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Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« on: August 25, 2012, 10:20:45 am »
Breaking Bad (Season 1)



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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 11:55:13 am »
Breaking Bad


























I've been wanting to see Breaking Bad since I first heard about it. I had every intention of watching this during it's initial broadcast. But like everything in life, plans always get derailed and I had a handful of other shows that I was currently watching which put this on the backburner (pun intended).

So, did the Pilot live up to the hype that has been building for Breaking Bad over it's entire run? Absolutely. I was always curious how the series got started and I thought the way they opened this episode immediately got you sucked into the world of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), the 'cook'. And then it rewinds 3 weeks earlier to basically gives us his "origin" story and how he became a 'cook'. In a nutshell, he just turns 50, faints and then finds out that he has lung cancer and doesn't have long to live. He is currently working 2 jobs, one as a Chemistry teacher at a High School and another job at a Car Wash. So it's clear that he has money problems, most likely from the fact that he has a 'Special-needs' son, which cost a lot more money. So, it's a no brainer that he would turn to something he actually knows (Chemistry) that he can turn a nice profit to take care of his family.

Well, that's the idea. But not everything goes by the book as its shown in the Pilot. Just a really good starting off point. I really like the character of Walter. He's not a bad guy. He's just a father and a husband that's been given horrible news and decides to help out his family....fast, before he expires. Nice angel by having his brother-in-law working as a DEA agent. That should have some good conflict moments for sure.
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 02:25:56 pm »
The Cat's In The Bag
























This one literally picks up where the first episode left off. I just assumed that Walter and Jesse would just dump the two bodies out in the desert on the way back home. Nope. The entire episode is about what to do with the bodies and who will do it. To make the situation more complicated, one of the bodies isn't quite so dead. As dark as this episode is, their is plenty of levity. There's some funny moment due to the awkward situation they are both dealing with. The ending was with the body / bathtub going through the floor / ceiling was nasty.


FYI, great episode.
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 09:52:33 pm »
And The Bag's In The River


























Three episodes in and this season is already kicking some major ass. This was one intense episode with a good chunk of it between Walter and Krazy-8 / Domingo. Even though they were "bonding", sharing stories, it was obvious that Walt would have to kill him. I think even if he hadn't discovered that Domingo had the broken piece of the plate that he would have gotten rid of him. With Walt's family on the line and their safety in jeopardy, letting Domingo walk would have been the Krazy thing to do. I really like the pacing of the first 3 episodes so far. They've taken their time to really get as much out of the arc as possible and not rush through it. Now we move on to DEA Brother-In-Law getting his hands on the Gas Mask left at the site out in he desert.
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 08:31:48 am »
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I really liked this episode because we get to see a little bit more of Jesse's old life. Kinda. Having just smoked a batch of that 99.1% pure meth that Walter had cooked, his paranoia sends him running back to his parents house, where he can crash. Just in the few scenes he shares with his parents and younger brother, we see what his situation is like and where his little brother could potentially end up at now that he is sneaking dope into the house.

With the mounting debt that is soon to hit Walt and his family because of his treatment, he obviously will have to take Jesse up on his offer to cook another batch...and more. Duh. Wouldn't be a show if he didn't. Anway, that 'Stock Broker' douche had it coming. I thought for sure Walt was gonna go  apesh*t  on his ass and knock out a tooth or two. Nope. He did one better. He blew up the pricks car. BAM! Like I said, he had it coming.
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 03:08:37 pm »
Gray Matter























Great episode, albeit slower. By that I mean there was no victim in the basement, blowing up cars or paranoid delusions. It's a very heavy episode that's achored by Walt's impassioned speech about why he doesn't want to do the treatment. It's pretty heartbreaking to think that so many people have to make that choice and why they don't want to. I can understand it. Anyway, after his big speech, I was wondering what exactly is going to change his mind. What event will push him to do it. All it was, was the simple act of waking up the next morning and his wife not being in bed beside him. That was it. The episode ends where he approaches Jesse about cooking again.............
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 10:24:50 pm »
Crazy Handful Of Nothin'

























THAT was an awesome, kick ass episode, especially the last 5 minutes when Walt confronts Tuco. But lets start with everything that leads up there. Walt is now dealing with the worst part of his treatment. He is sick, being pumped full of chemo, hair failing out, vomiting, etc... He looks sick and run down with barely a hint of life. Jesse has a meet with a potential distributor to unload their Crystal in bulk instead of having to sling it for a small payout. The meeting doesn't go well as Tuco steals the pound of meth and proceeds to kick the  s h i t  out of him, sending him to the hospital.

Walt not wanting to deal with his hair loss decides to just shave his hair off once and for all. It seems that just this little event transforms him into something else all together. Yes, he looks like a badass, which also literally makes him one too. The confrontation to retrieve the stolen money and lay down the law shows clearly that he is now alive and and taking charge.

Awesome episode!!!!
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 07:42:23 am »
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Well, that brings to a close the very very short first season. But they left it on a note that Tuco is definitely unhinged and will become a problem in the future. I already knew he was trouble from the last episode, but in this one, they ramp up what he is capable of doing by having him tee off on one of his employees. I wonder how long it takes before Walter gets rid of him.....

Another thing that I found interesting in this episode is that Walt's  DEA Brother-In-Law Hank and his wife Marie aren't as squeaky clean as they want everyone to think they are. He has no problems lighting up an illegal Cuban cigar and she doesn't have any problems shoplifting. I also wonder if this is going to lead them down an easier road of accepting what Walt does as a cook once they find out. Hmmmm........
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 07:49:14 am »
Breaking Bad (Season 1)



Breaking Bad is every bit as good as everyone has made it out to be. It's beyond good, it's one of the best written shows I've ever come across and I've watched thousands of series over the years to know what is the best. What is remarkable is that the writers have done a great job in making the lead character, Walt, sympathetic so that the viewer can get behind him and rationalize why he is doing this (for his family). If you are a fan of Dexter or Weeds, you will absolutely love Breaking Bad. I highly recommend Season 1 as a Buy. Just be aware that this season is only 7 episodes long.
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2014, 06:26:14 pm »
And now my Breaking Bad Marathon officially begins........again.  :)
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2014, 06:43:41 pm »
Does this have anything to do with the fact that AMC started re-airing all of Breaking Bad?

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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 06:54:45 pm »
Nope. I was able to score the entire series on eBay, Brand New for a measly $33. Not bad. Had to finish my Terminator marathon first before I could dive back into the BB World.
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 08:20:46 pm »
Not bad... $33
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2014, 08:25:17 pm »
I'll say. Whenever I'm in VONS, I walk by the DVD rack they have and if I had gotten all the season sets there, it would have cost me $80....not counting tax. Suck it VONS!!!!
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Re: Breaking Bad (Season 1 - 2008)
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2014, 08:44:35 am »
I'm only 4 episodes into my marathon and I'm HOOKED.....again. It's fun to revisit a series that has great characters like Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Knowing where each character ends up at the end, it's fascinating to watch their transformation. With Walt, even though he hasn't become Heisenberg yet, you get to see glimpses of what's to come in his actions. The first is when he stands up for Jr. and takes down the bully in the store, the second is when he blows up the douches sports car. With Jesse, you see the ultimate burn-out character with no drive for anything other than getting high. This is going to be a fun marathon.

Cuing up Episode 5 now.........
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