It’s hard to argue that “Breaking Bad” wasn’t among the greatest television series of all time, if not THE greatest. Yet, when I see stories like this, I’m a bit relieved that the show is now over. You see, “Breaking Bad” went out on a high note, much like “Seinfeld” did in its time, with the finale coming a bit early as far as some fans were concerned, but FAR before going stale. Essentially, the story of Heisenberg and Pinkman unfolded on its own terms, with a clear beginning, middle, and end. But something tells me that if we had started to see a large trend of meth cooks sporting “Los Pollos Hermanos” t-shirts during the original airing of the show, someone out there would have made a large enough wave that it could have wrongly convinced the “BB” creative team to tone down what some critics might say was a glorification of the drug business. The irony is, considering how dark and depressing the end of the AMC series was, I’d say the whole saga did quite the opposite. Nope, no glory there. And who, in their right mind, would EVER want to emulate the despicable Walter White? Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about the potential reactionary mistakes that “Breaking Bad” MIGHT have made, as Walter White’s story is now a closed book (with the exception of this fall’s “Better Caul Saul” spin-off show). All that’s really left is the image of that idiot above.
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