Get a list of all the episodes with a detailed description of what happen so you can actually remember what happen and how you felt after watching those episodes.
Now try to only include 5 of them, it is basically impossible for me.
What do you exclude? Episodes from the first season that had that black humor in them because jesse and walter were noobs? The episode when he confront tuco? Do you exclude the episodes with gus? The episode where gus kill the cartel? The episode with his flashback? The episodes with a lot of saul? The one with that magnificent bastard of gale? Hank vs the 2 brothers? When they kill jessie's girlfriend in front of him? And i can go on and on and on.
For how much of a great episode ozymandis is, i really don't think that it is superior to many others.
My initial post was a bit too harsh, not gonna lie.
I remember the half/full measures thing at the end of season 3 hitting the hardest, and season 5 with the nazis being a noticeable dip in quality overall. I haven't seen the show in its entirety since it went off the air so I could be a little off. Doubt my S5 feelings will change much.
I'll give it another year or two and give it all a rewatch. Gotta figure out if the rewatch should start with BCS or not though.
I watched Breaking Bad years ago and consider it one of the best shows but I felt like that episode was as good as many others but at the time of viewing didn't come across as being head and shoulders ahead of everything else.
Maybe there's a bit of retroactively placing it up on a pedestal so that it can be another vector for the show to be praised.
I'm a fan of Breaking Bad, but sorry it can't hold a candle to The Shield season 5, 6 ,7
Season 5 finale imho is the best finale of all time
Of course HEAVY spoilers:
And the series finale
Walton Goggins, Michael Chikilis, Glenn Close, frikin oscar winning top tier game Forest Whitaker, CCH Pouder... Every thing that Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy were lauded for, The Shield did before...
What a tour de force!