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Breaking Bad - Season 5 (AMC)

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by joshEH, Mar 5, 2012.

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    According to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC played hardball with Sony again, and this almost ended up with FX. Jeeeee-SUS, man.

    I'd hope any cameos would be actor-cameos, and not character-cameos (like trying to pretend that Aaron Paul still looks 25 years old). It could be fun to see Cranston show up in some sort of role. Not sure what they'd do to make him look different; Walt pretty much ran the gamut of cheap ways to change your appearance (glasses, goatee, mustache, bald, beard, hat, hobo). So as far as cameos, I can be optimistic.Anyway, prequel-ness aside, I'm on board for a season. I like that Gilligan is invested in it enough to stick around. If it sucks, it doesn't have any impact on Breaking Bad, and if it's good, we have more awesome Vince Gilligan-stories in this little world.
     
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    I could be wrong but I assumed that the cameos would be something like Jesse standing in the background at a taco stand behind Saul or Walt absentmindedly walking into Saul as he exits a convenience store. They could bring in characters like Skinny Pete (I don' think they ever met each other so having them meet before BB doesn't mess with continuity) or first season character Emilio (I think he's how Jesse knew about Saul).
     
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    Michael McKean gets cast on Better Call Saul, because why the hell not? The one-sentence character description:

    I accidentally misread this as "Michael Keaton," then got sad when it wasn't. But then I read it as "Michael McKean," and got happy again.

    (He's currently starring opposite Bryan Cranston on Broadway in All the Way. McKean is J. Edgar Hoover to Cranston's LBJ.)
     
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    Awesome. He's one of those "that guy" guys.
     
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    "Dr." Thurber, a lawyer?

    LOL...can't wait to hear the reason for this one. :lol:
     
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    Michael McKean was utilized to great comedic effect in 3 or 4 Vince Gilligan-co-written episodes of The X-Files.
     
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    Six months late, I've finished BB. Marathoned most of season 5 this week during work travel. This is the best handled finale I can think of, that I've seen. Look forward to reading the breaking bad threads.
     
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    Dave,

    Congrats. This is the best show I have ever seen -- or at least, it's up there with the best.

    Glad you finally made it through.

    Just ordered the final Blu-ray disc this past week as it was on sale via Amazon and it has
    an alternate ending that I am going to check out.
     
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    Funny - My wife and I just finished last week. What a show - really top notch.
     
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    My wife watched the final three episodes as I finished my marathon. That was all she cared to see. I then filled in the key plot points for her. She was satisfied. :)

    Not a wife-friendly show (for me). Though I commented to her that "Revolution" was much more violent than "Breaking Bad"!
     
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    heh... I just started S5 last night. I've spent the last month pushing through it, binge watching 3 or 4 episodes at some points.

    Disappointed I couldn't find any other threads for earlier seasons. Would have liked to have read some commentary from watchers. I can't imagine having to wait a year to watch the second half of the last season!

    It's been fascinating watching Walt transform from a meek chemist to a criminal mastermind.
     
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    Anticipating and speculating on what's going to happen was part of the fun of watching the show. Maybe I'm just a masochist. :)
     
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    While on the periphery of this sort of stuff, I thought this painting / print is pretty cool:

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    And of course this set is kind of awesome as well:

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