I’ve recently began to watch Breaking Bad, I have heard that with each season the story gets overall better, and more exciting. I’m still waiting for that to happen, and I’m towards the end of Season 3.
There’s also the excuse to give it until the end of Season 4. Now, in my opinion, why would you wait to the end of 4 seasons for a tv show to get good? At the most, you’d be willing to put up with a bad first season because it’s setting the scene, or trying to find it’s place, so to speak, but 4 seasons? That’s asking quite a lot of a person.
For a TV show, that has such critical acclaim, for being outstanding, and to the point where everyone you’ve spoken to, and has seen it finds it addictive. It’s so frustrating to me, that I find it really dull. I do not care about the characters at all. In terms of our two main leads: Walter White, is a hot headed, yet cold man, to whom I cannot sympathise with. I have sympathised with Dexter Morgan more, and he justifies killing people for a living. Jesse Pinkman, who just seems to keep making leaps forward then taking 3 steps back. I even dread any screen time the women have, because their characters are painful stereotypes.
To be honest, the only character I like is Frank. But even then, he doesn’t encourage me to carry on.
The pacing between some of the more exciting episodes is slow, and sometimes I’m just waiting for the episode to end in hopes there is a possible surprising cliffhanger which made up for the lack of plot within the episode. There just seems like there is a lot of filler episodes where there is a lack of development, both for the story, and for the characters, Some episodes could easily condensed into one, by taking out some of the pointless dialogue, and the removing the repetitive scenes of Walt and Jesse disagreeing with each other and not talking for a few days.
I want to love it, and rejoice in what a fabulous piece of work it is, but I will have to accept that I just find Breaking Bad, boring.