Now that it's over, a bit of time has passed and the dust has started to settle, I feel that it is time to spread the news and further the praises of one of the generations most critically (and fan) appraised television series – AMC's Breaking Bad. Especially now, on the one week anniversary of the end...
If you somehow didn't know. It is the story of a High School chemistry teacher, Walter White, played by http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0186505/?ref_=tt_cl_t1 who is down on his luck and when the non-smoker first learns of his prognosis of lung cancer, he decides to 'play the odds' and makes a desperate attempt to leave a positive legacy behind.. Already desperately trying to make ends meet and working a second job, he chooses to apply his craft (Chemistry) to cooking, the illegal narcotic, Methamphetamine. In order to sell or “move” his product, he enlists the help of former student now drug dealer,Jesse Pinkman, Aaron Paul. The two go into business and White, by adhering to the known laws of chemical composition, produces almost pure meth that grows to be sought after internationally, for its effectiveness. Each has their own problems and dillemmas, including White's pregnant wife and DEA agent brother in law, not to mention Pinkman's family, who are all attempted to be kept in the dark. But these conflicts, as well as the costs of bringing a superior product to market, especially an illegal one ruled by the criminal underworld, provide generous amounts of intrigue and entertainment. Most notably, White's attempts to disguise his descent into narcism as being “for my family.”
Although the first season is rather droll, from there the story picks and and remains climactic until the ultra-pleasing end, where things actually believably conclude (Did you hear my Dexter?).
Currently seasons one through five are on Netflix and, assuming you don't binge, by the time you finish, the final chapter should be available. I will warn you, you may find it hard not to overzealously watch, once you're intro season two as you may find the story very intrinsic, as myself and the vast majority of viewers seem to have done.
After you've finished the series, but please not before as they are spoiler-laden, Steven Colbert conducted a two part interview with series creator Vince Gilligan – part one and part two, summarizing the show and praising its accolades.