A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:29 pm

I will be depressed. I watch sports, news, children's shows (2 daughters, 1 & 5), and Breaking Bad.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby Gaucho on Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:31 pm

Well, there's a new Homeland series to look forward to.

Not really the same, I know. Not at all.

*sniff*
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:52 pm

Maybe this Low Winter Sun that AMC is trying to cram down our throats is watchable?
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby largegarlic on Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:59 pm

I feel like it's the end of an era with Breaking Bad ending and Mad Men winding down soon as well (although Mad Men is getting the ridiculous BB treatment of having its final season stretched into two years). It was getting into these two shows that convinced me that TV could really be as good or better than the best movies out there. As of now, I'm not sure I see any shows of comparable quality and power out there.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby Gaucho on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:39 pm

I'm watching The Wire again at the moment. So, so good.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby the wicked child on Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:33 pm

pressure=9Pa wrote:Maybe this Low Winter Sun that AMC is trying to cram down our throats is watchable?

It's watchable... but it's no BB.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby MWB on Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:24 pm

Gaucho wrote:I'm watching The Wire again at the moment. So, so good.


Same here. Watched the first two season over the summer, have taken a break to watch BB and Dexter, and will then resume The Wire.

For me, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, and The Americans are shows that will fill the BB void. None are as good (although The Americans could have a shot of approaching it), but all are very good.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby Dickie Dunn on Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:40 pm

After Breaking Bad ends, everyone should just watch The Shield.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby MWB on Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:26 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:After Breaking Bad ends, everyone should just watch The Shield.


The Shield was great. Not quite as good as BB, but great. Jason Whitlock just wrote a column extolling the virtues of The Shield over BB.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby count2infinity on Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:49 pm

I hate the nazis the most and Walt is still #2
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:50 pm

No reason the Nazis should be supporting Todd in his quest for Lydia. High risk - no reward.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby the wicked child on Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:50 pm

That was some cold ass **** right there... had a feeling she would get it at some point though...
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby the wicked child on Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:54 pm

Youtube chemotherapy lessons? LMAO.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:17 pm

My brother and I were discussing before Season 5A that the Gray Matter thing seemed like it was going to be ignored rather than revealed. Color me stunned to see it resurface now.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby the wicked child on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:18 pm

pressure=9Pa wrote:My brother and I were discussing before Season 5A that the Gray Matter thing seemed like it was going to be ignored rather than revealed. Color me stunned to see it resurface now.

I forgot all about it until they brought it up, tbh...
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby count2infinity on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:20 pm

The fact that there is one more episode left let you know something was still going to spark him into going back to ABQ... didn't see that one coming as being the thing.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby JeffDFD on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:28 pm

Goodness...I feel there could be a couple more seasons left after this episode...only one episode left though!!...JF*#%&@&#UR*IFJW~~!!
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:31 pm

I loved that Grey Matter played a part. I think Elliot and Walt's relationship was a really interesting dynamic and I'm glad they came back to it.

I had a hard time gauging Walt at the end though...was he mad that Jesse is still alive, or that he knows he is being forced to cook for Todd's uncle? Is he pissed at Elliot and Gretchen for what they said? His family for disowning him? So many questions left.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby MWB on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:37 pm

Seems like grey matter was the main trigger. He doesn't want to get screwed one more time, so he'll do whatever is needed to prevent that. I don't think he's as concerned about Jesse cooking.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby Daniel87 on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:39 pm

It's pretty safe to say that he's pissed at Elliot and Gretchen.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:44 pm

DontToewsMeBro wrote:I loved that Grey Matter played a part. I think Elliot and Walt's relationship was a really interesting dynamic and I'm glad they came back to it.

I had a hard time gauging Walt at the end though...was he mad that Jesse is still alive, or that he knows he is being forced to cook for Todd's uncle? Is he pissed at Elliot and Gretchen for what they said? His family for disowning him? So many questions left.


I think Grey Matter was the trigger, but the rest sort of filled in the blanks (like Jesse probably cooking his blue meth as kind of mentioned in a round about way in the broadcast). All his creation again leads to a better life for someone else. Nazis have his money, his life, his student, his creation.

When they came on the screen you knew what was coming. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant writing. It ties in the background storyline for why Walt started becoming who he was. While I think a lot of this season wasn't figured out until later, I think this "line" of Grey Matters triggering the end was the plan from the beginning.

(And yes he is pissed at those two for what they said for good PR)
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:01 pm

I think you're right about Gilligan having that in mind from the beginning. Also, could be possible that he uses the ricin on Elliot or Gretchen (*not that I believe this will happen).
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby the wicked child on Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:12 pm

Once again, this show delivers something I never expected... Gray Matter being the trigger for his rage? Definitely never saw that coming. Not only was it not on my radar, wasn't even in the galaxy...
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby MWB on Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:27 pm

I'd love to know what Gilligan had planned out for this show from the beginning. There is so much that circles back it makes me think that he had much of it mapped out from day one.
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Re: A little late, but... Breaking Bad???

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:00 am

The way they saved the opening motif to use in the series until the very end was masterful. Very well done.
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