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post #4141 of 4172 Old 10-07-2014, 07:46 AM
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There are many who consider it the best sci-fi show of all time, by a wide margin. I fall into that camp.
But I still can't stand Olmos as Adama.





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Still, no question, the best show that's ever been on TV. Period. Somebody challenge me please.

You won't get any argument from me .. as a 3 time complete series watcher and a proud owner of the "Barrel" BD set, the sheer re-watch factor in and of itself is amazing for me in any show, since I'm usually a one and done viewer ..


Yet, there is a pretty good faction out there that either has no interest in the show, tried it and did not like it, etc ..


BB is Gilligan's opus, his masterwork .. and unlikely to ever be repeated .. it's almost like a classic rock song from the 1970's .. if you are a fan, it stays with you ..


The reason, IMO, it resonates so deep for some of us is : Ordinary schlub in an ordinary house, with an ordinary job, an ordinary family, living in an ordinary town takes this incredible journey, morphing all along the way .. we don't know whether to cheer for Walter or to boo .. all we know is he is the anti-Hero, the guy that really took charge not only against the Establishment but the Cartel .. and in the end, yes, he lost, but he went out under his own terms .. when I first viewed the final episode, I hosted a few folks in my Home Theater and as "Baby Blue" played, there was hardly a guy in the room that was not literally glued to the screen and a couple choked up some .. me included .. and we're beer drinkin', baseball lovin', American Vets .. I think the show appeals to men more so than women, but that's just a guess ..


Finally ... BSG was a great show .. I've watched it more than once myself and I believe it is, so far anyway, the best TV SciFi .. and, being a Vet helps that belief ..


We are in a time of some great TV, and at my age, I'm glad to have the buffet laid out .. like Crazy Earl said in "Full Metal Jacket" .. These are great days we're living, bros ...
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But I still can't stand Olmos as Adama.





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Only one I had trouble with was Madame President, but that goes back to Dances w/Wolves and her trying to spit out "Dun...dun..duh..Dunbar". So bad.

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"The Wire"
Or The Sopranos. But each would occupy one of the top three places in my book.
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I may watch it for the third time simply because I miss Walter.

Perhaps I misremembered.

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Still, no question, the best show that's ever been on TV. Period. Somebody challenge me please.
No argument here, best show I've ever seen.
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Lizard Lick Towing is the best thing ever on TV, I have spoken.

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Just an FYI, The Barrel collection is being re-released on 10/28.
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I loved the "Wire" but what makes "Breaking Bad" a notch above is there's not one bad episode. How Gilligan could write 6 years with not one bad one is why its probably the best ever.

These are just my opinions.
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Anyone pick up the dolls at Toys R Us?

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I have seen 2 Costco's in my area that are selling the barrel set, $179.99.

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Just a heads up that Amazon is having a sale on the Breaking Bad barrel set today only for $119.99. Best price I have seen.
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the non barrel set is $85 on amazon today
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Thanx for the Amazon sale head's up. Ordered several for Xmas gifts today.
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Better Call Saul AMC HD Breaking Bad Spinoff

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BB marathon starts tomorrow on AMC.

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Was flipping channels and caught a couple of the early season 2 episodes last night. Didn't know they were doing another one.
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Yeah they have a Walking Dead marathon today.
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Will we see another series as good, complete, and satisfying as this one in our lifetime?

I mean, let's look at the modern contenders for GOATs (drama division)

* sopranos : ending is polarizing (I personally think it's just right). Some very high points, but also patches that were sort of meh.

* the wire: This may be it. But the wire feels so close to life it's more like a documentary than a TV show.

* deadwood: prematurely cancelled by loopy c**ts and c***s****ing b********s

* true detectives: sorry, kid, one season does not a great series make. plus, you way over promised.

* lost: nuh uh.

* GoT: still in the running, but so far there are several threads and characters that bore me. And more coming no doubt.

* mad men: it's good, it's great, but somehow doesn't feel URGENT. I mean, it's like they could cancel it any time and I'd be like okay, well, that's fine. Move along.
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Will we see another series as good, complete, and satisfying as this one in our lifetime?

I mean, let's look at the modern contenders for GOATs (drama division)

* sopranos : ending is polarizing (I personally think it's just right). Some very high points, but also patches that were sort of meh.

* the wire: This may be it. But the wire feels so close to life it's more like a documentary than a TV show.

* deadwood: prematurely cancelled by loopy c**ts and c***s****ing b********s

* true detectives: sorry, kid, one season does not a great series make. plus, you way over promised.

* lost: nuh uh.

* GoT: still in the running, but so far there are several threads and characters that bore me. And more coming no doubt.

* mad men: it's good, it's great, but somehow doesn't feel URGENT. I mean, it's like they could cancel it any time and I'd be like okay, well, that's fine. Move along.

You say "our lifetime" but then go on to make personal ie you remarks on the show they don't go hand in hand. Many could find flaws with BB as well as how BB ended. It was not a perfect show, but I haven't seen any that is perfect

Mad men is over the episodes just haven't aired. The final 8 I believe air next year no?


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BB is the standard all other shows will need to try and beat, period, end of story.

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....I am as well watching the marathon again as it auto-recorded on my DVR...

I had forgotten about the scene with the grief session in the high school gymnasium after the planes collided.

I love it.
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BB is the standard all other shows will need to try and beat, period, end of story.
Uh no. I love BB but give me a break.
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Breaking Bad-themed cafe opens in Istanbul for fans missing Walter White Read
By Ebony Bowden | Wednesday, July 31, 2015 | smh.com.au

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for what we're about to tell you, because this could be the best news you receive this year.

A Breaking Bad-themed cafe has opened in Istanbul called Walter's Coffee Roastery, and the owners have pulled out all the stops.

From staff dressed in hazmat suit uniforms, coffee served in beakers, to candy which resembles the show's famous "Blue Sky" crystal methamphetamine, the cafe is a paradise for fans of the award-winning AMC show.

The crime drama from X-Files writer Vince Gilligan starred Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a brilliant but struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and decides to produce crystal methamphetamine to secure his family's financial future.

Breaking Bad ended in 2013 after five seasons and was one of the highest-rated television shows of all time. It inspired the award-winning prequel Better Call Saul.

Located in downtown Istanbul, Walter's Coffee Roastery is the creation of Deniz Kosan who wanted to pay homage to his favourite show by creating a cafe with a science laboratory atmosphere.

The walls are decorated with periodic tables, the pancakes adorned with Walter White's face and the cupcakes topped with White's famous blue meth.

Of course the breakfast menu is also inspired by White's pancake and bacon-loving son, Walt Jr.

The cafe only opened in May after a kickstarter campaign, but already boasts 13,000 Facebook likes and 9,000 followers on Instagram.

Speaking to Buzzfeed, Kosan said the idea for Walter's Coffee Roastery had originally been a joke between him and his cousin. The first name for the cafe was Heisenberg Coffee and Roasting, inspired by White's druglord alias.

The German-born Turkish photographer said he had planned to open the cafe in Brooklyn, but when an investor backed-out, he relocated to Turkey. We bet they're regretting that decision now.

Kosan already has plans to expand the business in Turkey later this year and next year, the United States and Europe.

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Good way keeping Walter/Breaking Bad show alive, I hope they went through the proper channels from AMC or whom ever owns the rights to all this !

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But do they have blue coffee?
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Good way keeping Walter/Breaking Bad show alive, I hope they went through the proper channels from AMC or whom ever owns the rights to all this !

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I thought the same thing .. they may get away with it in Istanbul, but the USA is likely a different story ..
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But will they get a Emmy from Zagat?

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