I get the feeling that we’ll be talking about this one for a long time.
Back in July, nobody, not even Vince Gilligan himself, could have convinced me that Breaking Bad would be able to top its third season. Equal it? Sure. But for me, its third season was the an apex of dramatic storytelling on television, a milestone that would rarely be paralleled by any future show. Here I am, thirteen weeks later—and I’m eating crow, because they did it again.
Breaking Bad topped itself, and holy **** was it one crazy ******* ride.