Pros And Cons Of A 'Breaking Bad' Movie

Pros And Cons Of A 'Breaking Bad' Movie

With a movie on the way, here are the pros and cons.

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Ten years after its premiere and five years after its series finale, the "Breaking Bad story" will continue on as a movie.

The Vince Gilligan created series went from the little AMC show that could to one of the most popular shows of all-time. It was the first "binge-watch" show of the Netflix streaming era even though it was not a Netflix original. It's characters, lines and imagery have been ingrained into its era of pop culture that feels so long ago.

Therefore, it was probably inevitable that the "Breaking Bad" franchise was going to continue somehow as it has in the spin-off series "Better Call Saul", and now it's going to make its cinematic debut with the first "Breaking Bad" movie.

Some fans love it, purists might hate it, so let's take a look at what's good and bad about "Breaking Bad" continuing on the Big Screen.

(SPOILER WARNING)


Pros:

The most interesting story you can tell in a Breaking Bad movie post-finale is what happens to Jesse Pinkman after the finale. We're left with an exhilarated and exhausted Pinkman escaping his drug prison and screaming delightfully at being free. Most people know what in reality Pinkman probably isn't riding off into the sunset and authorities will surely be looking for him.

Wherever Pinkman goes, it'll be fascinating to see how he rebuilds his life, and the fact that Aaron Paul will get to reprise his iconic role is great for the entertainment industry.

In the series finale, Walt leaves nine million dollars to his ex-business partner to give to his son Walt Jr. when he turns 18. Seeing how that "generous donation" occurs and how the surviving White family will react to it will be very interesting. It's also a great opportunity to show Walt's widow Skyler as a more central character to the story instead of what most fans considered to be an annoying inconvenience. My defense of Skyler as a character can be read here.

Cons:

First of all, it's incredibly difficult to tell a Breaking Bad story without Walter White. White (supposedly) dies in the series finale of a gunshot wound.

In fact, almost every character from the series finale is dead except for Jesse, Skyler, Walt Jr. and Saul.

If it turns out that Walt survived the series finale and is in the movie then it'll feel like being cheated out of closure from the series.

For years, everyone knew that Walt had to die. Either through getting caught and killed or through his lung cancer. The idea that that he never got a comeuppance for cheating the system (no matter how much we rooted for him), makes the series itself incomplete.

In the preferred scenario that Walt remains dead, it's still going to make the movie automatically pale in comparison to the show. Even though the "Breaking Bad" side characters are great, Walt was THE SHOW. It revolved around him, followed him, and became as successful as it did because of him. Taking that element out in a movie adaptation without it's central character could make the movie a failure.

Then again, if they also make that rumored Sopranos movie with Tony Soprano (presumably) dead after the infamous series finale (the real life actor James Gandolfini also sadly passed since in real life), most fans would be willing to watch and support it.

Vince Gilligan and the writers staff will have to work really hard make a "Breaking Bad" movie nearly as compelling as the series.


Feel free to let me know what you think of the upcoming "Breaking Bad" film!

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If you think you have run out of TV shows to watch on a lazy day at home, think again. These eight series are the ones that are a must watch and honestly might be some of the best of best. These are the eight series you must binge-watch before you die.

1. Breaking Bad

Widely consider the greatest TV series in history, Breaking Bad is a classic. This show has all the twists and turns that would come from being a Meth cook. Although only lasting 5 seasons, Breaking Bad is truly worth every second. All 5 seasons are available on Netflix.

2. The Wire

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This was definitely a close second place behind Breaking Bad. The Wire is the greatest crime drama that has ever been done. The storylines get better and better every season, once again it only lasted five seasons. All five seasons are available on HBO.com.

3. The Sopranos 

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This was a tough one to put behind The Wire, sorry all Soprano fans out there. This mob drama was truly epic. Maybe the most death filled show on this list, but my goodness it is worth it. The show went for 6 seasons and is available on HBO.com as well.

4. Mad Men

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This one was hard to rank. Do I dare out this above The Wire or The Sopranos? Sorry, can't do it. Mad Men is great it is right behind the other heavyweights, but not by a lot. Mad Men lasted seven seasons and this was a wild ride from start to finish. Mad Men is available to stream on Netflix.

5. BoJack Horseman 

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My dad would kill me for placing this within the top five, but hear me out. This show has everything you want from comedy that last for minutes to deep emotions that will leave your jaw dropped. Maybe, in the next few years, BoJack Horseman may crack the top three. All five seasons are available on Netflix.

6. The Walking Dead

Sorry Dad, I had to place this below BoJack. The Walking Dead has had a lot of success and it is still running, this show is very good. If you love zombies and consistent action with great storylines you will love The Walking Dead. Currently on Netflix and it is on AMC weekly.

7. Sons of Anarchy 

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To me this series is very underrated. This series is a lot of fun and goes into the life of motorcycle gang lifestyles. this will keep you going with intense action, compelling storylines, and characters that you will always love. All seven seasons are available on Netflix.

8. Daredevil 

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The man without fear has been tearing it up over the last few years. With the third season that just came out onto Netflix, Daredevil has proven to be one of the best Marvel shows to date. the action is off the charts and the storylines will have you on the edge. The first three seasons are available on Netflix.

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15 Times 'Bob’s Burgers' Served Up Pure Comedy Gold

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Ever since "Bob's Burgers" was taken off Netflix, I have been going through major withdrawal. So, I have been renting them from my library and watching them periodically. And as I was watching through the thirteen episodes of season one, it just proved to me how much I laugh during this show. It is incredibly funny, and I don't think people realize that.

So here are fifteen moments that are just too hilarious.

1. The Thanksgiving song that Linda came up with

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This is the episode where Linda has to pretend to be married to Mr. Fischoeder, her landlord, in order to get him a date with another woman. So, in order to raise her family's spirits, she writes a Thanksgiving song to brighten their holiday.

2. When the kids went to the rich neighborhoods for Halloween and Gene dressed up as Queen Latifah

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Tina, Gene, and Louise wanted to do something different this Halloween and went to the rich neighborhoods to get so much more candy. Not only do they lose all the candy they received, but they get into lots more trouble.

3. When Louise took personal offense when her mom gave up her room when they ran a bed and breakfast for a weekend

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All Linda wanted to do was open a bed and breakfast to earn some more cash for Tina's birthday party. But, of course, Louise had to make things just a little more difficult.

4. When Linda greatly defended her drunken escapades 

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Linda is a wine mom and won't let anyone get between her and a good bottle of wine.

5. Literally anything Bob says because his voice is hilarious

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It doesn't matter what Bob says, his voice makes everything he says hilarious and relatable.

6. When Tina had a place on her parents' bed just for her thrashing

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The family had a nice little sleepover in the parents' bedroom and Tina had to clarify exactly what she used her section for.

7. Every time Linda said her catchphrase "Alright" had me cracking up

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It doesn't matter the context in which she says it, it's always relevant.

8. When Bob started working at a community garden and couldn't have been happier

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Bob needed some space from the restaurant and a new hobby. What's a better place than a community garden where he can grow fresh produce for his food?

9. When Tina was learning how to drive and hit the only other car in the parking lot because she couldn't make a turning decision

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This scene gets me every time. Of course, Tina hits the only other car in the parking lot. And of course, that car belongs to Bob's arch-rival Jimmy Pesto.

10. When Gene put a twist on the joke "my eyes are up here"

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Leave it to Gene to make a joke funnier with his own little quirks

11. When Tina and Louise went to a Boyz 4 Now concert and Louise fell in love with Booboo 

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Louise was dragged to this concert and made fun of the girls who cried over the boy band. But she later developed a massive crush on one of the members and can't control her love.

12. When Tina thought that 'glasses' meant something a little different

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This was also from the Thanksgiving episode mentioned above, but Tina definitely made the toast better with her version.

13. When Gene learned the hard way to why people don't eat tacos on the toilet

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At first, Gene thought he was a genius doing something that would eventually catch on. Only to quickly realize why people don't do this.

14. When Linda said what everybody thinks when they see mini croissants

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Linda is a woman after her true desires. And mini croissants were calling her name.

15. And despite all the name-calling and whatnot, they are still a very loving family

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This one pulls more at the heartstrings than makes someone laugh, but it's still a tender moment with one of the funniest TV families.

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