They say risk is probably the most dangerous addictions of all. Vince Gilligan portrayed this simple yet impactful monologue with utter flawlessness in his creation, Breaking Bad.
The universally acclaimed TV series has a Guinness world record for the most acclaimed TV show of all times. No wonder this series took the world by storm with amazing story line and a plethora of brilliantly portrayed characters. Yet, a good TV show is no good if it doesn’t comment on the evils of the society.
Apart from being a heavily accoladed TV series, Breaking Bad focuses on certain aspects. In other words it spans across all the spectrum of sanity.
The first impact comes from the name itself. Breaking Bad is actually a Southern Colloquialism for “Raise Hell”. The sharp story line brilliantly focus on a man’s descent to the world of crime under sheer stress.
It connects with a normal person’s life, fluctuations in personality, and finally, outcome with ease.
Every character having the ideal amount of screen time, coupled with probably the best dialogues ever.
The famed TV series doesn’t shy from showcasing reality behind “good face”. The best part being Walter White’s sudden change into something he never approved of. Even Anna Gunn’s role as Skyler has it’s fair share of dark content.
Even though Walter White and Jesse Pinkman never share same beliefs yet when it came to moral judgement, both shared a dramatic same taste. The series focus on moral judgments and their effect on audience.
Being a “normal guy’s” story. The series portray the lifestyle of a common man, ranging from his first meal of the day to his office work deadlines, to paying fee while being bankrupt. It engages every essence of being a normal guy.
From Walter White’s descent under Jesse’s influence into the underworld to Jesse’s redemption, the series fills up to the brim with important, life changing choices which are really hard to make. The commentary on the important choices show the brutal realities of life.
Perhaps a befitting end to an absolutely flawless drama series resides in Breaking Bad’s last season. The path to perdition showcase a broad storyline of every character and influence over the other. The last take on the overall series was well received by critics and fans from Walter White’s eventual death to Jesse’s escape into the brighter side of the world. Breaking Bad hooked up the people to the very last shot. The greatest judgement over a man’s motives and actions was a powerful message.