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post #289 of 537
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Good to know. I wish they were 3 hours a piece.

Yeah, seriously.  Although our DVR seems to know anyway ... the last episode was 9:00-10:04 and it caught it all.

 

But at this point, it's irrelevant.  I don't know about the rest of you, but last Sunday night, my wife and I were sitting on the couch at 8:55 basically foaming at the mouth staring at the TV.  We're not DVR'ing s**t at this point ... I can't wait 5 seconds longer than I have to!

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Yeah, seriously.  Although our DVR seems to know anyway ... the last episode was 9:00-10:04 and it caught it all.

 

But at this point, it's irrelevant.  I don't know about the rest of you, but last Sunday night, my wife and I were sitting on the couch at 8:55 basically foaming at the mouth staring at the TV.  We're not DVR'ing s**t at this point ... I can't wait 5 seconds longer than I have to!

 

I DVR it and watch Dexter first, since it doesn't have any commercials. Then I can fast forward through the commercial breaks in BB.

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Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post
 

 

Good to know. I wish they were 3 hours a piece.

Yeah, seriously.  Although our DVR seems to know anyway ... the last episode was 9:00-10:04 and it caught it all.

 

But at this point, it's irrelevant.  I don't know about the rest of you, but last Sunday night, my wife and I were sitting on the couch at 8:55 basically foaming at the mouth staring at the TV.  We're not DVR'ing s**t at this point ... I can't wait 5 seconds longer than I have to!

 

Hahah, love the dedication on this thread. I've never seen a show with this much anticipation before an episode. I mean, we have one member here who is completely consumed by it all :-P. But I can't say I blame him. Love this show!!!

 

Meth brings people together, clearly.

 

But I DVR it, wait 35 minutes or so for it to compile some data, then I watch it without commercials. As someone who watched seasons 1-4 on iTunes in a two week binge before the start of season 5A, I will never get used to commercials being associated with this series :-D

 

Never being able to binge five episodes in a row is something I'll also miss.... just like Jesse and Walt having friendly banter in the RV. 

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Meth brings people together, clearly.

 

 

I'm going to have a meth party before the last episode.  Anyone want to come? :scared:

post #293 of 537
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I'm going to have a meth party before the last episode.  Anyone want to come? :scared:

 

Only if you start the party about 24 hours prior and we have a season 4 and 5 marathon leading right up to it! ;)

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I'll go, but only if it's not BYOMeth.

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THAT MIND-BENDING PHONE CALL ON LAST NIGHT’S “BREAKING BAD”
 
At the fan-response level, though, the scene also had two sides. There was the part that was directed at the Bad Fan who hates Skyler, and who has written entire posts on Reddit indistinguishable from what Walt said, and who now got his own language shoved back in his face, labelled “abuser-talk.” And there was the part that was designed to sucker the Prissy Progressive Fan (me) who was all too eager to see Skyler as a pure victim, not merely of abusive Walt, but also of the Bad Fan. Vince Gilligan, you cunning bastard, I am confused and delighted. In one way, this scene was “Breaking Bad” having it both ways; in another way, it was the best kind of text, evading the simple read, as emotionally labile as I felt an hour after watching it.
 

 

Why Viewers Need to Whitewash Walter White

 

Walter is a sad, misguided, good man. Walter is a hateful, vindictive monster. Neither statement excludes the other.


These contradictory emotions and readings are all present, all essential, all of a piece. People are more than one thing simultaneously, always. There are lies in truth and truths within lies, in life, and in art. 

 

Breaking Bad gets this. The phone call scene totally gets this. That's what makes it art. 

 

Walt is complicated. Walt is a mess. Walt is not easy to pigeonhole. But we do know that he has been, throughout the run of the series, a horrendously manipulative, dishonest, coldblooded, violent, destructive person, and now he's reaping the consequences of all the ill-advised or outright evil choices he has made. 

 

It is possible to accept all these things and still root vicariously for Walter to outsmart his enemies. We root for Tom Ripley. We root for Michael Corleone. We root for a lot of characters who are, if you step back and take a good look at them, basically villains. 

 

But as we root for them, hopefully we understand that what we're feeling, or should feel, is a mix of attraction and repulsion — and that when we bend over backwards in our interpretation of a show, to maximize attraction and minimize repulsion, we're making art dumber, and lying to ourselves about ourselves.

 

http://www.vulture.com/2013/09/seitz-breaking-bad-walter-white-apologists-phone-call.html

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THAT MIND-BENDING PHONE CALL ON LAST NIGHT’S “BREAKING BAD”

 

 

I'm embarrassed to say this, but I totally missed that he was giving her an out with that phone call.  I didn't realize that until I read this thread the next day.

post #298 of 537
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post
 
THAT MIND-BENDING PHONE CALL ON LAST NIGHT’S “BREAKING BAD”

 

 

I'm embarrassed to say this, but I totally missed that he was giving her an out with that phone call.  I didn't realize that until I read this thread the next day.

 

I'd make fun of you, but a co-worker of mine said the exact same thing.  To some of it, it was obvious (why else would they bother to show his whole "lie rehearsal" during the opening?) but other things weren't as obvious.

 
By the way, I watched it a second time last night and I noticed for the first time (although they've probably been there the entire series) those hideous painted portraits of Walt, Junior, and Skyler.  They were prominent during Walts frenetic packing and during the subsequent knife fight with Skyler.  Yikes. ;)
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Vocally, you'd never pick up on the fact that it was a way of protecting Skyler, but when the showed him crying the whole time it served to show it killed him to do what he was doing.

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Vocally, you'd never pick up on the fact that it was a way of protecting Skyler, but when the showed him crying the whole time it served to show it killed him to do what he was doing.

I noticed that, but interpreted it completely different. Ithought he was saying those things, which in some way he rreally believed, but on another level, as a way of sort of talking himself into leaving, or justifying his leaving. I think he has done that before when cornered, he sort of puts on his tough guy facade and hides his weakness.

But I'm not as into the show as most of you are, and I see where you are coming from. Especially when Skyler apologized, ob the verge of tears. That shows she knew he was giving her an out.
post #301 of 537
No talk about tonight's episode?

That last scene was intense. Where did Walt go? How is he going to get back?
post #302 of 537
I don't think the west coast has seen it yet...
post #303 of 537
Holy cow Todd really is a wacko! I can't believe he killed Jesse, Holly, Skyler, and that Walt Jr. was able to kill him with a spatula and a Swiss Army Knife like MacGyver!

And Walt and Lydia sleeping together? What is THAT about?
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Holy cow Todd really is a wacko! I can't believe he killed Jesse, Holly, Skyler, and that Walt Jr. was able to kill him with a spatula and a Swiss Army Knife like MacGyver!

And Walt and Lydia sleeping together? What is THAT about?

 

Yeah, the sex scene between Walt Jr. and Marie was a little off-putting though...

post #305 of 537
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Yeah, the sex scene between Walt Jr. and Marie was a little off-putting though...

Yeah. I thought they only got one "****" per season. She used about 20 seasons worth.
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Yeah. I thought they only got one "****" per season. She used about 20 seasons worth.

 

2nd to last episode...they just figured **** it.

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