|Posted by Jackscullin on September 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM|
Sunday September 29th 2013 marks the very highly anticipated series finale of one of the most acclaimed TV dramas in recent years, Breaking Bad. Created by Vince Gilligan, the program follows the life of Walter White played by Bryan Cranston. He is a typical family man who works as a chemistry teacher at a local high school. However, his life turns upside down as he is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Worried that he will not be able to provide enough financial support for his family after he is gone, he turns to one of his past students, Jesse Pinkman, to help him enter the meth business. Although his former student is an addict himself, Pinkman serves as a partner to help him create a lucrative meth empire. Since the beginning of their relationship, things spiral dangerously out of control and the real fun begins. Breaking Bad is one of the highest rated television shows in the history of television, the fifth season alone receiving a 99/100 rating on Metacritic. The show also has won 50 industry awards including a recent Emmy award for most outstanding drama series and was nominated for a total of 151 awards. Recently, the entire cast appeared on Late Night With Conan O'Brien to discuss how the show has affected them. The cast discussed how they are constantly berated with fan pleas to know the ending but they were sworn to secrecy. Bryan Cranston believes this is the role of a lifetime much similar to how the late and great James Gandolfini felt about his role as Tony Soprano on The Sopranos. I am personally a huge fan of the show and Sunday will be a very bittersweet day, marking the conclusion of one of my favorite shows. However, I am still extremely anxious and excited to see how the show concludes.