Breaking Bad is like a sprawling Russian novel come to your flat screen, or an epic film allowed to unfold at its own pace rather than edited down to three hours so the theatre can cram in an extra showing every day. By saving its best for last, Breaking Bad is quietly pushing the boundaries of this evolving genre.
We can watch “Ozymandias” in a way that generally wasn’t possible in 2008 when Breaking Bad’s “Pilot” first aired. We have virtually instantaneous access to the new episode on demand and on-line. The days of waiting for a re-run are history. We can, if we so choose, watch Breaking Bad like a giant film. Or have random access to any page just as we would in a novel.
--Allen St. John, "Why Breaking Bad is the Best Show Ever and Why That Matters"