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Why wouldn't you like Breaking Bad?

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EachandEveryone Sun 22-May-16 00:54:10

I'm gutted my brother can't get into it as he hates all the characters. It took me two attempts and I wasn't hooked until season 2 usually we have the same tastes so I'm disappointed really. He said he's not the only one that didn't like it but I'm hard pushed to find another person. Damn, I was really looking forward to talking to
Him about it!

MyNameIsAlexDrake Sun 22-May-16 00:59:43

Watched to series two then didn't bother again. Didn't float our boat.

EachandEveryone Sun 22-May-16 01:02:54

It's a shame I ended up skipping one as I couldn't get into it and then one day I was stuck for something to watch on the train so downloaded two. I didn't stop watching it from then.

Lucylaceingale Sun 22-May-16 01:04:21

I couldn't finish the first episode confused I just couldn't get over the fact that he couldn't get free healthcare, but then I never like popular shows, Game of Thrones is too depressing, Walking Dead too gory, Empire too eccentric etc, I think I just have a glitch that doesn't allow me to enjoy tv shows

Brokenbiscuit Sun 22-May-16 01:19:26

I watched it for a while but couldn't really get in to it. I get why others got sucked in but it was too depressing for me.

FastWindow Sun 22-May-16 01:23:55

TV genius for me. The plot, the beautiful camerawork. Even when it's grim (transparent acid bath, anyone?)

I resisted the hype for years. Can't bear all this 'must see' rubbish. So subjective, obviously.

But I'll go all out for Breaking Bad.

Jenijena Sun 22-May-16 01:29:16

Watched the first episode and a bit meh about it. Everyone says it improves but I don't have hours of my life which could have been spent on mumsnet to watch something that doesn't hook me straight away.

But I don't get most tv, and rarely get desperate enough to see something episode to episode.

FastWindow Sun 22-May-16 01:35:43

jeni if you have another two 45 minutes spare, give it a chance.

I never endorse anything. Tastes are so diverse, theres no point. But this... Good god.

Arkwright Sun 22-May-16 10:42:27

No I didn't like it either. I got to about episode 15 and gave up. I didn't enjoy the story lines or like the characters.

PippaFawcett Sun 22-May-16 10:45:37

I don't normally like violent or graphic stuff but I loved BB. I just thought it was so clever and the twists and turns were always unexpected. I can see why people don't like it though and it is a big commitment to watch it all. We binge watched it and I think it affected my demeanour for a bit because it is so dark and sometimes you could see what was going to happen but not know how.

Coconutty Sun 22-May-16 10:46:11

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LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 22-May-16 10:46:48

I tried - I gave up in the middle of Ep 3. I thought I would like it but it was utter bollocks.

Costacoffeeplease Sun 22-May-16 10:48:56

I've watched the first couple of episodes a few times now - every 6 months or so I think I'll get into it this time - but don't

DaisyAdair Sun 22-May-16 10:49:04

Breaking Bad and OITNB are the best tv series I've ever seen. Both written and acted superbly.

Just my opinion though, everyone's tastes are different I suppose.

MrsJoeyMaynard Sun 22-May-16 10:50:51

I tried. I watched all the first series and and episode or two of the second, as people kept telling me it got better. But it wasn't getting any more watchable for me, so I gave up on it.

georgetteheyersbonnet Sun 22-May-16 10:52:46

Watched all the first season but just didn't really like it in the end. There was something a little too dark and morally bankrupt about it that I didn't like. Love things like The Wire and so on, so not sure why I felt just a bit too repulsed by the BB moral universe.

DaisyAdair Sun 22-May-16 10:55:25

To those who hated the characters - you are supposed to! Then as the story progresses and twists and turns your feelings towards them change and develop into something else.

Vince Gilligan is a genius.

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 22-May-16 10:57:01

I don't mind watching stuff where I hate the characters and I love dark stuff but it just bored me - I just didn't care what happened next!

Sgtmajormummy Sun 22-May-16 10:57:04

Far too close to the bone for me. It could happen to anyone.

The spiralling degradation and poisonous effects on all concerned in those few scenes or episodes I watched were enough for me to decide it was not suitable viewing in our house (DS was 16 and a few of his friends were fans). For all the skillful camera work, it was basically a freak show aimed to disturb while entertaining. I can live without that.

It's a bit like films about Concentration Camps. Once is enough to make a clear impression. Any more is ghoulish.

I will now prepare for a flaming...

LeaveTheBastardingBastard Sun 22-May-16 10:57:37

Best series of all time IMO. Hated most of the characters aswell ,except Jessie I became quite attached toblush

Costacoffeeplease Sun 22-May-16 10:58:19

I didn't hate the characters either, just meh

VocationalGoat Sun 22-May-16 10:59:11

FastWindow I am with you all the way.
I haven't found any series since The Killing or BB that have done it for me.
Better Call Saul is excellent though it lacks an acid bath and grit.
Marcella was worth falling asleep on. Every single episode I just hit the snooze button throughout.

Effendi Sun 22-May-16 10:59:20

Loved it. Was bereft when I finished it.

Madbengalmum Sun 22-May-16 11:00:10

You certainly have to persevere for a couple of series, but it is all background information in getting to know everyone. It is very slow for a bit, but ultimately one of the best series i have watched behind mad men and the sopranos.

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 22-May-16 11:01:43

I think that's the problem - I cba to persevere for that long when I might still hate it!

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