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#151 thepik241

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 06:55 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

I just finished watching Season 2 via Netflix and I just ordered all three seasons on blu-ray.

Figured I would re-watch them again, most likely by showing them to friends/family.

Wished Breaking Bad was on sale but time is on my side.
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#152 djariya

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:24 AM

I Got all 3 seasons on DVD awhile back, should I really justify getting it again on Blu?


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I'm in the same boat as you. I bought all 3 seasons on DVD awhile ago, but 9.99 a season for watching Don Draper and company in Hi-Def was too hard to pass on and especially since I have Directv and we don't get AMC HD.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:57 AM

Never watched the show, but the price is fantastic. I just bought S1 though...with raving reviews, I think it's safe to just go on and buy the next two.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 09:38 AM

Bah i went ahead and ordered Season 2 and 3 as well, I've never seen the show but I've only heard superfluous comments for it so i bite.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 09:41 AM

It's one of the best shows I've ever watched and for the price of 1 season on dvd you can buy 3 seasons on blu. Fucking phenomenal.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 10:12 AM

I purchased these for $9.99 each but are these really going to be on sale as a
"Lightning Deal?" even less than the $29 i already got it for? anyone

it seems to be scheduled as a LD tomorrow

Tomorrow as in Friday, or tomorrow as in Saturday? It's not a lightning deal for Friday.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:04 AM

We watched the first disc of season 1 last week which was the first five episodes I think. Now I can get all three seasons and take Mad Men off our Netflix queue.

Really good deal.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 04:16 PM

30 dollars for three seasons on Blu Ray? Glad I can finally check this show out.
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:51 PM

Awesome deal picked up all 3 seasons for $30. Looking forward to checking out the show for the first time, have heard nothing but great things.
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:25 PM

you are in a for a great treat. especially in blu

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:41 PM

Just gave in and bought S2 and S3. For $30, you really, really can't go wrong, especially with the acclaim this show has gotten.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:59 PM

Bah i went ahead and ordered Season 2 and 3 as well, I've never seen the show but I've only heard superfluous comments for it so i bite.


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Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:40 PM

Is this show as good as Breaking Bad? I watch BB and Walking Dead which are 2 AMC shows.

I watch Boardwalk Empire and True Blood.

Will I like this show?

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 09:30 PM

Is this show as good as Breaking Bad? I watch BB and Walking Dead which are 2 AMC shows.

I watch Boardwalk Empire and True Blood.

Will I like this show?


Well, (and I like the show), but there is NO 'action' at all in it. I say that because all those shows you mentioned have a bit of the old ultraviolence and nudity etc. Mad Men has none of that. It is people talking, and that's the show. Do not buy it if you're expecting a lot of big thrills and awesome moments. Half the time, the most exciting thing that happens in an episode is someone lighting a cigarette!

Personally I like Breaking Bad a lot more.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 09:33 PM

so basically, there isn't any "omg" moments? No suspense? I know it's a drama show but dramas do have suspenseful moments. And clifhanger suspense.

I probably won't like it then if all it is, is talking. So what is the point of the show then?

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 09:46 PM

so basically, there isn't any "omg" moments? No suspense? I know it's a drama show but dramas do have suspenseful moments. And clifhanger suspense.

I probably won't like it then if all it is, is talking. So what is the point of the show then?


Honestly there's not much suspense. The point? Its basically a classy/slightly pretentious soap opera, men and women cheating and having affairs, people with secrets they don't want getting out, the occasional backstabbing, etc.

I don't remember any true OMG moments in it....whereas Breaking Bad has many :)

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 10:57 PM

Honestly there's not much suspense. The point? Its basically a classy/slightly pretentious soap opera, men and women cheating and having affairs, people with secrets they don't want getting out, the occasional backstabbing, etc.

I don't remember any true OMG moments in it....whereas Breaking Bad has many :)

this is a good summary. I got season 1 last black friday and have tried to watch it 3 times now. I just can't get into it. No season 2 or 3 for me. To each their own though.
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:03 PM

Is this show as good as Breaking Bad? I watch BB and Walking Dead which are 2 AMC shows.

I watch Boardwalk Empire and True Blood.

Will I like this show?


In my opinion, NOTHING is as good as Breaking Bad right now. Not since The Wire or The Sopranos has there been as good of a show. Dexter comes close. I haven't seen all of Mad Men, but I'm sure you'll like it better than True Blood. TB is a fun show but it doesn't really stick with you.

#169 simmias

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:03 PM

I don't remember any true OMG moments in it....whereas Breaking Bad has many :)

I have two words for you: John Deere. OMG! Biggest tv OMG in years in my opinion.

I love Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Breaking Bad has its share of talky episodes as well, and those are usually pretty damn good - Jesse and Walt trapped in the desert comes to mind. Two of the best shows on TV, and I usually find that people who like one like the other.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 06:19 PM

Lol, I ordered mine Thanksgiving when the deal started at exactly 2am, and they arrived today. However, I ordered Simpsons Season 20 on Wednesday and it's still not here...weird.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:49 PM

I have two words for you: John Deere. OMG! Biggest tv OMG in years in my opinion.

I love Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Breaking Bad has its share of talky episodes as well, and those are usually pretty damn good - Jesse and Walt trapped in the desert comes to mind. Two of the best shows on TV, and I usually find that people who like one like the other.


i'm gonna have to check out breaking bad. love your avatar by the way!

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:22 PM

I've seen the first four episodes or so of Season 1. It's definitely got my attention, I love the tension between Pete Campbell and Draper.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:25 AM

I was going to get in on this deal, but I've just got too much clutter when it comes to DVDs and Blu-rays. Then, I noticed that Amazon was offering season 1-3 in HD through their VOD service. I had an $8 VOD credit from an earlier purchase, so season 1-3 in HD on VOD ended up costing me $21.97...nice!
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:31 AM

Mine haven't even shipped yet. Lame.

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 02:03 PM

I just got my three seasons today and season 1 the cover underneath the plastic looks like it doesn't even fit under there and looks all bent up. Is that normal? seasons 2 and 3 looks perfect though.

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 02:05 PM

I just got my three seasons today and season 1 the cover underneath the plastic looks like it doesn't even fit under there and looks all bent up. Is that normal? seasons 2 and 3 looks perfect though.


I don't think so. Man I hope mine doesn't come in like that :pray:

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 02:21 PM

I just got my three seasons today and season 1 the cover underneath the plastic looks like it doesn't even fit under there and looks all bent up. Is that normal? seasons 2 and 3 looks perfect though.


That is normal, though some of them do look worse than others. I've got a decent collection of blu's (both movies and TV seasons) and this is the only one I've ever had that's been like that.

For those of you that are worried about that, it isn't too bad. Most of them just look like the insert is a little wrinkled and you can't tell at all when it's on the shelf.

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 02:28 PM

this is a good summary. I got season 1 last black friday and have tried to watch it 3 times now. I just can't get into it. No season 2 or 3 for me. To each their own though.


Season 1 just starts out slow. Once you get into the later episodes it gets better... Seasons 2 and 3 are phenomenal.

As for any "omg moments", as it's been put, there is an occasion every once in a while when your jaw will drop. But, the show mostly relies on the drama aspects, the nostalgia of the time period as well as brilliant acting and top-notch production with music that is so masterfully paired with it.

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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Posted 29 November 2010 - 07:15 PM

Season 1 just starts out slow. Once you get into the later episodes it gets better... Seasons 2 and 3 are phenomenal.

As for any "omg moments", as it's been put, there is an occasion every once in a while when your jaw will drop. But, the show mostly relies on the drama aspects, the nostalgia of the time period as well as brilliant acting and top-notch production with music that is so masterfully paired with it.


Agreed. It's been stated a number of times (by me) that the series starts slow. The first 4 shows are just OK. 5 through 8 are a little better. Then it just explodes into damn good TV. Just brilliant writing. You're doing yourself a disservice if you dump it midway through the first season.

I am going to rewatch the first season to see if the "slow start" is actually true since a lot of the characters have "changed" for lack of a better word. THe slow start might not be so slow the second time around ;)
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 11:11 PM

Just got my mad men in the mail today. Probably going to do a whole series re-watch over x-mas break.