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After successfully killing Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) following a long feud, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) decides it's time he took over the local meth business. But while Walt is eager to embrace his role as a drug kingpin, his partners - former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and hit man Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) - are increasingly worried that his ego is getting out of control. Meanwhile, their criminal crew gains two new allies: a corrupt businesswoman (Laura Fraser) who can provide them with distribution and a pest-control employee (Jesse Plemons) who helps out with a crucial heist.~Jack Rodgers
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A perfect ending to a magnificent show!
This is it. The final season to Breaking Bad, my favorite show, and it's phenomenal. Walt tries to adjust to a normal life, now out of the meth business, but his brother in law Hank causes things to go awry. These final episodes are all amazing, as tensions rise and rise. Everything great about Breaking Bad is front and center in this final season - the acting, the suspense, the character arcs, the story. Things change between Walt and Jesse, and Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, as always, portray these characters wonderfully. Character arcs are wrapped up, along with many plot details, leaving fans with a sense of awe and closure. But just like past seasons on the show, you don't know what could happen next. Every episode is great, and like I said before, things are just wrapped up so well. This is just a wonderful ending to a wonderful show.
Spoiler Alert: The action and suspense continue as Walt has made his transformation from mild mannered high school chemistry teacher to full on drug king-pin.
Along with Jesse, Mike, and some other unsavory characters you'll meet along the way, Walt makes his attempt to set up and run a drug operation as or more successful than that of Gus Fring's. But like anything that involves Walter White, there are bound to be a few mishaps and murders along the way.
In many ways I believe this fifth season of Breaking Bad may be the best (although season four was top notch as well). Plot points and character arcs begin to come to a close and although not all questions are answered at the end of this season, we really begin to understand why Mike calls Walt a "ticking time bomb."
My wife and I streamed this series for a while on Netflix, but one day I picked up Season 2 on DVD at Best Buy. I love all the extra features. We usually watch an episode and then watch the "Behind the Scenes" features where they explain what was going on with the characters, the symbolism and imagery, and the making of the episode. I also enjoy the gag reel, with outtakes that show just how much fun the actors were having on the set.
This DVD set of Season 5 is great, with two extra features for each episode and commentary tracks so you can re-watch an episode while the actors, director, and writers are having fun discussing it and joking around. It's MUCH better than just streaming the shows.
Hopefully if you are reading this and are interesting in getting the last season on blu-ray that you have already seen seasons 1-5. If so, then you know just how great this series has been and boy does it not disappoint in its last season! While I will not obviously tell you what happens in the season, I will say that is worth getting in every fashion. It comes with all the episodes, as well as a digital copy, and a special mythbusters episode dealing with breaking bad. The ONLY thing that i wish this came with is the documentary that comes with buying the entire series, as it includes the finale table read and other pieces of cool footage/info on the show. Overall, you will not regret purchasing this.
This is a must own item for any fan of Breaking Bad. The cinematography alone is definitely a reason to buy this on Blu Ray over DVD as the sound a picture clarity can't be beat.
Best Buy was the first store to have this final season on sale after it's release.
My only complaint (it's minor and almost not worth mentioning) is that the episode guide pamphlet slides in over the disc so that the pamphlet has to be removed in order to get the disc out.. Blu Ray disc cases are notoriously small so there probably isn't another way of placing the pamphlet inside the case but it would be nice if they could figure something out.
Received the online order and for some reason, this disc had a WalMart sticker on it and inside the shrink-wrap packaging, there was another crumpled shrink-wrap. I can't believe someone at the warehouse would send this out. After several phone calls to see if Best Buy would exchange an item with a WalMart sticker on it, I finally was able to confirm they would. Kind of a pain to drive 75 minutes one way to exchange it when the goal was to shop online to avoid this trip. Anyway, I don't hold it against Breaking Bad at all and LOVE the series. Highly recommend!!
The concluding run of episodes of one of the best television dramas ever made. Viewed overall, the story of the rise and fall of Walter White ranks as one of the most satisfying and complete narratives in a medium that is prone to dissappoint. The acting, the writing- nearly everything about this series contributed to making it one that I would want to rewatch again and again. This final season was a masterful culmination of a narrative journey that did not dissappoint.
All good things must come to an end; so does the saga of WW. While we all knew it would probably end this way, it was awesome how WW took care of all the details, before checking out.
The cast is/was awesome. They have left us all something very special,
During this 6 year journey.
What started out as a guy just wanting to make sure his family would be OK, comes full circle. I think all fans of BB find a little of themselves from time to time in the story.....
It is sad to see it end, but wow, what a send off!
Adios WW, see you on the other side!