When does Breaking Bad get good?

(14 Posts)
Ninetydegreeseastoflondon Tue 27-Aug-13 16:59:41

Just started watching Breaking Bad and finding it ok but not sure what all the hype is about - when does it get good, as in REALLY good?

Lottapianos Tue 27-Aug-13 17:02:01

Stick with it! How far in are you? TBH most of season 1 is setting up the characters and the storyline. Season 2 is like going from 1st gear to 5th gear. It's amazing. Enjoy the funny madcap stuff in Season 1 - it gets waaaaaay darker from Season 2 onwards.

Ninetydegreeseastoflondon Tue 27-Aug-13 17:03:56

I have watch the first three episodes of season 1. It is ok, but I am not blown away!

Ninetydegreeseastoflondon Tue 27-Aug-13 17:04:09

* watched not watch

PrickleHead Tue 27-Aug-13 17:04:36

I didn't start REALLY enjoying it until season 4, to be honest. If I'd been watching it week by week, I would've given up long ago - as it is we watched it late, and have only just caught up with the current airing, so it was easy to power through. It's good to get the references everyone else seems to be talking about though!

MorrisZapp Tue 27-Aug-13 17:05:26

First episode, that's when it gets good. Then it just gets better and better.

Ninetydegreeseastoflondon Tue 27-Aug-13 19:00:14

Will stick with it!

Vivacia Tue 27-Aug-13 20:03:24

I've loved the whole thing. I'd give up now if I was you, seems it's not for you.

fascicle Wed 28-Aug-13 07:15:01

I enjoyed the first few episodes but did wonder if the programme was living up to its reputation. Now on Season 3 (watching a few episodes every evening via Netflix). I would say it just gets more and more absorbing and for me, it seemed to take off in the second season. Definitely don't give up yet!

Parmarella Wed 28-Aug-13 07:58:09

Season 1 I liked.

But gave up half way through season 2, as they completely lose the humourand Walt turns into an arsehole drugdealer for real.

It is not just "dark" it is very nasty IMO

fascicle Wed 28-Aug-13 10:33:57

I'd say humour is a vital ingredient of the programme and I don't see any loss of it as the story gets progressively darker. Saul Goodman is priceless and is only introduced late in Season 2. Hank's character is very well rounded and he can be just as funny as he is serious. There's an element of humour to many of the characters and situations - without it, I don't think the programme would work.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 28-Aug-13 15:53:26

It gets good in the first episode for me, too... But I've quite a bit of it left to watch so who knows. I can't really imagine it going downhill though. It seems too confident and well done for that.

Isesgirl Wed 28-Aug-13 16:28:47

I am up to US pace of the current season (naughty website that streams episodes a couple of days after they get it on TV) and it's OUTSTANDING!!

I will agree that during the first season (having been recommended it by so many people) I was bemused as to what all the fuss was about but, having been told to stick with it, I did and I am so glad. The character development is astounding - no, it's not all good, they don't all become perfect people BUT they react to the things that happen both TO them and AROUND them as a consequence both of their own actions and the actions of others. It's sort of a lesson in the 'pond ripples' quote.

I will be a bit lost when it finishes, having invested so much emotion into it.

Also, Jesse is just LUSCIOUS! ;)

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 28-Aug-13 16:45:42

Yeah, I think I might be developing a tiny little crush on Jesse too grin

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