I started watching this show toward the end of last season and it has become one of my favorites quickly. The way they wrapped up this season has me nothing but excited for the next.
further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
Great show. The ending was crazy. I can't wait for next season either.
I can't believe how quickly Walt has turned into a different man. I think the writers have done a brilliant job of painting him into corners that force him to make difficult decisions.
I can't take Hal from Malcolm in the middle seriously as a drug dealer. How good is it compared to other shows you've seen?
I'm hooked on Dexter and Fringe myself.
It's truely amazing the versatility Cranston shows going from Hal in Malcolm in the Middle to Walter White in Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad is up there with the best dramas on TV in the last decade along such company as The Wire (and there aren't too many shows I would give that honor to). While i enjoy Dexter and Fringe too, one of the things that makes Breaking Bad so good is how believable the world and characters of the story are.
he also did a great job as Tim Whatley on Seinfeld
You have no idea what you're missing. You won't even recognize Cranston as Hal while watching BB. He won best actor emmy for season one and was nominated for season two. This show belongs in the discussion for GOAT, imo.
Best show on TV in a long time.
So the real question is what's going to happen next?! They haven't killed off a major character yet, and I feel that coming. I don't think Gus lasts through the first few episodes of the next season.
The first season was nothing short of amazing. The second season kind of lost me. The third season was great until Hank got put into the hospital, then it got incredibly boring and drawn out. They could have basically put 3 episodes into one. It was very disappointing to me because the first half of the season was on par with season 1. The last 2 episodes were good, but nothing will ever match that first season.
"How I used my chemistry degree from MSU"
Seriously though, great show.. the intial premise was good and it has done a great job of showing how even with the best initial intentions, if you start doing bad things, they become gateways to other bad things..
I thought it was a phenomenal ending to a very up-and-down season. The tension at the end -- between Walt almost getting killed, and Jesse breaking down as he tried to decide whether to kill Gail or not -- might have been the best I've ever experienced from a TV show (although the episode where Hank got confronted by the Mexican assassins is right up there with it).
I can't believe we have to wait 9 freaking months before we find out what happens. I'm sure Walt and Jesse will survive this somehow, but I really don't know how they're gonna do it. I don't think there's any way Jesse actually brought himself to kill Gail, but if he didn't fire that shot at him, then why the hell did he fire the gun? What could he have been shooting at?
As far as where the show goes in Season 4 ... you can almost feel it coming that Walt and Jesse will somehow be taking over Gus's full operataion. It's the next logical "step up" for them, and since their relationship with Gus is irreparably damaged, somebody's gonna have to die, and it wouldn't be much of a show without Walt & Jesse, so...
Anyway, this is by far the best show on TV, IMO. There were definitely a few boring episodes this season -- at the beginning of the season and after Hank got shot -- but I'm thrilled with how they wrapped things up. Unfortunately the best thing to do is just forget about the whole damn show until it comes back next year.
I don't think there's any way Jesse actually brought himself to kill Gail, but if he didn't fire that shot at him, then why the hell did he fire the gun? What could he have been shooting at?
My first thought was: maybe he was shooting at Victor who had climbed through a window?But, Vince Gilligan says that they didn't mean for the ending to be ambiguous and that Jesse actually did shoot Gail. If Walter and Jesse are going to get out of this predicament and go against Gustavo, then they might join the Cartel. Or else, why would they show Mike killing a bunch of cartel members in the beginning?