Breaking Bad fans: did you know about this???

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  1. MilwMark

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    Is the modern-day-lawman-walking-around-in-a-10-gallon-hat-and-boots thing less contrived than it seems like it would be? I am shallow enough to admit that the screen shots of that in the thumbnails have been putting me off.

    I mean, I have nothing against camp. But I'm not looking to invest 100+ hours in Walker Texas Ranger, if you get my drift.
     
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    oh no, it is good.... no chuck norris content and it is elmore leonard... so, you'll dig it.
     
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    I didn't know about the Elmore Leonard connection. It's on my watchlist.

    After Deadwood, I need a breather.

    So seasons 13 and 14 of Supernatural are underway. Guilty pleasure. How they milked it for 15 years, is beyond me. But it's still fun. Kinda like Buffy and Angel.

    Now back to regularly-scheduled programming, I'll be watching El Camino.
     
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    Just watched a few Dragnet reruns. Good Lord, how could a show that bad ever make it past one episode? Even in the age of Gilligan's Island & Green Acres (one of my favorites) that show stands supreme as a bad imitation of a kindergarten Christmas play.
     
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    Guess I'll have to postpone season 3 of Downton Abbey until after I've watched it.
     
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    I guess I just don't feel like they really explored it or contrasted the small immorality to the larger obvious immorality of Walt. It was more or less a story of Walt's descent. And a really good one at that. I suppose I just thought it was going to go in a different direction than it did. I loved it all the same.
     
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    very true... the degree is maybe the thing...

    that may come down to how we each perceive things... I think the hell we create is largely internal... but I totally recognize that there is satisfaction is seeing 'just desserts'... I think I have seen so few people in regular life receive theirs... that I have talked myself into believing that they get their justice internally... I am probably wrong about that.
     
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    Damn! I'm onboard, too! Loved "Breaking Bad," though it took me until after the series ended to get hooked. Love "Better Call Saul" even more.

    But Jesse, no! Go to the wood-working shop in your mind, that go-to place that got you through the worst of being a meth-cook slave destined for erasure! You were born to do something useful, benign, and skilled with your hands, not to stay in the vengeance-cycle hell hole of drugs and money!

    Wait a minute---is this stuff all fiction? 'Cause I coulda swore that both my nephews are Jesse's buds....
     
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    Love Breaking Bad, hated Jesse Pinkman - there came a point where it didn't make sense to keep him in the storyline. He was supposed to have been killed off at the end of season 2 but they found he polled well with younger viewers and decided to keep him on.
     
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    Looking forward to it. Big Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fan.
     
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    Justified...just a quality program all around. Great scripts, terrific acting and characters come and go throughout the 78 episodes...actors playing roles you wouldn't expect and the chemistry on the show is very palpable. I never expected to like it...I caught an early episode by accident, more or less, and was hooked. And now I'm watching again in order...and right from the first few minutes of the first episode, I was floored how great this show is.
     
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    Liked Breaking Bad, like Better Call Saul, and Justified fits right in with quality writing, interesting characters, and great actors.
     
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    Counting the hours!
     
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    if you are on the west coast, it will be on at midnight. east coast, 3 am.
     
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    The reason Jesse Pinkman was disliked by many was because his character served as the conflicted, tortured conscience of the show--and we're all bothered by that on occasion.
     
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    if he only bugged me on occasion, does that make me a worse person or less worse... I'm planning to self flagellate later, so, I needs to know!
     
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    I was hoping when Jesse escaped at the end of BB that he was fleeing his hated lifestyle, ie given a new lease on life. To see suggestions that he is still a drug thug is just disheartening. But happier endings are what I'm after in fiction, real life doesn't offer those so much. I might check it out but BB descended into too much pomposity to be "the greatest show on tv" I liked Jesse and for a while he was a much more sympathetic character than Walt
     
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    Who am I to judge? I'm occasionally flagellant myself.
     
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    I once had a tshirt that simply said.... flagellate for flatulence

    not a top seller, but still worth making and selling.
     
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    well, I watched it, i'm not disappointed. I think i'll watch it again.
     
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