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Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos

I am now mid way into season 3 of Breaking Bad. My wife and I are both becoming obsessed with this show. My question to you is is Breaking Bad better than the Sopranos? I have never seen the Sopranos and would like to get the boards thoughts on this. TIA


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
They are both great shows

Doesn't matter which one people think is better.

Watch both. You will not be disappointed.


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
I have not watched a single episode of breaking bad. I have seen every single episode of The Sopranos. Hard to imagine it being better. Sopranos was that good


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
The Wire is better than both.


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
I just finished the Sopranos series. I like BB better. I am not saying the Sopranos was not good, I did enjoy it also.


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
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I have not watched a single episode of breaking bad


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Hard to imagine it being better.


Whaaaaaa


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
Everyone has their opinions on shows. I don't really like detective or cop shows so the wire was boring to me. Boardwalk, sopranos, and BB are my style. Watch sopranos just to experience the ups and downs of Tony.


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
Breaking Bad and The Sopranos are tied for 2nd on my all time favorites list, with The Wire being #1.

I'll wait til Breaking Bad finishes before breaking the tie.


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I'm only toward the end of Season 2 of BB and I understand it picks up even more. I've seen every Sopranos episode. Just last night I was thinking that BB was getting to the Sopranos level. If I had to take into considering that BB was going to get better, I'd say pretty damn close.



Watch both and do yourself a favor.
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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
I've watched The Sopranos through twice. It's hands down my favorite TV show all time. I just got into Breaking bad a week ago and, like you, I'm pretty obsessed. It's the best show I've seen since The Sopranos. I can't say BB is better until I see how they end it. Both shows are truly terrific and neither will disappoint. I'd just recommend you enjoy both for what they are. It's a 1a 1b debate IMO.


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
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is Breaking Bad better than the Sopranos?


I love BB, but it's not in the same realm as The Sopranos.

BB is excellent. Sopranos is probably the greatest TV series of all time.


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Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos


Take the Sopranos and give the points.

Both are terrific television. They both have excellent writing and an excellent cast. Can't go wrong with either.

ETA: Heads up! Spoilers below!!!
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Edearl Watson
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Sopranos is probably the greatest TV series of all time.


I concur


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Yes, it's much better. It doesn't even have to have boobs or airplane strips.


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
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I'll wait til Breaking Bad finishes before breaking the tie


It's hard to imagine the Breaking Bad ending will be worse than the Sopranos'.


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
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Sopranos is probably the greatest TV series of all time



How good would it have been with the constraints of cable TV censorship? That's one of the reasons I think BB is better. But not by much.


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
Why does one have to be better than the other ?
They are both perfect.
I would say that The Sopranos was a bit self-important.
Breaking Bad never had pretensions to High Art.
The tenor of each is completely different.
I give them both an A+.


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BCMCubs
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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
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Whaaaaaa


Im sure ill eventually watch BB and love it. But The Sopranos is so great


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This thread/discussion is becoming a bi-weekly event


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re: Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos
*******soprano spoilers below**********

If this were a horse race, the wire would win the race by about 2 lengths. The sopranos would win 2nd place in a photo finish to Breaking Bad

I've seen every eposide of both at least 2-3 times. Sopranos is better. but not by a lot. it has more depth, more character development and is more unpredictable.

The thing about the sopranos is the same thing that made the wire great. Anyone can get got at any time. big pussy? bye. Chris? bye. Adriana? Bye. Lil Tony? bye.

To me, season 2 keeps breaking bad from ever being better than the sopranos because there is no way in hell that Jessic makes it out of season 2 alive if that were the same writing as the sopranos. he had gone completely ape shite and at some point int he show you realize, he isn't going anywhere regardless of how shitty he makes everyone else's lives.
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