Look, you already know that “Breaking Bad” returns on Sunday night with the first of its final eight episodes. You also already know if you’re going to watch or not, and you know if you like the show, and if you’re the kind of person who gives such things thought, you know where you think the show ranks among the other great shows that have aired over the last decade and a half.
Me — and this is just me, obviously, and I’m just a guy standing in front of the Internet sharing his thoughts — I cannot wait. We cannot know its place among the greats until we see how the entire thing plays out, because clearly endings color the way people view certain shows, but right now I would say that “Breaking Bad” is the best non-“Parks and Recreation” show on television, and I would also say that it is the best drama since “The Sopranos.” So I am very excited! (Of course, it feels like the entire world is very excited, because seemingly every other tweet and Tumbl and blog post over the last week has been about “Breaking Bad,” though that “entire world” I spoke of is a rather small universe of people who tweet and Tumbl and blog, because the entire world is really watching “America’s Got Talent” or whatever.)