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Old 03-23-2009, 08:44 PM  
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:05 PM   #226
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:09 PM   #227
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It's Bar None the best TV show on TV.
I'm going to disagree. I love love love love Breaking Bad. It is probably my favorite show on TV right now. But I think that Mad Men is a superior show, if only very slightly.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:32 AM   #228
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I'm going to disagree. I love love love love Breaking Bad. It is probably my favorite show on TV right now. But I think that Mad Men is a superior show, if only very slightly.
I need to watch Mad Men but I'm betting the slight superiority is the period piece nature of it.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:05 AM   #229
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I need to watch Mad Men but I'm betting the slight superiority is the period piece nature of it.
No. In fact, that Breaking Bad is occurring in present day is one of the reasons that I like BB more.

Mad Men has more to say about America and Americans than does Breaking Bad. MM has a greater intellectual heft to it and it pulls off its full plate as deftly as BB pulls off its less-full one. MM also has a more consistent artistic vision from episode to episode; it is far easier to note big shifts in direction or writing in BB, shifts that occur when there is a first-time director or first-time principle script writer.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:33 AM   #230
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Ya I love the show and I got a free DVR through work best-americanbusiness.com So have tapped the whole season so far. The writing is amazing easily the best show on TV
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:38 AM   #231
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the planes collided in season 2....tooo farrr for me
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:43 AM   #232
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The last episode of BB with the fly was amazing! How often does a TV show enter the theater of the absurd? I mean they were doing Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot!
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:45 AM   #233
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[quote=irishjayhawk;5605653]You should try to catch back up. Only 11 have aired thus far.

Damn good. Especially the first two of this season. And the opening scenes of each.

FWIW, Stephen King says it's the best scripted show on television, right now. Theater of the absurd? I mean they were doing Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot!
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:57 AM   #234
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No. In fact, that Breaking Bad is occurring in present day is one of the reasons that I like BB more.

Mad Men has more to say about America and Americans than does Breaking Bad. MM has a greater intellectual heft to it and it pulls off its full plate as deftly as BB pulls off its less-full one. MM also has a more consistent artistic vision from episode to episode; it is far easier to note big shifts in direction or writing in BB, shifts that occur when there is a first-time director or first-time principle script writer.
I'm not sure I buy that comparison. Saying something about America and Americans is general whereas saying something about the drug-cartel-DEA war is much more specific. Thus, I'm not sure you can compare the intellectual heft. After all, a book about WWII and a book about Stalingrad can both be intellectually heavy.

FWIW, I restarted my Mad Men attempt. Watched the pilot for the second or third time. Trying to get up to speed before it starts. Probably won't make it.
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Oh Mad Men,

Is that a good show?

I've been looking for a new one now that Lost is over.
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I'm not sure I buy that comparison. Saying something about America and Americans is general whereas saying something about the drug-cartel-DEA war is much more specific. Thus, I'm not sure you can compare the intellectual heft. After all, a book about WWII and a book about Stalingrad can both be intellectually heavy.
You're not making sense to me. I didn't once say that BB wasn't intellectually hefty. I am claiming that MM is a better show by the slimmest of margins because it takes on more themes, more subjects, a more comprehensive view of the American idea than does BB and does so with aplomb at least equal to that of BB.

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Oh Mad Men,

Is that a good show?

I've been looking for a new one now that Lost is over.
Mad Men is either 1a or 1b in terms of best shows on TV right now.
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You're not making sense to me. I didn't once say that BB wasn't intellectually hefty. I am claiming that MM is a better show by the slimmest of margins because it takes on more themes, more subjects, a more comprehensive view of the American idea than does BB and does so with aplomb at least equal to that of BB.


Mad Men is either 1a or 1b in terms of best shows on TV right now.
Care to give me a general plot?

I dont want to look it up for fear of spoilers.
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Care to give me a general plot?

I dont want to look it up for fear of spoilers.
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Awesome.
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Is Mad Men a show for DVD or Blu-Ray?
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