Season 5 Promo aired at comic-con. Incredible, as one would expect.
Spoiler-filled, may we assume?
I only saw one scene that I *think* I hadn't seen in any other season. (The beginning, with the cars in the desert playing chicken, etc.)
And it was not a spoiler at all.
The rest was old footage, I'm fairly sure. Feel free to correct me, anyone.
Just two more days, bitches!
You just knew we hadn't seen the last of Mike, right?
I don't know if I'll be able to handle a week between episodes. This is the first season I'm watching live.
I don't know what the spoiler policy is on this thread, so be warned. Spoilers.
I'm thrilled for this. Watched all of season four live and this is going to be just as intense. I'm genuinely lost as to who the villain will be this time though. I'm guessing either Hank, the Cartel, or both. Plus there's the whole looming Walt/Jesse fallout that has to happen for real sooner or later. Any thoughts?
Just a simple one: the villain is Walt.
Same here... am caught up now with the first four seasons including some wonderful binge moments in the past few weeks.
So what's the drill for someone like me who doesn't have access to regular TV on a regular basis? Amazon for $1.99 streaming? Are there other choices a'la B&N, Google, iTunes? How soon do they make the episode available after it airs? Why don't I know any of this already?!?!
If you subscribe to the season on Amazon, it's more like $1.80 per episode. They're available for viewing the next day.
Works great for me. I subscribed to Mad Men season 4 through iTunes and had to download each episode, but went with Amazon for season 5 and just streamed it through my Roku.
Season 4 is now on Netflix streaming.
As someone who has watched all of these on Netflix/iTunes, is there any way to view this on the web at the same time it appears live?
I got my wife to show me how to work the new DVR and my son showed me how to hook up his headphones to the TV. I'm all set for late night viewing, after the kids go to bed.
I typically like to watch these things in a single weekend after the season is done, so I can totally junk out. Something about the anxiety of waiting a week for the new show, or maybe the pacing of the season itself, drives me crazy. I watched the first few shows of season 1, and I liked the premise, but bailed for some reason. But then last fall (I think) I watched all 4 seasons and now I'm addicted. :)
My dilemma is do I wait and watch all 8 at once for the obvious reasons, or do I watch tonight so I can come here and be part of the discussion? It's a touch call. I suspect I'll cave at some point tonight and power up the DVR and just watch it. The real issue is the wait between this first half of season 5 and the second half, which I believe isn't airing until September 2013.
I'm waiting until tomorrow to see if it shows up through the Xfinity app. If so, I'll forgo the Amazon subscription. If not, then Amazon all the way, baby.
BIGTIME SPOILERS FOR THE SEASON PREMIERE
The cold open was atypically straightforward; too much so, I thought. Walt's going to wind up on the run and his cancer's coming back? OK, I guess. I trust Gilligan and Co. to throw some twists in there but I feel like the show just spoiled its own season arc. (Compare to the mysterious shots of debris that opened season two....)
EDIT: Eh, in retrospect, I'm probably assuming too much there.
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I bet walt is going to use that giant gun to shoot up a school bus filled with fluffy kittens and children.
But on a more serious note. Glad to have the show back. Just bummed the episodes are 10 minutes shorter than Game of Thrones.
Okay, "villain" was probably not the best term to use. But still, especially with how this one opened I have to wonder just who's intended to be in the path of that gun. I don't know how I feel about how pulpy the show's getting. I mean first we have Gus and his face parting ways, and now, "Magnets, bitches!" That was like something out of a comic book. I've got faith, but it's odd for a show that started so grounded to end up so over-the-top. Decent premier overall.
And once again, Walt uses science to solve a problem. Such a good show! That episode was like a mini caper flick.
To Skylar: "I forgive you."
Seriously, do we not use spoiler tags anymore? I wanted to get people's thoughts on the episode, but I haven't been able to watch it yet, and I thought the point of the spoiler tags was to let folks read general impression and discussion withough accidentally eyeballing stuff they might not want to see yet. I could be wrong, though. I'll just avoid the thread until after I get to watch it finally.
Do the actual spoiler tags even work any more? I just tried using one and it didn't show up.
It's pretty clear to me that this thread is open season on spoilers, which is fine by me. I'll just avoid it weekly until I've seen the latest episode.
That one works. The only spoiler tag on the page as far as I can see.
I declare this is spoiler territory for any episode beyond its original air date.
-The junkyard dude was the actor who played the actor playing Kramer from that Seinfield episode[spoiler for anybody who hasn't seen that episode yet].
-Mike should want to kill Walt as his duty, not because of emotion.
-Jesse channelling too much Jesse. "Magnets, bitches!" ugh
-Magnets rule and saved everything.
Can magnets do all that?