63 episodes is not genuinely 5 seasons. Maybe they called it 5 seasons, but in reality that's 3 seasons at best! Would you rather that Dallas had a Vince Gilligan style producer and they ended Dallas after 63 episodes? I sure wouldn't. Breaking Bad was a good show and they had a nice run. The even imitated Dallas in some ways by copying things that Dallas had innovated such as having the main character of the show be an antihero, rather than the traditional hero. Walter White broke the rules when it suited him and even broke the law when he thought it was justified, but he still loved his family and made sure they were well taken care of and provided for. That's all very reminiscent of a certain someone. Breaking Bad used a serialized style with the story continuing from episode to episode and used cliffhangers - none of which was done very much until Dallas utilized that style with amazing results. That's where the comparison ends. Dallas was so much more than just a story about a bad guy who the audience still liked anyway. It was a saga about a generations of a family. It had an ensemble cast the likes if which Vince Gilligan only wishes he could put together. Dallas had an audience that dwarfed Breaking Bad's audience. I think you'll find it hard to get anyone who likes Dallas to agree that stopping at some arbitrary, pre-decided number such as 63 episodes would have been ideal. Had Capice told CBS that he was shutting Dallas down after 100 episodes because it's a nice even number and a multiple of 10, CBS would have told him, "No you're not. You aren't bigger than Dallas. Maybe your ego is bigger than Dallas, but you aren't. What you are is replaceable."