Breaking Bad was a truly amazing TV show. Undoubtedly up there with the best of all time. Each episode was crafted perfectly – the script, the acting, the sublime direction and, of course, the compelling storyline itself. And, unlike so many promising shows, it didn’t overstay its welcome, ending on the perfect high note.
Ozymandias was a standout episode in a final season packed with standout episodes. At the time of writing, Ozymandias shows an almost perfect rating of 9.9 on IMDB – testament to how well this episode was loved by fans and critics alike.
The name of this episode was intriguing to me and prompted me to break open Wikipedia to find out more. Ozymandias is a sonnet penned by Percy Bysshe Shelley. As a teaser for the final season, Breaking Bad lead actor Bryan Cranston recorded the sonnet in his trademark gravelly voice. It’s just perfect. The teaser was great then, but looking back now it still sends a shiver down the spine.
Breaking Bad is as perfect a piece of art as a Van Gogh or Da Vinci painting. Breaking Bad is Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece. Bitch.