Yep, Breaking Bad.
It’s happening, And it’s happening so fast.
Until now, the show has rarely implied such a tight, and strict time flow. Barely a day is condensed into an episode, with almost no time between them. It does keep me on the edge of my seat, but it also has me cringe a little; how far did they really need to push it? News of this series finale is everywhere; on every pop culture blog, memespace, all the youtube feeds.
But the way they’ve altered the time frame, each drastic, drama-filled minute makes it draining, and I find myself wondering why are we running full-pelt to the end?
Does it keep an audience more engaged? Probably yes, we knew the end was coming but we’re still in the dark about what exactly it will entail…but this, this feels a bit like Argo. It’s nail-biting, gut wrenching stuff, but it’s not a movie, it’s a tv series. In my world tv isn’t allowed to do that! It been what six 50-ish minute episodes, and then the double-episode finale brings us to just over a six and a half hour heat-racing (and anger fuelled) finale. Too long in my books.