Tommy wrote:...the only criticism I can think of the show is that the actors have now visibly aged beyond their character’s age prior to ‘Breaking Bad’. It wasn’t so noticeable in the first season or so but now it’s on the cusp of being a distraction. Particularly Jimmy and Fring. Mike seems basically the same.
yeah, i dunno. with Fring it's a bit meh to me, his backstory is shrouded in enough mystery for the character's age to be fairly indeterminate... he looks different to how he did in BB, but i don't think the actor's age stops him playing the part.
whereas Mike's looking the wrong side of 70 does more or less render his supposed continued physical prowess implausible; similarly Jimmy looking the wrong side of 55 does make you wonder a bit at his continued vigour for establishing himself in the lawyering word, surely he'd have burned out a bit/got a bit too cynical & jaded by now after say 30-40 yrs' worth of knock-backs?; similarly Kim's looking the wrong side of 45 makes you wonder about why she's never been married, thought about kids, etc, you'd expect these things to be at least a minor plot point [though i did very much enjoy the tiny snippet we got last week about her mother/background, it fits her well]?
i suppose i'm saying that overall i like it a lot but i agree with you regarding the ages snag, albeit possibly not for all the same reasons/the same characters.