We Looked on His Works and Despaired
Vince Gilligan’s epic tale of one man’s descent from mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher to ruthless, Machiavellian meth kingpin came to a close Sunday night. Critics have called it transformative TV, and fans who may have been slow to get hooked popularized “binge watching” by catching up en masse on Netflix. The show’s been frightening, frustrating, often hilarious and always so, so smart. We felt triumph and despair in equal measures watching the series finale.