I am watching Breaking Bad. Every one kept recommending Breaking Bad and The Wire, and I don’t know why I kept postponing watching both shows. I watched first few episodes of The Wire, didn’t like it at all and stopped watching. Now I decided to give Breaking bad a chance and finished first season last night.
So far I wouldn’t say that it is a great show. I feel that other people who think that this is a great show, probably liked it because of the tense dramatic situation of main character who is diagnosed with lung cancer. The first season completely revolves around the main character. They took a lot of time explaining the change in the main character’s behavior before he is diagnosed with the fatal illness. The story of main character completely filled up the first season and they did not allow the secondary characters to develop much.
I would say that the direction is fantastic, cinematography is beautiful, Vince Gilligan is brilliant there is no doubt about that. But I don’t think that it is a great show. The story is ordinary, plot is flat, characters are not as strong as they should be.
I am hoping that it might get better in the second season. Let’s see what happens next.