So at the risk of anyone tying a bomb to the wheel-chair of my arch-nemesis and blowing me up, does anyone else think Breaking Bad is overrated? Don't get me wrong, it's a really addictive show (watched all of it in about 2-3 weeks), and the acting is superb, but it sort of grates me a little when everyone on here (not just the Breaking Bad forums, but on tv.com in general) makes Breaking Bad out to be the best thing that has ever been on television. It's definitely not without its flaws.
Except for Saul, I don't like any of the main characters. I must state that I think Walt is the most complex and three-dimensional character I've seen on television, but I definitely don't like him, and I think for a show needs likable characters to be fully enjoyed. And speaking of the main characters, Walt Jr. and Marie are nothing more than expensive extras. I've seen little or no character development from them since the beginning of the show, and they serve little more purpose than being the family/ love ones for Walt and Hank.
There are plot-holes, one worth mentioning off the top my head, is when the head of the DEA informant on a turtle blows up in El Paso killing/ injuring several officers you would think an investigation would be undertaken. Yes, I know Hank was sent home after this occurred, but you would think the El Paso police would try and uncover who organised the bombing. Despite the fact we find out through a flashback that the two cousins did this, it doesn't explain how they weren't caught, especially since they never seemed to make any effort to conceal themselves or to hide what they have done.
I big complement I hear about Breaking Bad is that it is a very fast-paced show how big events/ revelations happen more frequently than other shows. In perspective though, wasn't Walt trying to escape/ get rid of Gus for the entire fourth season?
As I've said, I am NOT bashing Breaking Bad. It is a good show. I think I just get annoyed when everybody makes it out to be the best television show ever, when there are many good shows on television.