Breaking Bad finale ‘Felina’ (an anagram for finale meaning ‘blood, meth and tears’ when broken into the elements Fe Li Na.) Although the finale was up against huge season premiers from networks such as ABC, CBS and Fox, the show broke its personal best ratings. In season one the show averaged ratings of 1.2 million an episode. The shows 10.3 million ratings go to show how much momentum the show has gained since premiering in 2008.

Critics are putting Breaking Bad on a par with The Sopranos, with USA today calling it ‘perhaps the best show ever made’, the 9.5 IMDB rating suggests that viewers seem to agree (The Sopranos has a 9.1 rating). The President of AMC Charlie Collier puts the success down to the shows creator Vince Gilligan “who really only ever asked for one thing — the opportunity to end the show on his own terms.” Despite the show originally being viewed as a huge risk due to the drug related content, it goes to show that it paid off. Now we just need to find a way to deal with the come down.

Lucy O’Boyle

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