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Old 01-21-2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Breaking Bad (AMC)

Caught the first episode last night - could be a pretty good show

its about a high school chemistry teacher who is barely scraping by (he has to work at a car wash, and his wife buys junk at garage sales and flips it on ebay) who finds out he has terminal lung cancer and as a way to provide money for his family, a deaf/crippled son and a pregnant wife, decides to cook meth after going on a drug raid with his brother-in-law who works for the DEA.

He runs into an ex-student, who dropped out of his high school, during the drug raid and decides to partner with him. the guy takes his cooking seriously and produces a product that is chemically pure.

the star is the father from malcom in the middle, and most interestingly there are NO commercials during the hour long episodes.

it does seem to be edited for language though

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January 17, 2008 -- WHEN AMC decided to get into the business of creating and producing original series, they didn't fool around.

And they still don't. Fool around, that is.

The first series out of the box for them was "Mad Men" - which was arguably the best new series of last season.

And now they've gone and done it again with a new and really bizarre series, "Breaking Bad," which is as different from "Mad Men" as can be - with one exception.

Both shows hinge on what even the most normal of family men are actually capable of.

In "Mad Men," the men secretly live wild within the confines of conventionally living large.

Fast forward 40 years to "Breaking Bad" and an America where living the dream doesn't mean having to cloak oneself in conventionality - no matter how conventional a family man you used to be.

This new series is about a family man, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.

Bryan realizes that when he dies, he'll leave his pregnant wife, Sklyer (Anna Gunn), and teenage son, Walter, Jr. (RJ Mitte), who has cerebral palsy, with nothing.

So he decides to use his training to become a chemical millionaire - by becoming the best maker of meth in all of New Mexico.

Through a series of events, he hooks up with Jesse Pinkman, one of his former students, now a slacker and a no-goodnik who has made good as a meth dealer.

The two make an unpredictable team of ill-fitting drug purveyors in a business so dangerous, so miserable and so fraught with unhappy consequences, that you'll be nearly out of your seat.

Add into the mix Skyler's sister, Marie (Betsy Brandt), an X-ray technician, and her husband, a bigoted, boisterous and exceptionally insensitive DEA agent named Hank (Dean Norris).

Creating a rolling meth lab out of an RV, Walt and Jesse end up on Day One with the best meth in New Mexico and two dead men.

Gory, ugly, at times funny, at times horrifying, Cranston and Paul are so good, it's astounding. I'd say the two have created great chemistry, but I'm ashamed to say such a cheap thing.

The acting is as good as you'll see on TV (take a hard look at the genius of RJ Mitte, who really does have CP). And the script and plot are as out-there as creator/writer/producer Vince Gilligan's other series, "The X-Files."

No, "Breaking Bad" is not for everyone - but if you've got the stomach, AMC has got the guts.
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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I'll have to check that out. Mad Men was badass.
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #3
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I saw the previews for this last night and really wanted to watch it...I did not know it was on last night. I bet AMC will re-show it...I just wrote myself a note to set the DVR accordingly...
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:03 PM   #4
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yup its on again tonight at 10PM and 1:30AM tuesday

http://movies.amctv.com/schedule?cat...Breaking%20Bad
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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Didn't get a chance to see it, I had my own version of Breaking Bad on my filling. How long does it take a tooth to abscess?
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:24 PM   #6
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I saw the previews for this last night and really wanted to watch it...I did not know it was on last night. I bet AMC will re-show it...I just wrote myself a note to set the DVR accordingly...
Same sitch here.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:27 PM   #7
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It was an awesome show!

I wonder if it was originally shot for HBO or MAX or something (they edited out language and nudity)....
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:31 PM   #8
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I saw the episode last night too, it was pretty good.

that tooth picture made me cringe a bit
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:10 PM   #9
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yup its on again tonight at 10PM and 1:30AM tuesday

http://movies.amctv.com/schedule?cat...Breaking%20Bad
nice...more networks need to schedule their shows like this. It makes recording things that air on the same night easier when they replayed at 1:30am...
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:04 PM   #10
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Just watched the season 1 marathon on friday so I won' be lost in the new season. Its a really great show. The new season premiers tonight on AMC!
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Definitely a good show. AMC seems to be putting out some good original television. I like Mad Men too.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:03 PM   #12
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Just watched the season 1 marathon on friday so I won' be lost in the new season. Its a really great show. The new season premiers tonight on AMC!
Yeah I watched most of the marathon as well, but fell asleep for the last 1.5 episodes. I was quite impressed. We'll see if I keep up with it or not though.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:02 PM   #13
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New season starting now!!! (EST)
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i never really like their cars
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:18 PM   #15
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i never really like their cars
This is well below your usual quality.
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This show makes me feel uneasy watching it, but it's still entertaining. Good stuff.
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^I know. It's riveting.
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definitely! it's like an adrenaline rush.
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That Tuco is bad news
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great start to the new season. Cinematography still superb. Cranston directed this one. never noticed if he did any last year.

Liked the comment about 'its a barrel, try rolling it geniues' /w'ever.


I bet the ricin plan will not go as expected.


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great start to the new season. Cinematography still superb. Cranston directed this one. never noticed if he did any last year.

Liked the comment about 'its a barrel, try rolling it geniues' /w'ever.


I bet the ricin plan will not go as expected.


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Does he have the ricin on him? Also, I bet the wife finds the diaper box.
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I love this show. its my 2nd favorite (to Burn Notice) and I'm glad I caught the new episode 2 today. Can't wait to see what happens next week, it looks like more trouble than usual
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Does he have the ricin on him? Also, I bet the wife finds the diaper box.

dunno, sounded like they plan to offer it to Tuco at the next 'deal' hoping he'll snort it.

we'll see.

um, what was up with the burned Teddy bear in the pool? I mustv'e forgotten something from last season

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This I have to start watching.
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