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OK late to the party but only just got Netflix - Breaking Bad, are we supposed to like the wife?

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foslady Sun 14-Dec-14 14:26:45

Because I don't. Not sure if it's because she reminds me of someone I didn't gel with or just her attitude

Fairylea Sun 14-Dec-14 14:29:32

You sort of do... and then you don't. .. and then you do... its a bit like that with all the characters including Walt. It's great.

Nervo Sun 14-Dec-14 14:29:48

I only ever liked Hank out of the whole sorry mess.

foslady Sun 14-Dec-14 14:32:58

Thank God for that! Walter I started off thinking poor bloke, then flipping between mild admiration for being able to be a player and wanting to scream 'NOOO - stop being an arse' at him! I agree re Hank though - he's the one my sympathy's - and also Walt Jnr (but I'm only half way through series 3 at the moment!)

foslady Sun 14-Dec-14 14:33:42

Ps - this is only because it's fictional - real life I wouldn't want to know any of them!!!

WhyYouGottaBeSoRude Sun 14-Dec-14 14:37:03

Yes i loved hank too!

Agree that i think we are supposed to veer between liking and disliking them all. Which is what i love about it because it makes them so real. Even the lovely jesse had me not liking him at times. Wont post spoilers for you though grin

Enjoy OP!

Mitchy1nge Sun 14-Dec-14 14:38:34

none of the characters are very likable are they

I wanted them all to die!

Nervo Sun 14-Dec-14 14:38:39

I've still to watch the final season. Not that fussed tbh. Dh and I kept waiting for it to get good and it never really did. Not compared with The Wire.

Imscarlet Sun 14-Dec-14 14:39:04

I envy you. I'd love to be only starting out with Breaking Bad. The third last episode -Ozymandias - will stay with me as the best thing I have ever seen on screen though I don't think I will ever be prepared to watch it again.

awaynboilyurheid Sun 14-Dec-14 18:18:20

No never warmed to the wife, but think that's the charterer she plays I liked walt at times then really disliked him as it progressed. Another one who loved Hank and Mike .Wish I was watching for the first time loved this series!! My OH and I used to say can we watch just one more ? even if it was late at night it's soooo good.

Vivacia Sun 14-Dec-14 18:24:53

Hank's a bit of a gobshite at first though, isn't he?

HollyBdenum Sun 14-Dec-14 18:35:45

I didn't like Hank, although he grew on me in later seasons. He starts off as someone whose morality is based on part of a group of good guys, but doesn't really think things through or have any empathy towards outsiders. I see pre-Mexico Hank as the sort of cop who would cover up for a colleague accused of raping a junkie or beating up a suspect, and he doesn't look good in his dealings with Jesse.

Pagwatch Sun 14-Dec-14 18:39:06

Couldn't stand her.
Loved Mike. Loved Jesse.

Totesnamechanged Sun 14-Dec-14 18:40:34

I never really liked hank, loved Mike and loved Jesse.

It's definitely my favourite series, closely followed by homeland and Dexter. The writing in breaking bad is superb

Imscarlet Sun 14-Dec-14 18:52:34

I found myself warming to Marie towards the end which surprised me. For me though, it was all about Walter White. I rooted for him and was repulsed by him in equal measures. I loved and hated what he became. I found the depth written into his character and the portrayal by Bryan Cranston to be simply superb.

foslady Sun 14-Dec-14 19:09:29

It's ages since I got caught up in a series - dd has been away for the weekend at her dads so it's been on non stop!
Agree about the writing and casting/acting, I think that's why I'm hooked!

HoHonutty Sun 14-Dec-14 21:04:19

Ive just watched the first series, am currently deciding whether to watch series 2. I've got them all on DVD but feel a bit meh about it.

I don't like any characters.

Imscarlet Sun 14-Dec-14 21:10:29

It takes until about season 3 to REALLY get into it. I think I took a break somewhere in the second season. It is worth it. Stick with it.

foslady Sun 14-Dec-14 21:53:32

OH GOOD GOD - just got to the main event of series 3, Jessie is SOOOO slappable!!!!

Imscarlet Sun 14-Dec-14 21:59:24

It's all ahead of you. How many episodes a night are you on? I used to average about 3.

foslady Sun 14-Dec-14 22:18:29

2 or 3, I have to wait until dd has gone to bed! Done a series and a half this weekend though! Struggled a bit with series 2 but it's getting good again (and from this thread see I wasn't the only one)

SecretSquirrels Sun 21-Dec-14 09:28:35

I'm just on series 3 but I'm watching with DS at uni. Saw series 1 and 2 in September and had to wait until this week to pick it up again.
I don't warm to Skyler stupid name. Walt Junior has really grown on me.
Hank is difficult because I'm watching Under the Dome at the same time and get the characters confused.
Mostly I want to slap Jesse for his clothes and mumbling but I'm usually too sorry for him.
The bit where Walt let the girlfriend die was a shocker. Too grim to watch.
Love it really grin

NigellasGuest Sun 21-Dec-14 14:37:52

Gomie all the way!

almapudden Sun 21-Dec-14 14:45:34

Apparently the writers had meant Skylar to be largely sympathetic and were quite shocked when the audience reacted so strongly against her. I think you do sympathise with her more as the series reaches its conclusion but as a p&p pointed out, no character is entirely likeable, which is part of what makes it such great tv!

YoooSkylaaaarrrrrggghh Sun 21-Dec-14 15:43:16

I love them all.......Enjoy!

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