Breaking the habit

30 September, 2013
Rat Fink

Every Sunday night for the last five years, almost without fail, I’ve parked it on the couch at 9:00 to watch Breaking Bad.

~~Safe to keep reading; no spoilers~~

I can’t believe it’s over. And what a final episode. Nothing at all like the ridiculous Dallas finale, or unsatisfying like The Sopranos reportedly was.

Have I mentioned that it is the singular greatest drama ever produced for television? I’m looking forward to whatever writer Vince Gilligan (also of X-Files fame) comes up with next. Mad Men also comes to an end this year, with a half-now, half-later approach, identical to the last hurrah of BB. Looking forward to that as well. AMC really hit it out of the park with these two shows; I doubt any basic cable network will ever do that again.

Sheesh. Both shows are history in the same time span. Thank goodness for Homeland, which I DVRd last night. I otherwise would have felt deprived and weird at 9 p.m. on Sundays, with nothing to amaze me.

Unless the Indians continue in the postseason…but shh. Don’t jinx it. :-)

Have I also mentioned I despise Mondays? Well, there you go. Mentioned, for the record.


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1 October, 2013 12:27 am

We watched the season finale tonight — I am so glad you didn’t include spoilers. :) Such a good show. Have you continued to watch The Newsroom? New show we watched tonight: Masters of Sex (on showtime, I think). Pending new shows: The Blacklist and The Crazy Ones. Only on a trial basis, naturally. We’ll see if they make the final cut. Still impatiently waiting for Sherlock (BBC) and House of Cards…

Hey! Wouldn’t the Indians play Boston in the postseason…? If they make it. Oops. Jinxed! ;)


2 October, 2013 8:16 am
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It is a bit… fleshy. I was shocked and then I remembered it wasn’t from regular cable. Then I was less shocked.

Sherlock IS excellent. It’s a strange set up, kind of like House of Cards was with letting us binge on all the episodes. Each “series” has 3 episodes, each about an hour to an hour and a half long. He talks extremely fast in that show — if it wasn’t already a good show… how fast he can talk with real words coming out is even more impressive. :)


1 October, 2013 5:13 am

I am sorry to see Breaking Bad go, too! But we are totally binge-watching Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire is back and Downton Abbey has started on ITV. We have enough to watch for now.

Any idea of when House of Cards continues?