Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantApril 16, 2015 at 4:04 pm #346952
Both shows are regarded as one of the greatest shows in the long, illustrious history of television. Which one is better and why?April 16, 2015 at 4:10 pm #346954
Mad Men. It’s been brilliant from the start, whereas Breaking Bad was such a middle of the road show until the last season alone. Plus I like the people in Mad Men; Joan/Peggy/Don etc. The people on Breaking Bad were so unlikeable, and I didn’t really care about the vast majority of them.April 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm #346955
No poll?April 16, 2015 at 4:24 pm #346956
Mad Men without a doubt.April 16, 2015 at 4:33 pm #346957
Breaking bad seriously how do people like Mad Men better?April 16, 2015 at 5:49 pm #346958
Although it seems a tad presumptive to vote in the middle of Mad Men’s final season, I feel comfortable saying that Breaking Bad is a better show. Mad Men (with the exception of episodes 5-7 in the seventh season) has been limping along since the end of season five.April 16, 2015 at 5:51 pm #346959
RIght now it is Breaking Bad. Mad Men is brilliant, so brilliant. But Breaking Bad had way higher highs in spite of having lowers lows. Take your tp 10 episodes of each show and do a top 20. Breaking Bad would annihilate Mad men.April 16, 2015 at 6:01 pm #346960
Breaking Bad ended up continually capitalizing on its own momentum time and again, never sacrificing anything to tell a great story. Mad Men, while consistently excellent, feels far more sparce.
Breaking BadApril 16, 2015 at 6:07 pm #346961
This is an easy vote for “Mad Men,” if there had been a poll to actually vote in.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantApril 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm #346962
This is an easy vote for “Mad Men,” if there had been a poll to actually vote in.
I think that it would’ve been neck and neck.April 16, 2015 at 7:14 pm #346963
Mad Men, and it’s not even close.April 16, 2015 at 7:18 pm #346964
I find this debate similar to The Thin Red Line vs. Saving Private Ryan one.April 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm #346965
Two very different shows, but the quality of Breaking Bad… Bad in a landslide.April 16, 2015 at 9:51 pm #346966
Mad Men. Up there with Deadwood and The Wire as the pinnacle of drama. I love Breaking Bad a lot but it’s in a lower class and more generally fallible.April 16, 2015 at 10:51 pm #346967
This is a little difficult for me. A few months ago I would be quick to say Breaking Bad, but after re-watching the series recently, I realized that it’s just not as fulfilling without the surprise factor. After binge-watcing a show you’ve seen before a lot of the things that bothered you on first watch often becomes less of an issue. That wasn’t the case here. The same problems I had with the series initially persisted.
Still, I’d give a slight edge to BB. Both shows fall in the realm of 6-8 on my best dramas list. Mad Men is a bit more consistent, and it doesn’t as often damage its characterization for the sake of excitment and moving the plot in the direction it wants it to go. However, I do prefer what I consider to be BB’s two best seasons (2, 4) over what I consider Mad Men’s best (1, 5) and BB didn’t continue for three seasons after it ran its course. So, I have to go with BB, though it’s subject to change with time and more re-watches.
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