I tend to agree with you in some of your arguments. All stories, as in: told stories, need to have an ending, a finito, a no va más or like they say in USA’s TV: a finale. Breaking Bad and Lost are two very different kind of cases – Great cases. Breaking Bad didn’t have to live up to the hype of having the biggest, most expensive, espectacular premiere and, by the way, greatest first season in the history of television. Lost, of course, didn’t know how to handle the screenwriters work stoppage or its own transmedia and fandom phenomena that brought upon us wikis, blogs, theories and reviews. I kind of believe that I would’nt be writing this post if it weren’t because of Lost and what that show made for television expectators: we became part of the show, we were their sales force and, also, their main target. Unbelievable. With Breaking Bad it’s different and, also, curious. Differences between cable Television and Mainstream networks in USA are well documented but I really think the idea of having less regulations coming from the network’s management and having growing —-steady but still low depending on the pespective – audiences helped the series creators. Breaking bad started taking good enough risks right after they thought (and I assume they believed this in their hearts. I might as well be wrong; I most certainly am) their audience wouldn’t drop them and could also help them grow further.