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    Breaking Bad fans ....



    So Mrs. HR and I are playing some catch up and have started watching Breaking Bad.

    We are a few episodes into season 2 and have came away a little disappointed thus far (with the exception of Tuco getting whacked).

    Should we stay with it? Nothing irks us more than horrible TV / film and if it's not worth it, we're going to move on to another show.

    BTW, no spoilers please ....
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    Re: Breaking Bad fans ....

    I haven't watched my brother says it's great show.

    And most people I know who watch it says the first few seasons are so-so.
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    I think it's maybe the best show on tv other than Game of Thrones. But if the first season didn't do it for you, odds are that none of them will.
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    Re: Breaking Bad fans ....

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    I think it's maybe the best show on tv other than Game of Thrones. But if the first season didn't do it for you, odds are that none of them will.
    Season one hooked us in right away. It's just season two seems to be not really going anywhere.

    Or am I way off base?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Season one hooked us in right away. It's just season two seems to be not really going anywhere.

    Or am I way off base?
    It moves more later and is a really good show I find it hard to watch because all thecharcters become unlikable as the seasons go along. There isn't anyone to root for later.

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    Things will definitely pick up. The show seems to have to different arcs. Some seasons they have a series of crisis one after the other (like season 1) where the tension keeps building and releasing and you get a lot of excitement. Season 2 is one where instead of building and releasing the tension over and over, they just keep ratcheting it up slowly over the course of the season. It's frustrating to watch but pays off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Season one hooked us in right away. It's just season two seems to be not really going anywhere.

    Or am I way off base?
    BB does way more in the way of character development than most shows care to. In the end, the shows primary purpose is to explore the transformation of Walt from mild mannered science teacher to drug dealer. Because of that, appreciating the show hinges on the viewer's relationship with the characters: those you love, those you hate, and those you love to hate. Like Game of Thrones, some people may find the slow moving plot frustrating, but in the end, the shows are about the characters, the personalities more than they are about the plot.




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    Re: Breaking Bad fans ....

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    Things will definitely pick up. The show seems to have to different arcs. Some seasons they have a series of crisis one after the other (like season 1) where the tension keeps building and releasing and you get a lot of excitement. Season 2 is one where instead of building and releasing the tension over and over, they just keep ratcheting it up slowly over the course of the season. It's frustrating to watch but pays off.
    Gotcha.

    Ok, I will stick with it then. And I am making Game of Thrones my next catch-up series.
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    Re: Breaking Bad fans ....

    I've been watching Mad Men lately. However, Breaking Bad has been on my list to check out.

    Definitely can't wait for the next season of GOT.
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    Re: Breaking Bad fans ....

    Game of thrones is pretty well made but the story is a little hokey. So much of the plot is just nonsensical.

    The actors do a good job mostly. Except for the desert parts. They could have left that whole thing out and the show would have been better off. That blonde haired chick has a great booty, but it is painful to listen to her dialog.

    I don't see what all the hype is about. I mean unless you like watching midget porn.




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    Re: Breaking Bad fans ....

    To me, the whole medieval thing is what's really cool. It's like Lord of the Rings, but more violent.

    I still think The Wire was and is the best show ever on TV.
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    Re: Breaking Bad fans ....

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    To me, the whole medieval thing is what's really cool. It's like Lord of the Rings, but more violent.

    I still think The Wire was and is the best show ever on TV.
    Hands down, The Wire was the best ever. I wish they would do another series.

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