Pinback is the EXACT SAME WAY. The two of you can't allow yourselves to be introduced to anything. If you didn't find it, it's no good.
There's a slight chance that the much-deserved attention Breaking Bad created something in your mind that no show could ever realize in reality. I am willing to give you that. But if you didn't like the opening show -- and you didn't -- you are crazy.
Now, I like crazy people. I want that clear.
... When I started it, I was a little tired of people saying how great it was when I watched the first episode. But I was hooked by the end of it. You are not the only person I know that didn't care for it, however!
My friend Adam couldn't get past the part where the severity of Walt's cancer seemed to ebb and fade with the number of shows they were gonna make.
As it turns out, we learn that Walt starts making decisions that have nothing to do with whether he has cancer or not. More, in some ways he WANTS the cancer back. He DOESN'T want to live like how he is living but he absolutely must.
There aren't a whole lot of shows made by an intelligent person, but this is one of them. Jason, I am imploring you to just let yourself enjoy this. (You can tell I really mean it because I used your real name, like some kind of prick. I feel that suddenly turning into a prick, however, is "in bounds" in a Breaking Bad thread.)