Why Breaking Bad is a landmark in television

Best visual touches are those that you don’t notice. There have been some really, really good TV shows in the last decade and a half with thematically strong content. They make the best film has to offer look like over-priced eye-candy. Sometimes the camera stays on one scene for a painfully long time, and recurring motifs (like the ominous one-eyed teddy bear) contain the theme of a particular episode or things to come. 2017-09-29T09:22:57+00:00″>
Updated: September 29, 2017 9:22 am

Breaking Bad’s series finale aired today four years ago. And Cranston manages to nail them all. But then he does certain things that make the worst villains in the series look misunderstood. Which reminds me of the visual element of the show. Then came ABC’s Lost, AMC’s Mad Men, and others. You cannot truly appreciate Breaking Bad until you have finished it completely. But for all the evil he did, he remains human right till the end. Related News
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd In the end, Walter White himself admits what the discerning viewers have suspected for some time – that he did everything for himself. Breaking Bad is mainly an examination of one single character who ‘breaks bad’. Walter White gets away for a long time but ultimately what he has done catches up to him. On this day, the last episode of this remarkable AMC show was aired four years ago. Teaming up with Jesse Pinkman, a former student, he starts a tentative ‘cooking’ business and that is the moment when he crosses the rubicon. The cinematographers do a marvellous job in bringing out the lines on his face in clear contrast.