I don't think this will be a case like Lost, Heroes
or Battlestar Galactica
, where after the excitement dies down, people realise the shows were messes. Breaking Bad
will be ranked alongside The Wire, The Sopranos, Deadwood
and Six Feet Under
as one of the best modern TV shows.
I also don't think the show ever tried to be realistic. It was frequently absurd, over the top, and comic book. It's part of the charm.