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 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Any fans of the show Breaking Bad here? I rarely see anyone discussing it.

Did you enjoy the finale? Are you looking forward to the new "Better Call Saul"?

Let's here from ya all, Yo!

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Any fans of the show Breaking Bad here? I rarely see anyone discussing it.
Did you enjoy the finale? Are you looking forward to the new "Better Call Saul"?
Let's here from ya all, Yo!


Yeah, I'm a fan. Even watch "Talking Bad" afterwards.

I have mixed emotions about the show. I had bought seasons 1 and 2 separately on Blu-ray, but stopped buying them after that, and even when they would have marathons of the show, I found that once was usually enough for me. (And I recently discovered that I have never taken the season 2 Blu-rays out of their shrink wrap.) Compare that to "Dexter," which I can watch again and again and again and never get bored by them. I've bought the first 6 seasons of "Dexter" on Blu-ray and intend to buy the others, and will sometimes have my own little marathon, and Daniel Licht's just perfect music sounds great in surround.

The ending? I liked it and how they were able to tie up most of the loose threads at the end, getting rid of that woman who had first ordered the killing of the 10 or so associates in prison and just 2 weeks ago ordered the killing of Walt's wife, and was glad that the guy who shot and killed the little boy balked at killing her, but he had to go, along with all the others. And I was surprised about the solitary guy who made it out alive -- won't mention it if it might be a spoiler to some people! I was amazed when it won the Best Drama Emmy! Surprised and delighted.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   Dan Hobgood   (Member)

Fitting end to the most gripping drama I've ever watched on television. Was pretty confident the show wouldn't just crap out like The Sopranos; thankfully, it didn't.

Dan

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

A milestone in innovative storytelling. Now that we can see the entire journey from start to end it's out achieved anything television has ever produced. And there have been and continue to be some pretty amazing shows and series.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

So weren't you just THRILLED when it won the Emmy for Best Drama?!!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Fitting end to the most gripping drama I've ever watched on television. Was pretty confident the show wouldn't just crap out like The Sopranos; thankfully, it didn't.

Dan


Never thought I'd agree with Dan on anything, but there you go.

Fantastic show and a great ending.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Awesome hearing Badfinger blasting through the TV!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 12:02 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

So weren't you just THRILLED when it won the Emmy for Best Drama?!!!!!!

Absolutely!!!

Did a little write up on the show here:

http://thecinemacafe.com/the-cinema-treasure-hunter

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I really loved this show and miss it already. Quality television is a real hit or miss proposition these days.

I enjoyed the ending and felt it wrapped up things nicely. Far better than most other shows have. In fact, it ranks number 2 on all time best TV show endings for me.

Glad there are more fans.

I hope "Better Call Saul" can sustain an entire show of it's own.

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

Probably one of the best endings, if not the best ending I've ever seen to a TV series. It pretty much tied everything up in a very satisfying way, but never felt contrived. It went out Walt's way along with a good deal of deserved justice and no cop outs.

Too bad the writers and producers of Dexter couldn't have come together to produce something as well thought out rather than the hodepodge series finale and final season that were such a letdown.

Truly great show even if the subject matter didn't always sit all that well with me as a staunch anti-drug person. Watching people doing drugs or anything to do with illegal drugs, even fictionally, always disturbs me for personal reasons. That being said, the overall storyline, the direction, the acting and the writing we're just too top notch not to be engrossed by it. I think the location out in the desert served the series extremely well creating an atmosphere like no other TV series and was just as much a character as any person. I'll miss it.

Looking forward to Saul!

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The finale was absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!
i AM SO PLEASED how the show ended.

PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!
smile
BRM

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Any fans of the show Breaking Bad here? I rarely see anyone discussing it.
Did you enjoy the finale? Are you looking forward to the new "Better Call Saul"?
Let's here from ya all, Yo!


Yeah, I'm a fan. Even watch "Talking Bad" afterwards.

The ending? I liked it and how they were able to tie up most of the loose threads at the end, getting rid of that woman who had first ordered the killing of the 10 or so associates in prison.....



IIRC Walter/Heisenberg arranged those killings. Remember he argued with Mike over this _Mike wanted the legacy payments to continue.
brm

ps the prison killings was the weakest plot point of the last season imho

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Probably one of the best endings, if not the best ending I've ever seen to a TV series. It pretty much tied everything up in a very satisfying way, but never felt contrived. It went out Walt's way along with a good deal of deserved justice and no cop outs.

Too bad the writers and producers of Dexter couldn't have come together to produce something as well thought out rather than the hodepodge series finale and final season that were such a letdown.

Truly great show even if the subject matter didn't always sit all that well with me as a staunch anti-drug person. Watching people doing drugs, even fictionally, always disturbs me personally for reasons that I won't go into here. The overall storyline, the direction, the acting, and the writing we're just too top notch not to be engrossed by it. I think the location out in the desert served the series extremely well creating an atmosphere like no other TV series and was just as much a character as any person. I'll miss it.

Looking forward to Saul!




Very well put.

I agree that the location was a character in and of itself. I also loved how they used music and song in this show. You can tell Vince was aware of every little detail and nuance that went into his show. I adore any film or TV show that creates a world for the characters to inhabit, and Vince did just that.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Awesome hearing Badfinger blasting through the TV!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I have always heard good things about it, my problem is I really do not enjoy gritty realistic downbeat television. I do not really watch TV for realism or tasting the underbelly of our messed up world.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I have always heard good things about it, my problem is I really do not enjoy gritty realistic downbeat television. I do not really watch TV for realism or tasting the underbelly of our messed up world.

I wouldn't call Breaking Bad specifically realistic (given all the fake science, and the crazy schemes/heists, etc), but I'd call it sufficiently downbeat. If you're looking for upbeat, I'd recommend the Muppet Show!!! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I have always heard good things about it, my problem is I really do not enjoy gritty realistic downbeat television. I do not really watch TV for realism or tasting the underbelly of our messed up world.

I wouldn't call Breaking Bad specifically realistic (given all the fake science, and the crazy schemes/heists, etc), but I'd call it sufficiently downbeat. If you're looking for upbeat, I'd recommend the Muppet Show!!! smile


Well this might make me childish but I would probably enjoy The Muppet Show, or at least I know I would surely enjoy Curious George more. I guess my experiences have made me like more happy things.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I have always heard good things about it, my problem is I really do not enjoy gritty realistic downbeat television. I do not really watch TV for realism or tasting the underbelly of our messed up world.


worry not, this NOT "THE wIRE"
IT's PURE PULP
grade B melodrama
with" A" production vaLUES
VASTLY ENTERTAnING (and violent)

check it out!
bruce

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Well this might make me childish but I would probably enjoy The Muppet Show, or at least I know I would surely enjoy Curious George more. I guess my experiences have made me like more happy things.

I'm definitely not calling you childish - I love the Muppets! Just making a super-happy recommendation wink

 
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