Yes this show's awesome.
I remember that disturbing scene from early on where they use that acid to melt that dead guy's body and it falls through the ceiling.
I recall the funny scenes in the early days when Walt and Jesse would try to escape from criminals and the cops. It was so comical. The time they set the desert brush on fire....Walt running around in his underwear.......driving the RV with dead bodies inside with a gas mask on......too funny.....................lol
That a show like this with its inherent violence, evil, and and abhorrent characters can become must watch tv for someone like me, who ephatically dislikes all of those elements, is a tribute to the excellence of the writers, directors, and actors.
One of the things it did best, in my opinion, was to gradually ease the audience into the most gruesome aspects of that life. It let each season's stories and characters become significantly more brutal rather than how most shows handle that kind of story. It has my utmost respect.
Vince Gilligan is my hero! Is he the producer of the upcoming show that is about Saul? I'm eagerly awaiting that.
Ok, I have all the episodes taped and I have started watching them. I am on episode 3 and I am not really feeling it. I think I will try to continue but something is missing from the show, not sure what. Hopefully it will get better...anybody else felt that way?
The first time I tuned in was mid way through the first season. I had to backtrack, but the first 20 minutes in and I was hooked. I suppose it may not be your thing, but I would be surprised, since the writing and acting are way above any other drama on tv, IMO. This is supported by many fans and critics.
Also, the show really kicks into gear once Walt and Jesse pair up. This creates tension and suspense, as well as lots of ridiculous situations. That is likely to raise your interest.
I also felt the same way [couldn't watch too much violence, watched last season] with The Shield, which we watched again [Amazon Prime] just recently.
I have watched every episode of BB and never got the impression of it being overly violent. There are a few times it's graphic, like when Gus cuts the guy's throat, but normally it's not that scary, IMO. What bothers me more are creepy, serial killer scenes that are the norm on shows like Criminal Minds. That show freaks me out. I have always had an issue with the manner in which they show human suffering. It's one show I can't take. Most of BB is drug dealer stuff.