I only liked it because my expectations were very low after RSURS. "Are we just becoming too cynical and bitter to enjoy a good book?" No, Iskaral Pust and I enjoyed The Lies of Locke Lamora. I will read future installments, because I know Scott Lynch is talented and can write a good story, even though he hasn't in this case.
Like Walt himself said, he did it for himself, for his pride. That's why people are saying that he won. He won as a drug lord. He failed as a father, as a husband, as a human being, but his quest was never about being a great human being, was it?
The point of the dream sequence ending was that it would be better than 50 minutes that feel just like a dream sequence, but aren't.
To me the actual ending will be Walt dying alone in the middle of nowhere, paying some guy 10,000 to spend an hour with him. I don't know what happened yesterday.
I didn't mention the ending of SFU, because I did not see that show unfortunately. And now would be a good time to start watching The Shield, which was actually more to my taste than The Wire, which I also liked. BB was better on average, but The Shield ended better. You will never forget that...
I was already getting worried that nothing major had happened yet since Hank found out about Walt. Honestly, I've always loved Hank, but I was almost hoping for him to die in this episode, because it would be the beginning that led to the grand finale. And surely it was. I wasn't expecting that Walt would be so moved by Hank's death, that was nice to see, and also that Walt was willing to give all his money to save Hank's life. I'm finding myself almost liking Walt after the last few episodes. How disturbing.
I was trembling like a leaf by the time Walt and Skyler were rolling on the floor, holding a knife. That was the worst scene for me, I thought one of them was going to get killed accidentally, Skyler or Walt Jr. Not yet, fortunately, but I'm sure there will be more tragedies in the future.
I don't think what Walt did to Jesse is the worst thing Walt has ever done. No way, Jesse is a drug dealer and a murderer who turned on Walt. It wasn't much different from killing Mike. It was almost fair, actually. Brock, on the other hand, was innocent and so was Jane. But if that wasn't the worst thing Walt has done, was it kidnapping Holly? I doesn't feel like it either, because he gave her back in the end. I can't imagine what it could be if it's something he's yet to do.
I didn't think the Red Wedding could haven been one-upped and made even more horrifying than it already was, but the show did just that. Watching pregnant Talisa being stabbed in the belly was the worst for me as well, and I disliked her as much as everybody else. I was shaking too by the time the episode was over.
Finally I saw Argo. Undoubtedly a good movie, especially the beginning, which was amazing, but the rest is full of Hollywood cliches. How can a movie based on a real story feel so much like Unrealistic Action Movie #948? Cheesy family drama that isn't connected with the rest of the plot should have been cut or better developed. All in all, good work from Ben Affleck.