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2012-08-10 01:32:54 PM  
Those were really cool to watch. I'd like to see some of the people who didn't get the job, too.
 
2012-08-10 01:57:15 PM  
um, fap?
 
2012-08-10 02:03:47 PM  
Skyler is shaping up to be a kick ass element this season, she's definitely not the character of past seasons. I don't know who can hate her now.

Marie on the other hand...
 
2012-08-10 02:11:09 PM  
Skyler is totally going to end up with ricin in her breakfast cereal.

Didn't Vince say Walter is going to do something that is basically unforgivable in this season?

Skyler's going to make a move against Walt and he's going to kill her. But I suspect, much like everything Walt ever does, there's going to be additional fall out and someone else is accidentally killed too.

That's what I'm betting on, at least.
 
2012-08-10 02:15:37 PM  

Glitchwerks: Skyler is totally going to end up with ricin in her breakfast cereal.

Didn't Vince say Walter is going to do something that is basically unforgivable in this season?

Skyler's going to make a move against Walt and he's going to kill her. But I suspect, much like everything Walt ever does, there's going to be additional fall out and someone else is accidentally killed too.

That's what I'm betting on, at least.


Kills Jr. and/or the baby while gunning for Skylar.
 
2012-08-10 02:18:08 PM  

Glitchwerks: Didn't Vince say Walter is going to do something that is basically unforgivable in this season?


He already did. He got bacon from Jr.'s breakfast plate. That's an unforgivable and must be punished.

In all seriousness, I agree that Skylar will be dead at the end of this half-season by ricin. I'm not sure if there will be collateral damage. Hank will probably be around until next year for a showdown with Walt, and Jr. will probably survive the show somehow. Marie is completely expendable, but I don't think they'd combine it with Skylar's death.
 
2012-08-10 02:22:42 PM  

Glitchwerks: Skyler is totally going to end up with ricin in her breakfast cereal.

Didn't Vince say Walter is going to do something that is basically unforgivable in this season?.


An interesting theory I've heard is that he will kill the baby, because they often show the baby dressed as a pink teddy bear--much like the one floating in Walt's pool after the plane collision.

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2012-08-10 02:24:02 PM  
I like the way Paul dressed/looked for that audition. The longer hair suits Pinkman's character.
 
2012-08-10 02:24:10 PM  

Glitchwerks: Skyler is totally going to end up with ricin in her breakfast cereal.

Didn't Vince say Walter is going to do something that is basically unforgivable in this season?

Skyler's going to make a move against Walt and he's going to kill her. But I suspect, much like everything Walt ever does, there's going to be additional fall out and someone else is accidentally killed too.

That's what I'm betting on, at least.


Or he poisons her breakfast only to stand there and watch in horror as Jr. eats it after Skylar's declines it.
 
2012-08-10 02:24:51 PM  

Thorn: Glitchwerks: Skyler is totally going to end up with ricin in her breakfast cereal.

Didn't Vince say Walter is going to do something that is basically unforgivable in this season?.

An interesting theory I've heard is that he will kill the baby, because they often show the baby dressed as a pink teddy bear--much like the one floating in Walt's pool after the plane collision.

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Interesting observation. I never thought about the teddy bear. That would certainly be pretty dark. Even with Breaking Bad, that might be a bit far to go. I think by the time of the flash-forward, Walt has lost his entire family, but him directly killing his daughter would surprise me.
 
2012-08-10 02:30:04 PM  
I truly can't stand her character. And while it's definitely unfair to judge someone in this way, on the inside, I just don't think the actress is pretty enough to justify her characer being so unlovable. At least if she was hot, I think more of the audience would be willing to put up with more of her crap.

But the worst part of all, is every time I see her, all I can see is the main "vampire" from I am Legend. *EXACT* same jawline. Sadly, once you see this, it can't been unseen.

/I apologize if this hurts any future viewings for you.
 
2012-08-10 02:32:59 PM  

Space Squid: truly can't stand her character. And while it's definitely unfair to judge someone in this way, on the inside, I just don't think the actress is pretty enough to justify her characer being so unlovable. At least if she was hot, I think more of the audience would be willing to put up with more of her crap.


So, you like Betty Draper? Lori Grimes? The worst cop ever on the Seattle P.D.?("Hey, come to think of it, that keychain does look like the sign in front of that casino I jog past every day!!!!") I think AMC just has a great string of female characters that people hate. Maybe the head of AMC is a misogynist.
 
2012-08-10 02:33:24 PM  
Maybe i missed something, but how did Mike know to warn the weird chemical lady that the DEA was on the way? I think that Hank's partner Gomez is on his payroll
 
2012-08-10 02:36:01 PM  
I dunno. Skylar taking up smoking again + the hidden Ricin vile Walt hid in the first epi= She doesn't make it to the beginning of next year's season.

re Marie: Skylar said it best: SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!!!!!
 
2012-08-10 02:36:20 PM  

EyeballKid: Space Squid: truly can't stand her character. And while it's definitely unfair to judge someone in this way, on the inside, I just don't think the actress is pretty enough to justify her characer being so unlovable. At least if she was hot, I think more of the audience would be willing to put up with more of her crap.

So, you like Betty Draper? Lori Grimes? The worst cop ever on the Seattle P.D.?("Hey, come to think of it, that keychain does look like the sign in front of that casino I jog past every day!!!!") I think AMC just has a great string of female characters that people hate. Maybe the head of AMC is a misogynist.


Well, I didn't say *all* of her crap. Just more of her crap. But, point taken.
 
2012-08-10 02:38:22 PM  

jackandwater: Or he poisons her breakfast only to stand there and watch in horror as Jr. eats it after Skylar's declines it.


I'm not batting so great on season 5 predictions, but I'd bet that's what happens.

Though, what with Skyler's "mental problems" this season, I'd bet the fallout being she ends up framed for attempting to poison her family and tries to blow the whistle on Walt.
 
2012-08-10 02:40:04 PM  

BeatrixK: I dunno. Skylar taking up smoking again + the hidden Ricin vile Walt hid in the first epi= She doesn't make it to the beginning of next year's season.


Ah yes, the smoking-ricin connection. Good point.
 
2012-08-10 02:41:16 PM  
I have never seen this show. It's on my Netflix queue and I plan to once the whole thing is on the Queue.

Is there way to be no spoilerific in this answer: So is this video a joke or what?
 
2012-08-10 02:46:00 PM  

Thorn: BeatrixK: I dunno. Skylar taking up smoking again + the hidden Ricin vile Walt hid in the first epi= She doesn't make it to the beginning of next year's season.

Ah yes, the smoking-ricin connection. Good point.


No, no, no. The ricin was never meant to be smoked. They hid it in a cigarette so Jesse could sneak it past the goons that were watching at the lab. The cigarette was only a hiding place. The ricin is in a sealed glass vial, you can't smoke it anyway. Gus didn't even smoke, how or why would they use a poison cigarette to kill him? Skylar is not going to smoke the ricin cigarette. The ricin isn't even in a cigarette anymore.
 
2012-08-10 02:46:14 PM  

Glitchwerks: Skyler is totally going to end up with ricin in her breakfast cereal.

Didn't Vince say Walter is going to do something that is basically unforgivable in this season?

Skyler's going to make a move against Walt and he's going to kill her. But I suspect, much like everything Walt ever does, there's going to be additional fall out and someone else is accidentally killed too.

That's what I'm betting on, at least.


I still think that Mike is going to kill her because he catches wind of her erratic behavior and figures that she has become a problem.
 
2012-08-10 02:46:39 PM  

Thorn: BeatrixK: I dunno. Skylar taking up smoking again + the hidden Ricin vile Walt hid in the first epi= She doesn't make it to the beginning of next year's season.

Ah yes, the smoking-ricin connection. Good point.


Freudian slip?
 
2012-08-10 02:47:33 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: I have never seen this show. It's on my Netflix queue and I plan to once the whole thing is on the Queue.

Is there way to be no spoilerific in this answer: So is this video a joke or what?


Get out of this thread, there's lots of spoilers in here. And also yes, the handy-j actually happens in the pilot episode.
 
2012-08-10 02:48:51 PM  
all i have to say about breakking bad is this - it isn't the walking dead. we don't need to kill main characters just to be shocking. i really hope they don't end up killing walt's kids. skyler can die.

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"Let her die, let her die, let her wither up and die!"
 
2012-08-10 02:49:26 PM  

Crudbucket: Thorn: BeatrixK: I dunno. Skylar taking up smoking again + the hidden Ricin vile Walt hid in the first epi= She doesn't make it to the beginning of next year's season.

Ah yes, the smoking-ricin connection. Good point.

No, no, no. The ricin was never meant to be smoked. They hid it in a cigarette so Jesse could sneak it past the goons that were watching at the lab. The cigarette was only a hiding place. The ricin is in a sealed glass vial, you can't smoke it anyway. Gus didn't even smoke, how or why would they use a poison cigarette to kill him? Skylar is not going to smoke the ricin cigarette. The ricin isn't even in a cigarette anymore.


I still can't see how Saul's bodyguard was able to lift the ricin cigarette off of Jesse. Jesse wasn't missing a whole pack of cigs, just the one. Re-watching the scene where Jesse gets frisked on his way to Saul's office, it's just seems impossible.

Not a huge plot hole or anything, but a bit annoying.
 
2012-08-10 02:49:43 PM  
Not sure, unless Skylar has made some sort of turnaround this season, why many fans would be upset at her death. She's an ugly character (not talking about looks, here), and probably someone that is as morally bankrupt at Walt. Killing her wouldn't do much to "shock" fans, unless it was spectacularly gory.
 
2012-08-10 02:51:28 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Not sure, unless Skylar has made some sort of turnaround this season, why many fans would be upset at her death. She's an ugly character (not talking about looks, here), and probably someone that is as morally bankrupt at Walt. Killing her wouldn't do much to "shock" fans, unless it was spectacularly gory.


Maybe the shock would be who does it? Does any body owe Walter a solid in the "killing of a loved one" department?
 
2012-08-10 02:53:49 PM  

NeoCortex42: Crudbucket: Thorn: BeatrixK: I dunno. Skylar taking up smoking again + the hidden Ricin vile Walt hid in the first epi= She doesn't make it to the beginning of next year's season.

Ah yes, the smoking-ricin connection. Good point.

No, no, no. The ricin was never meant to be smoked. They hid it in a cigarette so Jesse could sneak it past the goons that were watching at the lab. The cigarette was only a hiding place. The ricin is in a sealed glass vial, you can't smoke it anyway. Gus didn't even smoke, how or why would they use a poison cigarette to kill him? Skylar is not going to smoke the ricin cigarette. The ricin isn't even in a cigarette anymore.

I still can't see how Saul's bodyguard was able to lift the ricin cigarette off of Jesse. Jesse wasn't missing a whole pack of cigs, just the one. Re-watching the scene where Jesse gets frisked on his way to Saul's office, it's just seems impossible.

Not a huge plot hole or anything, but a bit annoying.


I dare you to say that to his face.

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2012-08-10 02:54:44 PM  

Invisible Pedestrian: Skyler is shaping up to be a kick ass element this season, she's definitely not the character of past seasons. I don't know who can hate her now.


Oh I can still hate her. That woman has built up enough ill will on my part since season 1 that I'll probably cheer when they finally kill her.
 
2012-08-10 02:55:51 PM  

Crudbucket: Jim from Saint Paul: I have never seen this show. It's on my Netflix queue and I plan to once the whole thing is on the Queue.

Is there way to be no spoilerific in this answer: So is this video a joke or what?

Get out of this thread, there's lots of spoilers in here. And also yes, the handy-j actually happens in the pilot episode.


Figured. Thanks!
 
2012-08-10 02:56:53 PM  

Crudbucket: No, no, no. The ricin was never meant to be smoked. They hid it in a cigarette so Jesse could sneak it past the goons that were watching at the lab. The cigarette was only a hiding place. The ricin is in a sealed glass vial, you can't smoke it anyway. Gus didn't even smoke, how or why would they use a poison cigarette to kill him? Skylar is not going to smoke the ricin cigarette. The ricin isn't even in a cigarette anymore.


They're not saying the ricin is, or ever was, intended to be smoked.

They're saying Skyler's smoking is a throwback to Jesse smuggling the ricin in his cigarette for the majority of the fourth season, and a clue to her potential demise. It's a pretty big straw-grab, but they're not saying what you think they're saying.
 
2012-08-10 02:59:28 PM  
There was no ring on Walt's finger as he broke his bacon up into the number 52 in the beginning of the first episode.

At the very least Skyler is dead, possibly Walter Jr. Also, pink tends to be synonymous with death in the show. So bye bye baby.

My money is on Skyler and baby end up dead, Jr finds out what his dad really does and ends up living with Hank and Marie(if not dead).

But that wasn't a very enthusiastic handy. 2/10.
 
2012-08-10 03:00:58 PM  

Crudbucket: Thorn: BeatrixK: I dunno. Skylar taking up smoking again + the hidden Ricin vile Walt hid in the first epi= She doesn't make it to the beginning of next year's season.

Ah yes, the smoking-ricin connection. Good point.

No, no, no. The ricin was never meant to be smoked. They hid it in a cigarette so Jesse could sneak it past the goons that were watching at the lab. The cigarette was only a hiding place. The ricin is in a sealed glass vial, you can't smoke it anyway. Gus didn't even smoke, how or why would they use a poison cigarette to kill him? Skylar is not going to smoke the ricin cigarette. The ricin isn't even in a cigarette anymore.


Yeah...that part I get.

However...the BB connection of cigarettes/Ricin is what made me think that hidden vile is going to come up again. Yes, I realize it was in a glass vile, and Yes, I realize that, in it's current form can't be used in a cigarette. However...BB has related those two plot points, and, consequently, with the very distinct image of Skylar smoking in front of Marie, and Walt from last week, I can't see letting that parallel go unused in some way by the writers. (What point did Walt have to hide it if it wasn't going to be used later on? He could have easily flushed it and have it be gone for good.)

/Hope that makes sense, because, in my head, it felt brilliant.
//I don't look for Walt Jr. to be long for this world, either: He new car is going to end up a twisted heap of metal.
 
2012-08-10 03:01:07 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Crudbucket: No, no, no. The ricin was never meant to be smoked. They hid it in a cigarette so Jesse could sneak it past the goons that were watching at the lab. The cigarette was only a hiding place. The ricin is in a sealed glass vial, you can't smoke it anyway. Gus didn't even smoke, how or why would they use a poison cigarette to kill him? Skylar is not going to smoke the ricin cigarette. The ricin isn't even in a cigarette anymore.

They're not saying the ricin is, or ever was, intended to be smoked.

They're saying Skyler's smoking is a throwback to Jesse smuggling the ricin in his cigarette for the majority of the fourth season, and a clue to her potential demise. It's a pretty big straw-grab, but they're not saying what you think they're saying.


Yeah, I didn't mean that at them personally, but I've seen a lot people bringing up "the ricin cigarette" as if they've got the hot inside tip and missing the point that the cigarette has nothing to do with it (and no longer exists). Skylar's smoking is two-fold; it showed her breaking down under the stress and, at the end of Fifty-One, she starts blowing the smoke right in Walt's face to try to bring his cancer back.
 
2012-08-10 03:01:08 PM  
Of course, for as many times they've mentioned the baby is on formula in the course of the show for little to no reason, it could very well be (and a hell of a twist) if Walt poisons Skyler with the ricin and it's then of all times Skyler decides to breast feed, getting the baby with the ricin in the process.
 
2012-08-10 03:06:32 PM  
FTFA: I get the idea that Breaking Bad was originally envisioned as more of a black comedy than the bleak, bleak drama that it has become.

How has it changed? It still is a black comedy, and a superbly sublime one, at that.
 
2012-08-10 03:07:10 PM  

EyeballKid: Space Squid: truly can't stand her character. And while it's definitely unfair to judge someone in this way, on the inside, I just don't think the actress is pretty enough to justify her characer being so unlovable. At least if she was hot, I think more of the audience would be willing to put up with more of her crap.

So, you like Betty Draper? Lori Grimes? The worst cop ever on the Seattle P.D.?("Hey, come to think of it, that keychain does look like the sign in front of that casino I jog past every day!!!!") I think AMC just has a great string of female characters that people hate. Maybe the head of AMC is a misogynist.


Speaking on the subject of hating Skyler (and believe me, I despise her so much it gives me strength), I found it extremely funny and illuminating when I read in some interview that she did that she chalks it up to sexism in TV. You know, that we hate her character because she is a woman, not because she is a horrible human being and probably the most unlikeable character on the show (and possibly any show ever).

I wanted to not hate Anna Gunn because of her character, but damn she's making it pretty hard.
/further proof?, Deadwood
//she's TV's Kirsten Dunst, playing the characters we all love to hate
 
2012-08-10 03:07:19 PM  

Space Squid: I truly can't stand her character. And while it's definitely unfair to judge someone in this way, on the inside, I just don't think the actress is pretty enough to justify her characer being so unlovable. At least if she was hot, I think more of the audience would be willing to put up with more of her crap.

But the worst part of all, is every time I see her, all I can see is the main "vampire" from I am Legend. *EXACT* same jawline. Sadly, once you see this, it can't been unseen.

/I apologize if this hurts any future viewings for you.


I didn't really care for her character, but I think most people are generally frustrated about how meek the character is. Throughout the series, she's had to deal with an absent husband who has been slowly becoming a homicidal, arrogant, rapey drug kingpin. What has she done about it so far? Well, she's whined and gone comatose for a few episodes. However, starting with what was cut at the end of the 2nd episode of the season, the writers are finally starting to give her some semblance of a backbone as she is actively trying to protect her family against the (rightfully) perceived danger that is Walt. It's still frustrating to see how powerless she actually is, but at least she's going to put up somewhat of a fight.

Also, be fair to the actress. She's done an amazing job so far this season, especially in the past 2 episodes.
 
2012-08-10 03:07:53 PM  

Strategeryz0r: There was no ring on Walt's finger as he broke his bacon up into the number 52 in the beginning of the first episode.

At the very least Skyler is dead, possibly Walter Jr. Also, pink tends to be synonymous with death in the show. So bye bye baby.

My money is on Skyler and baby end up dead, Jr finds out what his dad really does and ends up living with Hank and Marie(if not dead).

But that wasn't a very enthusiastic handy. 2/10.


I think they made it pretty obvious the Walt Jr. dies in a car accident from the fast car Walt buys him, the way he talks about racing, and the way he talks about driving fast.

Wal Jr. dies in a car accident, possibly while racing Walt, Skyler blames Walt and goes over the edge, Mike finds out about this and kills Skyler because she is becoming a problem.
 
2012-08-10 03:09:04 PM  
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2012-08-10 03:09:21 PM  

nameofperson: EyeballKid: Space Squid: truly can't stand her character. And while it's definitely unfair to judge someone in this way, on the inside, I just don't think the actress is pretty enough to justify her characer being so unlovable. At least if she was hot, I think more of the audience would be willing to put up with more of her crap.

So, you like Betty Draper? Lori Grimes? The worst cop ever on the Seattle P.D.?("Hey, come to think of it, that keychain does look like the sign in front of that casino I jog past every day!!!!") I think AMC just has a great string of female characters that people hate. Maybe the head of AMC is a misogynist.

Speaking on the subject of hating Skyler (and believe me, I despise her so much it gives me strength), I found it extremely funny and illuminating when I read in some interview that she did that she chalks it up to sexism in TV. You know, that we hate her character because she is a woman, not because she is a horrible human being and probably the most unlikeable character on the show (and possibly any show ever).

I wanted to not hate Anna Gunn because of her character, but damn she's making it pretty hard.
/further proof?, Deadwood
//she's TV's Kirsten Dunst, playing the characters we all love to hate


I also hated her character on Deadwood, and I hate Skylar on Breaking Bad. I actually think Anna Gunn is a pretty good actress, but I have an immediate and instinctual reaction of distaste whenever I see her.
 
2012-08-10 03:10:36 PM  

ongbok: Strategeryz0r: There was no ring on Walt's finger as he broke his bacon up into the number 52 in the beginning of the first episode.

At the very least Skyler is dead, possibly Walter Jr. Also, pink tends to be synonymous with death in the show. So bye bye baby.

My money is on Skyler and baby end up dead, Jr finds out what his dad really does and ends up living with Hank and Marie(if not dead).

But that wasn't a very enthusiastic handy. 2/10.

I think they made it pretty obvious the Walt Jr. dies in a car accident from the fast car Walt buys him, the way he talks about racing, and the way he talks about driving fast.

Wal Jr. dies in a car accident, possibly while racing Walt, Skyler blames Walt and goes over the edge, Mike finds out about this and kills Skyler because she is becoming a problem.


Seems a little TOO obvious for Gilligan though. Perhaps the car is misdirection?

Also am I really the only one who thought the handy was wholly unenthusiastic? come on!!
 
2012-08-10 03:12:33 PM  

NeoCortex42: Crudbucket: Thorn: BeatrixK: I dunno. Skylar taking up smoking again + the hidden Ricin vile Walt hid in the first epi= She doesn't make it to the beginning of next year's season.

Ah yes, the smoking-ricin connection. Good point.

No, no, no. The ricin was never meant to be smoked. They hid it in a cigarette so Jesse could sneak it past the goons that were watching at the lab. The cigarette was only a hiding place. The ricin is in a sealed glass vial, you can't smoke it anyway. Gus didn't even smoke, how or why would they use a poison cigarette to kill him? Skylar is not going to smoke the ricin cigarette. The ricin isn't even in a cigarette anymore.

I still can't see how Saul's bodyguard was able to lift the ricin cigarette off of Jesse. Jesse wasn't missing a whole pack of cigs, just the one. Re-watching the scene where Jesse gets frisked on his way to Saul's office, it's just seems impossible.

Not a huge plot hole or anything, but a bit annoying.


He didn't pick one cigarette, he swapped packs. Or that's how I interpreted it anyway.
 
2012-08-10 03:14:46 PM  
Walt Jr is going to die in a car crash, at least that is the foreshadowing I am picking up on. Fast car, doesn't care about speeding, a teenager who feels invincible. Easy way to knock out a character of his stance and kick start another spiral downward for the White family. Skyler would probably go over the edge, perhaps ready to confess turn herself and Walt in to save the baby, Walt then has to take her out... the baby?? lives with Hank and Marie, because Walt is now on the run because of the ricin and Hank figuring out Walt is Heisenberg.
 
2012-08-10 03:27:54 PM  
Vile vial is vile.


/VIAL
 
2012-08-10 03:32:13 PM  

Thorn: pink teddy bear


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/Shamelessly stolen from the most excellent TMLO.
 
2012-08-10 03:33:09 PM  

danknerd: Walt Jr is going to die in a car crash, at least that is the foreshadowing I am picking up on. Fast car, doesn't care about speeding, a teenager who feels invincible. Easy way to knock out a character of his stance and kick start another spiral downward for the White family. Skyler would probably go over the edge, perhaps ready to confess turn herself and Walt in to save the baby, Walt then has to take her out... the baby?? lives with Hank and Marie, because Walt is now on the run because of the ricin and Hank figuring out Walt is Heisenberg.


There is a good one...Mike or Sal could finally get tired of Walt's shiat, and sabotage his car.

Walt has reached a point of delusional grandeur. He's smarter than anyone. But Mike has shown to be conniving, and capable of committing murder on many different fronts. Sal and Mike were dirty businessmen long before Walt ever though about cooking meth, so to conspire to systematically take him down makes sense. Kill Walt Jr, make it look like an accident to break down Walt, then plant shiat in Skyler's head that breaks her, and it leaves Walt no choice but to kill her.

But Hank will ultimately play a big role in the end of the 1st half of the season IMO...either he'll break bad and help Walt since he paid for his medical expenses, or will realize Walt is Heisenberg, and the last half will be about his build up to tear him down.
 
2012-08-10 03:34:22 PM  
Am I the only one slightly disappointed by this season so far? All this focus on family matters and marital disputes is kind of irritating me. Last episode, although good actings throughout, really wasn't what I was hoping to tune in for. I like it better when the show focuses more on the business side of things: showdowns with kingpins and dealers, outsmarting others, evading the law/Hank, etc while family issues tend to be minor subplots just to remind the viewer that Walter's still a family man trying to balance things.

But I know the show has kind of painted itself into a corner, and must follow through with certain storylines, such as Walter's inevitable moral decline and trying to reconcile his business with his family. Anna Gunn is a good actor, but please, no more of her. I trust Gilligan here, but I hope the show doesn't devolve into a family drama type show. I've seen shows like "Dexter" (annoying incestuous sister) "Weeds" (annoying selfish mom perpetually making poor decisions for family) and "Sons of Anarchy" (soap opera on bikes where nothing consequential ever happens) that sort of went off reservation and morphed into something else that I wasn't comfortable/familiar with.
 
2012-08-10 03:35:25 PM  

rugman11: He didn't pick one cigarette, he swapped packs. Or that's how I interpreted it anyway.


That makes a lot more sense. Not sure I buy him as some expert pickpocket, but it doesn't ruin the show for me. Just one of those suspensions of disbelief.
 
2012-08-10 03:38:26 PM  
Walt will shoot Hank and the final showdown will be between Walt and Jesse.
 
2012-08-10 03:48:51 PM  

The Banana Thug: Am I the only one slightly disappointed by this season so far? All this focus on family matters and marital disputes is kind of irritating me. Last episode, although good actings throughout, really wasn't what I was hoping to tune in for. I like it better when the show focuses more on the business side of things: showdowns with kingpins and dealers, outsmarting others, evading the law/Hank, etc while family issues tend to be minor subplots just to remind the viewer that Walter's still a family man trying to balance things.

But I know the show has kind of painted itself into a corner, and must follow through with certain storylines, such as Walter's inevitable moral decline and trying to reconcile his business with his family. Anna Gunn is a good actor, but please, no more of her. I trust Gilligan here, but I hope the show doesn't devolve into a family drama type show. I've seen shows like "Dexter" (annoying incestuous sister) "Weeds" (annoying selfish mom perpetually making poor decisions for family) and "Sons of Anarchy" (soap opera on bikes where nothing consequential ever happens) that sort of went off reservation and morphed into something else that I wasn't comfortable/familiar with.


It's all setup for the inevitable dude. They have to build the characters up to the epic conclusion. And considering the point Walt is at right now, the stress he's created for his family is a focal point. One that I think is gong to have devastating consequences in the next episode or two. Giligan even said episode 5 is going to blow people away, so stay tuned for Sunday!!
 
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