Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by dogmatique, Jan 24, 2008.
ive seldom ever watched a series thats this good.
What else do you like? I've never been a big one for watching every episode of every series of a TV show but I did with Mad Men (OK) and BB (brilliant).
The subject matter and what the shows attempt to do are completely different. Like OU said, would you compare Annie Hall to Blade Runner ?
The characters/actors/writing in Mad Men are excellent but they serve a different purpose, so what's the point in trying to cram these characters into a series of a completely different period and genre ?
mostly comedies like father ted and bing bang theory tbf, seldom ever watched a series this compelling from beginning to end. perhaps ive not been looking in the right palces?
that poor kid
bloody hell walt dont do it!
Bloody hell Im amazed that Walt can just lie so easily.
has he done the bad thing yet?
which one? i just watched the bit where he told Skyler that gretchen and elliot were broke and had no money for the treatment. walt has done a lot of bad things
you haven't seen anything, he hasn't cross "the real" line yet.
He did that in the pilot - duped Hank, blackmailed Jesse, robbed the school, killed two dealers and, to celebrate it all, gave Skylar one from behind.
But I guess it was the scene in S2 with Jesse and Jane (not trying to spoil too much here for frogwoman) that made me really perk up and think he's really broken bad.
I think the characters I like the most are Skyler, Hank and Jesse. Its interesting how different people get different things out of the show, skyler imo has been awesome in the past two episodes that I've watched. I also like Hank the typical blowhard American cop who's secretly getting panic attacks and psychological torment but cant speak to any one about it. The show really makes you empathise with the characters, like they are real people.
ohhohooo!! go skyler!
when the fuck is this prgramme on? i cant find it anywhere i seen the series 1 and most of 2 but thats all.. seen them on 5-USA i think or 5-star or one or the 5's.
Have sky nicked it or something? if not can sombody tell me the time and day they showing this?
All characters have there good points but equally they also have realistic flaws to boot.
I don't want to ruin it for anyone so i'll just say it only gets better.
Even in some of the slower scenes (really the darker issues) the tension reaches such a pitch it never fails to deliver, for me anyway.
I envy you, the best is yet to come!
Wish i could watch it again for a first time, enjoy.
Is this "basement rot" stuff walts way of creating more meth-labs in his house?
I know. I don't think I have ever watched a series where every single character (Apart from "Call Saul" haha) has been this believble and this fleshed out. this is as addictive as i imagine his crystal meth to be
And not only is it about some fucking dark shit but it's also funny in places too. Its very tough (as i've discovered during my attempts at writing) to pull off the funny/dark thing in any kind of writing, i'd imagine especially on TV, but this show does it so well. Jesus with the wood rot thing, what the fuck is he doing lol?
I actually find Saul really believable. They ham him up a bit but it seems nearly every small shithole town in the US (and despite ABQ having half a million residents it's still a small shithole town) there's some loudmouth dick in the business community like that operating out of a strip mall.
Have you come across Mike yet? Not sure when he really enters the fray. He's my favourite I think.
Ah, the wood rot. It's a MacGuffin of sorts. Keep an eye out for it in series 4.
i also find him believable, but he is just hilarious.
Addicted much, froggy?
Yeah lol, im about to watch the one where the bad thing happens. whatever that is.
I think most people on this thread are watching DVDs or torrents
metaphor and displacement activity:
he is excising the rot from his house just as the the treatment is working on his cancer and he has a bit of down time at that point from his other activities.
Jesus what a cunt Walt is Did he leave the girl to die because he wanted to see whether he could do it or not? What the fuck was that about?
He's a cunt.
I think he did it because he thought he was protecting Jessie from a heroin addict. But yeah... sick shit.
Still wait and see.....
Holy shit, that speech with the airline sounds like hes trying to justify himself and convince himself that what he caused wasn't that bad.
Interesting tidbit, check the guys name.
Init, he's now responsible, by his inaction, for the deaths of hundreds.... need to justify that shit...
whoa ...do you reckon the programme producers knew this?
what the hell though - to stand up and say that an airline disaster was not the worst but only the "50th worst" in the history of the US? Jesus
Poor Jesse though. He cant get away from that twat !
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