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I absolutely LOVED Better Call Saul! Clearly I should have read up more on what they were planning to do, I don't know why lol, but I always pictured it in my head as being a kind of sitcom of Saul's ducking and diving, and I assumed that it would be a ton of gags that would eventually start to feel overplayed, but it was so much better than that. The filming of the desert and the general atmosphere really reminded me of Breaking Bad's vibe, along with the premise of course of watching Saul's (or Jimmy's I guess!) fall from a basically law-abiding citizen who didn't want to get involved in anything criminal, into the criminal lawyer that we all know that he will eventually become


Spoilers for 101 and 102 )
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Give me a fandom and I'll give you, either in the comments or in a separate post, five unpopular opinions for that particular fandom.
frelling_tralk: (Veronica Mars grr)
Full-length trailers are now out for Better Call Saul and for iZombie! "How 'iZombie' differs from 'Veronica Mars' (aside from the fact she's dead)"

Anyone else planning to check out either of those shows? :)





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List 10 tv shows/movies/books
-- Have your friends guess your favourite characters from each one.
-- Cross out the show/movie/book and put the character in when someone guesses.


1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Buffy

2. The Vampire Diaries Caroline

3. Breaking Bad Walt

4. Dawson's Creek Joey

5. Farscape John

6. Supernatural Sam

7. Veronica Mars Veronica

8. Friends Monica

9. Pretty Little Liars Spencer

10. Dollhouse Adelle
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Skyler is still one of the most controversial topics of conversation for Breaking Bad and viewers seem to either fall into loving her and Skyler being the best and most flawlessly badass character of the whole show, or being the worst ever and a total bitch of a wife. I'm frustrated though that some of her actual morally ambiguous acts are never even considered and taken seriously. All that the criticism mostly seems to come down too are accusations of her being a terrible wife, and so there's this perception that you might be misogynistic and a total Walt stan if you do have problems with Skyler as a character

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Vince Gilligan Talks ‘Breaking Bad’ Regret, Hints at Mike’s Return in ‘Better Call Saul’


[W]hen I heard anecdotally that a lot of people were of the belief that the whole thing had been a dream, then I was kind of scratching my head because that to me as a fan of storytelling, that to me, is the antithesis of a satisfying ending. [...] It certainly doesn’t work well for me that these people I’ve invested all my care and close attention to for years on end, that nothing they’ve accomplished happened to be real: It was all some bulls— dream. [Laughs] I was like, “Are you kidding me?” Who would find that… what’s the word?… fulfilling?"

Yes! I always thought those weird theories that the critics were coming with on how it should have ended seemed like the most unsatisfying way ever of ending the show



Although Better Call Saul is set, for the most part, in the days before Walt broke bad, Gilligan admits that he and co-creator Peter Gould have been “turning over” the possibility of jumping to other points in the timeline.

"We think, by and large, this show will be a prequel, but the wonderful thing about the fractured chronology we employed on Breaking Bad for many years is the audience will not be thrown by us jumping around in time. So it’s possible that we may indeed do that, and we’ll see the past and perhaps the future."



Who is planning on watching the spin-off? Tbh I'm not all that excited for it at the moment, I may or may not watch depending on if I hear good things about it. I like Saul a lot on BB, I'm just not sure if I'd be that interested in a show centered around him :shrugs:



And my computer still seems cursed :( I've ran malwarebytes and it says there's no virus, but I still can't use a search engine without internet explorer closing down, I can't highlight and copy or paste on individual LJ entries, not can I select pics or mood (I have to use my ipad for that). Plus I can't edit my posts at TWoP. I'm wondering now if it could be an IE problem, maybe I need to update it or something...
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10.3 million for the Breaking Bad finale, and that was after the fourth season only got 1.9 million for its finale. The word of mouth and netflix has REALLY made a difference in people catching up at the last minute!

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/09/30/breaking-bad-series-finale-ratings/

Flawless ending. Flawless show :D

I wish the deluxe box set (which is eek out of stock already on amazon.co.uk) came with a t-shirt instead of an apron that I will never wear through lol, I've just ordered a Heisenberg t-shirt to wear :bounces: Breaking Bad is huge in the UK just from people finding it on Netflix, it doesn't air on any other channel over here, yet nearly all of the top sellers in film and tv on amazon.co.uk are Breaking Bad DVDs
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Breaking Bad's ending got me sooo hyped :D

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And woot Breaking Bad won the best drama Emmy and Anna won best supporting actress :D









ETA Okay wtf, half the comments in this post have suddenly disappeared?! I don't know if it's some weird LJ glitch or what, but in my defense I'm not just randomly talking to myself, there were LJ comments from other people there originally *g*
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So my flist may or may not be relieved to hear that my rather prolific posting every day phase will most likely be coming to an end now *g* My holiday is over and I'm back at work today :sighs:

And I've just recently finished season 3 of Breaking Bad!

I'm saying I've lived too long )
frelling_tralk: (BB I thought you were the danger)
With 'No Mas' honestly I really didn't get the crawling to the altar at all the first time I watched lol and I think I was too 'wtf is going on' to really appreciate it at the time, but I liked seeing the Cousins a lot more on rewatch once I better got who those characters were and what the point of them all crawling was :P Beautiful cinematography as ever

Walt's speech at the school assembly was sooo awkward and horrible that I was just cringing heh, especially when it kept cutting to everyone else's wtf reaction shots. At the same time though it did suggest that he must feel SOME personal responsibly for it still if he's going to work that hard at rationalising it to himself and looking up all of the worst plane disasters to compare it too. Hmm. Also of course burning the money, even if he does later change his mind. I don't know how much of it is feeling guilty for the meth manufacturing and plane crash though, and how much of it is just wanting to end the the meth manufacturing because he blames it for losing his family. Probably more the latter? When he turns down Gus's offer he does say it's because he wants his family back. He also points out to Gus that he has more money now that knows what to do with, which takes away the excuse that he will have to get back into the business to make more money...

I did aww at Walt picking Jesse up from rehab and Jesse noticing that 'your windshield's broken' hee. And aww, this really is the start of subdued and broken Jesse :sighs: And Walt trying to suggest to Jesse that 'in spite of how bad things got it really could be looked at as a wake up call', again reinforces my suspicion that that's what he hoped the death of Jane would be for Jesse. And typical Walt arrogance with him trying to tell Jesse that he's very up to date on the plane crash, far more than you are, and there are many factors at work there and he blames the government. And there's Jesse looking so sad and saying you either run from things or you face them, and he's accepted that he's the bad guy



With 'Caballo Sin Nombre' was I the only one who didn't get why the cop overreacted the way he did?? I mean yeah Walt was acting like a big baby having a tantrum lol, but it's not like he was physically threatening the cop in any way whatsoever, I really didn't get why he suddenly pepper-sprayed him. Surely that wasn't legal? Walt did have a lot of rage issues this episode what with throwing the pizza (lol!) on the roof as well when Skyler wouldn't let him in

Oh and I wondered if it was meant as a callback to his conversation with Jesse last episode when Walt talks about he can't be the bad guy...

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First off this is kind of random and not really related to season 2 as such, but I'm always so confused at what passes for a poor standard of living in America. Walt and Skyler live in such a nice house, yet the audience is told they're really struggling for money??? I don't know if it's just a tv thing, or maybe the houses are just a lot bigger and nicer in America than I'm used too with the pokey semi-detached houses in England :P But really Walt and Skyler even have their own en-suite bathroom and they have a swimming pool in the back, that's...not struggling financially to me?


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Episode 4 wasn't quite as strong as the first three for me, but I did love getting a glimpse into Jesse's past. Later on Jesse's parents were more vilified and it seems like most of fandom can't stand them now, but I always liked how in episode 4 you could see both Jesse and his parents PoV. It was such a shock at the time to see how comfortably middle-class and repressed his family was, and I could absolutely understand why Jesse would feel stifled in that environment, while still not condemning his parents as it seemed like they had tried to reach out to him many times in the past and just didn't want to end up in the same old patterns with Jesse. And they obviously did care about Jesse if he was 'practically all they ever talk about', so I've never agreed with the suggestion I've sometimes seen that they couldn't care less about Jesse and focused all their energies on the son who wouldn't turn out to be a disappointment, the little brother said himself to Jesse that it definitely wasn't a case of out of mind, out of sight with their eldest. I couldn't blame them for kicking Jesse out really either as obviously they would suspect him being the one to bring drugs into the house, over his 12 year old (I think?) studious little brother!

And really how disgraceful that Walt and Skyler were talking having to spend 90 thousand for medical care, I really don't know how people cope in America with having to pay thousands of pounds when they're already ill and fighting cancer :/


With Grey Matter in episode 5 Elliot came off as a really nice and genuine guy, and interestingly Walt himself seemed happy smiling and joking with Elliot and Gretchen, so if he really did see them as screwing him over the past he obviously never made Elliot aware of that. And this is the first episode where Walt's protests that he's doing all this for his family hint at it being more about his own ego instead, as he could have very easily accepted Elliot's tactful offer of a place in his company, and paid for the treatment and provided for his family that way instead. It's not like Elliot was just blatantly offering him a cheque out of charity, he was tactful enough to flatter Walt's ego when trying to offer him a job, plus Walt himself claims that he was a part of the company by rights and got cheated out of his share, so surely he should be happy to take the job offer if he secretly thinks of the company as partly down to him anyway? Instead he'd rather go his own way and cook meth with Jesse...

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I'm re-watching Breaking Bad season 1 at the moment, it is nice to go back to those early days and be reminded of how Jesse and Walt made the most hilarious partnership ever in the beginning. I rarely laugh at actual comedies, but I was cracking up at so many different lines ("The cow house..where the cows live!"), and Jesse and Krazy 8's reaction to Walt "being some kind of nudist" :crying with laughter:

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And I know Walt is pretty much loathed these days and a lot of people have said they hated him and his ego right from the start, but I found him pretty heartbreaking in the pilot. I thought it did a great job of setting up how disrespected he felt by everyone around him, so that you were wincing right along with him when his boss pushed him around and the kids from his school made fun of him for washing their car. And yeah it was funny in a way too when he was so inept with the gun that he still had the safety on when he was trying to make the big gesture of killing himself before the police got there, but also kind of sad to me. And I know that teaching wasn't his first career choice but still he seemed genuinally into talking about it to the class, only to be disappoined at how switched off everyone was, so I can't help wondering why he didn't teach at college with kids who genuinally wanted to learn. Surely he would have found some satisfaction in that?

Anyways. Everything about the pilot, including the music and cinematography of course, is basically perfection and it's easily one of my top ten episodes of the entire series


And then the second episode becomes so freaking suspenseful (well not that the pilot wasn't!) and horrific, doesn't your heart just almost stop when you hear the movement in the RV and realise that someone is still alive back there! Read more... )

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Aug. 15th, 2012 05:05 pm
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Amazing video looking at Walt and Jesse's relationship from Breaking Bad

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