Bold words?  Perhaps.  But look at the ratings on IMDB and on cable television and you can see how popular this outstanding television show really is.  What Breaking Bad does so well is make you want to keep watching.  Like a great novel, you as the viewer must know what happens next!

I remember hearing about how great it was months, even years before I first starting watching it on Netflix.  I wanted to blind buy the Blu-rays very badly but wasn’t sure if I would like it.  When we got a BD player that had the Netflix button and could watch shows online through our TV, it was like all life on earth stopped.  Breaking Bad was there and boy was I not disappointed!

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The opening scene set the stage for one of the most pulse pounding, edge of your seat pieces of entertainment ever put on television, no exaggeration.  For not in the know, Breaking Bad is about a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal cancer who decides to start cooking meth, a hardcore street drug.  With the help of Jesse, a former student who becomes his partner in crime, Walter White sets off down a road to ruin.

But back to the opening scene, where we see Walt standing in his underwear out in the middle of nowhere, a bleak, smoldering desert with only a beat up RV and red rock behind him.  A police siren is wailing and Walt is freaking out; the gig is up, he’s been caught, they are coming for him… or are they?  This is merely a flash-forward scene and the episode zooms back to the past to when and how it all started.breaking-bad-image

I think one of the great things about the show is the compact running time, not per episode but the small(ish) amount of total episodes.

When the fifth season concludes we’ll have a mere 62 episodes.  Most shows attempt to achieve at least 100 in order to get to that coveted syndication standard but cable TV has changed things.  Because of the restriction on language, violence and nudity, Breaking Bad could not be broadcast on regular TV, so not only does the form of the show work better on cable but the limited amount of episodes means each and every one means something.

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In fact, each episode is often life or death for Walt and Jesse.  And everyone around them who become embroiled in their chaotic mess of a drug dealing life.  But this is the strength of the show!  Every second matters, every twist and turn or deception or unexpected circumstance has the watcher hanging on everything that happens.

Once you start watching, you simply cannot stop.  Watch it and see.

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In this fast-paced life, one cannot afford to watch all the shows he or she wants to watch. The answer for that is the DISH Network Digital Video Recorder, it can record television shows with a click of a button. Although sometimes, the quality of the show is not as clear as the consumer would like it to be, in comes HD-DVR, HD-DVR captures the video in high definition, getting a clearer copy of the show.

Before satellite television, there were a limited amount of channels and these were transmitted using analog TV signals. Sometimes, reception can be really bad that all a viewer could see are black and white lines but could hear the audio. Now, most television sets do not require antennas to provide local channels.

 

With the introduction of satellite television, hundreds of television channels are available for the viewers to browser through. High definition programming, a wonder for those movie and sports junkies who would want to see every bit of detail there is.

The award-wining Hopper of Dish Network has revolutionized the Digital Video Recorder. It has several functions and capabilities, from hiding the receiver at the back to finding the remote at a touch of a button, to a very accurate channel guide, to being able to check the HD channels -from your favorites to the most popular programs.

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This device offers a world of possibilities. Want to go to bed and watch a show but afraid to miss a scene? Pause the show and watch it on another television! Want to record a show tomorrow? Saving it from the channel guide is so easy even kids can do it.

Recording not one, not two, but six shows at once! With 2000 hours of record time, never miss a show again! What about the capability to watch a recorded show anywhere? With the DISH Hopper, watching on a tablet anywhere, anytime! Watching that favorite show has never been this easy!

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The fall lineup has been revealed to include a list of primetime and not-so-primetime programming. These new shows are to air side-by-side with hits like “The Walking Dead” which was renewed for its fourth season, “True Blood”, renewed for its sixth season and “Hannibal”, now going into its second season.

Fox reports “Almost Human” as one of its new shows. The show is set in a future dreamed up by J.J. Abrams and J. H. Wyman. The show features human police officers that work around highly sophisticated androids. These androids are partners to these officers in a futuristic drama. The show’s premier airs on November 4 at 8:00 pm.

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ABC is offering “Betrayal” as a follow-up for the show “Revenge”. It follows “Revenge” on Sunday nights, premiering at 10:00 pm, September 29. The show depicts a very unhappily married photographer named Sara as she starts a hot and heavy affair with a lawyer named Jack. Hannah Ware plays Sarah and Stuart Townsend plays Jack. The real kicker comes in when it is discovered that Jack the lawyer is defending a suspect that Drew, played by Chris J. Johnson is trying to prosecute. The reason that’s a problem is that Drew is married to Sarah.

NBC is providing viewers with “The Blacklist”, premiering on September 23 at 10 pm. The show stars James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington. Reddington is a wanted fugitive on the FBI’s most-wanted list. He strikes a deal with the FBI to avoid prosecution in which he helps the FBI capture the fugitives that have been moved to the blacklist, a list the FBI keeps of all fugitives that have escaped capture.

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TNT is showcasing “The Crazy Ones”, a comedy starring Robin Williams. Williams plays Simon Roberts, the genius owner of the Roberts & Roberts advertising agency. Fall of 2013 has promise for television fans.