Top 5 TV Shows of 2013: Alicia's List
2. Breaking BadIt’s sort of a no-duh move to put Breaking Bad’s final season on the list, which admittedly caused me a bit of grief. But there’s no way around it: season seven of the AMC series was probably as close to perfect as television storytelling can get. With heaps of praise lofted upon its shoulders by everyone, their mother, and their grandmother, it seems repetitive to go on and on about it.
But the work Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, and Aaron Paul (as well as every other brilliant person that brought that show to life) did in those final few episodes was so flawless it felt like watching a master class. The storylines, the acting, the visuals: all converged in one effortless churning move that maximized the serious emotional weight involved. Anything I say cannot do justice to what happened during the fifth season of Breaking Bad, I just feel very fortunate to have been able to experience it.
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