@hchavers for instance the dark one is currently swirling around me and about to consume my soul. Thankfully she knows that her continued survival depends on me buying more cat food and she can only survive so long on my dead corpse
@ThatsHeadly I was a latecomer to the series and only started watching a few months after the series ended. But as is the case with many AMC series, it was quite good and really drew me in. I’ll definitely spool it up on Netflix.
Maybe it’s the precursor to a spinoff. Like Better Call Saul.
ha ha. Nope, no spoiler. In the opener for BCS, they show Saul in the present day fixing himself a lonely drink and watching a VHS tape of his old TV commercials. He’s living under the name of Gene Taković and working at a Cinnabon in a Omaha mall.
I’m hoping that Kim Wexler is working at the GAP in that same mall, but alas, there’s no sign of her.
@llangley@therealjrn@tinamarie1974 I’ve tried several times to get into The Wire, but can’t make it past the first couple of episodes. Breaking Bad on the other hand, is one of the best TV shows of all times!
I really loved the series but by the 5th season Walt had no redeeming qualities and needed to die. I don’t know that I’ll watch the movie yet. But I can’t wait for the next season of Better Call Saul!!
@lseeber I tried watching it and quit early in season two. I thought it was well written and had intriguing plot-lines, but at that time, I had already “given up” on Walt (who had been so likable when the series started) and saw the writing on the wall.
I realize it is my hangup, but I need to be invested in at least one of the characters to maintain viewership for an on-going series (it’s less important in a 2 hour film). I don’t necessarily have to be rooting for the “good guy to come out on top” (e.g. it can be anticipation of the bad guy getting his come-uppance ) but “Breaking Bad” gave me no such rooting interest.
@DrWorm (SPOILERS) I totally understand. I think it was actually the 4th season (when he started scaring his wife) that I really was like… this guy has to die. If my husband hadn’t been watching it too, I would have quit then. As it was… it got better again and I did enjoy it thru the end. By the end, you were rooting for Jesse. Well… I was, lol.
@FrankieP72 Yeah… I knew it was supposed to be like a yr and half between seasons. Since I’m not watching any other series at all anymore, I’ll look for it. Otherwise, that’s when they usually lose me.
Breaking Bad is perfection and shouldn’t be resurrected. I’m afraid that adding a movie (or anything) to the pristine perfection might put a stain on the franchise. However, Vince is an amazing storyteller, so I might have to trust his decision to make a movie. In sum, I’m cautiously optimistic.
I hope the movie is of a higher quality than the trailer.
I legitimately thought it was some kind of fan-made trailer.
It’s mostly the music, which is like the exact stock-loop “suspenseful strings” that you hear in every “dark” student film made in the last 10 years.
But the performance is pretty schlock, too. And that’s the director’s fault, not the actor’s.
Heavy handed, overly dramatic lighting doesn’t help, either.
I really hope this was just some hastily thrown together teaser made by P.A.s at the production company and not an indicator of the style of the movie.
I’ll watch it anyway, 'cuz I’m a fan of the series, but not expecting much based on that short clip.
I quit watching Breaking Bad in… probably season 3? Lost interest.
I get uncomfortable with television when it tries to straddle some middle ground between naturally long running formats like anthologies and single, ideally coherent stories (i.e. most television). You always wind up with a soap opera. And these days it’s usually a depressing soap opera, some ode to corruption and failure. Blegh.
And movies don’t bother, these days, actually telling firsthand the stories they’re purportedly aiming for – it’s all references to known tropes, with no room for anything present in the movie itself. The popular-type movies, anyways. Not my thing.
@InnocuousFarmer You quit just before it really got good! The last few seasons were amazing. It was the ultimate payoff if you watched it through to the end. It moves slowly the first few seasons then really takes off.
On a scale from zero to the fucking Downton Abby movie, I’d rate this a zero. Downton Abby’s a fucking zero too, of course — the trailer for that shitpile made me angrier than I usually get at shit trailers for the endless shit piñata that is modern moviegoing.
“If you saw a trailer, Uncle Vinny, that must be because you were in a movie theater! Ah HA! So what movie were you seeing?”
Made curious by this topic, I watched the Downton trailer.
Apart from the trailer being “pretty” and not telling the viewer much, it seems well-composed visually, and reasonably inoffensive. I can’t figure out why one might get angry at it; even if one hates the show/genre from which the movie originated.
I dislike going to movies in theaters altogether. I dislike the pre-film intro stuff and I’m likely to dislike a superhero franchise trailer most (likely over-simplified storytelling and too much cgi in the underlying film.)
However: if i go to a movie theater, I know what I’m in for. Ads and trailers and other pointless promos which make me wish I hadn’t come at all. But the theaters are under contract to show this crap.
That’s the biz. If I walk into the lobby, I understand what I agreed to sit thru.
@f00l growing up with PBS, I was overexposed to the Victorian/Edwardian era, and for starters the whole retread of the same old upper crust/castle life BS just bores me to tears. Having seen none of DA, and knowing it’s phenomenally popular, I was hoping it was a better show than I’d feared. Idolizing the lazy/entitled/sneering rich and their trivial “problems” just gives me hives.
I’m (as is my wont about everything everywhere at all times even while I sleep) exaggerating my furiousness, but still…it’s the kind of drama that I wish people could see through and not be entertained by, along with my long list of other complaints about the modern world: football, macho bullshit, superheroes, revenge/retaliation stuff, gore, trashy gossipy hysterical “reality shows”, etc etc ad nauseum.
I’m super fun at parties! (I’m actually really fun and interesting at insufferable quiet-music-and-polite-chit-chat parties.)
it’s the kind of drama that I wish people could see through and not be entertained by, along with my long list of other complaints about the modern world: football, macho bullshit, superheroes, revenge/retaliation stuff, gore, trashy gossipy hysterical “reality shows”, etc etc ad nauseum.
There so much bullshit. And there are some things that might appear to be bullshit but turn out not be be, at all.
And there are things that annoy some people, entertain others, but really do little harm.
(Reality shows other than Survivor are not excused, tho. Pretty much terrible, those.)
So I will likely be one of those who, deliberately, does not see through whatever, including shows that are, at least in part, about the UK aristocracy.
There are a natural curiosity about that historical lifestyle (and the rules and customs that came with) for many viewers. And the fact that a show is about, or not about, “rich people and their problems” means nothing in terms of quality.
I saw a couple of early seasons of this show.
It was quite decent. Often v good. Well written. And it’s a show about the personal lives of those from upstairs and downstairs. Tho I hear that it kinda become the “Lady Mary show” over time.
I don’t usually understand blanket prejudices very well.
@f00l Bast save us from comic book movies. I enjoyed 2 out of the 10+ I saw, so I threw in the towel. Very nearly no more for me. Once the Joker comes out, common sense will likely prevail and I’ll skip it. We’ll see! Also, I guess I hadn’t heard much about JP’s off-set life. I do tend to avoid art by assholes. Dead assholes are Ok in my book, somehow.
The only reality show I can get behind is the Great British Bake-Off. People are generally cheerful, focused on their craft, supporting each other, trying to learn. It’s decadent, but it’s also a very very uplifting show.
I grew up enveloped in A Church – like, I was swaddled in a staggering amount of Church, so I’m very much about blanket prejudices. It’s a dreadful habit, and I don’t try hard enough to shake it.
My sympathies re growing up in an oppressive atmosphere.
I refer not to churches or religion here:
but rather to families in which adults rigidly force-feed their own beliefs, and don’t tolerate natural questioning or dissent; when they could have allowed the kids to grow naturally and openly into their own perspectives.