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Old 06-18-2012, 03:43 PM   #41
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I just finished season 3. It lost me/pissed me off a little with the fly episode, but the last episode brought me back in. Season 4 here i come.
the fly episode was the only bad episode through 4 seasons thus far. i will admit: it was a really useless episode. it was obvious they just needed a filler episode to finish off a full season
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the fly episode was the only bad episode through 4 seasons thus far. i will admit: it was a really useless episode. it was obvious they just needed a filler episode to finish off a full season
I hated that one so much.
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the fly episode was the only bad episode through 4 seasons thus far. i will admit: it was a really useless episode. it was obvious they just needed a filler episode to finish off a full season
Every good story needs a little digression, keeps people interested when the plot unfolds. If they go too hard, and give us all too much to take in and understand, we will subsequently lose interest. If they give us a mental break every once in a while with some humor, it makes for a better, consistent audience.

edit: If you haven't, watch the first season of 24, you'll see what I'm saying. I almost stopped watching 24 that season because of the lack filler between the intensity.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #44
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Every good story needs a little digression, keeps people interested when the plot unfolds. If they go too hard, and give us all too much to take in and understand, we will subsequently lose interest. If they give us a mental break every once in a while with some humor, it makes for a better, consistent audience.

edit: If you haven't, watch the first season of 24, you'll see what I'm saying. I almost stopped watching 24 that season because of the lack filler between the intensity.
the constant intensity is what i liked about 24.
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the constant intensity is what i liked about 24.
Constant it fine, with a little digression on the side. The first season was like someone paused the DVR when Jason was about to kill someone every scene. All good movies/TV shows have multiple things going on so it isn't so fixated on the intense moments; hit every emotion in the mind. It's no so much a filler, but the primer for the paint. You need both to make it work.

Second season(24) and on wasn't as intense as the first, so they must have realized it. Most people complain about movies and TV by saying it was too simple, or predictable. The bug episode was adding something different, showing a different side of the two characters while showing other things in other parts of the show. I found it boring too, but it's the things like that, that make people love a show forever.
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I just finished season 3. It lost me/pissed me off a little with the fly episode, but the last episode brought me back in. Season 4 here i come.
The Fly episode wasn't that bad. You probably just didn't understand it. It was essential to Walt's development. At that point he's mentally breaking down under the weight of what he's doing. At that point he's looking for any excuse to stop making meth. His conscience was getting to him.
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Also, I think it was a subtle way for the writers to transcend Jesse from a lazy meth cooker, into how good he is now. It was Walter's way of showing Jesse how serious mixing these chemicals are. Every time he did it by himself, he would of thought twice when starting about the cleanliness of the equipment.

He went from noob to pro that day, which subsequently gave him the ability to take over Walter's job later.
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The Fly episode wasn't that bad. You probably just didn't understand it. It was essential to Walt's development. At that point he's mentally breaking down under the weight of what he's doing. At that point he's looking for any excuse to stop making meth. His conscience was getting to him.
i think everybody got the point that it represented Walt's breakdown; we just didn't need an entire episode devoted to that single point.
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the fly episode was the only bad episode through 4 seasons thus far. i will admit: it was a really useless episode. it was obvious they just needed a filler episode to finish off a full season
Really? I can see what you mean, but it did have a lot to add to the relationship between Walt and Jesse. I don't think it was a filler, but the writers were trying to change the pace and bring an introspective feeling to an episode.
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I just wanna say that breaking bad is even more badass of a show to me simply for the fact that the whole show is filmed in Albuquerque lol. It's kinda sad that a show about cooking meth represents abq so well, but I gotta say I couldn't imagine a better setting for the show. It's pretty cool seeing all these locations around my town on screen, especially having physically lived near several different scene locations. They def shot most of the scenes around the most ghetto areas around town. The best example i can think of is the crackhead hotel where uncle hank takes walt jr in season 1.Yes, abq is as ghetto as the show makes it appear lol, but makes watching the show more of an experience.
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I just wanna say that breaking bad is even more badass of a show to me simply for the fact that the whole show is filmed in Albuquerque lol. It's kinda sad that a show about cooking meth represents abq so well, but I gotta say I couldn't imagine a better setting for the show. It's pretty cool seeing all these locations around my town on screen, especially having physically lived near several different scene locations. They def shot most of the scenes around the most ghetto areas around town. The best example i can think of is the crackhead hotel where uncle hank takes walt jr in season 1.Yes, abq is as ghetto as the show makes it appear lol, but makes watching the show more of an experience.
no offense to your hometown, but i drove through alburquerque a couple years ago and it was one of the crappiest, most ghetto cities i've ever seen. from the limited experience i had with the town, i feel like breaking bad is a pretty accurate portrayal
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no offense to your hometown, but i drove through alburquerque a couple years ago and it was one of the crappiest, most ghetto cities i've ever seen. from the limited experience i had with the town, i feel like breaking bad is a pretty accurate portrayal
uh, that's just what he said.
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no offense to your hometown, but i drove through alburquerque a couple years ago and it was one of the crappiest, most ghetto cities i've ever seen. from the limited experience i had with the town, i feel like breaking bad is a pretty accurate portrayal
Yup it's pretty ghetto, prob second to el paso lol. However, NM has some charm if you can get past all the desert and sand. Prob have some of the most scenic sunsets, the best Mexican food, and the film industry is booming out here.

Other than that, some of the worst crime, top in DWI's, police corruption, and political corruption and scandals. It's like the wild west here.
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Walt will die of cancer.

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Vince Gilligan spoke about season 5 and said, when asked what is different about season 5, that Walt finally wins. Walt becomes the Kingpin, and we will start to see things going his way.

Whether or not that means he lives or not, I don't know. Maybe he is trying to throw us off.

But just from what he said, it doesn't sound like Walt is going to die.

No matter what has happened, we have to remember that Walt is still the protagonist. No matter how bad he gets, or how many people he kills, we still sympathize with him because we see things through his eyes. I'm not sure if I get the feeling that they want this show to be a tragedy wherein the protagonist is killed off.
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Vince Gilligan spoke about season 5 and said, when asked what is different about season 5, that Walt finally wins. Walt becomes the Kingpin, and we will start to see things going his way.

Whether or not that means he lives or not, I don't know. Maybe he is trying to throw us off.

But just from what he said, it doesn't sound like Walt is going to die.

No matter what has happened, we have to remember that Walt is still the protagonist. No matter how bad he gets, or how many people he kills, we still sympathize with him because we see things through his eyes. I'm not sure if I get the feeling that they want this show to be a tragedy wherein the protagonist is killed off.
i really dont feel for walt at all anymore. i feel like he went from being someone you feel (and root) for to someone you worry about, and now he's come full circle to a full-on villain.

also, i just realized: this will the first season of the show that i follow as the episodes premier. i dunno how i'm gonna wait a whole week for each episode to come out
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