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2013-09-30 11:24:14 AM  
6 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: It's precisely this type of overhyped, breathless article that made me never watch the show to begin with.


I completely agree. I, too, prefer to watch television that has been roundly panned by everyone. I have a bootleg copy of the entire 7-episode run of "Emily's Reason's Why Not" that was smuggled out of Slovenia at great cost.
2013-09-30 08:57:30 PM  
5 votes:

B.L.Z. Bub: gunga galunga: B.L.Z. Bub: gunga galunga: B.L.Z. Bub: shoegaze99: The show became a cultural phenomenon

When most people haven't looked at something, it's not a cultural phenomenon. Case closed.

This is really, really important to you, isn't it.

It's really, really important to you that you keep arguing with me until I change my mind, isn't it? You can't stand it when someone doesn't talk about your favorite show in anything less than glowing terms, n'est-ce pas?

It's just that your pants-wetting "stop liking what I don't like" rants have gone from being funny to making me genuinely concerned over your well being. Really, dude. You need to relax and focus on something else. No TV show is worth this much aggravation.

No TV show is worth this much media coverage, for God's sake. Why don't you Breaking Bad cultists relax and STOP TALKING ABOUT THE SHOW ALREADY, FOR GOD'S SAKE ALL YOU DO IS TALK ABOUT IT AND TALK ABOUT IT AND POST THREAD AFTER THREAD, IT'S LIKE ENOUGH!!!! GET A LIFE!



I think we just found the Fark handle of the guy who created Low Winter Sun.
2013-09-30 07:57:26 AM  
3 votes:
Pizza is the best, most delicious food ever created by man. So never try pizza because only my statement has overhyped how good pizza is.
2013-09-30 12:59:13 AM  
3 votes:
I liked the fact that he woke up in bed with his wife, Emily, and realized that the whole show was just a weird dream.
2013-09-30 05:28:36 PM  
2 votes:

Confabulat: Considering the Nazis have something like 60 million lying around, you'd think they could have spruced up the clubhouse a little.


Didn't you see that awesome massage chair?
2013-09-30 11:12:39 AM  
2 votes:
cameroncrazy1984: It's precisely this type of overhyped, breathless article that made me never watch the show to begin with.

OMG, you are so edgy man!!!! So much a farking rebel.  Come into a thread about a show and rebel. Eff you, its people like you I hate. You knock something without even giving it an open mind and an honest try, but you will criticize the show and the people that watch it without an educated opinion.

So Fark off you piece of shiat.
2013-09-30 10:29:50 AM  
2 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: It's precisely this type of overhyped, breathless article that made me never watch the show to begin with.


Lmao you come in every single Breaking Bad thread just to shiat on it. You are so much cooler than the rest of us. What a putz.
2013-09-30 10:29:22 AM  
2 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: It's precisely this type of overhyped, breathless article that made me never watch the show to begin with.


 Deprive yourself of a simple pleasure. That'll show those over-enthusiastic reviewers!

They'll RUE THE DAY!
2013-09-30 10:05:52 AM  
2 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: It's precisely this type of overhyped, breathless article that made me never watch the show to begin with.


You are certainly better off not knowing this show. You might have liked it. And that would have just totally ruined it for you.
2013-09-30 01:35:14 AM  
2 votes:

DamnYankees: cman: He still has his family and his two dumbass friends.

His family? They hate him and have disowned him. And if you think he's gonna rely on Badger and whathisface for support, well, I disagree.


The Badger maims, but he does not kill.
2013-09-30 06:23:11 PM  
1 votes:
While you were all gushing about this, I was already tuning into the next hot TV show. You've probably never heard of it though because it's a Filipino telenovela.
2013-09-30 02:37:45 PM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: cameroncrazy1984: It's precisely this type of overhyped, breathless article that made me never watch the show to begin with.

Likewise.


I think Fark.com is the best website of all time.

Now leave.
2013-09-30 01:59:45 PM  
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: It's precisely this type of overhyped, breathless article that made me never watch the show to begin with.


That's why I never want to try sex.

Too many people say it is awesome and I am too special to enjoy what other people like.

/Must be tedious purposely avoiding things other people really like
2013-09-30 01:14:08 PM  
1 votes:
It tied things up just a little too neatly.

Allowing Walt to get the money to his family - and using the Schwartzs, who by all accounts did nothing wrong besides not genuflect at Walt's genius - was a surprising move given Gilligan's "no bad deed goes unpunished" mantra throughout the show's run.
2013-09-30 12:16:55 PM  
1 votes:
I loved the finale and the show but, as unpopular as this is going to be, I don't think Lydia deserved the ending she got. As far as meth distributing villains who have no qualms about ordering the deaths of over a dozen people go, Lydia seemed exceedingly normal. The writers did a fantastic job portraying her as a business woman, who doesn't act out of bloodlust, rage, or ignorance of any other way of life. She never even appeared all that interested in her work.

I'm not going to suggest an alternate because I don't want to be one of those people who tries to out-Vince Gilligan Vince Gilligan, but if she had to go I think I would have preferred something more quick and definite like Gus. Something that says, "Hey, it's the business: you gotta pay some day." The ricin seems more appropriate for someone like Jack or Todd. In fact, I'd like to think Lydia wound up with some permanent but survivable organ damage only to be picked up by the police within a few days. But since it's obvious what was supposed to happen, I kinda feel bad for the little weasel.
2013-09-30 11:28:23 AM  
1 votes:
I enjoyed the ending.  I'd like to think that the Nazis had Jesse bury those barrels somewhere in the desert for them (or he at least knows where they're hidden - somewhere away from the white power camp), and now Jesse is the only one who knows where they are.  I'd also like to think he grabbed the confession DVD before speeding off into the moonlight.

Only thing that really stuck out to me is that Walt is hanging out in a coffee shop and no one notices him.  Hasn't his face, and presumably sketches of him with and without hair, beard, etc., been plastered on the local news for a few months?
2013-09-30 11:01:06 AM  
1 votes:
Stevia(tm) - Tastes just like ricin without killing you
2013-09-30 10:35:52 AM  
1 votes:

Lando Lincoln: TeamEd: Brilliant show, bad ending.
Walt was a more interesting and complex character when he was exiled to New Hampshire dying of cancer alone, hated and unable to give his family his money. And then, the last episode. Everything that happens after he leaves New Hampshire breaks his way. The last episode is him succeeding in setting his family up with money, avenging his honour, and dying on his own terms, satisfied.
In one episode he turned from the man who was finally suffering the consequences of continually over-estimating his own genius back into the guy who's simply smarter and luckier than everyone.
/ He had no plans to survive the showdown with the Nazis (remember when he was so fascinated by the ending of Scarface?). He was always going to die. It's weird he gets to die satisfied, not feeling an ounce of the suffering Jesse has.

So in other words, you desperately wanted to believe that Walter White was a horrible human being, and this ending ruined it for you.

Jesse deserves all of his suffering. All of it. Jesse was the one that caused Hank's death, and Gomie's, and Andrea's. If Jesse had just gotten in the van and gone on and lived his life with a big bag of money, then those three would still be alive, and Hank would have died from cancer anyway. Fark Jesse.


No. I wanted a story I liked a lot to have a better ending. That's it.
2013-09-30 10:14:05 AM  
1 votes:
I love that people were complaining that Walt had no idea what he was doing with the large machine gun.  The first scene with the gun?  That's right, MANUAL biatch!  Walt is a man of science, he reads the goddamn manual.  BOOM!
2013-09-30 09:46:31 AM  
1 votes:
One thing I don't get is why did Walt shoot Jack when he was just going to die from that ricin cigarette anyway?
2013-09-30 09:46:11 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, Walt got Lydia with the vial of ricin.  But the conclusion left wide open who would fall to the ricin cigarette.  And I still have no idea how Leaves of Grass got in Hank's bathroom.  And is Gale alive?  It sure looked like Jesse pointed the gun away at the last moment.  So many unanswered questions . . .
2013-09-30 08:58:23 AM  
1 votes:
Brilliant show, bad ending.
Walt was a more interesting and complex character when he was exiled to New Hampshire dying of cancer alone, hated and unable to give his family his money. And then, the last episode. Everything that happens after he leaves New Hampshire breaks his way. The last episode is him succeeding in setting his family up with money, avenging his honour, and dying on his own terms, satisfied.
In one episode he turned from the man who was finally suffering the consequences of continually over-estimating his own genius back into the guy who's simply smarter and luckier than everyone.
/ He had no plans to survive the showdown with the Nazis (remember when he was so fascinated by the ending of Scarface?). He was always going to die. It's weird he gets to die satisfied, not feeling an ounce of the suffering Jesse has.
2013-09-30 08:27:47 AM  
1 votes:
No ambiguous endings?

OK, so this is what follows:

Jesse races to Andrea's house, only to find out, obviously, that Brock went to a Catholic orphanage, where he has been sexually and physically abused over the last year by a wicked old priest that oversees the place. Jesse raises a scene, but is dragged away by police, who are all too aware of his involvement in the Mr. Heisenberg Drug Ring (but do NOT have the video confession he recorded, since the nazis destroyed it). With the primary suspect dead, somebody has to frogmarched into court and go to jail.

Brock will run away form the orphanage at age 14, and become a krocodil user, dying at the age of 16, with half his flesh gone from his arms. HE might have been hooked on Crystal MEth instead, but the crappy, artificially-colored blue meth was too expensive.

Lydia made it to the hospital to get treatment and recovered from her poisoning. With the quality blue meth gone, she turns to her Czech suppliers to get krocodil, and starts moving that onto the streets of New Mexico and the rest of the southwest.

Skyler got a plea deal, but even with years knocked off her money laundering and fraudulent books charges (Ted's crooked books finally caught their attention), she still ended up going to prison for 10 years. Her first day, some fellow inmate named Tara Knowles beats her up and steals her blankets, it gets worse for Skyler after that... she never makes it out of prison alive.

Flynn gets his money, but his despair over his mother, and separation from his sister (who went to some catholic orphanage on the bad side of town) has thrown him into a depression, and he turns to drugs. His friend Louis helps him spend the $9+million on drug-fueled parties and steals much of the cash, as well. Flynn dies at the age of 19 in a back alley in Prague, a dirty syringbe filled with... korcodil laying at his side.

Marie remarries, gets her kleptomania under control and has 6 kids.

Saul is slinging cinnabons at a mall in Omaha.

Badger and Skinny Pete found the laser thing so funny, they decided to mess with some guy sitting in a known DEA safe house who looks a lot like that bouncer guy from Saul's office. They play the lasers on him through the window, Huell has a fatal heart attack.
2013-09-30 07:53:19 AM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Confabulat: Lydia and Walt ALWAYS sat at that table at 10 AM.

She sat at a different table LAST WEEK! Seriously - just last week when she met Todd, they both sat at tables next to the window. The table in tonight's episode was a different table, not next to the window. I literally watched both episodes today, so unless I'm hallucinating, you're wrong.



Did Walt know she switched tables LAST WEEK?! I doubt it. He took a gamble based on his knowledge of her routines taken from weekly meetings over a year's time. Turns out, his gamble was correct.

Plus, he could have also palmed the Stevia packet and then switched it out with the other one during his coughing fit, while they were distracted. It would not be the first time that vial of ricin was subject to slight of hand.

Glad they didn't include the scene of Jesse in his cell playing a xylophone.  I heard he struck the same chord, but two distinctly different tones came out. I heard someone got fired for that blunder.
2013-09-30 12:38:37 AM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Confabulat: Lydia and Walt ALWAYS sat at that table at 10 AM.

She sat at a different table LAST WEEK! Seriously - just last week when she met Todd, they both sat at tables next to the window. The table in tonight's episode was a different table, not next to the window. I literally watched both episodes today, so unless I'm hallucinating, you're wrong.


You're both the prettiest!

heh... I love that the show makes you think and it creates a lot of really good dialogue among the fans. If more shows treated their audience as intelligent... well that sh*t ain't gonna happen in my lifetime.
 
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