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(Uproxx)   The amount of actor crossover between "Breaking Bad" and "Seinfeld" is staggering. Expect Newman to pop up as a DEA agent any day now   (uproxx.com) divider line 95
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2012-08-21 11:42:09 AM
Nah, have him really playing Newman as a disgruntled Postal worker who got transferred to the middle of nowhere NM for undelivered mail found in his storage space.
 
2012-08-21 11:57:38 AM
Character actors in minor roles appeared in two different shows almost twenty years apart? Well I'll be.
 
2012-08-21 12:09:44 PM
OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?
 
2012-08-21 12:19:10 PM
Still cannot beat the Wire and Oz sharing tons of actors.

/And the Wire and Lost to a much smaller degree
 
2012-08-21 01:22:47 PM

SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?


It gets better but there is a lot of stuff that requires your patience. The build-ups are slow, but the payoffs are big. If they removed Skylar and Walter Jr from the first three seasons it would have been a lot better. They finally gave Skyler something to do in season four. The show is very slow and methodical, probably because the backdrop of middle of nowhere New Mexico is that way. Great acting, but I feel your pain. It is an acquired taste and is easy to give up. It was two full years from when I started season two and when I finished it. I was that bored. Finally gave it another chance. Glad I did.
 
2012-08-21 01:44:03 PM

SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?


it gets better

it starts off slow and then builds, watch the rest of the season.
 
2012-08-21 01:55:29 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?

It gets better but there is a lot of stuff that requires your patience. The build-ups are slow, but the payoffs are big. If they removed Skylar and Walter Jr from the first three seasons it would have been a lot better. They finally gave Skyler something to do in season four. The show is very slow and methodical, probably because the backdrop of middle of nowhere New Mexico is that way. Great acting, but I feel your pain. It is an acquired taste and is easy to give up. It was two full years from when I started season two and when I finished it. I was that bored. Finally gave it another chance. Glad I did.


timujin: SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?

it gets better

it starts off slow and then builds, watch the rest of the season.


OK. Thanks for the encouragement and I plan on getting back to it. It's just that it's the first series I started after devouring 4 seasons of Mad Men in less than 2 months. Not a lot can follow that.
 
2012-08-21 01:55:45 PM
Watched all 4 seasons recently. Freaking love it!
 
2012-08-21 01:56:51 PM
I would love to do bad things with Anna Gunn.
 
2012-08-21 01:58:56 PM
I want to start watching it over again, it wasn't until late third season I caught on to Marie's obsession with purple. I'm wondering what else I missed.
 
2012-08-21 02:03:47 PM

SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?


It's a bit like a chess game. You need to place your pieces in the right positions and you'll see the payoffs or consequences a few moves later. What's great about that is you can re-watch episodes and really see how it all falls into place and what it means for later episodes. I don't have a very long list of shows I can re-watch. BB is on it.
 
2012-08-21 02:05:20 PM
Not nearly as many instances as Law and Order or CSI episodes.
 
2012-08-21 02:05:29 PM

SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?


Season 2 is perhaps the best season of any drama ever. Compelling & ends HORRIBLY
 
2012-08-21 02:05:32 PM
Seinfeld is insanely influential... look at Scrubs... about half the jokes are straight up stolen from Seinfeld episodes.

And the Breaking Bad episode where Walt and Jesse have their contest... classic!
 
2012-08-21 02:07:55 PM

SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?


Also note that Season 1 was truncated by Writer's Guild strike & ends on a "meh" note. There were supposed to be 2 additional eps following.

Follow it directly into Season 2 which then REALLY takes off
 
2012-08-21 02:10:45 PM
 
2012-08-21 02:19:04 PM

SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?


If a partially dissolved body in a bathtub coming crashing through the ceiling splattering its gelatinous remains all over the place didn't grab you, I don't know what to tell you.
 
2012-08-21 02:19:33 PM
Twin Peaks also had many Seinfeld actors.
 
2012-08-21 02:19:44 PM

SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?


mtv.mtvnimages.com
 
2012-08-21 02:23:34 PM
NO METH FOR YOU!!!
 
2012-08-21 02:26:03 PM
Ya think? Look what I just did XD

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-21 02:26:23 PM
Yet another benefit of never seeing Seinfield.
 
2012-08-21 02:31:25 PM
No mention of Jesse's previous TV work?
www.brobible.com
Yo! The price is right, biatch!
 
2012-08-21 02:34:20 PM
If you think this registers as something notable, don't compare NCIS/CSI/Law and Order or any other procedural crime show. It will blow your mind.
 
2012-08-21 02:40:47 PM

SurfaceTension: OK. Thanks for the encouragement and I plan on getting back to it. It's just that it's the first series I started after devouring 4 seasons of Mad Men in less than 2 months. Not a lot can follow that.


Mad Men bored the shiat out of me. I lasted through about four episodes into season two. No desire to go back.
 
2012-08-21 02:44:16 PM

SurfaceTension: OK. Thanks for the encouragement and I plan on getting back to it. It's just that it's the first series I started after devouring 4 seasons of Mad Men in less than 2 months. Not a lot can follow that.


The first season of BB depressed the sh*t out of me. I mean, I "liked" it and all, but I can't fathom anyone actually breezing through the first season on Netflix in a short period of time without eating a shotgun after. 

/and yeah, "it gets better"
 
2012-08-21 02:57:19 PM
Is Whatley still Jewish?
 
2012-08-21 02:59:28 PM
Character actors playing multiple roles? Unpossible!
 
2012-08-21 03:01:41 PM

conjecture and hearsay: Is Whatley still Jewish?


He only ever did it for the jokes, anyway.
 
2012-08-21 03:03:53 PM

StrikitRich: Character actors playing multiple roles? Unpossible!


Seinfeld even had the same actress on the show twice in different roles. Christa Miller, Jordan from Scrubs, was on Seinfeld twice: once as the president of a bra company who becomes infuriated at George, and then again as a friend of Elaine's who ends up dating George.
 
2012-08-21 03:09:48 PM

Killer Cars: The first season of BB depressed the sh*t out of me. I mean, I "liked" it and all, but I can't fathom anyone actually breezing through the first season on Netflix in a short period of time without eating a shotgun after.


Personally, I tore through the first 3 seasons on Netflix in less than 10 days. I was gonna wait for season 4 to pop up on Netflix, too (this was many months ago). Instead, I barely lasted 2 days before I broke down and bought season 4 on iTunes.
 
2012-08-21 03:10:12 PM
I recently started rewatching Deep Space Nine and was surprised to see Mike on there.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhMCyREiX5U
 
2012-08-21 03:12:39 PM
Lots of X-Files references as well. Erlenmeyer flask, Cancer Man, etc. Makes sense as Vince Gilligan wrote one of the best X-Files episodes: "Drive", which coincidentally guest starred Cranston.
 
2012-08-21 03:14:13 PM

StrikitRich: Character actors playing multiple roles? Unpossible!



Exactly.  There are only so many character actors out there.  I'd bet the overlay between any show that ran 9 years and any other show is about the same.
 
Especially the character actors on Seinfeld... who often had to play a significant role for one show, so we'd assume they hired the cream of the crop rather than the "Man in bar #5" types.
 
2012-08-21 03:23:42 PM
I think there's more crossover between Seinfeld and Desperate Housewives.
 
2012-08-21 03:26:35 PM
TFA missed Bob Odenkirk (Saul) who was in a Seinfeld episode called The Abstinence. He was Elaine's boyfriend, Ben, who was was "almost" a doctor. Elaine gives up sex and she becomes stupid.
 
2012-08-21 03:29:09 PM

Butterflew: I want to start watching it over again, it wasn't until late third season I caught on to Marie's obsession with purple. I'm wondering what else I missed.


I have re-watched the entire series three times now, there is hidden meaning/connections in practically everything... A lot of stuff in season one that is connected to season four which is almost spooky because they weren't sure there would be more than two seasons, if that, when those episodes were written. I will probably watch them all again after a re-watch the Sons Of Anarchy for the first time since the new season is coming up.

/I am physically disabled and Netflix is my best friend.
//They just added Wilferd
 
2012-08-21 03:29:29 PM

redmid17: If you think this registers as something notable, don't compare NCIS/CSI/Law and Order or any other procedural crime show. It will blow your mind.


L O S T and Deadwood
Sons of Anarchy and Deadwood
 
2012-08-21 03:30:30 PM

cman: Still cannot beat the Wire and Oz sharing tons of actors.


HBO's casting directors clearly give preferences to actors who have appeared on other HBO shows. And I'm sure it helps that a lot of produces and directors move from one HBO show to the next.
 
2012-08-21 03:30:47 PM
My favorite occurance of this is the crossover between Arrested Development and Archer is such that Archer is like some alternate universe of AR.
 
2012-08-21 03:31:15 PM

wrapitup: TFA missed Bob Odenkirk (Saul) who was in a Seinfeld episode called The Abstinence. He was Elaine's boyfriend, Ben, who was was "almost" a doctor. Elaine gives up sex and she becomes stupid.


He was in the video.
 
2012-08-21 03:34:00 PM
Opp

NeoCortex42: wrapitup: TFA missed Bob Odenkirk (Saul) who was in a Seinfeld episode called The Abstinence. He was Elaine's boyfriend, Ben, who was was "almost" a doctor. Elaine gives up sex and she becomes stupid.

He was in the video.


Oops, thanks. That's what I get for not watching the video
 
2012-08-21 03:41:43 PM

MrEricSir: I think there's more crossover between Seinfeld and Desperate Housewives.


No way. That has to be fake.
 
2012-08-21 03:42:33 PM

SurfaceTension: AdolfOliverPanties: SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?

It gets better but there is a lot of stuff that requires your patience. The build-ups are slow, but the payoffs are big. If they removed Skylar and Walter Jr from the first three seasons it would have been a lot better. They finally gave Skyler something to do in season four. The show is very slow and methodical, probably because the backdrop of middle of nowhere New Mexico is that way. Great acting, but I feel your pain. It is an acquired taste and is easy to give up. It was two full years from when I started season two and when I finished it. I was that bored. Finally gave it another chance. Glad I did.

timujin: SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?

it gets better

it starts off slow and then builds, watch the rest of the season.

OK. Thanks for the encouragement and I plan on getting back to it. It's just that it's the first series I started after devouring 4 seasons of Mad Men in less than 2 months. Not a lot can follow that.


I tried watchiung when it first came on and thought it sucked too. Then I start watching again during the Gus storyline and like it a lot. Tried to go back and watch the earlier episodes and still found them lacking.
 
2012-08-21 03:48:05 PM

t3knomanser: MrEricSir: I think there's more crossover between Seinfeld and Desperate Housewives.

No way. That has to be fake.


They're real -- and they're spectacular.
 
2012-08-21 03:48:11 PM

Tiberius Erectus: I would love to do bad things with Anna Gunn.


Her husband would go all Bullock on you.
 
2012-08-21 04:05:44 PM

rocinante721: Help SAVE WALTER WHITE


I read that whole thing in Walt Jr.'s voice. Titty Sprinkles.
 
2012-08-21 04:09:58 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?

It gets better but there is a lot of stuff that requires your patience. The build-ups are slow, but the payoffs are big. If they removed Skylar and Walter Jr from the first three seasons it would have been a lot better. They finally gave Skyler something to do in season four. The show is very slow and methodical, probably because the backdrop of middle of nowhere New Mexico is that way. Great acting, but I feel your pain. It is an acquired taste and is easy to give up. It was two full years from when I started season two and when I finished it. I was that bored. Finally gave it another chance. Glad I did.


Totally accurate. If they just removed the character's original motivation of building something for his family then the show would be so much better.

Seriously, why does everyone want Skylar and Walt Jr. dead because they don't act exactly the way whatever viewer is biatching about them at moment wishes they did?

Expecting every character to have Walt's cold rationality in response to his crimes seems pretty unrealistic and would make for a boring show IMO.

Skylar's farked up decision making seems pretty justified to me all things considered and if people want her gone because they find her "shrill" probably think about murdering their SO multiple times a day over some real petty shiat.
 
2012-08-21 04:16:42 PM

cman: Still cannot beat the Wire and Oz sharing tons of actors.

/And the Wire and Lost to a much smaller degree


Sons of Anarchy and Deadwood has tons of crossover as well. Shame one of the shows sucks, and hard.

/hint: not Deadwood
 
2012-08-21 04:17:05 PM

SurfaceTension: OK, I've watched a couple episodes of the first season of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It isn't grabbing me. Tell me it gets better?


MUCH better. You don't want to be "that guy" who misses out on what is arguably one of the three best shows ever made, do you?
 
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