I could take of the actor who played Jesse.

I think in his head, he was the real star of the series.


26 posted on 09/29/2013 7:34:51 PM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: FreeReign

Jesse had a conscience and had lost the most.


27 posted on 09/29/2013 7:37:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Usagi_yo

Look at it this way.

Nobody was having trouble parallel parking their car and the screen didn’t go black.

#:^)


28 posted on 09/29/2013 7:38:22 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If I wanted a Godless Commie Democrat to run my life, I would have Married one.)
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To: bleach

Badfinger Baby Blue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pwc0klMRSQ

One of the greats.


29 posted on 09/29/2013 7:39:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: vladimir998

Yeah I see what your saying, eventually they would reach a point where it would get ridiculous. “Hey this show is in it’s 15th season - How long can a person live with terminal lung cancer again?” lol Brilliant show


30 posted on 09/29/2013 7:39:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: RetSignman
I watched about three minutes of “Talking Bad”, it’s about all I could take of the actor who played Jesse.

Aaron is a good actor, but yeah, I saw he has been bitten by the OMG-I-AM-SO-GREAT bug. He's a hot commodity right now, I saw the advert for his new movie. Humility in the face of great fame is a tough thing to achieve, and in fact, I know of only one person to achieve it: Sandra Bullock. Most of the rest of them go Pure A-hole.

31 posted on 09/29/2013 7:39:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: cripplecreek

The thing *I* didn’t see was the Schwarz scene, with the extortion (in their minds, anyways) to perform. Brilliant writing.


32 posted on 09/29/2013 7:41:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: vladimir998

Great, well done and bravo!


33 posted on 09/29/2013 7:42:04 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: dennisw
I liked it when Walter told Skyler he did it all for himself.

I loved that. In a way, he kinda did a 9th step amend....

34 posted on 09/29/2013 7:42:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Usagi_yo
Notice how Uncle Jack died in mid sentence just like Hank did?

Excellent catch. :)

Todds death, bloodless, seems somehow ritualistic.

The only thing that could have improved it is if Jesse had growled "This *IS* personal" in response to Todd's cavalier "Nothing personal" when killing Andrea.

35 posted on 09/29/2013 7:44:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Timber Rattler

good point. way too many TV shows last well beyond their years and go out via cancellation or a hastily produced ending. This was just the opposite. About as perfect an ending as you could get.


36 posted on 09/29/2013 7:45:35 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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Guess I got what I deserve

Kept you waiting there, too long my love

All that time, without a word

Didn't know you'd think, that I'd forget, or I'd regret

Perfect...

37 posted on 09/29/2013 7:45:35 PM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Usagi_yo
I wanted a little more. Decent enough.

That captures my feelings about it perfectly. It was well done, but... yeah, just a little anti-climatic. They could have maybe made it a 2-hour and added a little more tension and drama.

38 posted on 09/29/2013 7:45:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: chris37

And, as my wife reminded me, it was on basic cable.....


39 posted on 09/29/2013 7:46:57 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: Kickass Conservative

This last season was called Ozymandias which was a really great choice. Its about a great king who achieved all he wanted to achieve and was left with nothing but devastation and a crumbling monument.

Ozymandias - As Read by Bryan Cranston

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3dpghfRBHE


40 posted on 09/29/2013 7:47:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

No, he could run as a Democrat for the Senate or run for POTUS and be completely void of prosecution. It would be absolutely 1000% believable.


41 posted on 09/29/2013 7:47:17 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I guess one alternative would be for Walt to recover, avoid prosecution, retire to Florida with his family and take up water skiing. I can see it now, he'd be out on the water when some ferocious fish would head straight toward him, and he could just jump over the shark and give a big thumbs up to the audience. Then, we could all tune in to another fun season of Breaking Bad.

Bad news.

Jesse's still alive.

Next show: Breaking Good, where Jesse turns to the Lord and becomes a priest.

42 posted on 09/29/2013 7:47:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I had no idea this was THE last show of the entire series! What the?? Why would they be insane enough to end a show with this kind of audience?

I think its a stroke of genius. Finally, a show that is willing to die before every last dollar is wrung out of it. It makes me MUCH more willing to watch Vince Gilligans work, in the future. I know he's not playing me for a sap.

43 posted on 09/29/2013 7:49:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

I know of only one person to achieve it: Sandra Bullock.


Totally agree, I always have liked her films and she is unpretentious and grounded.

I especially liked it when she received her first oscar and said (paraphrased) ‘Well it took long enough but I finally wore you down’.


44 posted on 09/29/2013 7:50:22 PM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: Lazamataz

Walt finally admits (to Skylar and 5 million viewers) that that he did for himself (libertarian and freedom meme as in the live free or die meme in this series)....

But this does not negate that he did it all for his family (too) Walt did both at the same time


45 posted on 09/29/2013 7:51:00 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: AzSteven

That was a great choice of a closing tune.


46 posted on 09/29/2013 7:53:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bleach; All

<< “Badfinger - Baby Blue one of my all time favorites, great song to end with.” >>

Mine too. I read on the AMC forum a comment that said Badfinger was also cheated out of something (money?) by someone they trusted, similar to Walt and his treachery . Anyone know that story?


47 posted on 09/29/2013 7:55:34 PM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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To: vladimir998

Walter was a character right out of Shakespeare, a tragic principal with all of the tragic flaws and hubris. I was spellbound with him and at times furious with him. Well done.


48 posted on 09/29/2013 7:56:54 PM PDT by HChampagne
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To: Lazamataz

One person I hated to see die on that show was hitman Mike.


49 posted on 09/29/2013 7:58:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lazamataz

Next show: Breaking Good, where Jesse turns to the Lord and becomes a priest.


Lol OR how about Breaking Compassionate, Jesse goes back to ‘cooking’ and makes millions and then opens a rehab for meth addicts to ease his conscience?


50 posted on 09/29/2013 8:00:39 PM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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