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December 12, 2012 1:27 PM   Subscribe

Titles sequences for all five series of Breaking Bad in the style of The Wire (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (26 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
So, my catch up veiwing of the year has been seasons 1-4 of both of those. It's been a pretty great experience.

Though WTF on The Wire Season 5 title sequence, that one SUCKs. Probably a big part on why I stalled out on it.
posted by Artw at 1:34 PM on December 12, 2012


Oh, and nice title.
posted by Artw at 1:39 PM on December 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just 215 days to go.
posted by Egg Shen at 1:41 PM on December 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Haha.. that's funny, because whenever I'd watch an episode of Breaking Bad with my roommate, I'd inevitably exclaim.. "The Wire, it ain't!"
posted by ReeMonster at 1:51 PM on December 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Not The Wire" covers a lot of ground.
posted by Artw at 2:07 PM on December 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


There's too much negativity in that show.
posted by inigo2 at 2:09 PM on December 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


"Not The Wire" = Everything except Boardwalk Empire (IMHO), though Breaking Bad does get awful close and bits of the link reminded me that is has some of the best cinematography etc in any television series ever, better that The Wire on that score
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:15 PM on December 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I know nothing about cinematography, but Breaking Bad is the only show I've ever watched where I've been amazed by how incredible the camera work is.
posted by leotrotsky at 2:33 PM on December 12, 2012


*sets alarm clock for 215 days from now, crawls into bed with bong*
posted by mannequito at 2:46 PM on December 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


What the-- Waiting for Godot?! This ain't The Wire!
posted by shakespeherian at 2:46 PM on December 12, 2012


I bet the cast of The Wire either wound up in that or will wind up in that eventually.
posted by Artw at 2:53 PM on December 12, 2012


Hamlet may have been The Wire... in its day!
posted by Artw at 3:00 PM on December 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I bet the cast of The Wire either wound up in that or will wind up in that eventually.

Wendell Pierce explains 'Waiting for Godot' This is meta as fuck
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:03 PM on December 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wow.
posted by Artw at 3:07 PM on December 12, 2012


Breaking Bad has great cinematography, but shit titles (which makes this most welcome). I mean, seriously, those titles look like someone spent all of one hour in After Effects. The lines of the two boxes (Br and Ba) don't even line up where they meet.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 3:55 PM on December 12, 2012


That was really well done, especially with the recurring "glass"-breaking in each of the openings. I was thinking going into it, "how are they going to do that?" Then they did.
posted by King Bee at 3:57 PM on December 12, 2012


I do kind of like the element quiz aspect of the current titles and post titles credits.
posted by Artw at 4:32 PM on December 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


This pleases me greatly.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:03 PM on December 12, 2012


I've never even watched The Wire (I know, I know), and I thought that this was great.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:54 PM on December 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was once like you...
posted by Artw at 7:26 PM on December 12, 2012


Who gives a shit if Breaking Bad isn't The Wire? It's good entertainment so stop with the lame cooler-than-thou kneejerk.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:17 PM on December 12, 2012


Man, yeah, that season 5 intro song is terrible, isn't it? It's funny, because it was sung by Steve Earle, who actually plays a role in the Wire, as a friend of Bubbles who holds NA meetings. It seems like they just wanted him to do a cover of that song, no matter how out of character it was compared to the other 4 seasons' versions.
posted by malapropist at 12:07 AM on December 13, 2012


Breaking Bad is the Anti-Wire. Instead of following a dedicated squad of Law Enforcement professionals in Baltimore, Md. you're following a pair of entrepreneurial Meth Chemists in New Mexico.

Legitimate innovation is as flat as interest rates at the bank, so people have had to go outside the law in order to find a windfall.

I've always thought that Breaking Bad was an apt shift in focus, given the state of our economy after 2 unfunded wars, the giveaways of the Bush Tax Cuts and the $12bn in cash left on the tarmac at Baghdad Intn'l airport in 2007. It seemed logical that the only way to make any money after being wiped out by a medical emergency -- Walt's diagnosis of Stage 4 lung cancer -- was to go BIG, and off of the books.

THAT's the resonance of Breaking Bad: An ordinary schoolteacher must become a Military-style contractor in order to keep his head above water in a post-Bush II economy.

(Why aren't the Tea Partiers lining up at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX to complain about GWB's poor investments? If they're going to complain, they ought to start with the guy that set it off, instead off pretending that he never existed?)
posted by vhsiv at 12:48 AM on December 13, 2012


malapropist: "Man, yeah, that season 5 intro song is terrible, isn't it? It's funny, because it was sung by Steve Earle, who actually plays a role in the Wire, as a friend of Bubbles who holds NA meetings. It seems like they just wanted him to do a cover of that song, no matter how out of character it was compared to the other 4 seasons' versions"

And we can up the meta again as Steve Earle also played Harley in "Treme", where Wendell Pierce plays Antoine Baptiste a character who appeared in a fictionalised version of "Waiting For Godot, which, as we all know, 'ain't The Wire'...
posted by benzo8 at 4:59 AM on December 13, 2012


Man, yeah, that season 5 intro song is terrible, isn't it?

Is this some widely regarded truth I am unaware of? I loved Earle's version.
posted by King Bee at 5:32 AM on December 13, 2012


Breaking Abbey - Colbert Report
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:03 PM on December 14, 2012


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