Will “Breaking Bad’s” legacy be defined by its finale?
A series finale of a beloved TV series is like a “Super Bowl of TV fiction” with fans prepared for crushing disappointment, as the Wall Street Journal notes: “Can a great TV series only claim triumph if it sticks the landing? A generation of viewers fondly recalls the final image of Mary Tyler Moore turning off the lights in a newsroom, or Bob Newhart describing a bizarre dream of being a Vermont innkeeper. But a finale that fails to deliver on high audience expectations can linger as an asterisk in the annals of TV history.”
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