What’s more, it was my parents who bought us the box set!
Not forgetting to mention my eldest son. He’s been almost begging me to watch it; and I promised him that once I’d seen the first episode, I would write my review. Ethan - this is for you.
The box set contains almost 50 hours of the full five series and bonus material, across 21 discs! I have watched the first 3 episodes… so I still have some way to go. Other reviewers have also mirrored my own feeling, that the story-line is just too weird! Which may explain my reticence to watch this at all.
I also agree that, having watched the first episode, I couldn't wait to watch the next.
Bryan Cranston, as Walter White, plays the part wonderfully well (he did win an Emmy Award back in 2008 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series) and he portrays this sorry character with real empathy. I have no idea what’s coming up, but I expect he will grow as the series continues.
The first episode is 55 minutes (I thought it would be less, given the US television predilection for “commercial breaks”) so I was pleasantly surprised. The following episodes were 45 minutes a piece, so with about 34 hours to go; either I need to take a week off work to watch them all, or at one episode per week; this will take me just over 6 months to complete!