Re: Breaking Bad Season 4 Premiere Sun 10pm AMC (Spoilers!)
I've tried to take a couple days (and viewings) to digest what happened and for the most part I feel pretty satisfied with the way things ended. There were parts I really liked, others I didn't but at the end of the day I'm not sure that there was any ending that would have left me feeling completely satisfied.
One of the most interesting aspects of the show is that even with all of the unspeakably awful things that Walt has done there is part of me that still couldn't help but to root for him and in that respect the finale was very satisfying because he was able to accomplish what he set out to do from the very beginning and die on his own terms.
Conversely my biggest complaint is that it felt too much like a happy ending to me. When you look at all of the people whose lives were destroyed by Walt, it would have been perversely satisfying to watch him suffer before dying. In that respect having Skyler, Flinn, Holly and Jesse all survive and Walt's drug money make it way back to the family seems sort of unrewarding.