Breaking Bad returns tonight, and I’m very excited. I can’t wait to see how everything concludes. The series has been excellent; hopefully the ending can live up to it. While I’ve seen no signs that the conclusion will be anything less than amazing, on-going stories and endings are very different. Many great stories have ended terribly, and it would be a shame if that happened with Breaking Bad.
There are a few possible endings I’d like to see. In every situation, I’d like Jesse to get away. One ending that seems plausible is that Hank gathers enough evidence and information to move against Walt. Perhaps Jesse could even act as informant. Walt could be imprisoned, but I’d like it more if he was killed and Skyler imprisoned, with the kids ending with Hank and Marie. This seems most likely to me.
The opposite would be interesting as well. Hank moves against Walt, and Walt manages to kill him. Skyler would know it was his doing. Breaking Bad is already about slippery slopes when it comes to “breaking bad;” after he kills family member, it wouldn’t be so far-fetched to see him kill Skyler as well. Perhaps he’d even kill Jesse, realizing that he’s a loose-end that’s gone free far too long. The series would end with Walt as the kingpin of crime.
Of course, the series has shown us time and again that Walt gets ahead by killing who has to move up and guarantee his own survival. An interesting conclusion that doesn’t get much discussion would appear to be the same as I just described: Walt kills his family and Jesse to be the meth kingpin. And then Todd, who has been cooking with Walt, shoots him, having learned from the best.
For some reason, I stopped watching Pushing Daisies once I reached the last episode. I wanted to put it off until later, always opting for something else to save Pushing Daisies for a better time. I finally sat down to watch it earlier this week. I’m glad to have finished it, but I am sad that it’s over.
I was under the impression that it was cancelled suddenly and that there was no ending, but that wasn’t the case. Yes, it was rushed, but it definitely ended. However, they could easily bring it back (and I’d love it). Unfortunately, the plots that were concluded were wrapped up way too fast. The final episode led toward the conclusion of one plot and then, at the last minute, decided to wrap up other plots as well. Odd.
Regardless, if you haven’t watched Pushing Daisies, I’d highly recommend it. And if you have the magical ability to bring back cancelled TV shows, please work your magic on it!
I finished watching season 7 of How I Met Your Mother recently. The show’s still going strong. The season opened with references to Barney’s wedding, and the season chugs along showing us how he gets there. Season 6 opened a closed with the wedding as well. The opening made it seem like Ted was getting married, while we discovered at the end that it was Barney’s wedding. Season 7 opened with the same, and ended without actually getting to that moment. It surprised me a bit that two seasons could be capped with the wedding, but I suppose the whole thing is one tale of how Ted met his wife anyways.
What’s important to me is that it hasn’t bored me yet. More than that, it hasn’t annoyed me. Scrubs was my favorite show for the longest time, yet the characters never grew. Throughout the show, there were times in which JD seemed to grow, but he would just revert. In How I Met Your Mother, we see many characters actually grow. They all seem to be growing towards mature adults. Even Barney, who is still used as a player who objectifies women, has grown out of that. They do a great job of keeping that style of Barney comedy while allowing him to change.
I just hope Ted ends his story before the show is cancelled.