Yesterday my brother and I watched the final two episodes of Breaking Bad (Netflix). My history with Breaking Bad:
- I missed the series completely when it originally aired - except the final episode
- My brother and I began watching it about 18 months ago. I think there are almost 70 episodes and it took us some time to watch as we only get together from time to time.
- My review is simple - my view of five of the main characters
- Walt starts as a nerdish, bright, no-so-successful chemistry teacher with cancer.
- At the beginning of the series he is a moral man
- He devolves into a murdering monster
- Walt's wife.
- A very good, loving mother
- Midway through the series she becomes complicit in Walt's criminal activity while remaining naive about the darker elements of Walt's life
- At the end, she is horrified by her actions
- Walt's brother-in-law and a DEA agent
- My favorite character (or close to)
- Hank is a moral man who remains moral throughout the series - a man of principle! Spoiler: Dies in penultimate episode.
- At the beginning a dope-head loser kid
- At the end a man who has developed a conscience.
- There is hope for Jesse.
- The innocent son who believes in his father
- At the end, knowing his father's wickedness, completely rejects him (and refuses his father's money)
- I identify with Flynn because we share a common handicap. Flynn and I both walk with crutches
My brother's view: He used to view Band of Brothers as the best series on TV. He views Breaking Bad as topping that.
Should you watch? Decide for yourself. Christianity Today: Why We Need Breaking Bad