Spoiler So I just finished Breaking Bad

 
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Season 1 was a 6/10 with maybe one or two great episodes, but overall it was way too slow and kinda boring at times
Season 2 is probably a 7/10, so it's definitely getting better, but still not what i'd call "great"

i wish i didn't hate almost every character

there are only three likable characters in this entire show, but at least walt finally did something good for once towards the end:

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excited to start season 3 now that things are finally heating up a bit
season 3 was about as good as season 2, 7/10
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I hate you VERY VERY much

walt became truly irredeemable and a total monster in that episode you dumb sack of shit


 
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right on cue


 
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The Rage....
seasons 4 and 5 were my favorites. season 3 was really spicy. its been such a long time since ive watched that show ]:

wow cant believe season five ended in 2013...


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I had similar views when I started it. It keeps improving but peaks in S4 imo. S5 was still really good, but I didn't find some of the prominent characters very compelling.

Been thinking about giving it a rewatch.


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Don't get all the hate for Skylar

I don't know what everybody thought she was suppose to do when her husband is exposing her children to dangerous criminals


 
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Don't get all the hate for Skylar

I don't know what everybody thought she was suppose to do when her husband is exposing her children to dangerous criminals
she has every right to be a prissy soccer mom about everything, but it still doesn't make her likable, and it doesn't help that she is the way she is well before she has any idea what's going on

i thought the whole subplot with her sister and the tiara could've been cut short if she was just a bit more forgiving (the lady was only trying to do something nice for her sister's baby, even if it was way over the top), and i found it difficult to get behind her attitude about it—like okay, be angry, stealing is bad, but it's not like she killed or mugged someone for it

she's smart though, and it's always satisfying to watch her put walt in a corner once she starts catching on to things
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letting jane die was the one good thing walt did


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S1 and S2 were good but I enjoyed S3 and S4 the most. S5 was also good.


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letting jane die was the one good thing walt did

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Hot take: letting Jane live would have spared Jesse from having to go through everything Walter did to him in later seasons


 
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what if they just filmed an entire episode where walt just tries to kill a fly


 
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The Rage....
what if they just filmed an entire episode where walt just tries to kill a fly
honestly it was a fun episode to watch and im not a fan of filler


 
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so i just finished season 3

in terms of overall entertainment value, i'd say it was on par with season 2 (which i gave a 7/10)

still waiting for that moment when the show becomes truly awesome though


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Yeah in retrospect this show really isn't as good as I thought it was.

But it did at least conclude satisfactorily.


 
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season 4 broke the 8/10 ceiling tbh

this was a great season


 
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Hmm...
TBH I consider Breaking Bad my all-time favorite TV show. I'm soooo glad the creator didn't drag it out to milk it for cash like often happens to super popular shows. It ends well, IMO.


 
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so i finished the first half of season 5, which is split into two parts for some reason

i'll hold off on my opinions until i finish, but for now i'll just say that i'm enjoying it


 
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walt became truly irredeemable and a total monster in that episode you dumb sack of shit
and just because i'm at a point where i can correct you:

the ACTUAL point where this happens is when
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he poisons that little kid and lies about it as a chess move


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walt became truly irredeemable and a total monster in that episode you dumb sack of shit
and just because i'm at a point where i can correct you:

the ACTUAL point where this happens is when
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he poisons that little kid and lies about it as a chess move
Gotta say, that was such a shitty master plan. So many variables that could have gone awry but didn't because the plot demanded it.

Pedestrian level writing tbh.


 
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Gotta say, that was such a shitty master plan. So many variables that could have gone awry but didn't because the plot demanded it.

Pedestrian level writing tbh.
i'm still trying to figure out how jessi put together that he actually did it in the end

like it's fair to be suspicious, but
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Gotta say, that was such a shitty master plan. So many variables that could have gone awry but didn't because the plot demanded it.

Pedestrian level writing tbh.
i'm still trying to figure out how jessi put together that he actually did it in the end

like it's fair to be suspicious, but
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So I just finished the show. The final season definitely gets another 8/10.

What can I really say about the finale? It's basically perfect—almost too perfect, considering how it all kinda plays out very smoothly and almost exactly how the audience would've wanted. Walt finally insured his family and killed everyone he needed to kill, and Jesse is free now (even though he has nothing, no one to return to anymore, the poor guy).

If the other 61 episodes were set in stone, this was the happiest possible ending that could realistically be written, and that's kinda what makes it feel a little jarring to me. One of the big themes of the show has always been that revenge, especially revenge killing, is messy, and it doesn't ever work out exactly the way you want it to, which is true to life, and a big part of what makes the show cool and appealing.

The finale, however, betrays this notion somewhat by giving us some satisfying poetry, when nothing is ever that satisfying or poetic in the real world. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, or that the finale outright sucked because of it—I'm just saying that it was a little transparent, and enough to take me out of an otherwise impressively immersive show.

On the whole, based on my ratings for the individual seasons (a 6/10, two 7/10s, and two 8/10s) I'd have to give the entire show a high 7/10 to a low 8/10. By far, the best thing about the show is how three-dimensional the characters are, and how well the actors were able to portray them. Each and every character lives and breathes like a real person, and the absence of any clear-cut "good guys" or "bad guys" adds to this realism. I'll love a character for one episode, and despise them in the next. Then I'll like them again, then hate them again, over and over until I don't know what to think anymore. That was definitely the most fun part.

I think my favorite episode has to be "Crawl Space." That's the one where Gus threatens to kill Walt's family, and Walt has a mental breakdown after he finds out about his missing drug money. Cranston's acting is fucking amazing, and the bird's eye shot of him going insane in his crawl space as the camera slowly zooms out is gonna be stuck with me forever.

If someone were to tell me that this show was their personal favorite, I wouldn't blame them. It's certainly one of mine. However, I still can't help but feel that the amount of praise this show has gotten is a little overblown. While it's an undeniably good show, I still think it takes way too long for it to become REALLY good for me to be able to understand why this is touted as the best show ever.

To me, it's just a good story told very well. It never really does anything exceptional, and that's why I can't budge my score higher.

In fact, knowing that this show is considered to be the best by so many kinda discourages me from ever wanting to watch any other show. If I consider Breaking Bad, the greatest show of all time, to be "good but not exceptional," that doesn't exactly bode well for any other show in existence, does it?

I might try Better Call Saul, and I'm definitely interested in this "Greenbrier" film that's being made about Jesse later, but I don't know. In general, my overall opinion of TV shows as a medium hasn't really changed. I'd still rather just stick to movies, with their three-act structures and their ability to be finished in 2 hours.
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I personally prefer Better Call Saul but it's a much slower burn than Breaking Bad.


 
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I personally prefer Better Call Saul but it's a much slower burn than Breaking Bad.
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I personally prefer Better Call Saul but it's a much slower burn than Breaking Bad.


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If someone were to tell me that this show was their personal favorite, I wouldn't blame them. It's certainly one of mine. However, I still can't help but feel that the amount of praise this show has gotten is a little overblown. While it's an undeniably good show, I still think it takes way too long for it to become REALLY good for me to be able to understand why this is touted as the best show ever.

Breaking Bad only became significantly popular around the fourth season (which, as you said, is where it gets good) whereas relatively few watched the first three when they premiered, so lot of the praise comes from people who have only seen it after it really picked up steam.