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Re: Canvassing opinions on TV series

Postby CMonster » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:30 am

Suture Self wrote:
movieboy wrote:I watched the first 4 episodes of Season 1 Breaking Bad. I found it to be OK, nothing special till now. Is it worth going ahead - does it get better? How many episodes/seasons before it becomes better?

Personally, I don't think it gets good until the later half of Season 3. I wasn't a fan of Season 1 either. Season 4 is by far the best. Season 5 (Part 1 and 2) are okay.

Then again, I'm an outlier and don't like the show all that much.

As on opinion on the other side, I think seasons 1 and 2 were my favorite, 3 was the worst, with 4 and 5 both being really good, but getting really over the top compared to the rest. I will also say that each season the show takes a step to be bigger and the tone shifts (in small but noticeable ways) so you might start liking it more or less later depending on your taste.

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Re: Canvassing opinions on TV series

Postby mattorama12 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:23 pm

CMonster wrote:
Suture Self wrote:
movieboy wrote:I watched the first 4 episodes of Season 1 Breaking Bad. I found it to be OK, nothing special till now. Is it worth going ahead - does it get better? How many episodes/seasons before it becomes better?

Personally, I don't think it gets good until the later half of Season 3. I wasn't a fan of Season 1 either. Season 4 is by far the best. Season 5 (Part 1 and 2) are okay.

Then again, I'm an outlier and don't like the show all that much.

As on opinion on the other side, I think seasons 1 and 2 were my favorite, 3 was the worst, with 4 and 5 both being really good, but getting really over the top compared to the rest. I will also say that each season the show takes a step to be bigger and the tone shifts (in small but noticeable ways) so you might start liking it more or less later depending on your taste.


I agree that season 3 was the weakest. As for seasons 1/2 v. 4/5, I think it depends on what you like more. In seasons 1/2, the story didn't require too much suspension of disbelief. It was smaller scale and felt like it was within the realm of possibility, but still wild enough to be really exciting and entertaining. The weakness in the earlier seasons were the supporting characters and their lack of development. Seasons 4 and 5 ratcheted up the story so that it was wildly unbelievable, but it wasn't so ridiculous that it couldn't be enjoyed. The real strength of those seasons was how interesting each* of the major characters were, and how interesting their arcs had become over the series.

*Excluding the son, obviously.

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Re: Canvassing opinions on TV series

Postby ShogunRua » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:07 am

movieboy wrote:I watched the first 4 episodes of Season 1 Breaking Bad. I found it to be OK, nothing special till now. Is it worth going ahead - does it get better? How many episodes/seasons before it becomes better?


That was roughly my impression of the first 4 episodes, too. I stuck it out until the middle of Season 2, then dropped it. Chances are that if you're not enjoying it now, you won't at any point later on.

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Re: Canvassing opinions on TV series

Postby kgbelliveau » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:45 pm

Breaking Bad is probably my favorite series of all time, simply because it keeps increasing the intensity right up until the end. It gives you the crazy memorable television moments while still having a plot line that is believable. I did enjoy season 5 because it brought a solid well executed conclusion to the show but I think it would have been a bolder decision from a storytelling perspective to end after season 4.

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Re: Canvassing opinions on TV series

Postby movieboy » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:29 pm

ShogunRua wrote:
movieboy wrote:I watched the first 4 episodes of Season 1 Breaking Bad. I found it to be OK, nothing special till now. Is it worth going ahead - does it get better? How many episodes/seasons before it becomes better?


That was roughly my impression of the first 4 episodes, too. I stuck it out until the middle of Season 2, then dropped it. Chances are that if you're not enjoying it now, you won't at any point later on.


Watched 2 more episodes. I don't think I am watching any more.

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Re: Canvassing opinions on TV series

Postby movieboy » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:06 am

I just found a mini-review by CMonster where he rants about Jim Parsons and Big Bang Theory - and it was in a mini-review of a different series :-)

https://www.criticker.com/tv/Becker/rating/cmonster/

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Re: Canvassing opinions on TV series

Postby CMonster » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:43 am

movieboy wrote:I just found a mini-review by CMonster where he rants about Jim Parsons and Big Bang Theory - and it was in a mini-review of a different series :-)

https://www.criticker.com/tv/Becker/rating/cmonster/

Glad you enjoyed. Jim Parsons is the worst.

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Re: Canvassing opinions on TV series

Postby paulofilmo » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:21 pm

Friday Night Lights

never heard of it before yesterday.

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Re: Canvassing opinions on TV series

Postby movieboy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:03 am

movieboy wrote:I watched the first 4 episodes of Season 1 Breaking Bad. I found it to be OK, nothing special till now. Is it worth going ahead - does it get better? How many episodes/seasons before it becomes better?

Had a second go at Breaking Bad after a couple of years. This time, I finished Season 3 & quit at the beginning of Season 4. A little better than my earlier attempt. But still found it OK. There are a few good moments here & there but it's not all that good. "The Fly" episode was utter rubbish.

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Re: Canvassing opinions on TV series

Postby gabba2k7 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:17 pm

'but it's not all that good.'movieboy
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how dare u :}


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