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Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by dogmatique, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. dogmatique

    dogmatique merde alors

    Breaking Bad - Excellent new US show

    A middle aged chemistry teacher gets a terminal diagnosis and decides to make sure his family has enough when he's gone.

    What does he do? Set up a Meth Lab...

    Hadn't heard anything about this show, produced by a minor cable channel. Seems to have slipped under the radar a bit, but what with the writers strike and all, it could go big as one of the few new shows around.

    Just watched the first episode and the writing is excellent, go out and find it on the interwebulator at your local torrent or p2p outlet; for god knows when, or indeed if it will ever be picked up in the UK.

    Overblown flash trailer here:


    Funny thing is, I'd never heard of AMCTV until this show - seems they used to be called American Movie Classics and concentrated on showing um, Classic Movies. This looks like one of their first proper forays into original content.

    And I must say it's bloody good.
  2. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Cool..will check it out.

    Funny thing, with the writers guild strike and all. I've got a couple of friends who work in American TV and Movies. They're basically having to re-look at a lot of rejected scripts as possible series commisions.
  3. dogmatique

    dogmatique merde alors

    It's fucked isn't it. No end in site, movies beginning to be pushed back, thousands of backroom boys and gals being laid off.

    And nowt for us to watch on the interweb! Should be giving us the opportunity to watch things like Berlin Alexanderplatz, Heimat, and other non German things.
  4. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Or re-runs of 'Heil Honey, I'm Home' :D
  5. simpson_eh

    simpson_eh Ordo ad chaos

    I watched this and it was excellent.
  6. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    All that is being shown is re-runs and I doubt anything will start now till the new series month of September-October.
  7. Mapped

    Mapped London town

    Watched the Pilot on the weekend after the recomendation on this thread and it is good.

    I picked up the 2nd episode from usenet yesterday and watched that last night, it carries on being quality.

    It took us a while to recognise the main character was the dad out of Malcolm in the Middle.
  8. dogmatique

    dogmatique merde alors

    Blimey, so it is!

    And the second episode? :eek:

    Still amazed it even got made...
  9. Mapped

    Mapped London town

    There's some valuable lessons in there....do what your chemistry teacher says and don't use your bath :D
  10. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Still haven't managed to d/l this.

    Plotline does remind me of a book I read about a bloke who setup an MDMA lab in his London flat though :cool:
  11. mack

    mack Fact Me Till I Fart

    Watched both episodes last night, got some good moments, the bath thing was gross but funny.
  12. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    watched both on the weekend... very good i thought... when can we get more ?
  13. Mapped

    Mapped London town

    Episode 3 airs in the US on 10th Feb, so a couple of days after that.
  14. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Cool, cant wait.
  15. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply


  16. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I really enjoyed (in a kind of 'Oh god' head in hands way) what I've seen of this so far, must go on the hunt for Ep 3!
  17. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Fucking ace :)
  18. MullahNasrudin

    MullahNasrudin Kick Your Own Arse

    Breaking Bad is wonderfully dark -- AMC also show Mad Men, which isn't as good IMHO. If you're suffering Yank TV withdrawals, there's a new Canadian show called jPod that's worth a look.
  19. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    This weeks is great, the bit with the bikers had me laughing for some time :)
  20. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    This weeks was very dark, and sad in so many ways... not as good ast the first 5, but still a great show.
  21. rhod

    rhod Mickey Mozart

    Thanks all for the heads up on Breaking Bad & jPod - both look interesting - I see the CBC website has a few jpod episodes online to watch.

    Whilst we're on the subject of good Canadian shows - let's not forget "Corner Gas" - great laid-back sitcom, now into its 5th series.
  22. dogmatique

    dogmatique merde alors

    Just a quick heads up - NEW SEASON ALERT! Shows this Sunday... I know what I'll be downloading on Monday... really looking forward to it.
  23. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Didn't know jPod had been made into a television series. The book was good. Series looks interesting.
  24. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Es ist Zeit

    JPod is based on the Douglas Coupland book, if anybody was wondering.

    I had heard it was awful.

    I have heard of Breaking Bad, I will give it a watch. Is it the one with the Dad out of Malcom in the Middle as the main character?
  25. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    The book or the series was awful? Thought the book was an enjoyable read, although I hadn't read Generation X so I guess I wasn't a reader who was thinking it's not as good as that. Although there was an element of yes, it's good, I like it, even thought it's very 'knowing', but I can't quite understand the hype.

    Must admit, I was surprised to see it was made into a series, it's not something that struck me at the time as something that was begging to be given the telly or cinematic treatment. But I would like to see it though, it was a very funny read, with comedy of errors moments and getting into omg! scrapes and stuff.
  26. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Es ist Zeit

    I liked the book. I heard the TV series was awful. I am surprised that Douglas Coupland allowed it to be made, myself.
  27. dogmatique

    dogmatique merde alors

    I doubt it was up to him... Watched the first episode and gave up. Painful - though it did have some great moments, the unintentional cringe factor killed it.

    Breaking Bad on the other hand...

    is fucking GREAT
  28. Pie 1

    Pie 1 The fuck did I do?

    Aye, it is.

    Cheers for the heads up - been looking forward to S2 for a while.
  29. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Season two March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
  30. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply


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