TV and Film Breaking Bad

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  1. Punyama

    Punyama New Member

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    I can't believe there's no thread for this yet.

    Short summary: a high school chemistry teacher starts making meth.

    Less short summary: Walter White, a 50 year old chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with lung cancer. While struggling to figure out how he'll provide for his family, he decides that the drug trade is the only way he can make enough money before he dies.

    One of the things (in my opinion) that sets this apart from other TV shows is its lack of formula. There is no "bad guy of the week" or repeating plotline (although recurring motifs and symbols are plentiful.) Every episode is a direct continuation of Walt's story, and there's almost no filler.

    The show is currently airing the second half its last season, and as someone who's been on the ride for the entire way, definitely worth watching.
     
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  2. BananaWolf

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    I actually JUST started on the first season this week, so I have a lot of catching up to do. I probably won't return to this thread for the simple fact that I don't want to run into any spoilers! I like it so far though :D
     
  3. ozadin

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    Easily the best show in my book. Exciting, intense, unique, all the characteristics a TV show should have. It's quite difficult to explain my thoughts without spoiling any of the parts, but some of the parts are so unpredictable and very surprising. Maybe a potential spoiler, but there's a theory floating around that Walt copies people's actions whenever he kills someone. If you watched the episode where Walt was in the diner; you would probably realize that someone was going to get killed.

    Really looking forward to the next episode, the first episode for the second part of the finale was intense. The ending ended with a cliffhanger, and I'm dying to see what happens next.
     
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  4. Punyama

    Punyama New Member

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    Regarding the 'osmosis' theory: (highlight for spoilers)

    A lot of people say that Walt kills Skyler because of the bacon thing in the flash-forward, and because he takes Skyler's maiden name (Lambert) in his fake ID. It makes sense, but I think that there's some wiggle room there. Walt might not directly kill Skyler, but do something that results in her death (or she just dies) and he feels so responsible for her death that he takes the trait anyway.

    Also Marie's a Lambert too.

    After everyone thought that Walt would run over the RC car, and the writers responded by almost running it over, I want to say that's them telling us that they can still defy our expectations.

    Regarding the recent episodes, I really love Dean Norris's (Hank) acting; he doesn't say anything and conveys 10 emotions in his face at the same time. Skyler is starting to shine too, hopefully this changes her status as a hate magnet.
     
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  5. anessa

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    Hank is pretty awesome in this role, have you watched him in Under the Dome yet? Nice twist while I am watching both at the same time. I heard that Breaking Bad was once a true story but with a twist of the "Hollywood Touch", anyone know if this is true?
     
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    Not sure what the question is or just a regular topic but I am glad you started it.

    Great TV show and I'm sad its going be over this season. Such great writing this series has.
     
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    Under the Dome is another great show that is the under the radar I think. Its a science fiction show with so many twists and turns. I love it and everyone should start watching if they havent.
     
  8. Punyama

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    Oh, I intended this to be a general discussion thread. Sorry for the confusion!

    Heavy praises to the writers indeed. I'm sad that it's ending too, but on the other hand I'm happy that the show will at least end properly and satisfyingly instead of being dragged out (looking at you, Dexter) for more money.

    I haven't seen Under the Dome but might consider watching it after seeing Hank's acting.
     
  9. Micaela V

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    Great show! Breaking Bad is phenominal! It's got everything that I expect out of a drama from AMC. Suspenseful, funny, gripping, and more. My favorite part is looking forward to how much Walt starves for power as each episode passes. It creates more drama, more anger, more action, and that's what make a good TV show. The subject matter is just as interesting, combined with a great cast, and storyline. I still have to finish five more episodes on Netflix to be caught up with the TV show. I'm so excited but nervous just as much!
     
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    Just watched the finale. I'm going to seriously miss this show, but glad the tension is over XD
     
  11. aboleth_lich

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    I'm a massive fan of Breaking Bad, and voraciously enjoyed the series from the initial airing of its premier to its finale!

    I consider Breaking Bad to be the new high water mark for intense, well acted, high-stakes, and yet also darkly humourous dramatic cable television. This is especially the case for its final slate of eight episodes. (Although the final episode itself was a bit anti-climatic, as everything that happened within it was telegraphed so far in advance!) The third-to-last (pen-penultimate?) episode, entitled Ozymandias, was honestly the only moment in which I actually had to pause my DVR and take a break because I was getting too high strung watching TV!

    I'm skeptical that the upcoming spin-off Better Call Saul will live up to its predecessor, but am eagerly looking forward to it regardless!
     
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  12. EileenCruz

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    Ozymandias was so well done, though excruciating to sit through. His son is, if not the only, then one of the very few decent human beings on that show. I haven't seen any of the episodes since they aired, but off the top of my head, that and the season 4 finale are my favorite.
     
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    Holy crap this is a great show. The actors in this show were magnificent and were almost the strongest part of the show, the actors one upped them. Those last few episodes before the finale were television masterpieces. They definitely deserve to be in the conversations for best TV episodes ever.
     

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