tedtropy said:I tried to pinpoint what is is I love about this show so much and I think it comes down to the fact that it's never been shy about lingering on a moment, really letting you soak in the detail of a scene or emotion. It's a nice break from the jarring, constantly cutting, procedural shows on these days.
I know that's probably not a revolutionary view, I just find it funny that I like the show for sort of the same reasons I do 2001: A Space Odyssey...
_dementia said:What's there to hate about 2001? nothing happens.
I knew that was Cleavon!!
Funky Papa said:I'd like to know what was the relationship between Mike and the mexican dude that got offed. He seemed pretty moved by his death for a stone cold killer.
I think they're going halfsies, 1.5 million each after 3 month's work.Drazgul said:I like how Jesse got that expensive sound system and yet the rest of the decor is total crap.
How much is Jesse getting paid anyway, IIRC Walter's getting a million each month?
Maybe they will offer some explanation of Gus' actions. Maybe he's getting the squeeze from the cartel and needs Walt to produce at all costs.Battersea Power Station said:I kinda don't like what they did with Gus. He was the most careful mofo out there: the professional's professional. He didn't even want to acknowledge Walt in the beginning; he knew he was an amateur. Then he gave him a chance, which is understandable, but it was inexplicable that he kept forgiving Walt's missteps and mistakes, letting Walt get closer to him, and letting himself get dragged deeper and deeper. And now he finds himself in a situation of helplessness. Of course, I'm sure he's looking for a replacement, but until then, all he can do is wait and hope that his henchmen are on top of shit.
_dementia said:Maybe they will offer some explanation of Gus' actions. Maybe he's getting the squeeze from the cartel and needs Walt to produce at all costs.
Vlad said:It's actually kind of interesting to see how Gus parallels Walt in some ways. In both situations, their pride looks to be their eventual downfall. Gus could have easily just stuck with Gale and his 96% pure meth. Gale had the knowledge to produce stuff in large quantities that more than enough quality to satisfy Gus' customers, but his apparent desire for the absolute best product available has now ended up getting him and Walt stuck with each other.
Neverender said:It was kind of Gale that pushed Gus in that direction, too.
Vlad said:Yes, Gale did make his case for Walt and sealed his own fate that way, but the final decision was still Gus'. Gus had Walt absolutely pegged the first time he laid eyes on him ("you are not a careful man") yet he went against his better judgement for that extra 3% of purity.
The thing is, we don't know how much that 3% really is worth. Sure, Gale said that it was a huge difference, but I wonder if it's the kind of thing that really wouldn't have been noticable to the vast majority of Gus' customer base.
That discussion was written for GAF, I tells ya!-Mikey- said:Just finished episode 2.
I was really bummed when I found out Mad Men wouldn't be around this season. Don't care anymore. Only two episodes into the season and I really think this is the best season yet. Jesse is amazing, the writing is amazing, loving the camera work this year. This is one of the few shows where I'm in the dark and don't really know what will happen next.
Also, the Left 4 Dead / RE4 / World at War talk....I said wow.
Spire said:My money is on out-of-control, violent Jesse.
Amir0x said:been predicting this since the second he shot Gale last season. I said Jesse was already doing the "I'm the bad guy" shtick after pulling himself together from therapy, but this was a line that he shouldn't have crossed were it not for Walt... and it's one that has obviously consumed him.
Although I'd certainly say jesse definitely doesn't want to be alone. Keeping himself busy is drowning out the noise of his demons, reminding him of what he has done. There's no finer moment illustrating that then the brilliant last shot where everyone being gone, not even the music is silencing his dark thoughts... and he breaks down.
Zeliard said:It's fun to watch Skyler sinking deeper into the shit. She's been compared to Carmela Soprano but they're not quite the same since Skyler continually and purposefully gets herself more and more involved in her husband's business. Carmela was complicit in that she knew what Tony was about, but Skyler is taking a much more active role.
Totally, they're stoned as fuck. Love how Badger refers to Leon as 'undead.'xbhaskarx said:Some of you are completely missing the point with the Left 4 Dead / RE4 / World at War conversation. It's not supposed to be accurate, it's supposed to be hilarious, and it is. Badger has had quite a few scenes like that (my favorite is the opening from Better Call Saul), I thought Skinny Pete really did great there.
Me too, that was such a nailbiter of an episode. Tension was through the roof.Wray said:So finally watched episode 2 last night. Not sure where the negative feedback is coming about how slow that episode was. I thought s04e02 was one of the best episodes yet.