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post #31 of 4072
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Originally Posted by FSugino View Post

I don't know how you watch AMC, but Comcast has the episodes available (in HD!) in the On Demand section.

My carrier, the woeful TWC - the caring cable company that just dropped the HDNets to give their customers "more choice", elected not to carry AMC On Demand this year. Just more of that thar "more choice", I guess.
post #32 of 4072
This is one of the most well written shows on tv. I just got into this after a recommendation from a chap and loving it so far. My only problem is not having cbl/sat so I'm relegated to watching online. It seems as if AMC doesn't do the greatest job updating their full episodes online. They only have episodes 1 and 2 so far of season 2
post #33 of 4072
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Originally Posted by ax gates View Post

This is one of the most well written shows on tv. I just got into this after a recommendation from a chap and loving it so far. My only problem is not having cbl/sat so I'm relegated to watching online. It seems as if AMC doesn't do the greatest job updating their full episodes online. They only have episodes 1 and 2 so far of season 2

Earlier in the season, the AMC website didn't have full episodes at all, and they didn't make the show available to HULU. But try Amazon - they'll let you download episodes for a couple of bucks apiece, or the whole season if you want. It's what I had to do when I missed one.
post #34 of 4072
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Originally Posted by Skipdrive View Post

Earlier in the season, the AMC website didn't have full episodes at all, and they didn't make the show available to HULU. But try Amazon - they'll let you download episodes for a couple of bucks apiece, or the whole season if you want. It's what I had to do when I missed one.

Thanks, I didn't think about Amazon at all. I'll definitely give that a shot
post #35 of 4072
Breaking Bad S1 & S2 are being released (sepereately) on Blu on March 16th (See? Aren't you glad you waited and didn't buy it on DVD?).
post #36 of 4072
Anyone know the season 3 premier date and amount of episodes for this season?
post #37 of 4072
The TV Spots I have seen on AMC say "March 2010". According to tv.com the last series started on the 8th so hopefully around then I would guess.
post #38 of 4072
Season One was incredible, and Season Two was almost perfect. AMC is two for two with Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
post #39 of 4072
tvrage.com reports the premiere on March 7. Can't wait!
post #40 of 4072
I saw the first episode on DVD last night. I was skeptical and thought the premise was ridiculous but the uncompromising seriousness of the acting and directing completely sold it. I was amazed at how easy it was to sympathize with what Walter White was doing although like many shows I can't imagine how this can keep going for multiple seasons. I thought the same thing after the first episode of the Shield and that lasted seven seasons.

I had never heard of this show because I don't pay attention to promotions. They all want you to believe their show is great so why listen to them? Netflix is the only reason I've found many excellent shows like Mad Men, the Shield, the Wire and many others. There are very few shows on television that I saw the premiere when it first aired.

So I just have 19 more episodes to watch before March 7th.
post #41 of 4072
You'll go through them pretty quickly.

Mad Men doesn't do it for me but Breaking Bad is already one of my all time favorite shows. They should just give Bryan Cranston every acting award every year.

Is there any hope that D* would add AMCHD before the premiere? Probably not. But a man can dream...
post #42 of 4072
I'm a little disappointed by the second episode. There was a lot of goofy "dark comedy" and some slapstick humor which makes me take it a lot less seriously. One good thing about watching shows on DVD's is that I'm more willing to stick with a show after a mediocre episode.
post #43 of 4072
Oh, stick with it scowl. It gets really, really good. (And really, really dark.) The second season was even better than the first, and I didn't think that would be possible. This is easily one of the top 3 or 4 shows on TV today, IMO.
post #44 of 4072
I could imagine network suits (do they still wear suits?) saying they liked the pilot but it was too disturbing. "Could you throw some humor into it? Lighten the mood a little to get the viewers' minds off of how depressing White's situation truly is?" There's your second episode.

I loved Kurasowa's Ikiru which did not in any way use humor to lighten a very similar situation.
post #45 of 4072
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Oh, stick with it scowl. It gets really, really good. (And really, really dark.) The second season was even better than the first, and I didn't think that would be possible. This is easily one of the top 3 or 4 shows on TV today, IMO.

Agreeded...
post #46 of 4072
I finished season one and I'm glad that the second episode with its goofy physical humor was an aberration. They still threw some humor in with dumb Jesse but it didn't take up much of an episode. Best of all, Walter is still a huge enigma, especially after the huge birthday party of his rich and successful college room mate. How did Walter get his life when he easily could have had all that? Don't spoil it for me!

If you've never had anyone die of cancer like me I can tell you this series does not hold anything back. It hits on everything, The chemo. The hopelessness followed by moments of hope. The unimaginable expenses.

So my problem now is, as people have noted, the DVDs will be released right about when season three starts airing. Thanks a lot for helping me catch up, AMC network. So I guess I'll have to wait for the season two DVDs and let the season three episodes sit on the DVR until I catch up.
post #47 of 4072
Season 3 premieres this Sunday, I just hope its a crazy, inpredictable and emotional as Season 1 and 2.
post #48 of 4072
It premieres right when our DVD's and Blu-rays of season two show up. That's some good planning there, AMC.

I went ahead and bought the first five episodes of season two from Amazon so I'd have fewer episodes to watch to catch up to season three.
post #49 of 4072
Season two is beyond belief. Just when you figure it can't get any more harrowing they manage to ratchet it up several notches. Tuco is just the beginning.

Yup, the big dog is back and scratching at the door. I can barely contain myself.

Oh, and they are almost certain to do a wrapup of what has gone on before before the new episodes. You might want to skip that.
post #50 of 4072
I'm to the point where Walter yelled at Jesse that they need to deal out some street justice whenever one of their dealers gets robbed because it cost him a thousand bucks. He's clearly losing his mind.

I'm going to let the season three premiere sit on the DVR and stay out of this thread until I've caught up on season two.
post #51 of 4072
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Originally Posted by scowl View Post

It premieres right when our DVD's and Blu-rays of season two show up. That's some good planning there, AMC.

They all do that, and I can't see the reason. You'd think that if they want to drive eyeballs to the current telecasts, they'd release DVD/BD sets several months in advance so anyone who wants to catch up to a series could do so before it starts back up. But nooooooo.

I turned a friend on to the LOST DVD's several years ago, hoping he would catch up and could join the "water cooler" discussions during the season. But they don't release these things in time for anyone to catch up before the season starts unless they "binge-view". So, 4 years later, he's still always a season behind and misses all the fun of sharing the latest episode with friends. All these serialized shows are like that, and I've never understood it. Seems like bad business to me.
post #52 of 4072
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

They all do that, and I can't see the reason.

They don't with series that start in the fall, like Mad Men. I had all summer to catch up with that show.
post #53 of 4072
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Originally Posted by scowl View Post

They don't with series that start in the fall, like Mad Men. I had all summer to catch up with that show.

'Mad Men' may be different because it's on the AMC network, but most every other serialized drama suffers from having their DVD/BD sets released too soon prior to the start of a new season, and too late for anyone to catch up before the new season starts. And since most of their revenue is still derived "the old-fashioned way", anything that wouldn't drive eyeballs to the show as it airs seems counterproductive to me. As a general rule, they're going to sell the same number of DVD sets no matter when they release them. So why not use it as a tool to engage more viewers in the televised airings, from where most of their income is derived?
post #54 of 4072
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

4 years later, he's still always a season behind and misses all the fun of sharing the latest episode with friends. All these serialized shows are like that, and I've never understood it. Seems like bad business to me.

They have Lost on Netflix Watch Instantly and Hulu. The whole run of the show is on Hulu. I wouldn't have bothered to catch up with the show (too hard to follow) until it ended if it hadn't been for Netflix and Hulu.
post #55 of 4072
I saw a commercial for season 3 on directv,strange the commercial was in HD and it looked awesome! too bad directv dosent carry AMC in HD.
post #56 of 4072
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Originally Posted by celticpride View Post

I saw a commercial for season 3 on directv,strange the commercial was in HD and it looked awesome! too bad directv dosent carry AMC in HD.

Let's hope Directv will finally get AMC in HD before Mad Men Season 4.

Breaking Bad is excellent in SD or HD.
post #57 of 4072
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

Let's hope Directv will finally get AMC in HD before Mad Men Season 4.

And hope they don't strangle the bitrate like Comcast does to AMC. They couldn't open an office door on Mad Men without it pixelating, and action movies like Aliens are honestly impossible to watch.
post #58 of 4072
AMC HD's bitrate is crap to begin with, even on FiOS.
post #59 of 4072
The Blu-rays showed up last night. Too bad I'll be busy shooting basketball games in Seattle this weekend (but I get to be on ESPN2). I've made it up to Saul's money laundry operation and the surprising results of Walter's test results. Walter really hates shiny towel dispensers.

Wow, there are some really unattractive (normal looking) people on this show now that I'm seeing it in HD.
post #60 of 4072
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Originally Posted by scowl View Post

The Blu-rays showed up last night. Too bad I'll be busy shooting basketball games in Seattle this weekend (but I get to be on ESPN2). I've made it up to Saul's money laundry operation and the surprising results of Walter's test results. Walter really hates shiny towel dispensers.

Wow, there are some really unattractive (normal looking) people on this show now that I'm seeing it in HD.

OT, but the audio is most excellent on the BD's too. Almost worth a double-dip on the season 1 set.
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