Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Breaking Bad - Addictive, But Doesn't Match the Hype

I don't watch much TV at all, but with the Wild in freefall and the Twins not yet started, I decided to hop on Netflix and check out the much-hyped Breaking Bad.  I plowed through Season 1 this past weekend, and am already into the thrid episode of Season 2.

Thoughts thus far is that it is a very entertaining ride.  Given the way I'm attacking the episodes, it is obviously an addictive show.  However, I feel like it is just not living up to its billing.  That's not the fault of the show - given how much people have talked about it, I don't think any show could have lived up to a similar reputation.

Regardless, I'll be sitting downstairs tonight, cranking through another couple of episodes...


  1. You're obviously one retard. If you don't think that show is good then you don't think a lot of smart things.

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  3. This show gets better with every season. I avoided it for over a year thinking it had to be over-hyped, but turns out it was just as awesome as everyone claimed. I had never heard of Aaron Paul, but now he is my favorite actor on television. The character of Jesse surprised the hell out of me, was not expecting him to turn out to be the soul of the show based on my first impressions.

  4. Anon 2,

    At half way through Season 2, it is improving, and I expect it to continue given the feedback received. Still don't have a lot of sympathy for Jesse yet, but need to tip my hat to the old man with the bell character. That was brilliant stuff.

  5. I am shocked that you have no sympathy for Jesse if you have seen Down and Peekaboo. Peekaboo in particular is when you see that Jesse is really a gentle kid who has no business being a criminal. But he lets himself be pushed by Mr. White to do things he never would have done on his own, and it increasingly takes its toll on him. Jesse's full name should really be Poor Jesse.

  6. I agree, Mike. We quickly went through Season 1 and 2 and are ready to give up with Season 3. We're ready to remove it from our Neflix queue. It needs to go somewhere else and maybe it will in S3 but we're not sure we're willing to stick it out long enough to find out. Have you watched The Wire? That was really good and we're sorry it ended.


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