"Gus Fring" was one of the best things that happened with Breaking Bad. It's a shame that he's now being wasted on that Revolution show.
Revolution is a pretty terrible show, which is why I said he's being wasted in it.
One character I've been finding strangely fascinating is Tod. He's a stone cold psychos killer, who at the same time, wants approval, whether it's from Lydia, Walter, his uncle Jack, or even Jessie. Even when he. In some ways, what he wants is not that different from the rest of us, but the way he goes about it is so very broken. Maybe it's interesting because I seem to have run into so many proto-Tods in fannish circles.shoots Jessie's girlfriend, he says "Nothing personal" as though he doesn't want her to think badly of him for putting a bullet in her brain
I suppose we'll just have to agree to disagree on that point - I've been enjoying the show(not as much as BrBa, but still). It could be better, but the setting is a pretty neat idea in my opinion.
Hrm I just looked this up and the setting does look pretty interesting. Some elements of the plot sound really terribad though, like the main character's family just happens to have a USB containing ALL THE ANSWERS OMG. I'd probably only watch this because it sounds so darn similar to my own post-apoc story.
OT, yeah I guess that was a pretty satisfying ending. Though I feel like it went way too easily for Walt. And as with most TV endings it just leaves me wanting more.
On the other hand, is that Better Call Saul spinoff for real? I can't see how they'd make a show out of it.
Better Call Saul is for real - it's a prequel before the events of Breaking Bad. That's how it can happen.
I liked the ending for the most part of Breaking Bad. Least I wasn't feeling "god dammit, that's it (feeling unsatisfied)" like with most series where most end because they were pulled of the air due to ratings.
I was pretty satisfied with the ending as well. In fact, one of things that sucked me into this show was how consistently everything just feels right.
I was one of the ones who thought Walt had to be punished, and punished hard. You know you're in a bad place when the voice of conscience is Saul Goodman. Going by what was happening to Jessie, I was expecting something pretty horrific. Then he managed to do something I didn't think was possible, and that's redeem himself. He still needed to die at the end, but the fact that he tried to clean up his messes did count for something IMO. The biggest moment was surprisingly, when he finally came out and said he had done it all for himself, and I think this is because it ties in with a theme that's been running throughout the show. Breaking Bad is very much an old school tragedy, and Walter White's tragic flaw has been his capacity for rationalization. His descent into darkness happened a bit at a time, and always supposedly for the best of reasons, and when things went wrong, it was someone else's fault. He's a warning to the rest of us.
On a somewhat lighter note, did anyone else think the machine gun n the trunk was right out of a Roadrunner cartoon. I wondered if the scene in the desert where he was working on the device was a reference to the cartoon, and the way it took out it's creator was certainly worthy of Wile E. Coyote. Walter Wh1te, Super-Genius.
Walt had too much pride in his work to make Krokodil.
I wonder how many would still rally behind Walter if instead of meth, he was selling Blue Krokodil.
Yeah, that wasn't fudge they were cooking up. It was my understanding that meth was pretty nasty stuff in it's own right.
There did seem to be people who were trying to make Walt and Jessie the Cheech and Chong of the 21st century, and that just doesn't work.
I was surprised by the intensity of the Skyler hate out there, and there does seem to be a correlation between that and how much they think Walt is some kind of hero.