A smashing success.
Breaking Bad ends with machinations and betrayal, proving Walt is no better than the now departed Gus.
Breaking Bad ratchets up the intensity to another level, with Jesse and Hank facing some big tasks.
Breaking Bad gets grittier, and showcases some deep emotional development.
Big Love ended exactly the way it needed to, keeping the family at its core.
The hole Walter White is digging grows even deeper, as lie leads to lie, and crisis leads to crisis.