Breaking Bad - S05E16 - "Felina" (series finale!)

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  1. Oct 8, 2014 #721 of 813
    MikeAndrews

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    2004raptor

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    I'm a little late but I finally watched this whole series from spring 2014 to last night. In all the time it aired I had literally almost* never heard a word about it.

    I watched the first 2 or maybe 3 episodes around April 2014. I liked it but didn't love it. Then around late Sept or early Oct I decided to continue. Took a little longer than I would have liked but with two small kids I had to to my watching late.

    Just finished the last episode last night.

    I certainly agree with most that this was an epic show. There were a few small things that just seemed too coincidental or maybe far fetched but all in all, this show is among the best ever.

    The hardest part was after I'd watch one or two shows I would find the threads here on the forum and that would open up a whole new way of enjoying the show (and occasionally would annoy the hell out of me, but I let that slide). Never once did I go into future show threads nor click spoilers. It was tough at times.

    One thing I didn't quite understand is why Saul was on the run? What exactly did he do besides just involve himself with WW/Heisenberg? Were todd and company going to go after him?

    As far as the finale goes, the sugar (or whatever you call it) packet that Lydia used was a bit far fetched. How did he put the ricin in a sealed packet? If it wasn't sealed, I would think she would have noticed it.

    And, it's been mentioned but parking the car so close to the house and them just being right inside the closest room was a bit of a stretch also. But it didn't really bother me.

    I really enjoyed watching the show when it was "over". then there was no waiting week to week or between seasons.

    Anyway, just wanted to comment and subscribe.



    *I did hear on a radio show one time that Hank died. At that time I had no idea who Hank was but assumed he was the lead. Knowing that going in (plus I have a bad memory on stuff like this) didn't affect my enjoyment.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2015 #723 of 813
    zalusky

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    I just finished it last night as well. I agree that it was epic and in my opinion much better than Sopranos.

    As far as Saul goes he helped out a lot. A couple of examples

    money laundering
    setting up the Fring relationship
     
  4. Jan 4, 2015 #724 of 813
    replaytv

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    Breaking Bad is my favorite series of all time. I really didn't have trouble with believability. Sure there were times things didn't quite make sense, but not so bad that it bothered me. I grew to love all the characters because they seemed so believable. Their personality progression was interesting to watch, and seemed to make sense under the circumstances.

    6 Feet Under and the Sopranos were also great too.

    Dexter and Walking Dead were OK, but not great. Or I should say 'Walking Dead' is OK so far. I am only in the 3 season. I have been told it gets better. I have been disappointed they don't explain a lot. And how many bitters can you watch getting killed and still think it is kinda neat? I guess I should look for a thread on it.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2015 #725 of 813
    stellie93

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    Millions! ;)

    It's the squishy sound their heads make. Plus there are sooooo many ways to do it. :up:
     
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    Jstkiddn

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    Ha ha! :up:
     
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    heySkippy

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    I have this picture in my head of some dude operating a modified laugh track machine to put in all the snarls, drools, smacks, and squishes for TWD. :)
     
  8. Jan 4, 2015 #728 of 813
    2004raptor

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    Yeah, I get that but he's probably always been laundering money and his relationship with Gus isn't exactly new.

    Best I can guess is it was when he knew Skylar was talking to the police, etc. Of course he didn't know she wasn't really talking to them about his involvement, etc. but he probably figured he was on the list.

    Anyway, it was a tremendous show.

    Now, I'll look for some other show to fill the late night void but it's going to be tough.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2015 #729 of 813
    Hank

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    Chuck Lorre?
     
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    Zevida

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    Ha! That's one of the hardest things for me as well. When I'm catching up on a series late I love coming here to read the threads after each episode, but darn it is hard to keep my mouth shut and not reply to some of them! I'm pretty sure some of the BB threads drove me batty.
     
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    heySkippy

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    I really think watching Breaking Bad has ruined me for any other series. It was just so good that while I am watching Walking Dead I am thinking 'Is this all there is?"

    In the same way, Seinfeld and Two and Half Men has ruined me for any new shows. I really like Big Bang Theory, but it is no way as funny and well written as Seinfeld. I am really getting tired of the characters arguing. It is too close to reality. If I wanted to listen to arguing I would get married.
     
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    astrohip

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    That's what The Wire is doing to me.

    I'm currently in a binge of The Wire. I've watched 40 of 60 episodes in a week, of what is clearly one of the best shows ever made. And then I watch one of my CBS procedurals, like Blue Bloods or Scorpion, and think what a joke they are.

    What's that old cliche... "Don't cry because I ruined TV for you, smile because I showed you how great it can be."
     
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    Seriously?! Two and a Half Men? UGH....and BBT is head and shoulders above that and close to Seinfeld IMO...
     
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    Hank

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    "BBT, I served with Seinfeld. I knew Seinfeld. Seinfeld was a friend of mine. BBT, you're no Seinfeld."
     
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    Hank

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    I *totally* agree with this. I watch, but really do not like TWD. I'm not sure why I still watch it. I think it's just to find out what they do with the story line (i.e. will it ever improve??). I don't get why it's so popular.. BrBa is in an entirely different league that TWD.

    Is "The Wire" really that good?
     
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    Yeah, "The Wire" ruined most TV for me. It takes a really great show to stand out. Breaking Bad did that. There are others (in 2014: Fargo, The Americans, True Detective), but most TV falls flat for me now.
     
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    astrohip

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    Can't answer, I just started Season Four (of five). Until I finish, my answer remains WIP.

    But I can tell you the first three seasons are some of the BEST TV I've ever seen. Easily stands with The Sopranos and Breaking Bad.

    One thing that made BB so good is that each season got better. And the final season was off the charts. As versus The Sopranos, which had some incredible seasons, and some just very good ones. And a final season that was good, but not historic good.
     
  20. Jan 7, 2015 #740 of 813
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    Over there
    Best show evah.
     

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