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#1 Posted by ShooterMcGavin (6 posts) -

...if I already know a number of important "moments" that happened in the series?

#2 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1202 posts) -

Yes

#3 Edited by Chaser324 (6389 posts) -

Yes.

Out of curiosity, what do you know (please use spoiler tags)?

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#4 Posted by Nux (2320 posts) -

It totally is. It's not about knowing what happens, it's about the ride; and believe me when I tell you that Breaking Bad is one hell of a ride.

#5 Posted by cmblasko (1172 posts) -

Yes. Its still a tremendous story to experience even if you already know some of the twists.

#6 Edited by Sackmanjones (4682 posts) -
#7 Posted by ShooterMcGavin (6 posts) -

Yes.

Out of curiosity, what do you know (please use spoiler tags)?

Gus (I think that's his name) gets his face blown off and Walt dying in the end.

#8 Posted by Roland_D11 (189 posts) -

I think it is still worth watching even if you know some of the story beats. I really enjoyed how the more and less important "moments" played out (acting, dialogue etc.), I am even considering watching the whole thing again pretty soon.

Do you generally lose interest when you know the story of something? Have you ever read a book more than once? Depending on those answer your enjoyment may vary ;-) . I'd say give it a chance for the first season and decide after a few episodes.

#9 Posted by Brendan (7730 posts) -

The cinematography and acting are still worth seeing even if you know all the plot points in my opinion.

#10 Posted by Carryboy (640 posts) -

@chaser324 said:

Yes.

Out of curiosity, what do you know (please use spoiler tags)?

Gus (I think that's his name) gets his face blown off and Walt dying in the end.

Yes still totally worth watching.

#11 Posted by Baillie (4068 posts) -

@chaser324 said:

Yes.

Out of curiosity, what do you know (please use spoiler tags)?

Gus (I think that's his name) gets his face blown off and Walt dying in the end.

That's pretty much nothing, I mean obviously major, but it won't affect viewing experience at all, I don't think.

#12 Edited by ShooterMcGavin (6 posts) -
@roland_d11 said:

I think it is still worth watching even if you know some of the story beats. I really enjoyed how the more and less important "moments" played out (acting, dialogue etc.), I am even considering watching the whole thing again pretty soon.

Do you generally lose interest when you know the story of something? Have you ever read a book more than once? Depending on those answer your enjoyment may vary ;-) . I'd say give it a chance for the first season and decide after a few episodes.

I do admit, I hate spoilers of any kind for any type of storytelling medium lol. Still, it sounds like the show's quality is too superb to not watch, even if I know a couple of important moments.

#13 Posted by Popogeejo (612 posts) -

It's always the "how?" and "why?" things happens that makes all good stories worth watching/playing/reading, not the actual "what." Even though you know two important things that happen doesn't really mean much. Go watch BB.

#14 Posted by AlexW00d (6226 posts) -

@carryboy said:

@shootermcgavin said:

@chaser324 said:

Yes.

Out of curiosity, what do you know (please use spoiler tags)?

Gus (I think that's his name) gets his face blown off and Walt dying in the end.

Yes still totally worth watching.

Yeah both of those things are kind of a given anyway, so I don't think it'll change much for you. You still may not enjoy it, but it'll be for other reasons than knowing those two things.

#15 Edited by Hunkulese (2693 posts) -

@shootermcgavin: You see both of those moments coming seasons in advance.

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#16 Edited by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

Breaking Bad isn't really about the plot points, it's about the character development.

So it's absolutely still worth watching.

#17 Edited by Regal (434 posts) -

No I don't think it would hold up today. It is quite a different world from when it first aired, but if you can still appreciate something for what it was in the history of television you might get something out of it that way.

#18 Edited by djou (872 posts) -

I second this. Wouldn't be a stretch to say it has some of the best cinematography and acting ever on TV. Rian Johnson directed a bunch of episodes. Even with spoilers the show has some of the most tense moments out there. I can rewatch it and still think its awesome.

It also has some of the best videogame easter eggs on TV from Jesse playing Rage to a PS Vita on the coffee table.

@brendan said:

The cinematography and acting are still worth seeing even if you know all the plot points in my opinion.

#19 Posted by Hadoken101 (757 posts) -

Yeah those spoilers aren't going to ruin the show. They're big for sure, but it's pretty easy to come to the conclusion that those things happen even while watching the show.

#20 Edited by Ghostiet (5238 posts) -

@chaser324 said:

Yes.

Out of curiosity, what do you know (please use spoiler tags)?

Gus (I think that's his name) gets his face blown off and Walt dying in the end.

Yes. Breaking Bad is a morality play that's really heavy on symbolism and visual cues, so spoilers aren't a deal breaker.

#21 Posted by wjb (1653 posts) -

I started watching the series immediately after the fourth season. I knew about the finale of that season, and still went ahead.

#22 Posted by RonGalaxy (3056 posts) -

Whatever you know won't affect your enjoyment of the show. Personally, I think its last 2 seasons were pretty disappointing, but its still a ride worth taking either way.

#23 Posted by csl316 (8338 posts) -

@shootermcgavin: Yeah, it's more about the journey of the characters. Just a heck of a show with one of the best final seasons I've ever seen.

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#24 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1202 posts) -

@regal said:

No I don't think it would hold up today. It is quite a different world from when it first aired, but if you can still appreciate something for what it was in the history of television you might get something out of it that way.

What the hell are you talking about?

It's still as fantastic today as it was when it started long long ago in the distant past of 2008.

#25 Posted by ripelivejam (3706 posts) -

neither here nor there but i always thought this show would make a helluva graphic novel.

#26 Posted by RecSpec (3798 posts) -

@chaser324 said:

Yes.

Out of curiosity, what do you know (please use spoiler tags)?

Gus (I think that's his name) gets his face blown off and Walt dying in the end.

I started watching the show after reading about the first one. Enjoyed every bit of it. The second one isn't really that big of a deal if that's all you know.

#27 Posted by ripelivejam (3706 posts) -

oh and i was spoiled for the first one which kind of sucked but wasn't a deal breaker at all.

*DING* :-[

#28 Edited by crithon (3111 posts) -

yes, it's innovative, clever and never insults your intelligence. Considering how CRIME is depicted like the Sopranos which is a poorman's Goodfellas

#29 Posted by falserelic (5394 posts) -

Yep and also...

#30 Edited by BigSocrates (294 posts) -

So long as you don't know the way the film Mr. Magoriam's Wonder Emporium intersects with the story you should be fine.

#31 Posted by hojufixter (106 posts) -

Show is fantastic. Definitely worth watching, even if you know some spoilers.

#32 Edited by laserguy (443 posts) -

ALWAYS.

#33 Posted by Tajasaurus (817 posts) -

I thought this said Breaking Brad and just spoiled Breaking Bad for myself :(

#34 Edited by CornBREDX (5043 posts) -

Ya, I think it is. It's well written and well acted so the context will still hold weight even if you know what may happen at certain points.

#35 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

Yes it is. Now go watch it.

#36 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7069 posts) -

Fucking YES.

#37 Posted by noizy (660 posts) -

What are you doing with your life? I hope you're watching it right now.

#38 Posted by HatKing (5871 posts) -

Read this as Breaking Brad. In which case the answer is yes. But, having not wrapped up the last season of Breaking Bad just yet, I'll show myself out.

#39 Posted by probablytuna (3595 posts) -

Most definitely yes.

#40 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

It's a really good show, it's not The Wire good, but no shows are.

It's up there with The Shield for me, it's more of a thrill ride than The Wire but it has a few slips and stumbles which don't quite make it the same level of quality.

I think it makes sense though because Breaking Bad is meant to be kinda goofy, as far as I know.

edit: Everyone should watch The Wire, even if the first season is very slow.

#41 Posted by afabs515 (1018 posts) -

Start it now. And don't stop until you're done. Trust me.

#42 Posted by TheDew (113 posts) -

Yes, yes, and yes. Yes.

#43 Edited by ShooterMcGavin (6 posts) -

Finally finished the entire series guys and all I have to say is THANK YOU. What an incredible experience this show was. I hope this thread serves as a message to others to watch the show even if you know what happens! The way each moment is built up throughout the season is just masterful.

Next up: The Wire

#45 Posted by ch3burashka (5036 posts) -

Knowing and experiencing are two different things.

Breaking Bad is among the best shows to watch outside the normal TV week-to-week schedule. A lot of shows get up their own ass, or get cancelled, or get money thrown at them for years until the plug is pulled and you get an unsatisfactory ending. They managed to write an intense series with a satisfying ending.

Also, you won't have to deal with the BULLSHIT that was the Season 5 split. South Park splits their season, but they do them every half-year. It's not a SEASON if it spans two years, AMC.

#46 Edited by Abendlaender (2777 posts) -

I look at the spoiler and was really, really confused. Than I noticed the missing "r" in the title.

#47 Posted by JBG4 (400 posts) -

Yes... Greatest show in the history of shows.

#48 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3174 posts) -

I like the first season very much, the rest are ok.

#49 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Finally finished the entire series guys and all I have to say is THANK YOU. What an incredible experience this show was. I hope this thread serves as a message to others to watch the show even if you know what happens! The way each moment is built up throughout the season is just masterful.

Next up: The Wire

The Wire is fantastic, that and The Sopranos are just on another level to Breaking Bad.

#50 Posted by SSully (4147 posts) -

@chaser324 said:

Yes.

Out of curiosity, what do you know (please use spoiler tags)?

Gus (I think that's his name) gets his face blown off and Walt dying in the end.

As with all great stories its about the journey, not the destination. Breaking Bad is good because it's a master class in building story, characters, and tension.