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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #360 on: Sep 30, 2013, 03:55 AM »
This may take my #1 spot from The Wire !

EDIT :
Just rewatched the intro of 1st episode of this season (the flash forward).
It's called "Live free or die", and the waitress is explaining that Walt should have a free meal, that free is very important, and that even a rich man should not refuse a free meal. But he still pays for it at the end.
Live Free or Die is also New Hampshire's state motto, I think that was where the title came from. Just like episode 15 was titled Granite State which is the state nickname.

And on the subject of The Wire. That's been my #1 all time, but I think I'm ready to say Breaking Bad has taken over. This whole final season has just been incredible.



With tonight's finale, I guess the meth was Walt's Felina from the El Paso song. So glad they actually played it in the beginning.

Definitely satisfied with that ending though. Especially since there was left no stone unturned, and gave everyone an ending to their story. Refreshing to not have any lingering questions, haha.
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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #361 on: Sep 30, 2013, 09:33 PM »
It was goddamn perfect.

Man, I feel all empty inside. Will miss this show so much.

Greatest show ever.

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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #362 on: Sep 30, 2013, 10:51 PM »
In whole, a decent finale. Pretty much everything was tied up and no loose ends. However, there were some pretty glaring plot holes and some sloppy writing in my opinion

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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #363 on: Oct 01, 2013, 05:00 AM »
In whole, a decent finale. Pretty much everything was tied up and no loose ends. However, there were some pretty glaring plot holes and some sloppy writing in my opinion

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Did you also notice Walt's left shoe was double knotted but a split second later it was tied regularly?

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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #364 on: Oct 01, 2013, 06:39 AM »
I think if we're going to get on the writers of Dexter for not having Hannah disguise herself in public, we can't be hypocritical and ignore Walt's lack of disguise either just because one show is obviously better than the other so thank you Jacob for mentioning that.

That said, this was a perfect finish to an amazing show. It was short, sweet and to the point yet managed to be incredibly cinematic. Vince Gilligan did a great job directing. Everything was paced beautifully, not to mention beautifully shot. It was haunting, poignant, dramatic and completely bonkers. I loved it.

Is Breaking Bad better than The Wire? Once again, I'm splitting hairs because at this point you have to. I still consider The Wire the better show by a hair for two reasons which have not changed: Bigger cast and better editing. There were a few issues with audio and editing that I noticed throughout the season that kind of irked me (Sorry, I studied production in TV/Film in college so I'm unfortunately more aware of this shit). One moment of this that stands out is when Hank tells Skyler about Walt's business in the diner. That scene had horrible sound editing. You could barely hear what they were saying and I'm not the only one who took notice of this.

Also, Breaking Bad is dealing with a smaller cast than The Wire. While everything was answered with Breaking Bad, they were dealing with a smaller cast of characters and only had to tie a few loose ends. The Wire finale, they were dealing with a million different story lines and a very limited time to answer everything.

Having said that, the finale was everything I wanted and more. I couldn't be more satisfied but now I'm sad that it's over. :( Easily one of the greatest shows of all time and definitely in the league of The Wire.

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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #365 on: Oct 01, 2013, 02:29 PM »
We're really talking about plausibilty now? It's not like the guy's walking down the middle of the street waving the agents in the car in front of the house. He's looking through windows next door. It's not like the coffee shop is a known Heisenberg location, so no one's really looking at a guy with a full head of hair and beard. Plus we hear from Marie that there have been multiple bomb threats or something so the agents/police are stretched thin.

Also it's Breaking Bad. I always thought a lot of the show was unbelievable at times. They show a little science or a little set up (like him building the gun contraption) and then Walt will make quick decisions or improvise (and be super lucky) and things work out for him.

And wasn't the gun from the flash forward last year? Ellsworth from Deadwood is his gun guy and Walt meets him in the Denny's bathroom. Then I think it cuts to him in the parking lot looking in the trunk.
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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #366 on: Oct 03, 2013, 03:09 AM »
a full head of hair, full beard with dark framed glasses, dirty dingy green jacket, not to mention being pale, skinny and sickly looking isn't enough of a disguise? ::)

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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #367 on: Oct 07, 2013, 01:22 PM »
Holy shit!

Latest episode was fucking awe... oh wait. It's over.

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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #368 on: Nov 17, 2013, 02:59 PM »
Breaking Bad Season 5 - Alternate Ending


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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #369 on: Nov 17, 2013, 03:56 PM »
Lol, that was great
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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #370 on: Nov 18, 2013, 05:34 PM »

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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #372 on: Nov 22, 2016, 07:55 PM »
Season 6.
http://nbc.com.co/vince-gilligan-announces-breaking-bad-season-6-begins-shooting-december-2015-walt-did-not-die/

I started watching this show a few months ago and finally yesterday watched the ending in a 5 episodes marathon and at the end my head was blown. What an amazing show from start to finish. It indeed had some slow things going on but I loved the way there were some flash backs and flash forwards that kept us intrigued despite if an episode was loose.
I loved how, finally, all the loose stories were tied up at the end but even with this, I felt that there were still some stories that could be good to be told, like, what happened with
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to name a few.
Excellent show, again, I feel as someone said, empty and was nearly crying but at the same time, excited to see how things evolved (that's why I started to watch Better Call Saul to at least feel the vibe of the show haha) and since I watched the last 5 episodes all toguether, at the end I was still tying and digesting things. Like if all of it happened suddenly. I think I'll rewatch the entire show or at least those last episodes to enjoy more the details.
And to summarize, when I went to bed last night, my head was all around the show and I somehow came with the possibility that Walt was not dead yet
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and that, it was as well the end of the season, there were some characters that would need to develop and finish their stories.
So, yeah, that article saying Season 6 is being shot next December totally makes sense to what I thought and I dreamed last night.

Btw, the same article was published again a few weeks ago:
http://nbc.com.co/vince-gilligan-announces-breaking-bad-season-6/
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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #373 on: Nov 23, 2016, 01:20 AM »
I really need to rewatch this. I still think about it, or it comes up in conversation every month or so. As I was reading your post, I was gonna say you should watch Better Call Saul, but you're already on it, haha.

As far as season 6 goes, I'm assuming any news right now is a hoax. I think Gilligan's got so many other projects happening in addition to Saul. Also, I thought around the time of the finale, Gilligan stated that we should interpret that last scene as Walt dying. Even the lyrics to Baby Blue go with him dying (what a perfect song for the whole series actually)
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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #374 on: Nov 23, 2016, 09:12 PM »
Yes, now that my mind has assimilated this, the season 6 thing seems to be like it should have happened before, and this really seems to be a hoax, that apparently surfaced last year and then again this year, so who knows, for sure, Gilligan but maybe it's not on his short term plans. Because, I think, according to what the "fake new" says, that there's still story to tell.

I'm hoping to see if there will be in the next seasons of BCS a connection to the story, like, what did Saul do to know "the friend who knows a friend" and what happened with his name change (since it didn't use the identity change with the guy) he's still a lawyer and it seems it is a thing that as much, is doable once in a lifetime, hence the chance Jesse missed, he won't be able to do it again. At least with that guy.

So, let's see if there are glimpses in the meanwhile and watch how the show with Saul evolves.

And again, what an amazing show.

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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #376 on: Dec 02, 2016, 01:21 AM »
A tribute to this show I made a while back to Change (In The House Of Flies ) . Check it out if y'all are interested.

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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #377 on: Dec 02, 2016, 06:40 PM »
Just remove the "s" in https

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Re: Breaking Bad
« Reply #378 on: Dec 08, 2016, 05:40 AM »
Holy shit it worked, I was half expecting you to be trolling .