Achieves decibel-splitting peaks in craftsmanship. The first season grabs us by the end with an intervention that foreshadows the decimating heartbreak Walt will lay on his family. The pace picks up assuredly, all the while forming a high contrast, idiosyncratically Albuquerquian hellscape. A complete and utter deconstruction. Gilligan, Cranston, Paul, Gunn, Esposito, Norris, and Banks all exude astonishing work.
I used to watch this - it was still going then - with my best friend every other day at his house after highschool. I was profoundly content in those moments. Then we waited for the last season and it finally came and we watched it all go down. It's commonly said online that Ozymandias, 3rd to last, is the best TV episode ever made. I find it hard to disagree.
Has a mastery of drama without a doubt but each season set up is a manifestation of white America's fear of an impending wave of Latin men taking over "their" country in which a masculine Anglo man must step up to the plate and reassert dominance; until the last season where they try to make amends by throwing out Nazi's as an attempt at self-reflection.