When you think about it, Breaking Bad wasn't as great as we all thought it was, was it?

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#1

terrible title. agreed.

moving on, I think man/woman should let something as large as this sit for a period of two years or so, before giving a definitive review on its overall merits.

I remember watching it at the time and thinking ‘boy, this is right up there with the all time great shows’

however - having taken some time to really digest it and come to my firm conclusion, I’d say it was a very good show, with some absolutely tremendous episodes (fly, train heist, truck magnet) but it’s a show that I will probably never, ever watch again, unlike all the absolute greats - The Wire/Sopranos/Curb/Louie/that other one

what say you?


#2

I still think it was great but I agree that there’s suddenly a lot of hipster d’bags pretending it wasn’t for indie points.


#3

:smiley:

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#4

Absolutely amazingly gripping telly, top-tier entertainment for what’s-gonna-happen-next value. Not got the rewatch value of the true upper-echelon big-hitters but it was still absolutely brilliant IMO.


#5

I’ve read books like it. A great page turner…but then probably something you may not want to revisit.


#6

I think it was the first programme since peak-era Neighbours to really grasp how to pace an episode so that it ends on a cliffhanger.


#7

While watching it I thought it was great fun, really entertaining but not in the top, top tier of great TV. This is still my opinion


#8

yeah it’s really good, out of the ones you mention i prefer the sopranos and don’t like louie as much.
dunno why people are so obsessed with ranking acclaimed tv shows as if it isnt subjective


#9

Dropped the ball with the flash-forward structure in the last season IMO, removed a lot of the dramatic tension but yeah, agreed with you. Never seen anything to make me so desperate for the next episode (since peak-era LOST at least)


#10

peak-era Neighbours > peak-era Lost


#11

We drove past Walter White’s house in Albuquerque.

I can tell you that the people who own that house were not happy that it was that house. They had a right face on and stared me down as we drove past, slowly.

I haven’t even seen most of breaking bad. I stopped halfway through season 4 cause I thought it was getting a bit ‘meh’.


#12

I was always a Home and Away man personally.


#13

I loved it.

Why do you think your opinion a long time after the show finished is more valid than your opinon straight after it was over?


#14

They probably thought you were going to chuck a pizza on the roof


#15

favourite 3 characters…3 or more episodes:[poll type=multiple min=1 max=3 public=true]

  • Walter White
  • Jesse Pinkman
  • Saul Goodman
  • Gus Fring
  • Skyler White
  • Hank Schrader
  • the imperious Mike
  • Walt JR
  • Todd
  • Lydia
  • Ted Beneke
  • Marie Schrader
  • Tuco
  • Steven Gomez
  • Bogdan Wolynetz
  • Tuco’s uncle? (chap in wheelchair)
  • the one I forgot
    [/poll]

#16

said it was crap at the time

glad history is proving me correct YET AGAIN


#17

write in vote for badger


#18

I dunno man. its like people calling To Pimp a Butterfly the greatest hip hop album of all time after 4 days. stuff like this takes a long time to digest and therefore, wild, immediate opinions should be discounted as nonsense, imo


#19

I never finished it, going to try again some time.


#20

I didn’t really watch much of it, saw most of the last season. Had a sort of pulpy quality imo, not half as engaging or complex as some people made out at the time. It’s not the standard of say The Wire, it’s more of a pop culture phenomenon - like Buffy or something.