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A Little Bit of Black Keys and Breaking Bad

Post  Seamaster on Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:42 am

A bit of a stretch, but those who get it will get it:

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Re: A Little Bit of Black Keys and Breaking Bad

Post  mrblur on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:37 pm

currently on the second season I still don't get it......
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Re: A Little Bit of Black Keys and Breaking Bad

Post  Iago on Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:58 pm

You will!
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Post  Iago on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:07 am

Watch this at your own risk due to spoiler alerts, but watch this you must:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/imagine-a-better-world-in-which-this-breaking-bad,68596/
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:08 am

Nice! And a little bit of active turn-based (ATB) battle system and Duck Hunt to boot.
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Post  ethelred on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:45 am

It doesn't look like any El Camino I've ever seen.
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:58 pm

El camino is Spanish for "the road." The vans are examples of the type of van the Black Keys used to tour in or take on "the road" when they were first starting out.
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Post  Iago on Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:41 pm

Seamaster wrote:Nice! And a little bit of active turn-based (ATB) battle system and Duck Hunt to boot.

The appearance of the Duck Hunt dog elevated the bit from the merely clever to the absolutely classic. That and dispensing with all of the third season in five seconds!
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:54 pm

I also thought it particularly clever how they blew through the opening scene with Jesse, pausing only when Jesse said, "bitch."
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Post  Iago on Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:37 pm

The midi-esque version of the music rocked, too. Speaking of which, what are your views of the music in the show?
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:55 am

I generally think it's brilliant and fits the mood and tone of the series perfectly. One of the things I've noticed (and maybe it's just me) is that the music conveys the emotions and physical feelings that the characters are experiencing. For example, music that plays when the characters are stuck in the desert, fatigued and parched is often dry and brittle. Other times, the music takes on a steamy note when tension is high and adrenalin flowing. Then there are the quiet and dramatic passages to convey absolute despair, which we see often associated with Jesse.

Breaking Bad remains one of the few series where I have not had to forgive poor story writing, poor acting, poor sound design, poor music selection, or poor anything. The entire crew deserves applause because I think it is one of the strongest series in production.


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Post  mrblur on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:37 am

Seamaster wrote:A bit of a stretch, but those who get it will get it:


I get it now call Saul,

The last two nights I have been going to bed at 2am. Just can't get enough I suppose...
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Post  Iago on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:02 pm

Wait until you hit season three.


Seamaster: that is one of the great things about it. Any flaws are minor, and none of them are attributable to a single element being the issue. Like I said, even the sound design is amazing.

I was thinking about that in comparision to Boardwalk Empire. One of my least favorite things in the show so far is Michael Shannon's federal agent character. Shannon is a tremendous actor, but the character as written and performed is a walking cliche, and not even Shannon can make the character rise above that. Compare him to Saul's character in Breaking Bad; he SHOULD be nothing more than a cliche (the sleazy lawyer) but as written and performed he comes off as wholly original.
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:12 am

Give Shannon a chance. There is more to that character.
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Post  Iago on Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:03 am

That may be, but he will still have the cliched history. But I am hoping that he improves nonetheless. I am still amazed at how Saul never feels cliched from his first moments.
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:39 pm

The cliched history actually helps his storyline. That said, I'm not saying that you're going to like his character (I still don't), but it still provides for an interesting side story.
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Post  Iago on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:35 pm

Well, we shall see when I get there. Breaking Bad season 3 has temporarily sidetracked me from Boardwalk. Plus, my Criterion Godzilla is on the way!
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:32 pm

It's hard to put down Breaking Bad. I understand!
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Post  Iago on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:28 pm

I also nabbed the Blus of To Kill a Mockingbird, Drive and Some Like it Hot. A lot to watch!
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:57 pm

It's tough being faced with decisions like that.
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Post  Iago on Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:55 pm

Over the weekend I watched Drive, Some Like it Hot and finished season three of Breaking Bad. Needless to say, I am going to count the minutes until the release of season 4!
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Post  mrblur on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:06 pm

On breaking bad I'm on Season3 episode 10
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Post  Iago on Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:56 am

Finished yet?
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Post  Seamaster on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:31 am

Give it another couple of hours and we can discuss everything up to the end of Season 3!
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Post  Iago on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:31 am

Tick tock, tick tock . . .
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