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Postby Alexhead on 26/01/08, 13:50:26

Appears to be worth your time if you're an "edgy cable network drama" fan. Watched the pilot last night, it's pretty nicely executed and makes great use of the dad from Malcolm in the Middle. Although the subject matter's quite different, I was reminded in tone of Nip/Tuck and the like.
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Postby TC on 26/01/08, 16:09:58

never heard of it.
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Postby Alexhead on 26/01/08, 18:09:48

It's brand new, and it's on amc. Basically about a nebbish but brilliant high school chemistry teacher who discovers he's got terminal lung cancer and decides to figure out a way to set up his family financially--so far, that plan would appear to be cooking and selling meth. Funny and dark.
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Postby PZ on 28/01/08, 16:08:48

The wife is a fan of this one. To me it just seems that AMC wanted its own "Weeds". It's very similiar, if a little darker than the tales of Clan Botwin.

It's worth checking out, even if it hasn't grabbed me by the huevos yet.
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Postby TC on 28/01/08, 16:27:45

watched it last night. at least, most of it, as i fell asleep. seems like i'm missing some great detail and jumping in in the middle of a bunch of stuff, but it seems pretty cool. i like it more than Weeds, of which i also saw one episode.

will keep watching, thanks for the tip.
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Postby Alexhead on 28/01/08, 16:37:18

Yeah, try to catch the pilot and what you saw last night will make quite a bit more sense, the pilot's great.

Never seen Weeds, my aunt loves it but our tastes tend to diverge a fair amount.

I hope you didn't fall asleep before the tub cave-in.
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Postby TC on 28/01/08, 16:42:30

Alexhead wrote:Yeah, try to catch the pilot and what you saw last night will make quite a bit more sense, the pilot's great.

Never seen Weeds, my aunt loves it but our tastes tend to diverge a fair amount.

I hope you didn't fall asleep before the tub cave-in.

hm, apparently i did. will have to find these episodes on teh intertubes.
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Postby Alexhead on 28/01/08, 17:19:17

Don't know if you have digital cable or not, but we watched the pilot for free on On Demand.

Let's just say that chemistry teacher really knows his potent acids.
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Postby TC on 28/01/08, 17:22:33

Alexhead wrote:Don't know if you have digital cable or not, but we watched the pilot for free on On Demand.

Let's just say that chemistry teacher really knows his potent acids.

yeah, i remember the plan & the coin flip.

will check ondemand, thanks for the tip.
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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby TC on 04/05/09, 12:57:40

bump for recent mention.

i never did finish the first season (saw a couple beyond what's mentioned above) but have all of the 2nd so far recorded and plan to catch up asap, now that most of the shows i was watching are on hiatus.

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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby Alexhead on 04/05/09, 13:32:12

If you can, watch the whole Season 1...Season 2 starts off literally moments after Season 1 ends as the Season 1 "cliffhanger" is only the beginning of shit going downhill that particular day...that and Season 1's got plenty of fun stuff to recommend otherwise.
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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby TC on 05/10/09, 12:21:50

about 9 episodes into season 2 so far and HOLY SHIT this is such a great show. fucking brilliant.
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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby Alexhead on 05/10/09, 17:36:47

Excellent, it's hardly relaxing but boy is it good. Last two episodes of the season will have you in the bathtub with a straight razor.
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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby TC on 28/10/09, 21:27:13

finished it a few days ago. so, so good! dying for more now. heard season 3 starts in march 2010 (same as Chuck)... that's a long goddamn time to wait!!!
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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby TC on 25/01/10, 12:35:44

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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby Alexhead on 25/01/10, 13:51:56

Now THAT is a fucking strange promo poster.
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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby TC on 26/01/10, 11:46:22

it's apparently a spoof of some regional ad obama did. seems low-percentage, but this pic helps:
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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby Alexhead on 03/02/10, 13:31:44

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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby TC on 03/02/10, 14:00:01

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Re: Breaking Bad

Postby Alexhead on 03/03/10, 23:50:04

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