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« Reply #5100 on: November 14, 2018, 11:10:12 AM »
Ok so Iím a few years behind. Have 4 series of Breaking Bad on dvd. Currently in series 2, but sweet jaysus, itís an absolute chore to sit through. Im finding it so slow and bland. Iím really resisting the urge to fling it into the back of the fire, but I keep at it hoping it becomes this great show everyone has talked about

Am I the only one who thinks this?

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« Reply #5101 on: November 14, 2018, 11:23:05 AM »
Ok so Iím a few years behind. Have 4 series of Breaking Bad on dvd. Currently in series 2, but sweet jaysus, itís an absolute chore to sit through. Im finding it so slow and bland. Iím really resisting the urge to fling it into the back of the fire, but I keep at it hoping it becomes this great show everyone has talked about

Am I the only one who thinks this?

Funny, I took 2 or 3 goes at it before I got hooked and then couldn't get enough of it. Although I think if I was in the 2nd season and still not enjoying it I think I'd have given up  ;D

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« Reply #5102 on: November 14, 2018, 11:33:26 AM »
Persevere with it BennyCake, I was similar at the beginning watching it, but although itís the type of show they donít make anymore.  Iíve finally gotten around to Better Call Saul and find it to be stacks better IMO. 

Also finished off the sinner season 2, very good watching for a weekend binge. 
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« Reply #5103 on: November 14, 2018, 11:39:48 AM »
Ok so Iím a few years behind. Have 4 series of Breaking Bad on dvd. Currently in series 2, but sweet jaysus, itís an absolute chore to sit through. Im finding it so slow and bland. Iím really resisting the urge to fling it into the back of the fire, but I keep at it hoping it becomes this great show everyone has talked about

Am I the only one who thinks this?

I found it the same. I kept trying to stick with it as everyone raved about the deadly show it was. It was feeling like a chore to get through it so i think halfway through season 3 we just left it and watched no more.

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« Reply #5104 on: November 14, 2018, 11:40:53 AM »
Persevere with it BennyCake, I was similar at the beginning watching it, but although itís the type of show they donít make anymore.  Iíve finally gotten around to Better Call Saul and find it to be stacks better IMO. 

Also finished off the sinner season 2, very good watching for a weekend binge.

Thanks for reminding me of sinner season 2. I loved the first one and knew the second was due out in November sometime. Thats the weekend viewing sorted!

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« Reply #5105 on: November 14, 2018, 12:49:27 PM »
Iíve often thought that while Breaking Bad was good, it only became essential viewing when the background characters of Mike, Saul and Gus took on prominent roles.

The main cast were generally unpleasant and hard to root for - the female leads in particular - while the early season antagonists were too OTT. Sociopaths are always more interesting than psychopaths.

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« Reply #5106 on: November 14, 2018, 12:53:33 PM »
Just finished American Crime Story: People vs OJ Simpson - thought it was terrific.

Sure everyone knows how it plays out - but being young at the time never realized how badly the prosecution bungled the case.

Gonna try the 2nd season now - about the death of Gianni Versace

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« Reply #5107 on: November 14, 2018, 01:02:04 PM »
Iíve often thought that while Breaking Bad was good, it only became essential viewing when the background characters of Mike, Saul and Gus took on prominent roles.

The main cast were generally unpleasant and hard to root for - the female leads in particular - while the early season antagonists were too OTT. Sociopaths are always more interesting than psychopaths.

Iíve been rewatching BB since better call Saul finished there, I love it, Walt is so
Manipulative, you start to realise things about him when you watch it again, when you see how he uses Jesse for his own gain as has him as his little puppet when everyone is trying to advise Jesse to go his own way and get rid of Walt is first class viewing

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« Reply #5108 on: November 14, 2018, 01:09:55 PM »
Iíve often thought that while Breaking Bad was good, it only became essential viewing when the background characters of Mike, Saul and Gus took on prominent roles.

The main cast were generally unpleasant and hard to root for - the female leads in particular - while the early season antagonists were too OTT. Sociopaths are always more interesting than psychopaths.
Id agree with that. Seasons 1 and 2 weren't all that good.

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« Reply #5109 on: November 14, 2018, 01:20:39 PM »
Just finished American Crime Story: People vs OJ Simpson - thought it was terrific.

Sure everyone knows how it plays out - but being young at the time never realized how badly the prosecution bungled the case.

Gonna try the 2nd season now - about the death of Gianni Versace

There is a great 5 part ESPN one Gabe if you havenít seen it, goes into even more detail, think itís the 30 for 30 people. OJ: Made in America
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« Reply #5110 on: November 14, 2018, 06:46:21 PM »
Narcos series 4 drops onto Netflix on Friday in one go!!

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« Reply #5111 on: November 14, 2018, 10:08:46 PM »
Ok so Iím a few years behind. Have 4 series of Breaking Bad on dvd. Currently in series 2, but sweet jaysus, itís an absolute chore to sit through. Im finding it so slow and bland. Iím really resisting the urge to fling it into the back of the fire, but I keep at it hoping it becomes this great show everyone has talked about

Am I the only one who thinks this?
Season 1 was boring as hell. Gets really good from 3 on.
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« Reply #5112 on: November 14, 2018, 10:27:03 PM »
Ok so Iím a few years behind. Have 4 series of Breaking Bad on dvd. Currently in series 2, but sweet jaysus, itís an absolute chore to sit through. Im finding it so slow and bland. Iím really resisting the urge to fling it into the back of the fire, but I keep at it hoping it becomes this great show everyone has talked about

Am I the only one who thinks this?
Season 1 was boring as hell. Gets really good from 3 on.
I was tempted to give up after the first couple of Seasons , but glad I stuck it out , I didnt find any of the main characters in any way likeable  but it  really did improve after  , Mike  Gus & Saul  etc coming more to the fore really did add to the show

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« Reply #5113 on: November 14, 2018, 10:45:52 PM »
Just finished American Crime Story: People vs OJ Simpson - thought it was terrific.

Sure everyone knows how it plays out - but being young at the time never realized how badly the prosecution bungled the case.

Gonna try the 2nd season now - about the death of Gianni Versace

Not half as good in my opinion. If you're interested in that type of genre, there's 1 about the Menendez bros...compelling viewing