I'm not liking the gleefully nihilistic direction the show took/is taking. Episode 1 Walt was too Mr. Rogers to end up the way he is now. Smart educated middle class people don't end up like this. Drug kingpin thugs are molded in broken homes, poverty and, mostly prisons. I'm not saying that there's never been a brilliant meth cook, but they sure as heck didn't travel this psychological path. This is ridiculous and unbelievable. At this point, I have no emotional investment in any character. I don't care who lives or dies.
I'm not pleased. I expected Lost to fail in a spectacular manner. Not this.
Yeah, Lost and Sopranos both had sucky finales.
I don’t think Walt was as much Mr. Rogers as people think. He had a lot of repressed bitterness over selling his stake in Gray Matter Technologies for $5000 and now the company is worth over $2 Billion. Remember him checking the valuation of Gray Matter every week and complaining how he sold his kids’ birthright? These are the things that can seethe and boil under the surface until years later a lava flow of anger breaks through. Remember the saying near the end of your life (and Walt is certainly at that point) you have more regret over things you haven't done than what you have done?
He's a brilliant man whose research was used to found a $2 billion company and he's relegated to a high school chemistry teacher's position. That, and all the other pressures that he's feeling might drive the real Mr. Rogers into a gun store.
I'm resisting the urge to go on but after all, it’s just a tv show, right?
p.s. Even the company's name "Gray Matter" was named for the founders Schwartz (means black) and White. Blend the two together and you get Gray
I do have to say, though, that the last episode, “Ozymandias” was one of the finest hours of television that I've had the pleasure of watching in some time.