Notice: Undefined variable: end in /home/h2hcom/public_html/filters/article/article.class.php on line 33
Interpersonal Relationships & Business Acumen - Head-2-Head TV Show Review: Weeds vs. Breaking Bad
BETA
HEAD-2-HEAD REVIEWS
Top Reviews>>
posted on Jul 24, 2011 at 5:17PM

Head-2-Head TV Show Review: Weeds vs. Breaking Bad

Interpersonal Relationships & Business Acumen

By Jeremy Whitley
{link_gallery}
 
[navigation_nobr 77]

H2H ROUND-4: Interpersonal Relationships & Business Acumen

H2H USER SCORE
View Official Scorecard
still frame from showtime's weeds
amc's breaking bad, showing walter pointing a guy at the viewer

Nancy’s approach to the drug game is much the same as it might have been to Avon. Nancy is defined by her personality. It is because she is likable, because she is sexy, because she is unpredictable that she is able to flourish. Nancy doesn’t have a plan; she’s just doing things as they come to her. It’s her way with people and her thirst for survival that keep her alive. Nancy has never met a supplier she couldn’t seduce, a cop she couldn’t sweet talk, or a kingpin she couldn’t marry. She is a woman’s worst enemy and a man’s worst nightmare.

Nancy may know how to sell, but she knows nothing about the product or the process. While she occasionally makes an effort to learn, she is dependent on others to provide her with product.

Walter, on the other hand, has all the salesmanship of a recorded message. He has to depend on others to run the game on a street level. If it’s not his former student Jesse, then it’s one of a number of other people Walt meets. Unfortunately for Walt, he is generally bad with people and in his line of work, Walt keeps meeting the worst types of people.

While Walt has very little sense of decorum; he is a hands on, do it yourself guy. This gives him an edge on Nancy, because he makes and can monitor the quality of his own goods. And Walter accepts nothing but the highest quality from his goods. In fact, Walt is successful in the drug game because he has a neurotic need for perfection.


   [prev]   [next]
[navigation 77]
[comments post=77] [comment-form post=77]

Product Comparisons


Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined variable: a_vars in /home/h2hcom/public_html/filters/article/article.class.php on line 76

Notice: Undefined index: page_rows in /home/h2hcom/public_html/filters/article/article.class.php on line 76

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined variable: current in /home/h2hcom/public_html/filters/article/article.class.php on line 91

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined variable: current in /home/h2hcom/public_html/filters/article/article.class.php on line 91

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined variable: current in /home/h2hcom/public_html/filters/article/article.class.php on line 91

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined variable: current in /home/h2hcom/public_html/filters/article/article.class.php on line 91

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined property: TemplateClass::$priv_template_source in /home/h2hcom/public_html/classes/template.class.php on line 35

Notice: Undefined index: link_url in /home/h2hcom/public_html/filters/affiliate/affiliate.class.php on line 154

Notice: Undefined index: link_url in /home/h2hcom/public_html/filters/affiliate/affiliate.class.php on line 154
Interpersonal Relationships & Business Acumen - Head-2-Head TV Show Review: Weeds vs. Breaking Bad
BETA
HEAD-2-HEAD REVIEWS
Top Reviews>>
posted on Jul 24, 2011 at 5:17PM

Head-2-Head TV Show Review: Weeds vs. Breaking Bad

Interpersonal Relationships & Business Acumen

By Jeremy Whitley
 

H2H ROUND-4: Interpersonal Relationships & Business Acumen

H2H USER SCORE
View Official Scorecard
still frame from showtime's weeds
amc's breaking bad, showing walter pointing a guy at the viewer

Nancy’s approach to the drug game is much the same as it might have been to Avon. Nancy is defined by her personality. It is because she is likable, because she is sexy, because she is unpredictable that she is able to flourish. Nancy doesn’t have a plan; she’s just doing things as they come to her. It’s her way with people and her thirst for survival that keep her alive. Nancy has never met a supplier she couldn’t seduce, a cop she couldn’t sweet talk, or a kingpin she couldn’t marry. She is a woman’s worst enemy and a man’s worst nightmare.

Nancy may know how to sell, but she knows nothing about the product or the process. While she occasionally makes an effort to learn, she is dependent on others to provide her with product.

Walter, on the other hand, has all the salesmanship of a recorded message. He has to depend on others to run the game on a street level. If it’s not his former student Jesse, then it’s one of a number of other people Walt meets. Unfortunately for Walt, he is generally bad with people and in his line of work, Walt keeps meeting the worst types of people.

While Walt has very little sense of decorum; he is a hands on, do it yourself guy. This gives him an edge on Nancy, because he makes and can monitor the quality of his own goods. And Walter accepts nothing but the highest quality from his goods. In fact, Walt is successful in the drug game because he has a neurotic need for perfection.


   << Previous   Next >>

15 Comments So Far …

  1. danny archer danny archer says:
    i luvvvvv luvvv luvvvv weeds

  2. plankton post plankton post says:
    WEEDS!<33333

  3. Carlos Carlos says:
    Weeds is the best show on tv!! Mary Louise Parker is on fire. So hot.

  4. TdSolanz TdSolanz says:
    Walter's The Man

  5. Breaking Bald Breaking Bald says:
    Bryan Cranston > Mary-Louise Parker!

  6. silentboy silentboy says:
    Walter looks better in his underwear

  7. CobraKai CobraKai says:
    Walter's got a tougher job - meth heads. eh...

  8. rah rah says:
    "Breaking Bad" seems like a really funny and good show. I haven't seen the show but I have heard from my c-worker at DISH all about it. I think after reading some reviews I'm going to watch it. Be sure to watch "Breaking Bad" with DISH and save your money rather than waste it on any other company! www.BestTVForMe.com.

  9. sean sean says:
    Weeds is silly while Breaking Bad is dark and serious personally i like Breaking Bad a lot more and it is the best show on tv

  10. RayofTheCharles RayofTheCharles says:
    I'm convinced Walter was hatched while he was on Malcolm on the middle!

  11. Mangokhanal Mangokhanal says:
    if i really wanted you to summarize the two main characters of this show then i would have asked. Where's the commentary and analysis? never in this article is their a hint to where there is a comparison. these are just different facts about both characters and the author finds it necessary to act like she knows both characters personally. if you're going to write about two fictional characters don't act like theyre actuall people. and dont be afraid to critisize and compare them which should be the point of this article in the first place. You dont know them and they dont know you soi promise no feelings will be hurt. if you just let us know how you think one of the characters is better than the other than maybe the the "vs" in your title will actually mean something.

  12. Zach Zach says:
    Breaking Bad by a long shot. Weeds is for women.

  13. Chris Died for your Sins Chris Died for your Sins says:
    Weeds is about a drug that has positive effects of most people. Breaking Bad is about a drug that has negative effects on everyone, everywhere, especially the people who use it. Walter is evil. Nancy Botwin is hot.

  14. J J says:
    Both are quite good, but Breaking Bad will always win in my book. It's simply the superior show. Even if you were to remove the "apples and oranges" comparisons, it's is still better just in terms of sheer quality. The acting and characters in particular are done leagues better in BB than they are in Weeds. Like most comparisons like this, it all comes down to personal preference. In my opinion, Breaking Bad's characters, story, and situations are all far superior. It's more personal, more engaging, and more entertaining. Weeds has always been light-hearted, it's a comedy when you break it down to the raw basics. There's nothing wrong with that, but occasionally I found it did hurt the show's overall quality. In summary: Weeds is a solid 7/10, but, Breaking bad is a 10/10, no matter how you look at it.

  15. Ben Ben says:
    I think we root for Walt as you said, because we have hurt people. We're not perfect, and even though we try to be perfect, we become competitive to a point and we want no one above us. It's the human defect, and that is what makes breaking bad great. It shows us how evil, or how far someone will go to survive, or allow our closest loved ones to.

Product Comparisons


Notice: Undefined index: cache in /home/h2hcom/public_html/content.php on line 213