Iíve known several people who love BREAKING BAD, and watched the first few episodes of BCS, but didnít quite get into it. Later, after I insisted that they try again and stick with it, they ending up binging all of the seasons, and are now actually mad at me because theyíve run out of episodes to watch.
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Since BCS is a much slower burn than BB, it requires a bit more patience. But the careful buildup of those early episodes is worth it.
Iím also sort of fascinated by people who prefer one show over the other. I think that BCS has characters who are actually more likable, in the sense that the show isnít driven by crime and murder and amorality. Jimmy McGill is (was) legitimately a legitimately likable and kindhearted person. Walter White is very watchable (and is propelled by Bryan Cranstonís considerable screen presence), but he isnít actually that likable or easy to root for. BB is the sort of insidious character study that seduces you and drags you along into a nightmare, rather than giving you safe and lovable heroes to root for and care about.
BREAKING BAD is an exploration of evil in its many forms, and some people canít quite deal with it. BCS falls more into the traditional lawyer-drama vein, and is therefore a bit more palatable for sensitive viewers, I think. Itís a character tragedy rather than an unflinching examination of evil and morality.
On the flipside, those who were all in on BBís thrills and violence may find BCS to be a bit lackluster and boring. You donít get those life-or-death moments which often made BB so shocking and so thrilling. Itís more purely about the characters and the relationships.
Me, I love Ďem both. Two sides of the same coin, and each has different things to offer. But itís all one big story, now. You can certainly enjoy them separately, but itís a much richer experience to have both shows bouncing off of each other.