dokazaado wrote:little bumparoo to say I'm watching Season 3 now and this show gets better and better.
Bob Odenkirk is amazing. Dude was born to play Saul.
i am the smud wrote:My take on Breaking Bad:
I like this show, in fact I like it a lot. Walter White is an interesting and likeable character, and the bald head/goatee is a cool look for him. His character development has been really fantastic.
Jesse Pinkman kind of reminds me of Cassidy from the Preacher comic series. He's a loveable guy at first, but then you start to realize he is an irredeemable fuck-up. He's not as treacherous as Cassidy, but this could change. I could foresee Jesse being killed (perhaps by Walt) for a future transgression.
There is a lot to like about this show, but there are many things to criticize it for. If I start comparing this show to The Wire, Breaking Bad starts to fall apart and reveal itself to be fairly ridiculous. However, I have to remind myself that this is unfair because The Wire is a pinnacle of brilliance. Breaking Bad is good entertainment, The Wire is something else entirely. Since I love food, I will use a food metaphor. If The Wire is a five-star filet mignon, Breaking Bad is a damn good cheeseburger.
Sometimes I feel like this show cannot decide if it wants to be gritty and realistic or over the top nutso crazy time. Like take Saul Goodman, for instance. I think Saul Goodman is a hilarious character and Bob Odenkirk an inspired choice for the role. But sometimes this Saul Goodman is too much of a cartoon and takes away from the believability of the show. And the two semi-mute cousins in the fancy suits? They might as well have had mustaches to twirl around.
But the most ridiculous thing was when Gus slit that guy's throat in some grand gesture of villainy. Gus made more sense to me as a cold, calculating businessman who had other people do his dirty work. Turning him into some kind of psycho-killer was stupid.
But all in all Not Crap with waffles.
MWilke wrote:The cinematography, acting, intensity, the narrative balance of development/pay-off are all superior.
In regards to Gus' killing the guy, I think the most important thing about it is that it sets the stage for (what I think) is the arc of the season.
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