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Breaking Bad

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by dannyshenanigan, Jun 7, 2010.

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Do you like the show Breaking Bad?

  1. Yes.

    61.7%
  2. No.

    3.3%
  3. Other.

    5.0%
  4. Never seen it.

    30.0%
  1. jtb1127

    jtb1127 Chieftain

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    Spoiler :
    And Gus killed that other guy in the episode "Box Cuter". The show made it sound as if they were friends so maybe he's glad.
     
  2. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    Less than a year since the diagnosis, he mentions it in the waiting room in Hermanos.

    Spoiler money :
    Here's a reddit breakdown of the money, definitely plausible. I guess I was mistaken in Problem Dog - the scene where Walt handtrucks a bunch of cash hidden under soda into the room with the safe at the car wash, and Skyler freaks about too much money.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/breakingbad/comments/ktz7x/to_those_confused_about_walts_earningsexpenses_a/

    /twitch at "Skylar"


    Spoiler Mike :
    Mike's chilling in Mexico recovering from the gunfight. I think Mike's going to be significant in the next season. Yeah he was a hired gun, but he got on well with Gus, and I think the kicking he delivered Walt in Thirty-Eight Snub showed more loyalty to Gus than just that of an employee.

    My impression is that Mike and Victor (the kid Gus killed in Box Cutter) had a sort of Walt-Jesse relationship. Mike knew Victor was a liability and was probably done after he got himself seen at Gale's apartment, his delivery of his comment to Jesse in Shotgun sounded like he blamed Walt and/or Jesse for Victor's death. "You are not the guy. You're not capable of being the guy. I had a guy but now I don't. You are not the guy." He might've just been irritated with Jesse, though.


    I also applaud the use of spoiler tags in this thread, it's been really good. :D Much better than some other threads around here.
     
  3. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Blackpilled Idealist

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    Spoiler :

    Looks plausible.
    My estimate was so high because I assumed he was working for Gus longer and I didn't consider the medical bills.
     
  4. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    I must say, the show is really picking up steam again. I'm on episode 9 on season 3 (just finished episode 9) and the last few episodes were quite brilliant.

    I'm going to be away from home for a week & I'm not bringing my computer with me. I expect to suffer serious Internet withdrawal but it'll be nice to have another competing force to come back to (besides family life of course, which tbh is more of a responsibility than a joy at this juncture).
     
  5. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    heh, I spoke too soon, episode 3-10 was terrible. Albeit, somewhat humorously so. Maybe the producers were merely buying some time while they decided what they heck should happen next.

    Well, I watched about a full 24 hours worth of that show over the last week but that will be my last episode until about a week from today.
     
  6. dannyshenanigan

    dannyshenanigan Chieftain

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    That's the Fly episode, I guess they did it to save money on production. Think of it as the calm before the storm, because it will start to get very intense again.
     
  7. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Intense is certainly one way to describe it :p
     
  8. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    :lol: I got to "3-10" and thought "must look that up", then I got to "terrible" and thought "oh, Fly".

    It's a really contentious episode. I was bored the first time around too. There have been raves, though, so I figured I'd give it another shot... just finished rewatching it and I'm pretty sure it was brilliant. Yeah, it's a bottle episode, but you can still make a hell of a show with two characters (or three? that fly had spunk) on two sets without explosions.

    Spoiler late season four spoiler :
    My first impression was wow, Jesse has changed, a lot. It's just that more noticable after watching Jesse at the end of season four, compared to in season three, without early-season-four Jesse buffering the two.

    And man, old Jesse was so great. I miss him, yo. :(


    Spoiler Fly comments :
    I see the mood of this episode as an example of good storytelling. Not despite it being slow, but by it being slow. One of the elements here is Jesse's exasperation with Walt, and his frustration with being stuck in the lab for so long. We're not just watching him get exasperated and frustrated, we're stuck in the lab with the nut and we feel that way too.

    Another part's obvious, Walt apologizing to Jesse and stressing us all out about the possibility that he might say what for. It was very carefully done and completely plausible, I'd call it the third most tense moment I can think of.

    (My vote for two tenser scenes - One Minute and Hank outside the RV in Sunset. Things like 4 Days Out (where the RV battery died) or Caballo Sin Nombre where the Cousins waited for Walt to get out of the shower were tense, too, but undermined by our confidence that they can't kill Walt yet. Any I'm forgetting?)

    The stress of "will he say it" wasn't the only exposition. Things like Walt thinking he'd lived long enough, lines like "it's all contaminated", and just watching Jesse and Walt interact, they were significant. I'd really encourage anyone who didn't like it to watch it again. (I've started rewatching from the pilot and this is better than any season one stuff I've gotten to so far.)

    My only real complaint: That's a raisin? Why is there a raisin in your ultraclean lab?


    And yeah, get ready for some action. ;)

    Unrelated something I was idly thinking earlier:
    Spoiler not much of a spoiler, but finish season three first anyway :
    They better do something with all those damn rocks minerals Hank went all gaga over.
     
  9. jtb1127

    jtb1127 Chieftain

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    :lol:
    The whole episode I was nervous because I thought Walt was going to break the lab.
     
  10. Annex

    Annex Tyranny and Mutation

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    From the official site:

    Spoiler :
    Saul tells Skyler that he'll assign his "A-team" to deal with Ted and sends Kuby (who previously impersonated an environmental inspector in Episode 403 at Saul's behest) and Huell (his large, but inert bodyguard). The two visit Ted at home, order him to write the check, and tell him they'll be staying until it clears. After signing the check, Ted tries to make a run for it but ends up tripping on a throw rug and knocking himself out on a kitchen island.


    http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad/episodes/season-4/crawl-space

    Spoiler :
    Although Wikipedia lists him as dying. So maybe Im wrong.
     
  11. dannyshenanigan

    dannyshenanigan Chieftain

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    I thought I heard that the writers pretty much comfirmed he's dead. The oranges that fell on him afterward are supposed to be the give away (it's an homage to The Godfather)
     
  12. jtb1127

    jtb1127 Chieftain

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    Spoiler :
    That's what I was thinking as well.
     
  13. chegel

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    Spoiler A spoiler he can't refuse :

    But doesn't Don Vito Corleone survive the assassination, i.e. the first appearance of oranges in the movies? So maybe the writers made a really good homage and Ted has yet to die...
    But probably not and he is just dead.
     
  14. jtb1127

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    Spoiler :
    Oh yeah. And Tony Soprano survived the assassination attempt in the first season as well (he had orange juice).
     
  15. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Back watching again. Perhaps the Fly wasn't so bad, they did they best they could & I suppose it was mildly entertaining.

    Anyway, almost done with Season 3. Man, I don't know what Walt sees in Skyler, I don't fancy her personality at all (she's not my type physically either). But then again Walter is a very, very different fellow than myself.

    Spoiler :
    Walter ratting Pinkman out to the boss (and before that considering getting him arrested), that was F-ed up. :shake:

    Edit : He sure made it up for it though :D

    That said it would have been a lot smarter to just let Pinkman poison them. :shake:
     
  16. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Spoiler :
    Very dramatic finale for Season 3. Damn good thing I don't actually have to wait a full year before starting Season 4. :D
     
  17. jtb1127

    jtb1127 Chieftain

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    I know the feeling.
     
  18. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Spoiler :
    Episode 4, season 1, is especially hilarious. I think that was the only time I heard the baby cry except maybe a token wake-up-parents-in-the-mile-of-the-night scene. Of course, as soon as the locksmith left the baby immediate went back to it's turned-off state. :lol:
     
  19. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Season 4, Episode 3 was painful to watch. All useless drama, no action*. :(

    Spoiler :
    *(only two things that actually happened was them getting the carwash & Hank getting the drug-lab notebook)

    The whole "must acquire carwash out of family pride" made me cringe, Hank's self-pity & Marie's clepto spree also did though slightly less so. It annoyed me that the "won" in the end & got the carwash. Felt really bad for eyebrows. :( I really dislike the female characters on this show. Pinkman feeling sorry for himself & letting his place goto **** wasn't very endeering either. Like Lucy said the "Fly" episode may have had some artistic value but this one was just crapola.
     
  20. holy king

    holy king Chieftain

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    wut?

    jesse partying his guilt away was one of the most intense things on the whole show....
     

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