Monday, 24 February 2014

The Winter of Breaking Bad

I think that this winter will be remembered by us as the Winter of Breaking Bad.  Most nights we light the wood burner and settle down to watch a couple of episodes on Netflix.  It wasn't always this way.  It started with OH wanting to watch it, so he decided to subscribe to Netflix for the purpose.  I was hoping that I would be able to watch the current series of Nashville too, as I thought that this was on Netflix, but it wasn't unfortunately.  Anyway, OH started watching the series and was hooked from the first few episodes.

He particularly liked that most of the action took place in the desert in New Mexico and this reminded him of our holiday in the US last year, where we hired a camper and drove through the Nevada desert from Las Vegas to Palm Springs in California.

Anyway, I wasn't really that interested in watching the series at all at first.  I caught the odd episode here and there, but I could take or leave it. OH would duly try to fill me in on what had happened between the episodes I watched.  More recently, however, I've caught the bug and most nights now we settle down in front of the TV (me with my Christmas lap quilt in hand) and watch it.   Sometimes not getting to bed until well after midnight.  We were deep into series 4, with the only the last few episodes to come when series 5 suddenly popped up, which was a nice surprise.  We weren't complaining, as we thought that the show was finishing after series 4 and we would soon have finished watching.

It's a great series.  I'd read about it on several blogs, but I wasn't sure it was something I would like.  How wrong I was?  It's pretty nasty in parts, probably not to everyone's taste, and very funny in others, but so well written.  We're half way through series 5 now, which I believe is the final series.  I must admit that I have enjoyed this series less than previous ones.    Has anyone else out there been watching this show?  (Please don't let slip what happens if you have been watching.)


  1. No I've not heard about this one.
    When Husband & Jess were away delivering a boat to the West Indies one winter, Joe & I watched his whole box DVD set of "Lost" and the whole series of, " I'm a Celebrity get me out of here" together. It was cosy and company while half the family were away.

  2. I literally cannot get on with watching this show. I've barely managed 3 episodes.


    1. I didn't watch much of the first series, but have enjoyed later series. I must admit I do find some of the episodes particularly horrible, but overall it has been worth watching.

  3. I haven't watched it either. I think I'm just being daft because I've been really put off it by all the hype. My friends have gone on about it so much (and I think a lot of that was a bit of one-upmanship that they were watching something that wasn't just on the telly) that I just have no interest at all.

    Then again, I'm not a cool person so it's probably for the best!