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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Procrastination is something we all do whether it's to avoid that five-page essay or studying for your test at the end of the week. We all do it and we all do it differently. Yet for most of us, some kind of TV streaming app is usually involved in our procrastination ways. Want one of the best things to watch mindlessly while still having a great time? "Spongebob."

Yes, "Spongebob." One of the greatest shows of our childhood and still pretty funny for us as adults. There are plenty of moments that will have you laughing, but if you're looking for some of the bests, you're looking for this list. Here are some of the best "Spongebob" episodes, in no particular order, to watch while you're busy ignoring your responsibilities.

1. "Pizza Delivery"

Season 1, episode 5. This episode has been recreated by many college students whenever they have a pizza in their hands. It's funny, "Krusty Krab Pizza" is a banging jam, and it's filled with quotable moments.

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Season 2, episode 17. Accurate to you avoiding your responsibilities, this episode will make you feel guilty watching but you'll be laughing at the same time. It's quotable, you'll know almost every scene, and you'll end the episode saying "me too" because of just how relatable it is.

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Season 2, episode 4. "I made it with my tears!" is a quote we all know but the episode is also... the bomb. Although the context seems a little grim, it all ends up OK and that just makes it funnier.

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Season 2, episode 13. A must watch episode, just to see the Flying Dutchman howling, Spongebob laughing, and Patrick going "leedle leedle leedle lee." The whole episode is worth it, but this part, in particular, will truly make your night.

7. "SB-128"

Season 1, episode 14. Trying to avoid Thing 1 and Thing 2, Squidward accidentally gets frozen for 2,000 years. In both the future in the past, he meets creatures similar to the Spongebob and Patrick from his time. However, this episode may cause an existential crisis so beware!

8. "Chocolate With Nuts"

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Season 3, episode 12. There is nothing bad about this episode and it has to be one of the most recognizable and quotable episodes that almost anyone could know. It's hilarious the entire way through and always worth a watch.

9. "Wet Painters"

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Season 3, episode 10. What's worse than one paint bubble? Two paint bubbles! This episode is both funny yet slightly stressful at the same time. You'll feel a little stressed as the paint goes all over the place, but right after you'll be laughing about it.

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Season 2, episode 16. Watch this episode during your procrastination... at night! The Hash Bringing, Sash Ringing, Trash-Singing, Hash Slinging Slasher is out to cause some fright but frankly, this entire episode is just what you need for a laugh,

11. "The Camping Episode"

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Season 3, episode 17. This episode created one of the best jams that almost everyone sang growing up, whether you were camping or not! It's a fan favorite that'll leave you singing one again.

12. "The Bully"

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Season 3, episode 3. So you like kicking butts, old man? This is a great episode that involves Spongebob's obnoxiousness meeting a bully that threatens him. But things aren't always what they seem as Spongebob walks away from this experience fine after some fun laughs.

13. "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III"

Season 2, episode 11. This must be your wallet and this must be a fan favorite episode. We all know the memes, it's time to relive the episode because it really is just as funny.

14. "Krusty Krab Training Video"

Season 3, episode 10. This episode is amazing from POOP to the Ti-ta-ti-ti-ta-ti-ti-ta-ta Krabby Patty zoom in. It's a hilarious episode that will leave you crying through your laughter.

15. "Rock Bottom"

Season 1, episode 17. This episode is an oldie but goodie. Most people know this episode and how weird it actually is, but it's funny nonetheless and always worth a watch.

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