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post #661 of 702

Awesome finale, the montage at the end was especially great! Can't wait for the next season!

post #662 of 702
This season was very enjoyable. It's really great they kept it interesting for this long.

How many more seasons? Two, right?
post #663 of 702

Yeah, two.

post #664 of 702

No one else thought it was a little boring? Then again, after watching the Game of Thrones finale, anything seems boring (I know, I know, two completely different shows).

 

Can't wait for Breaking Bad to come back on.

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No one else thought it was a little boring? Then again, after watching the Game of Thrones finale, anything seems boring (I know, I know, two completely different shows).

Can't wait for Breaking Bad to come back on.

Yes, I noted a couple pages back that I was very underwhelmed, and I wasn't the only one. Did get to see Roger's butt, though. inlove.gif
post #666 of 702
And yes, Breaking Bad is going to fucking ROCK!!
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Awesome finale, the montage at the end was especially great! Can't wait for the next season!

Agreed, it ranks right up there with the Babylon montage. Powerful.
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And yes, Breaking Bad is going to fucking ROCK!!

 

Is it, though? I really don't see how much further they can take the premise without venturing into the absurd.

 

It seems like they're going for sort of a Godfather-esque take on the story arc, whereby Walter accepts that he's a bad guy now, and starts to fully embrace his criminal nature. That could be cool, but I'm not sure how many more enemies you can throw at him. Last season kicked 15 different kinds of ass, no doubt, but it did start to push the boundaries of realism beyond what the show's premise seems capable of bearing.

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No one else thought it was a little boring? Then again, after watching the Game of Thrones finale, anything seems boring (I know, I know, two completely different shows).

Can't wait for Breaking Bad to come back on.
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Yes, I noted a couple pages back that I was very underwhelmed, and I wasn't the only one. Did get to see Roger's butt, though. inlove.gif

It seemed like they decided to have the previous two episodes be the heavier hitters and not the finale. I'm ok with that, although nothing matches the Season 3 finale.
post #670 of 702

Fair enough. I actually thought last season was the end until I saw the preview last week. I guess we'll see. It was definitely good enough to just end there, so hopefully they don't ruin it.

 

I have faith.
 

post #671 of 702

Yeah true. They definitely could have ended with the second to last episode. But that's how Mad Men is...realistic. Big things don't happen in every episode. Rarely, in fact. And it still manages to be just as dramatic, if not more, than the most action packed, twist filled shows on TV.

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was shocked to learn from the tabloids that pete campbell is boning rory gilmore IRL.
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was shocked to learn from the tabloids that pete campbell is boning rory gilmore IRL.

dang, momma gilmore is doing far better.
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Is it, though? I really don't see how much further they can take the premise without venturing into the absurd.

It seems like they're going for sort of a Godfather-esque take on the story arc, whereby Walter accepts that he's a bad guy now, and starts to fully embrace his criminal nature. That could be cool, but I'm not sure how many more enemies you can throw at him. Last season kicked 15 different kinds of ass, no doubt, but it did start to push the boundaries of realism beyond what the show's premise seems capable of bearing.

I've never had faith in a creative team like I have in this one. Each season has been better than the last...that's not just according to me, but to Metacritic. Unlike Mad Men, I've never felt BB has wavered in its story quality.

That being said, they now have a clean slate, story-wise. They can go in any direction they want. Since they have carte blanche, I have no doubt they've very carefully weighed all options and gone with something that won't just be "more of the same but bigger."

Every season -- EVERY one -- a number of people have predicted that the show would falter, not for any reason known to them, but they just couldn't conceive of the producers' sustained creativity. They've been wrong every time. Therefore, I see no reason to declare the patient dead until the heart actually falters.
post #675 of 702
^^^

Agree. The thing is, Walter White has never been a Don Draper/Vito Corleone alpha male. He's a deeply frustrated, weak, henpecked beta that is obsessed with willing himself to being an alpha. That makes him an infinitely more interesting character. He succeeds at times and fails at others. So far, it's all been pretty realistic. It helps that the acting and writing are fantastic.
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