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Mr. White and Detective Mackey: Two Anti-Heroes, Two Finales


Now that Breaking Bad has ended and the dust has settled on the wave of articles, criticisms and adulation toward it, I feel compelled to write some thoughts. And it’s just in time for tomorrow’s final season and complete series blu-ray releases.

If you heard The Obsessive Viewer Podcast’s analysis of the finale, you would know that I had some slightly dissenting opinions about the end of Walter White and Heisenberg. Particularly, my opinion was rooted in his role as an anti-hero.

I wrote this while I was still comprehending the events of Breaking Bad’s final run of episodes. In the aftermath of Felina, I saw countless comparisons of the show to The Wire, which I firmly believe is in a class by itself in the television pantheon. What I saw surprisingly few of were comparison’s between Breaking Bad and The Shield. Below I recount how each series and each anti-hero’s final bow. Enjoy and don’t forget to follow me around the internet with the links below.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 16 – Bonus Ep – Breaking Bad – The Final Episodes Part 2

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“My name is ObsessiveViewer, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

But don’t actually despair, because we have a new, bonus episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast for you to listen to today!

This is Part 2 of our trilogy of Breaking Bad bonus episodes. The series is in its final run of episodes and we’re paying careful and thorough tribute to it. This episode covers the 3 most recent episodes of Breaking Bad (Rabid Dog, To’hajiilee and Ozymandias).

Check it out below and let us know what you think! We also want to know how you feel about Breaking Bad! Share your thoughts, memories and favorite moments in the form below and we’ll share it in the next episode!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 12 – Bonus Ep – Breaking Bad – The Final Episodes Part 1

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This week we’ve released a special bonus episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!

UPDATE 9/18: Check out Part 2 of the Breaking Bad bonus episodes here!

To commemorate the final episodes of Breaking Bad, Tiny, Mike and myself have decided to record our discussions of each episode after they air. We’re releasing these recordings in 3 segment chunks. So this episode covers the first 3 episodes of the final season and in a few weeks we’ll release part 2 (which will cover episodes 4-6). Finally, the 3rd Breaking Bad bonus episode will cover the penultimate episode and the series finale.

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