Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by ruzzi, Apr 16, 2012.
I haven't seen any of these shows, but I do have Season 1 of Breaking Bad, for some evening when everyone else in the house has been exiled.
How is this even possible?
You're seriously not one of those, are you?
Ahh a browncoat. Knew there was something unexplainably badass about Mouse (that's what I see when I see your nickname JMR...sorry heh)
No power in the 'verse can stop us.
Seasons 1 and 2 are the greatest seasons of tv I've ever seen, but it tailed off pretty hard once everyone came to the conclusion that the writers had no grand vision.
As far as the poll, I've never seen Breaking Bad or Sopranos, so I won't vote. I think The Wire is slightly better than Mad Men, but there is some really crappy acting in The Wire which prevents a full endorsement. Despite the fact that it's no longer relevant, The Simpsons should still be in the running too.
I don't know, it started to fall apart at the start of season three but they managed to put it back on track once they announced plans for the end game. The 2nd half of season three was fantastic because of this. Four was great too. I will admit the final season was not the strongest, but I think saying it tailed off pretty hard is more then a little harsh.
EDIT: You want a show that started out amazing, but completely fell apart by the end due to lack of end game vision, take a look at Battlestar Galactica. I still get a headache thinking about the direction it went half way into the final season.
The problem with Lost is that its introductory seasons unmistakably branded the show as a mystery that could and would be wound together, which necessitated a type of hugely rewarding explanation that would have connected the dots into a masterpiece. Instead, the show was a deeply convoluted fantasy that offered frayed edges as a suitable compromise. But they weren't.
No your criticism is probably right. You can actually draw comparisons to how they ended LOST and BSG as they both went for the fantasy/mystical explanations. The difference is I was largely entertained all the way to the end of LOST even if the direction and themes no longer felt right. It kept me from feeling as betrayed as I should have been. BSG on the other-hand offended me as a loyal fan, by the end.
It was a novel, interesting show, and Morena Baccarin was smoking hot (I'll be in my bunk) , but I wouldn't even put it in my top 15. And I love sci-fi.
Breaking bad, yo
I absolutely loved it, but was half kidding about naming it the greatest show ever. There simply was not enough of it produced to fairly put it in the ring. It got canceled well before it's time.
EDIT: Wait a minute... Firefly combined Sci-Fi and rednecks. The show was practically tailor made for your tastes.
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