Been reading the Breaking Bad boosks

I've just realised how much they toned down the extremism and violence in the show.

In the books:

>If you try to interfere... this becomes a much simpler matter.... I will butcher and rape your wife, I will decapitate your moronic son. I will cut your little baby girl up, and send her your parts bit by bit.

I much preferred what Gus says in the books, it truly shows that Gus' business persona was a complete act, and that he's a vile scumbag dealer like everyone else.
The show on the other hand got filtered and made Gus this super-serious business guy. They were also too cowardly to show the part where he rapes Victor before killing him.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >boosks

      The books.
      Specifically the third one (Season 4)
      They are pretty good and have a very pulpy western kind of feel.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >boosks

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Facts.
    Breaking Bad show was always a goofy live action cartoon for adults.
    >two face gus
    >i am le one who knocks
    >bbbb-bonfire
    >machine gun in trunk killing nazis
    >magnets b***h
    >any scene with le 4d chessmaster gus
    >it's not le meth
    >the two assassin brothers
    The books were so much better

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are books?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes much better than the show

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I found it weird that they killed Walt in the show. I guess it feels more "right", but I like the book ending more

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      True, the ending in the books are way more realistic, truly brought in the bleakness of the drug world without cartoonish le epic machine gun scene.

      Very weird they took out Walt’s drug addiction arc since it was pretty important to the end when we see Walt sobering up and breaking down in a prison cell

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      True, the ending in the books are way more realistic, truly brought in the bleakness of the drug world without cartoonish le epic machine gun scene.

      Very weird they took out Walt’s drug addiction arc since it was pretty important to the end when we see Walt sobering up and breaking down in a prison cell

      The book ending sucked ass and was so anticlimactic
      one of the few bits the show actually handled that much better

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >jesse doesn't die
        >walt never gets caught by the DEA who's been on his tail for almost 4 years (another retcon)
        >i put le ricin in your le stevia
        Cmon, Vince.
        the BCS books were pretty bad though. chuck dies within like the first few chapters

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Holy filtered.
        You don’t need a fricking action packed ending to have a good ending. Vince bastardised what the books seeked to portray, that Walt is a pathetic and mentally ill man who completely fricked his life.
        In the books, you truly get that Walt is in over his head, his drugs breakdown, his son being tortured and murdered, his wife leaving him for Ted.
        In the end, you have a man with nothing, a man destroyed by the drug trade. It’s bleak and bitter, but that’s how it’s supposed to be.

        Whilst in the show, he basically wins and gets a cartoonish happy death where he destroys all his enemies

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a result of merging Gus with Burro. I get why they made that choice (properly doing the Burro arc would have required an entire additional season), but Gus got kinda toned-down as a result

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      honestly when I stopped watching. Luis Guzman would have made perfect as Burro

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I too always pictured Burro as Guzman when I read his lines.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I too always pictured Burro as Guzman when I read his lines.

        maybe if the proposed '94 adaptation had gone through. By 2008 Guzman was way too old already. Should've gone with Eugenio Detbez

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i don't think they had enough of a budget for that adaptation, just smelled of the studio trying to hold onto the rights

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >if the proposed '94 adaptation had gone through
          TV shows weren't as big back then, it wouldn't have done the source material justice.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It felt kinda janky how they replaced the posters Walter Jr. tacked onto telephone poles with a website he made. I get that the books were published in the late 80s and since the show was set in the late 00s but it still felt off. Didn't capture the effort Jr. went through walking around the neighborhood with his gimp legs.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, it makes his absolutely brutal death in the books, (getting flayed to death by Burro) absolutely more gutting. Instead, they get rid of Burro and keep Walt Jr alive. That’s why Walt Jr feels so unimportant in the show because they cut so much

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      in a lot of ways they toned down the suffering of Walt Jr's character which i think was meant to create a comfy boring suburban ideal to contrast with the twisted underbelly of the drug world that Walt enters. i don't disagree with your criticism but i do appreciate what the changes in the show accomplished at least.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There were books?

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Breaking Bad boosks
    God, I hate it when people refer to them like that. Do you also enjoy the Game of Thrones books? Or the The Rings of Power books?

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >schizo samegay

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Americans write and read books based on TV shows...

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The books came out almost 2 decades before the show, zoomie. It's not in twitterbabble and there's no pictures so you might have to read it a little slower.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        oh no. it's a bait thread.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >having fun is now bait

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am confused. The wiki page says nothing about it being based on books.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there are a lot of vandals on wikipedia

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the part where he rapes Victor before killing him

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