Originally Posted by Master Zik
Originally Posted by CP1708
Originally Posted by HarlemToTheBronx
Just the fact that this show lends itself to this kind of conversation is great. I loved BB because it forced you to watch episodes multiple times. Every little detail was thought through, it seemed.
Exactly. Every detail seemingly means something, or nothing at all.
And when it means nothing at all, suddenly 5 episodes later it means everything.
Nothing in their universe is without rhyme or reason. Flash forwards, flash backs, slick comments, pieces of a puzzle, easter eggs, coffee mugs, chess pieces, everything builds onto something.
The opening scene of the entire series came from an innocuous comment. I mean......
I don't believe this is true at all. At least not everything
I mean what did Walt throwing the pizza pie on the garage roof out of anger mean then? Not a damn thing specifically that mattered at the moment or down the line.
There was no set up/meaningful details for Walt poisoning Brock with the lily of the valley. Just a reveal that he did do it in the end by showing it in his back yard.
I'm pretty sure it was Vince himself nearing the 2nd half of the final season that said he's seen some fan theories about the ending or specific seasons that he never gave a 2nd thought about when making the decision.
That's one thing I've noticed on internet forums coinciding with the rise of better tv shows. Fans will do their hardest to come up with the wildest theories to connect **** together no matter what. It's happened to the point I think some creators capitalize off of it by doing stuff like that knowing it will go nowhere and has nothing to do with the main story.
I usually like to blame LOST for starting this **** but I recognize fans of anything have been doing this stuff with all types of pieces of work made for public consumption many with the intent to mind****.
I don't think every single detail means something, just that that's the tone the writers have created with small things like the coloring they chose for wardrobe and scenery. Every detail does help to create the world, though...and when tiny things pop up once, and you think nothing of it, then they pop up again I love it.
Continuity is something that I love, and your example of the pizza is a prime example. The uncut pizza makes an appearance during Jesse's drug party, then again, if I'm not mistaken, when Walt tosses the pizza onto the roof.
If I remember right, during the Insider Podcast, they said the way the pizza landed on the roof was completely unintentional, but I love how it sits there for a few episodes.
Just that kind of world building brings you into the universe even more. Makes everything feel so much deeper and real.