I'm about a season behind with Breaking Bad. My plan is to catch up by the finale of season five.
During a rather intense scene at the end of season three, I really noticed the score. You know the score, the background music that sets the mood of a scene. While the score was ensuring I knew it was an intense scene, I started thinking about The Wire.
There was no score in The Wire. You didn't need auditory clues as to how you should feel about the scene before you. I enjoyed the lack of score, the way I enjoy the lack of laugh track in comedies like The Larry Sanders Show, Flight of the Conchords and The Office.
How persuasive can a film or television show's score be? Check out the opening of Diff'rent Strokes without the happy-go-lucky theme song.
Looks like a completely different show, doesn't it?