History YMMV / BreakingBad

29th May '16 1:25:20 PM Silverblade2
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*** To make it even worse, she also says "I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit..."
28th May '16 11:54:39 PM toonyloon
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* UnfortunateImplications: *** [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alice-wilder/the-forgotten-rape-of-sky_b_4013319.html This article]] argues that Walt's sexual assault of Skyler in the first episode of Season 2 is downplayed considerably by the fanbase and perhaps the show.

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* UnfortunateImplications: *** [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alice-wilder/the-forgotten-rape-of-sky_b_4013319.html This article]] argues that Walt's sexual assault of Skyler in the first episode of Season 2 is downplayed considerably by the fanbase and perhaps the show.
28th Apr '16 9:09:47 AM Pren
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** ''Better Call Saul'' also reveals that [[spoiler:Hank killing the surviving Salamanca cousin wasn't just a job for Gus, but payback for them threatening to kill his granddaughter.]]

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** ''Better Call Saul'' also reveals that [[spoiler:Hank [[spoiler:Mike killing the surviving Salamanca cousin wasn't just a job for Gus, but payback for them threatening to kill his granddaughter.]]
28th Apr '16 9:09:13 AM Pren
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Mike's protective relationship with Jesse becomes much more moving after learning his backstory in ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. [[spoiler:His son Matty was killed after Mike advised him to compromise his morality, and he seems to view Jesse as a second chance to save a person who can still be saved.]]

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: HeartwarmingInHindsight:
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Mike's protective relationship with Jesse becomes much more moving after learning his backstory in ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. [[spoiler:His son Matty was killed after Mike advised him to compromise his morality, and he seems to view Jesse as a second chance to save a person who can still be saved.]]
** ''Better Call Saul'' also reveals that [[spoiler:Hank killing the surviving Salamanca cousin wasn't just a job for Gus, but payback for them threatening to kill his granddaughter.
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19th Apr '16 11:33:54 PM dmcreif
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** In "Madrigal," Hank offhandedly points out while interrogating Mike that the Philadelphia PD told him that Mike's tenure as a cop with them ended under, ahem, ''dramatic'' circumstances. Mike says "Not particularly," to which Hank agrees as he's more interested in probing Mike for any evidence of off-the-books work he performed for Gus. It's a bit harder to hear that line from Hank when you know that he's talking about the death of Mike's son Matthew.



** On August 16th, 2012, the Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Sheriff's Office announced its new Most Wanted Fugitive as [[http://crime.blogs.tuscaloosanews.com/12950/walter-white-wanted-for-making-methamphetamine/?tc=ar a meth cook named Walter White]]. Ironically, the guy in question had a blue collar operation that was a lot less sophisticated than the show's Walter White.

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** On August 16th, 2012, the Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Sheriff's Office announced its new Most Wanted Fugitive as [[http://crime.blogs.tuscaloosanews.com/12950/walter-white-wanted-for-making-methamphetamine/?tc=ar a meth cook named Walter White]]. This sort of crime would ordinarily be local news had it not been for the coincidence of the schmuck's name. Ironically, the guy in question had a Alabama Walter White's blue collar operation that was a lot less sophisticated than the show's New Mexico's Walter White.



** In the 2006 movie ''LittleMissSunshine'', both Walter and Hank's actors, Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris, have brief, unrelated appearances where Cranston plays an obnoxious business man while Norris plays a cop.

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** In the 2006 movie ''LittleMissSunshine'', both Walter and Hank's actors, Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris, Norris have brief, unrelated appearances where Cranston plays an obnoxious business man while Norris plays a cop.
18th Apr '16 11:21:41 AM Silverblade2
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** WordOfGod is that the moment that Walt crossed it is when he refused to let Gretchen and Eliot pay for his treatment and went back to cooking meth instead, letting his pride dictate his judgment rather than take the extremely generous and well intentioned offer. Among fans and critics, the most common deeds brought up as candidates for the trope are the mentioned money refusal, allowing Jane to die, [[spoiler: arranging and ordering Gale's death,]] and [[spoiler:poisoning Brock]].
** Skyer's shots at the trope include having an affair with Ted or agreeing to help launder Walt's drug money, both of which fans feel [[{{Hypocrite}} ruin any claim she has to a moral high ground]].

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** WordOfGod is that the moment that Walt crossed it is when he refused to let Gretchen and Eliot pay for his treatment and went back to cooking meth instead, letting his pride dictate his judgment rather than take the extremely generous and well intentioned offer. Among fans and critics, the most common deeds brought up as candidates for the trope are the mentioned money refusal, allowing Jane to die, [[spoiler: arranging and ordering Gale's death,]] death, and [[spoiler:poisoning Brock]].
** Skyer's Skyler's shots at the trope include having an affair with Ted or agreeing to help launder Walt's drug money, both of which fans feel [[{{Hypocrite}} ruin any claim she has to a moral high ground]].
15th Apr '16 3:39:01 AM AdamC
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** WordOfGod is that the moment that Walt crossed it is when he refused to let Gretchen and Eliot pay for his treatment and went back to cooking meth instead, letting his pride dictate his judgment rather than take the extremely generous and well intentioned offer. Among fans and critics, the most common deeds brought up as candidates for the trope are the mentioned money refusal, allowing Jane to die, and [[spoiler:poisoning Brock]].

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** WordOfGod is that the moment that Walt crossed it is when he refused to let Gretchen and Eliot pay for his treatment and went back to cooking meth instead, letting his pride dictate his judgment rather than take the extremely generous and well intentioned offer. Among fans and critics, the most common deeds brought up as candidates for the trope are the mentioned money refusal, allowing Jane to die, [[spoiler: arranging and ordering Gale's death,]] and [[spoiler:poisoning Brock]].
6th Apr '16 6:04:43 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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6th Apr '16 6:04:25 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Possibly the purpose of the show.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Possibly one of the purpose main purposes of the show.
31st Mar '16 3:34:10 AM dmcreif
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** Who is Gus Fring really? Is he a [[BadBoss ruthless drug kingpin]] or a [[BenevolentBoss reasonable boss in the drug trade]]? Mike seems to think the latter, and he angrily tells Walt that everything would have been fine if he just did what he was told. The rival drug dealers may or may not have murdered Tomas Cantillo under orders, but what does it say about Gus that he left hazard pay for his employees in the event that he dies and they are sent to prison? Or even the fact that Gus invites employees over for dinner at his own house? They say that maybe there's a line: perhaps Gus is perfectly fine with those that follow orders and entirely overly cautious or even homicidal towards those that canít be trusted to follow orders.

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** Who is Gus Fring really? And we're not talking about his background in Chile here. Is he a [[BadBoss ruthless drug kingpin]] or a [[BenevolentBoss reasonable boss in the drug trade]]? Mike seems to think the latter, and he angrily tells Walt that everything would have been fine if he just did what he was told. The rival drug dealers may or may not have murdered Tomas Cantillo under orders, but what does it say about Gus that he left hazard pay for his employees in the event that he dies and they are sent to prison? Or even the fact that Gus invites employees over for dinner at his own house? They say that maybe there's a line: perhaps Gus is perfectly fine with those that follow orders and entirely overly cautious or even homicidal towards those that canít be trusted to follow orders.



* FashionVictimVillain: Just look at some of Saul Goodman's suits.

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* FashionVictimVillain: Just look at some of Saul Goodman's suits.Saul



** All the scenes with Mike and his granddaughter became rather harder to watch after ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' revealed exactly why he's so devoted to her. For one thing, [[spoiler:her mother isn't his daughter, but rather, his daughter-in-law and late son's wife.]]
** Also, just try watching any scenes with Saul the same way after the prequel show revealed he really tried to be a legit lawyer, [[spoiler:and then his brother Chuck's sabotage of said efforts]], that led to him becoming the AmoralAttorney we see here.

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** All the scenes with Mike and his granddaughter became rather harder to watch after ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' revealed exactly why he's so devoted to her. her: For one thing, [[spoiler:her mother isn't his daughter, but rather, his daughter-in-law and late son's wife.]]
** Also, just try watching any scenes with Saul the same way after the prequel show revealed he really tried knowing full well about his efforts to be a legit legitimate lawyer, [[spoiler:and then his brother Chuck's and the sabotage of said efforts]], from Chuck, Howard and others that led to him becoming the AmoralAttorney we see here.



** ''Better Call Saul'' reveals that before that asshole stock guy got his car blown up by Walt, he also got scammed into paying for a whole bottle of high class tequila by the future Saul Goodman.

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** ''Better Call Saul'' reveals that before that **The scene in season 1 with Ken Wins, the asshole stock guy who got his car blown up by Walt, he also got scammed gets funnier knowing about the time that Jimmy and Kim Wexler tricked him into paying for a whole an entire bottle of high class tequila by the future Saul Goodman.very expensive tequila.
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