Originally Posted by Broncomutt
Never really paid attention to the show despite the enormous positive press it always gets. Meth dealers aren't really my crowd.
Two weeks ago I'm feeling sick and bored so I tried it on Netflix. The show is like meth itself. Wasted the past two weekends watching all 5.5 seasons.
Finally understand why everyone is calling this the best show on television. I believe it.
Great soundtrack too.
A lot of people seem to have this trepidation about getting into the show. A couple of friends specifically won't watch it because they have too much personal experience with meth heads. All I tell them is, don't delude yourself into thinking you are even close to as smart as the writers of the show and the characters they've created. And that's not an insult, that's just how intelligently written the show is, and it's quite rare.
That's not even the strongest point of the show, IMO. From about season 3 on, the aesthetic of the show (direction, cinematography, editing, music, etc.) has been absolutely stellar. Some of the best set pieces I've seen in recent years from any motion picture medium have come from this show.
The show keeps getting better as it goes along too. I've seen many shows falter at the end, but I'm totally confident Breaking Bad will end as great as it's been through 5 1/2 seasons. I can't wait...