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Re: Breakin Bad on AMC
« Reply #510 on: November 18, 2015, 10:10:38 AM »
Finished this up over the weekend. While I enjoyed it immensely start to finish, I was surprised to find myself ready for it to be over. I don't think a show like that lends itself to binge watching. I feel like I would have been better off watching it with breaks in between seasons (shit, even week-to-week). It's hard for your soul to process that much darkness in such a condensed period. Still, it is easily one of the greatest series ever made.

That was exactly my situation. I watched it with my wife and friend and they would try to cram a couple episodes in every night. By the 5th season I was just ready for it to be over.

I had the opposite experience. I couldn't get enough and often had to turn off the TV so I wouldn't be exhausted at work the next day.
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Re: Breakin Bad on AMC
« Reply #511 on: November 18, 2015, 10:49:33 AM »
Finished this up over the weekend. While I enjoyed it immensely start to finish, I was surprised to find myself ready for it to be over. I don't think a show like that lends itself to binge watching. I feel like I would have been better off watching it with breaks in between seasons (shit, even week-to-week). It's hard for your soul to process that much darkness in such a condensed period. Still, it is easily one of the greatest series ever made.
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Re: Breakin Bad on AMC
« Reply #512 on: November 18, 2015, 11:26:11 AM »
Finished this up over the weekend. While I enjoyed it immensely start to finish, I was surprised to find myself ready for it to be over. I don't think a show like that lends itself to binge watching. I feel like I would have been better off watching it with breaks in between seasons (shit, even week-to-week). It's hard for your soul to process that much darkness in such a condensed period. Still, it is easily one of the greatest series ever made.

That was exactly my situation. I watched it with my wife and friend and they would try to cram a couple episodes in every night. By the 5th season I was just ready for it to be over.

I had the opposite experience. I couldn't get enough and often had to turn off the TV so I wouldn't be exhausted at work the next day.

Oh, don't get me wrong. The show was amazing and I had that "I can't believe I just hit 'Play' again" moment at 12:30am on a Wednesday all the time. I guess I was just surprised that in the end I leaned way more towards "I gotta see how this ends" rather than "I wish it went on for another 3 seasons."

Finished this up over the weekend. While I enjoyed it immensely start to finish, I was surprised to find myself ready for it to be over. I don't think a show like that lends itself to binge watching. I feel like I would have been better off watching it with breaks in between seasons (shit, even week-to-week). It's hard for your soul to process that much darkness in such a condensed period. Still, it is easily one of the greatest series ever made.
for people like George and I, it's really easy, as that's LYPHE for us. 

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Re: Breakin Bad on AMC
« Reply #513 on: November 18, 2015, 11:29:01 AM »
I felt the same, I loved the show but I was kinda ready for it to end. At the end of the like last three episodes, I would be like damn that was a good ending and then think the series was over and find out there was another episode and I would be like "Woah what else can happen to this dude" and it would be more bad ass. Great series and good idea for a TV show.

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Re: Breakin Bad on AMC
« Reply #514 on: November 18, 2015, 12:54:26 PM »
Had this conversation with someone over the weekend who said the same thing about feeling it would have been better to watch with breaks. I myself didn't mind the binge approach -- enjoyed it, in fact. And I don't suppose you're saying that "ready for it to end" is the same as "wish it would end already"; and indeed some series have a natural arc and shouldn't go on forever. Some great series even go on for too long. I thought BB overstayed its welcome not a lick.
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Re: Breakin Bad on AMC
« Reply #515 on: March 05, 2016, 10:24:21 PM »
Just finished my second go around with BB. It's even more brilliant.

Now starting Better Call Saul. BB references aplenty in the first episode. Love it!
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Re: Breakin Bad on AMC
« Reply #516 on: March 06, 2016, 12:13:38 AM »
Just finished my second go around with BB. It's even more brilliant.

Now starting Better Call Saul. BB references aplenty in the first episode. Love it!
Saul is even better in te second season. I'm loving where theshow is going.
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Re: Breakin Bad on AMC
« Reply #517 on: March 06, 2016, 04:39:04 PM »
Just finished my second go around with BB. It's even more brilliant.

Now starting Better Call Saul. BB references aplenty in the first episode. Love it!
Saul is even better in te second season. I'm loving where theshow is going.

Better Call Saul is great, I agree about the 2nd season.  Hot girl is hot too.
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Re: Breakin Bad on AMC
« Reply #518 on: March 06, 2016, 06:57:42 PM »
BCS been pretty good.
TBH the pacing still puts me to sleep sometimes.
also, the blatant BB pandering seems somewhat forced IMO, but besides that I'm on board.
ITs great to see Odenkirk in a more dramatic role than most would expect.
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