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« on: January 18, 2008, 11:36:01 PM »

mainly because of the actor, this looks like the "post college" years version of malcom in the middle.  one where the dad loses interest in his wife, faces a death sentence disease, and becomes a drug dealer to make ends meet. 

not sure i'll like it, but i've always liked bryan cranston for his comedic talents, so i'm hopeful it will be a good fill in till the writers get back to work.

it's on amc and early reports look favorable. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 09:37:44 PM »

so i missed this.  did anyone catch this and was it any good?  or am i just the only person who thinks it's worth commenting on  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008, 09:39:17 PM »

Hopefully AMC re-runs the premiere.  After reading several excellent reviews I want to watch this one. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 09:46:50 PM »

I haven't heard of it...

Just checking when it plays again, I have it at 10:30-11:30 TONIGHT.  I'll be recording it biggrin
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 11:10:15 PM »

I saw it and it was great.  Very dark humor and done very low-key.

I set my Tivo to get a season pass for it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008, 02:00:48 AM »

Quote from: Caine on January 25, 2008, 09:37:44 PM

so i missed this.  did anyone catch this and was it any good?  or am i just the only person who thinks it's worth commenting on  Tongue
That makes me laugh.
But I do want to see this.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008, 02:54:15 AM »

Does this also star the Dell dude?
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008, 05:54:40 AM »

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Does this also star the Dell dude?

??  I don't remember seeing him in the show.  I think he's a waiter at a restaurant now.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008, 03:14:39 PM »

I had tivo'd it and finally got around to watch it. I thought it was good, especially for the first ep. I'll keep watching it to see how it goes.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 05:37:53 PM »

I thought it was pretty good, but I'm interested to see where it goes.  It alsmost seems like they were aiming for Showtime or something with the nudity (blurred) and swearing (blanked).  Like a slightly darker version of Weeds, I guess, although it's harder to sympathize/identify with a meth cook. 

I caught the first part of it last night before being interrupted and then found out it was also available on Comcast on-demand (in HD even) so I started that up.  Maybe I just wasn't paying as much attention the first time, but it seemed there were little parts in that version that I didn't see when just watching it on AMC.  Like his wife giving him a hand-job in bed after the birthday party. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2008, 08:13:34 PM »

I didn't particularly care for it.
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2008, 10:32:00 PM »

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although it's harder to sympathize/identify with a meth cook.

this is where im at.  i would never watch a show that attempts to make humorous what is probably the most debilitating / evil drug since heroin. 

sort of like that show about a serial killer / vigilante

maybe im just a prude, but ill be damned if i add to such ratings - its one of those places i draw one of my invisible lines (sorry if i pissed on a thread)
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2008, 11:38:02 PM »

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although it's harder to sympathize/identify with a meth cook.

this is where im at.  i would never watch a show that attempts to make humorous what is probably the most debilitating / evil drug since heroin. 

sort of like that show about a serial killer / vigilante

maybe im just a prude, but ill be damned if i add to such ratings - its one of those places i draw one of my invisible lines (sorry if i pissed on a thread)

no hard feelings doopri.  too me, it's just about finding humor in a tragedy.  or about watching how normal people end up in bad lifestyles.  this isn't like laughing at dave chappelles crackhead character. 

who knows, this could be a dark slide into the abyss paired with an 11th hour redemption story. 
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2008, 04:26:15 AM »

Wow.  Episode 2 was just... fucked up.  Man.  The last 5 minutes I didn't know whether to laugh or throw up.
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2008, 02:34:06 PM »

I've liked both episodes so far.  Kind of a modern day tar baby story. With extra goo.
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2009, 05:32:24 PM »

Bump..

S2 starts this weekend on Mar 8.
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2009, 03:17:29 PM »

Has it really been a year since the show's 1st season??   icon_eek

Anyway, I'm in.  Great show.
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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2009, 02:17:42 AM »

Has anybody else been watching season 2?  It is killer.  Compelling stuff, without a doubt.
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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2009, 02:58:02 AM »

I'm still watching and enjoying it. Though I normally don't watch until mid week thanks to tivo. Great show.
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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2009, 05:34:30 AM »

Tonight was apparently the season finale.  It was nice to finally find out what was up with the black and white intro that has been in each episode this season
Spoiler for Hiden:
which was not at all what I was expecting and a bit disappointing, but I guess that's what they were going for
but of course it left enough hanging that I can't wait to see how they come back next season!
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« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2009, 06:46:17 AM »

I'm six episodes through the first season right now, absolutely brilliant show and Bryan Cranston is amazing in it.
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« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2009, 03:33:33 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 01, 2009, 05:34:30 AM

Tonight was apparently the season finale.  It was nice to finally find out what was up with the black and white intro that has been in each episode this season
Spoiler for Hiden:
which was not at all what I was expecting and a bit disappointing, but I guess that's what they were going for
but of course it left enough hanging that I can't wait to see how they come back next season!

Spoiler for Hiden:
Did I miss something or did the final scene explain the two body bags?
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« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2009, 04:02:51 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on June 01, 2009, 03:33:33 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 01, 2009, 05:34:30 AM

Tonight was apparently the season finale.  It was nice to finally find out what was up with the black and white intro that has been in each episode this season
Spoiler for Hiden:
which was not at all what I was expecting and a bit disappointing, but I guess that's what they were going for
but of course it left enough hanging that I can't wait to see how they come back next season!

Spoiler for Hiden:
Did I miss something or did the final scene explain the two body bags?

Yes, that's what I was assuming. 
Spoiler for Hiden:
Throughout the season, and especially at the beginning of this episode, they lead you to believe that whatever the "accident" was, it involved Walt and his family.  If I remembered correctly, in one of the earliest times they did the black and white thing they showed a pair of glasses similar to Walt's pulled out of the pool and put into an evidence bag.  The fact that it wasn't his family was a bit of a let-down.  Not that I wanted them to die, but you just get that "oh god, who? what?" feeling for so long and no emotional payoff.  Of course the hammer did drop on his personal relationships anyway...
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« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2009, 04:03:59 PM »

you may want to add a / to your end spoiler bracket.   icon_wink
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2009, 02:21:13 AM »

Oops, sorry.  ninja  That's what I get for trying to post at work.
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« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2009, 06:58:37 AM »

This is absolutely one of the greatest shows on tv atm. It's definetly the best 'new' show.
I really hope they have a solid storyline for Season 3, since it seems pretty easy to mess things up at this point.
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2010, 05:38:41 PM »

It won a bunch awards again...however:

I rented the first season disk 1 several weeks ago and found the first episode to be barely watchable.  It was quirky, but the main characters (except for the wife) annoy me.  Capt Cook's voice grates on me.  The main character is completely unlikable...

Anyway, I watched most of the second episode and skimmed the 3rd.  Does it get any better or is this pretty much what it's like?
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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2010, 06:30:25 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2010, 06:58:44 PM »

My wife and I just finished the most recent season. The show is incredible. I'd say we were hooked by midway through the first season, but to our pleasant surprise, the quality just kept improving. I have no clue where they go from here-- the end of season 3 introduced some shocking events and character development, to say the least. Can't wait for more.


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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2010, 06:11:10 PM »

I was disappointed to see

Spoiler for Hiden:
the death of the Mexican hitman brothers.  Those two were great without ever saying a word.  They need their own horror franchise.

but yeah, Breaking Bad is one of the best television shows ever put on the air.  AMC just knocks 'em out of the park with every effort, it seems.  I can't wait to see The Walking Dead.  

p.s. If you find the show barely watchable, then I would suggest not watching it.  i can't imagine that trying to convince someone that something they apparently dislike so much that they're wrong will prove successful.  Just understand that many, many, many people feel the exact opposite as you.
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« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2010, 08:10:48 PM »

Well, sometimes they start slow and get better...
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