Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Breaking Bad Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
2013-10-07 02:57 PM
jshel101 IMO, Damages is good, but not Breaking Bad good. I would give Breaking Bad a 10/10 and Damages about a 8.5/10.
2013-10-07 12:11 PM
otown47 Speaking of series that might be 10s, I just finished watching the 5 seasons of Damages. This series is extremely well written with an intricate plot and lots of twists and turns. The acting is great from a first rate cast of well knowns.

Its a who's screwing who story about're never really sure and there's lots of clues/bait and lots of flashbacks and flash forwards. The topics chosen are current.

Well worth some binge watching....
2013-10-07 11:27 AM
jokeDR The meaning of the ending of the Sopranos is all speculation. I think we all are aware of the theory that Tony was assassinated. My problem is that Chase has never confirmed that. Any time asked in an interview, Chase always gives a "it can be whatever the individual wants it to be" answer. If it is so obvious and straight forward, then why not just say so.
2013-10-06 05:40 PM
ExDilbert I realized what happened to Tony while the credits were rolling. I was also surprised that many people did not. It was set up earlier in the season. It was also foreshadowed by the scene where someone went into the bathroom beside where Tony was sitting. (We saw a similar hit setup earlier and I wondered at the time if Tony would be hit.) Tony's fate should have been obvious due the last scene being shot from Tony's POV. If you didn't get that, then the ending is less obvious.

The ending for BB was set up in a similar fashion. As soon as I saw the oscillating arm it was obvious what Walt was planning. He had the automatic weapon already. The only thing I didn't get was how Walt was planning to survive. Walt's downfall was predictable, but not certain, from the moment he decided to leave the cabin and take revenge.

As for Jesse, in the final scene he's reverted back to where he was when the series started. In case anyone didn't notice, the guy eats and craps horseshoes while his carelessness causes the downfall of everyone close to him. Careless and entitled, he's the exact opposite of Walt, who methodically keeps tabs on everything and exacts revenge in calculated ways. Walt's ultimate downfall, and his biggest virtue, is that he protects his family to a fault and that he regards Jesse as family.
2013-10-06 11:32 AM
Originally Posted by colinpeddle View Post
Sopranos wasn't self indulgent at all. It was poetic and in line with the rest of the series. The foreshadowing of Tony's death was apparent through the entire last season. It was fantastic. It was Tony's point of view and that was established so that when he was shot, we would know it what happened.

"I guess you never hear it coming when it’s your turn." said Tony.

So this series of shots, repeating... door chimes, opens, tony's POV, someone walks in... door chimes, door opens, tony's point of view Carm walks in... door chimes, tony looks, aj walks in... etc. etc. till we get to Meadow, door chimes... tony's point of view: black. He's dead. He didn't hear it coming, it was his turn and then, 10 seconds of black as he faded and died... in front of his entire family.

Looking back, the Sopranos ending makes sense. And in that case it was pretty cool. But at the same time, if an ending can't be understood when you watch it, and you need YouTube videos and online blogs to make sense of it, then was it really that great in terms of the writing? A better writing job would have made it make sense to at least half the audience at the time of watching.

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
2013-10-06 10:31 AM
Originally Posted by otown47 View Post
Watched it the next day on Netflix commercials, no breaks. WRT rating the series, the finale was great, the episodes leading up to the finale, just so so....seemed like fillers.

So a question, Walt planned all the events in the last episode and they all worked out except for him getting shot...which I assume he didn't plan on. If he hadn't of got shot, what would have happened....seemed like there was no way out, he would have been caught...
I think Walk went there expecting to also get shot and killed. He told Skylar it was coming to an end. He only jumped on Jesse when he realized he wanted to save Jesse. He went there thinking he wanted to kill Jesse for working with those guys.
2013-10-06 09:50 AM
classicsat Maybe not. It might be they have only been told what they need to by "Uncle Jack". The only people to know about Walt and Jesse are that crew.

On the other hand, the police know more about Jesse, and could infer he was part of the operation.
2013-10-05 04:02 PM
wfg There are a lot more Aryan Brotherhood members beyond those killed by Walt. For example the ones who killed the witnesses in the prisons no doubt will know what happened.
2013-10-04 10:51 PM

My android home screen
2013-10-04 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by jokeDR View Post
The timeline of 'Better Call Saul' takes place before the events of Breaking Bad. It will be about Saul pre-Walter if you will.
That makes sense since he is on the lam after Walt. I was wondering how they where going to do this.
2013-10-04 11:34 AM
jokeDR The timeline of 'Better Call Saul' takes place before the events of Breaking Bad. It will be about Saul pre-Walter if you will.
2013-10-03 10:04 PM
Originally Posted by wfg View Post
One element of danger still exists for Jesse i.e. the Aryan brother network.
Doubtful Alaska will be far enough away.
How would they even know about Jesse? The group that where with Jesse where all killed. Walt killed the Aryan's and he is dead. I am thinking Jesse is free and clear to live out his life. I wonder if Jesse will be making an appearance on the Saul spin off show.
2013-10-03 04:02 PM

One element of danger still exists for Jesse i.e. the Aryan brother network.
Doubtful Alaska will be far enough away.
2013-10-03 09:24 AM
classicsat The series was ultimately about Walt. With his apparent demise (death or capture by police), the need for the show is over. It would turn into a procedural to wrap things up for Walt and Jesse, not that I wouldn't like to see that.

As for feeling like fillers, it is part of their painting into a corner thing the writers do, beginning in episode 501 with the car from new Hampshire, the beard, and the M60.
2013-10-02 10:29 PM
Originally Posted by colinpeddle View Post
Sopranos wasn't self indulgent at all. It was poetic and in line with the rest of the series.
IMHO, Sopranos had one of the worst series endings. Just about as bad as Lost. A real let down.

Originally Posted by sheed30 View Post
@ otown47.. You really thought the episodes leading up to the finale were just so so and felt like filler episodes? I agree that the 2nd last episode being a filler episode maybe but the Ozymandias episode was incredible and arguably the best episode of the entire series IMO.
I totally agree. The episodes leading up to the finale was really intense.
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome