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#1 of 162 MarkMel

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Posted March 17 2011 - 07:14 AM

So, it's that time of year.  I start searching to see when season 4 is going to start.  It usually starts in March.


Then I come across this article, saying that the season start has been pushed to July!  Argh.


http://tvovermind.za...4-delayed/27843



I guess July will be here soon enough - but the waiting is the hardest part.


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#2 of 162 Scott Hanson

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Posted March 18 2011 - 11:26 AM

And I thought at one point it was pushed back to June...was it pushed back twice?



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Posted July 13 2011 - 02:09 AM

Season 4 starts this Sunday! http://www.amctv.com...eason-4-trailer
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#4 of 162 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 18 2011 - 12:08 AM

This season is off to a nice start. Love how it's become a chess game between Gus and Walt. Did Skylar gain weight? Tough to watch Hank in his condition as a consequence of Walt's current baggage. A little strange watching Jessie snapped out of his shock after what Gus did, like it unlocked his own killer instinct into something acceptable to his mind.
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Posted July 18 2011 - 12:41 AM

Amazing season opener. And the scene with Gus, WOW.

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Posted July 18 2011 - 01:27 AM

And the scene with Gus, WOW.

Eventhough it wasn't hard to see what was going to happen, the build up and suspense of that scene was brilliant. I liked that even Mike was shocked by Gus' actions.

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Posted July 18 2011 - 02:13 AM


Originally Posted by TravisR 

Eventhough it wasn't hard to see what was going to happen, the build up and suspense of that scene was brilliant. I liked that even Mike was shocked by Gus' actions.



Mike's reaction (Instinctively pointing his gun and then recoiling) was the best part.  The fact that he, of all people, was freaking out sold it even better than the gore itself.



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Posted July 18 2011 - 03:06 AM


Originally Posted by TravisR 

Eventhough it wasn't hard to see what was going to happen, the build up and suspense of that scene was brilliant. I liked that even Mike was shocked by Gus' actions.


It was brilliant with the way that whole scene happened. I also like how Gus doesn't say a single word during that time, with the unassuming look on his face, and how he switches on and off from it. Just shows everyone who is really boss.


Also, we see Skyler slipping more into Walt's dark world, with the way she uses her baby to lie to the locksmith, and trying to hide the fact that Walt was not home from Jr.


This was a great season opener, and while this show was not eligible this year, this episode alone is enough of a reminder that they will score a lot of Emmy noms next year.





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Posted July 18 2011 - 08:08 AM

Favorite parts?
  • Jesse's weird reaction to the throat-slashing. He seemed pissed off and kind of into it, more than terrified. I guess Walt finally broke him.
  • Mike's reaction to both the execution, and the guys cleaning up. I kept expecting him to go, "How are you people still alive??"
  • Skyler pushing her baby on the locksmith to coerce him into opening the door.
So, I'm guessing Gus will not be hanging around for much longer. It's either him or the guys, now. And Mike may be getting second thoughts about his employment situation.

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Posted July 19 2011 - 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by Patrick Sun 

Did Skylar gain weight?


My money's on preggers (not Skylar, but the actress playing her).  She has that puffy face pregnant look that some women get.  It seemed like they were trying to conceal her belly as well.


Great premiere.  Picked up right where season 3 left off (literally and figuratively).



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Posted July 26 2011 - 05:42 AM

This show continues to fire on all cylinders. The hour always feels like 10 minutes. When Walt was walking down the street to the Chicken Man's house I told my wife he won't even make it to the lawn. Then he gets the call - "Go home Walt." Mike seems very troubled at the situation he's in. Jessie wanted the party to be endless so he wouldn't have to be alone with his thoughts. Can't wait till next Sunday.
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Posted July 26 2011 - 06:28 AM

Jessie wanted the party to be endless so he wouldn't have to be alone with his thoughts.

How great was Aaron Paul in this episode? Anytime you get Jim Beaver (Ellsworth on Deadwood) in your episode, you've done good. I just wish they used him in a role that had more of a chance to recur.

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Posted July 30 2011 - 03:21 AM

I did like seeing that robot vacuum cleaner's point of view, and how eerie it was, seeing it navigating around people who were wasted.


It's interesting to see how Skyler is slowly entering the criminal world, much the same way as Walt did, as both started doing it to help family.


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Posted July 30 2011 - 05:24 AM

It's interesting to see how Skyler is slowly entering the criminal world, much the same way as Walt did, as both started doing it to help family.

A car wash can be a very dangerous place to work. I wonder if the Widow will sell to Skylar at a discount?

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Posted August 01 2011 - 02:47 AM

Sklyer breaking bad was sort of funny in retrospect. Marie's kleptomania was just a way to get Hank back on his DEA game.
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Posted August 01 2011 - 03:56 AM

Yeah, I like how this episode focused more on the female characters. Marie finally acting out after taking so much of Hank's outbursts, who has definitely hit rock bottom. (sorry I meant minerals!). And Skyler becoming a bigger part in the operation.


Interesting to see last week, Walt gets on Skyler for mentioning "car wash" on the answering machine, and this week, it's the accountant in Skyler doing the same to Walt for buying expensive wine, as they are trying to cover their tracks.


With Hank having the lab notes, I just have a feeling he will be able to connect the dots to see how Heisenberg really is, by the end of the season. I'm just speculating here.

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I wonder if the Widow will sell to Skylar at a discount?


We know the answer to that now. Posted Image And I like how she sticks it to the owner, by lowballing for the car wash.



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Posted August 01 2011 - 05:32 AM

As I watched Skyler and Walt celebrate with the champagne, I couldn't help but think that this is the best it's going to get for the both of them, at this stage in their criminal careers. It could all be downhill from here. I think Walt absolutely realizes the gravity of the mess he's created with Jesse, but doesn't know how to even begin cleaning it up. The half-assed, "Do you want to talk about it?" overtures are the best he can do, right at the moment. The security cameras are the cherry on top of Walt's isolation. Even hardened gangsters and crime lords don't want to risk being in the same room as this guy.

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Posted August 08 2011 - 07:05 AM

Everyone must've DVRed last nights episode because if you saw it, there's no way this thread would be this quiet. Wow is all I can say. Thrills, tension and amazing acting. In a word, awesome.
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Posted August 08 2011 - 07:16 AM

I saw it live last night, first time in a while. With the way the episode opened, the cartel is definitely not out of the picture, assuming it's them.


That whole scene with the W.W. initials, and how Hank jokingly said it stood for Walt White, and Walt's response was "you got me!", was really something, and perhaps a foreshadow of what's to come at the end of this season.


Walt getting annoyed with Skyler's script and trying to master blackjack was hilarious!



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Posted August 08 2011 - 07:19 AM

The look on Walt's face when he saw Gale was priceless. Nice callback to that Walt Whitman poem that Gale recited last year. This is one of those very rare shows where I just marvel at how good it is and how well they pull me in. It's at the point where I say it every week but Aaron Paul is incredible. He's actually showing up Bryan Cranston this year. Although I'm sure Cranston is going to get his moment in the acting sun too. As a side note, Breaking Bad must have the most bald men in the history of TV.