For any true fan, watching Breaking Bad from beginning to end is a must. And the more you do it, the more minute specifics you’re going to capture.
The epic storytelling has made the show one of the most popular TV dramas of all time.
But with 5 seasons and 62 full-length episodes, it’s a massive time investment to decide to watch Breaking Bad from start to finish.
For this reason, some fans chose to miss at least one episode that they feel during the marathon is totally unnecessary.
A full story from beginning to end was told by Breaking Bad
The most popular criticism about’ Breaking Bad’ is that, in comparison to other action-packed shows, some of the episodes are sluggish.
But, even when he transforms into a villain, these deliberate instances of character growth help the viewer identify with and feel sympathy for Walter White.
To build a series that really has the whole package, the series blends action with narrative. It doesn’t make sense to isolate these two key elements.
But there is one episode in which most “Breaking Bad” fans accept that the overall narrative is unnecessary.
The majority of fans of “Breaking Bad” don’t mind skipping “Fly”
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“Breaking Bad” is one of the most hated among the “Fly” series, although there are many ardent fans who defend it.
The whole plot revolves around Walt trying to capture a fly in the underground meth lab where he cooks, which has become stuck.
“Fly,” which premiered in the third season of the series, is called a “bottle” episode since it was shot in a single place entirely. This strategy is frequently used by production teams to save money, and that’s exactly what happened with “Breaking Bad.”
After going over budget, the entire episode was planned to save money.
Since there is almost no action in “Fly,” during the Breaking Bad marathons, it is one of the most missed episodes.
But some fans insist that “Fly” is unfairly maligned and that there is a hidden elegance in it.
“Fly” was as much an artistic decision as a financial one, Vince Gilligan maintains.
As an indication of stinginess on the part of showrunner Vince Gilligan, “Fly” would be too easy to ignore.
But he maintains that at the end of Season 3 he would have opted for deeper character growth even without money issues.
Even if, as a showrunner, financial realities didn’t matter, I feel like every season should have a certain shape and a certain pace, and the really big climaxes you’re going for at the end of the season—the big dramatic moments of action and violence, the big operatic moments you’re going for—I don’t think you’re going to land that hard if you didn’t have the quiet moments before that,”Even if financial realities didn’t matter, as a showrunner, I feel like every season should have a certain shape and a certain pace, and the really big climaxes that you go for at the end of a season – the big dramatic moments with action and violence, the big operatic moments that you go for – I don’t think you would land that hard if you didn’t have the quiet moments that come before that,”Gil.
“The quiet episodes make the more exciting, dramatic episodes pop even more than they normally would, just by their contrast.”
It is essentially a personal preference to determine whether to skip “Fly”
But when it comes to a “Breaking Bad” marathon, this slow-paced but emblematic example of Gilligan’s clever storytelling has little excuse to give up.