"Falina" and the Brilliance of Breaking Bad

This will clearly contain spoilers if one hasn't seen the end of Breaking Bad. For all the people who watched Breaking Bad two nights ago, there was the song "El Paso" by Marty Robbins that played as theme to the final episode of Breaking Bad. The episode's entire plot was laid out symbolically in the song, listen for yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIHRgisdbeY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DkIHRgisdbeY& (In case you didn't listen to the song, the character that fell in love with girl named Falina passed away after getting shot in his side and the story leading to his death matches a lot of Walt's story leading to his death)

The creators of Breaking Bad were giving it all away- Falina is the title of the episode, the Marty Robbins tape fell out in the car of the opening scene, and Walt sang El Paso as he assembled the gun machine. This is what made Breaking Bad so brilliant and a major reason I became a big fan show. The show was written with symbolism and clues to make a viewer really think about the next episode. It was always fun talking with others about the possible outcomes and hidden messages. The final episode added a concise conclusion with only a little unanswered story, one being Gray Matter as outlined in the recent New York Times review (I will note she missed Falina reference), or what Jesse does (Is he a wanted man? Does he save Brock?).

At any rate, there are almost no shows that hooked me like Breaking Bad, so it receives the Hagen stamp of approval. Good Job Vince Gilligan.

Oh, and when is the next season of House of Cards coming out?


I went to get my library card today and was pleasantly surprised by the sight of this beautiful building. You guessed it, designed by Mies van der Rohe. Wikipedia says that not only is it the only Mies building in Washington DC, but it also was his last project and only library. The librarian I was talking to said the staff was surprised recently when they found out the building was a historical landmark and couldn't be replaced. I informed the librarian that the Barcelona chairs in the reading area were also designed by him.

Check it out if you're in town.

901 G Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001-4531