Summary: Just finished the whole series and now having a chance to reflect on them all this is the best. I say 'best' but the whole 5 series are really great. Probably the best TV I've ever watched. High praise! - it deserves it. This series sees Walt and Jessie becoming bad - not just breaking bad.
Summary: This series is as good as the Sopranos (RIP James) and as is interesting if not more interesting for what happens next than the Wire (Sorry Idris). The way the story never rushes but is slow and deliberate makes it soooooo good. Every act has a consequence. All the case play their parts so well, there are no weak characters. Cannot wait for the box set to be released so I can watch it all over again.
Summary: Breaking bad is most captivating from the first to the last episode. Not one episode in any of the series (4 so far) has failed to please. I am now looking forward to series 5 for some more late nights and into the early morning viewing following the exploits of Walt, Jessie and the crew. It is addictive watching.
Excerpt: What a lousy encode! Probably the worst HD transfer I've ever seen from Sony. I've seen TV broadcasts look way better than that. Banding, excessive filtering resulting in no detail and motion inconsistencies like I haven't seen since the DVD ages. A few sequences look OK though, like Season 3 did... which makes the viewing experience even more frustrating.
Excerpt: I'll leave this pretty short. Yes, the video quality is pretty uneven. At times it's flat, smeary and murkey then the next minute it will be stunning and yes it is a pretty big step back from Season 3 overall, which was a gorgeous, crisp, clear and almost perfect looking image however the audio is still phenomenal BUT the extra's are why I'm writing a user review here. The US release seems to have the most bonus features by far.
Excerpt: This was one of the oddest visual viewing experiences I've had with a Blu-ray. There were multiple scenes in each episode that almost made me ill. What would happen... the camera would be a bit bumpy in high-contrast lighting, and I'd find that parts of the screen would jiggle asynchronously with the rest of the picture. Sometimes the window frame behind a character would bob up and down while the character remained more stationary.
Excerpt: I read the main review on the video quality on this page and I have to 100% disagree... I own season 4 on blu-ray and I can honestly say that the 1080p quality is top-notch. My guess is that the reviewer has some unknown problems with his TV....that is the only reason I can think of as to why he had some complaints. I can honestly say that I have had absolutely ZERO problems with the video quality. Overall, this is a great show and one of my favorites of all-time.