August 17, 2014

The Redemption of Walter White – Brian Spaeth discusses the Breaking Bad Finale – WFNY Podcast – 2013-10-01

WFNY Podcast LogoBrian and I had talked about the Breaking Bad finale in other podcasts because Brian wanted to know how much money it would take for me to skip it. Now that it’s all over, I wanted to see what he though of the whole thing.

Rewatching Breaking Bad finale vs. rewatching Browns games
The Breaking Bad finale and how redemption defied what Vince Gilligan said he was going to do
Finding redemption and whether Walt actually found redemption or not
How do you explain the Jesse Pinkman outcome?
Does that defy the “Breaking Bad” thing?
The last minute decision to tackle Jesse
Bad guys as complex characters who are capable of more than just evil
The Breaking Bad finale as a referendum on the Lost finale
The Lost bloat on the network
The common thread between Breaking Bad and Lost was popularity
AMC’s propogation of the Breaking Bad brand was a bit over the top
Not ordering the Breaking Bad boxed set because it comes in a barrell
Six Feet Under, The Sopranos
Ray Donovan and the bragging on shows before they even start
The modern male anti-hero and where Walter White fits in with the modern versions
Han Solo as an anti-hero
Are you feeling a void in your life now that Breaking Bad is gone?
The instantaneous reaction of twitter and how it takes something away from forming your own opinion

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  • The_Real_Shamrock

    SAY MY NAME!!!!

  • WFNY_DP

    Where’s the bullet on Craig being a thief? :-)

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Andrew Schnitkey

    Kudos to Brian for his thoughts on the Lost finale. I’d probably go even further. I thought it was the perfect finale for that specific show. I have arguably never cared about characters on a TV show more than I cared for those characters on Lost, and we got closure for all of them.

    Also, I only saw Season 1 of Jericho, but I thought it was a pretty cool show.

  • http://brian23.com Brian

    EXACTLY. lol

  • http://brian23.com Brian

    You know…you ALL know who I am.

  • Denny

    Yes this is a glaring omission