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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 10:20:11 AM   
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I'm sure no-one will but please be careful with spoilers outside of the actual show thread.

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 11:05:33 AM   
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Not that I've watched Breaking Bad yet (some friends have kindly agreed to loan me the boxset soon), but why has it taken this long to gather a serious fanbase here?


I don't know, it's been a slow build that's for sure, but I feel as though it reached a certain point where all of a sudden the number of people on my facebook talking about it suddenly exploded. Homer, I think, blames my constant banging on about it for him giving it a try!

My friend recommended it to me just as the second season was airing/had aired (2009, I think?) and I remember watching it for ages without anybody else to chat to about it apart from him. People hadn't even really heard of it, and when you try explaining the synopsis it doesn't actually sound that great.

Just one of those things that passed people by for quite a while. Accessibility as elab says is probably a big factor.


I started to watch it when one of the freeview channels (5* I think) showed S1 and 2 over Christmas and New year in 2009/10. And then they never showed any more, and the DVD for S3 didn't come out until mid-2011. By which time I figured I'd just wait until they were all available until I carried on.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 11:52:05 AM   
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It reminds of The Wire in that it's a programme that seems to thrive on genuine word of mouth, rather than off its own back if that makes any sense.

I like it a lot, although I don't think it's *quite* as brilliant as other people do. I'm quite behind, though, nearly finished season two and there were definitely a couple of draggy episodes halfway through.

I've also grudgingly accepted that Skylar is never going to be anything other than irritating.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 1:09:52 PM   
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I've also grudgingly accepted that Skylar is never going to be anything other than irritating.


I fucking hate her. Face like a smacked arse.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 4:42:52 PM   
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I like it a lot, although I don't think it's *quite* as brilliant as other people do. I'm quite behind, though, nearly finished season two and there were definitely a couple of draggy episodes halfway through.



I stopped watching after season 02 first time round because one of the story lines was so fucking annoying, second time I tried I just powered through it and from season 03 on it turns into an absolute masterpiece.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 5:02:00 PM   
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Which storyline?

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 5:12:07 PM   
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ORIGINAL: rawlinson


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ORIGINAL: matty_b

I like it a lot, although I don't think it's *quite* as brilliant as other people do. I'm quite behind, though, nearly finished season two and there were definitely a couple of draggy episodes halfway through.



I stopped watching after season 02 first time round because one of the story lines was so fucking annoying, second time I tried I just powered through it and from season 03 on it turns into an absolute masterpiece.

Hamsterdam

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 5:16:40 PM   
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Isn't Hamsterdam season three of The Wire?

I think we're getting our wires crossed.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 5:25:13 PM   
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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 6:41:13 PM   
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Yeah, wires crossed I think.

And The Wire is flawless.

As for Breaking Bad, I meant Jane.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 6:46:59 PM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Yeah, wires crossed I think.

And The Wire is flawless.

As for Breaking Bad, I meant Jane.


I always liked the Jane story, or was it Jane herself that bothered you?


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RE: What are you thinking......... - 16/9/2013 7:23:05 PM   
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Isn't Hamsterdam season three of The Wire?

I think we're getting our wires crossed.

Gotcha

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 8:33:09 AM   
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Just you lot hold tight on The Wire chatter, I'm still on S1.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 8:48:50 AM   
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No spoilers should be in here, but you're OK with that - it's just a storyline and the title tells you nothing till you get there.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 10:35:06 AM   
Hobbitonlass

 

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Just you lot hold tight on The Wire chatter, I'm still on S1.

Chief, would never spoiler anything for you! I knew it wasn't a spoiler when I posted it

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 11:56:02 AM   
Chief


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I know Hobbsy, it was that other ne'erdowell Matty I was worried about.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 12:23:49 PM   
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Apart from Mcnulty and Bunks having a secret gay affair in Season 3, there's not much to spoil.

I really enjoyed The Wire, but like Breaking Bad, I think it is more hyped by people who have seen it (knowing you haven't) than anything else.
Probably a bit like when I tell people The West Wing is the best thing ever on TV, which is only ever going to be a let down.
But it's still better than Breaking Bad, and The Wire. And just about Falling Skies.

Anyway, the heating has come on at work. Normally I make the decision on when (which is normally about mid January) but after leaving the office for an hour this morning, the fuckers have flicked the switch.
At least I'm not shivering today though

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 12:30:47 PM   
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Breaking Bad has the benefit of being tightly plotted. It's got no flab at all. Everything works.

I really need to watch beyond Season 1 of the Wire though...

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 12:56:19 PM   
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Apart from Mcnulty and Bunks having a secret gay affair in Season 3, there's not much to spoil.


You're forgetting the bit when the jumbo jet with Uncle Escobar and his private army on board crash-lands in downtown B'more and that almighty drug war kicks off between the Colombian Cartel and the East/West Coalition in a grim battle for survival and domination. All while McNulty gets drunk and shags someone. That shit was off the hook, yo.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 1:17:01 PM   
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I thought the best bit was when WW started to take over the projects, pissing off Tony S and Omar to the point where Jed needed to lay down the law!

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 1:19:39 PM   
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Anyway, the heating has come on at work. Normally I make the decision on when (which is normally about mid January) but after leaving the office for an hour this morning, the fuckers have flicked the switch.
At least I'm not shivering today though

I was a bit cold last night at home but refuse to put the heating on before 1st Oct. I just put another jumper on

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 1:29:21 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

Yeah, wires crossed I think.

And The Wire is flawless.

As for Breaking Bad, I meant Jane.


I always liked the Jane story, or was it Jane herself that bothered you?



Breaking Bad spoilers

I like the payoff, and what her death means for both Walt and Jesse, but I disliked the character as written and played, she drags parts of the season down to a crawl.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 1:36:44 PM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Gotcha

More Breaking Bad spoilers

I'd agree that the most interesting part her story plays comes after she's gone. One of the best scenes in the show so far is in Fly when Walt almost admits what he did,


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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 1:41:23 PM   
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Yeah, absolutely

More Breaking Bad Spoilers, bitch.

That scene (that episode in general) is incredible. But let's be honest, Walt did Jesse a huge favour by letting her die.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 1:42:06 PM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Have to agree with that

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 1:46:32 PM   
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I know Hobbsy, it was that other ne'erdowell Matty I was worried about.


They're all ghosts.



And sledges.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 2:12:21 PM   
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ORIGINAL: matty_b


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief

I know Hobbsy, it was that other ne'erdowell Matty I was worried about.


They're all ghosts.



And sledges.


Aren't we all in some way or another.

Just let that sink in.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 17/9/2013 2:38:29 PM   
matty_b


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Whoa.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 18/9/2013 10:35:15 AM   
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Just applied for a new job.















































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RE: What are you thinking......... - 18/9/2013 11:31:37 AM   
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I just applied for 5. Does this mean my penis is five times bigger than yours, or five times smaller?

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