Better Call Saul

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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby K » 01 Mar 2016, 21:11

Jeez it's getting good! So many loose ends (that we know get unravelled somehow)

The commercial!
Mike and Nacho - what an intriguing ending!
Chuck gunning for Jimmy

I loved Jimmy on the bus, the "nephew taking care of the bill".
Just top quality entertainment.

I keep wondering if anything will ever come of the "Do not turn this switch off" sign
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby Phil T » 02 Mar 2016, 13:08

K wrote:I keep wondering if anything will ever come of the "Do not turn this switch off" sign

I'd be suprised, probably a red herring. But you never know.


The great thing about Better Call Saul is that aside from the telling of Jimmy McGill's gradual morphing into the sleazy Saul Goodman, we're also getting a nice secondary storyline of Mike Ehrmantraut's parallel transition from already murderous ex-cop into drug gang cleaner & fixer.

A nice 2 for 1 story, the two stories being intertwined, of course.

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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby K » 11 Mar 2016, 18:10

Christ, Mike can take a punch.

Really interesting direction now, even though we ultimately know how things end up, we don't know the path they'll take.
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Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby Revolver » 13 Mar 2016, 19:01

I'm loving it and Bob Odenkirk is incredible.

But I'm not good with jeopardy, and this is like watching a slow motion video of the Titanic hitting the iceberg.

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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby Phil T » 15 Mar 2016, 19:13

If you haven't seen the latest episode, watch the first shot of the scene in the diner, towards the end of the episode.
The way it's set up, you virtually can virtually predict who is going to appear (another Breaking Bad reference!).
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby bobzilla77 » 18 Mar 2016, 19:34

I appreciate the drama they are wringing out of the scenario. I really felt for Kim in this last episode. We've all had to eat shit sandwiches from time to time, just put our heads down and plow through it. The drawn-out desperation makes it powerfully felt when she finally gets a call back, after the end of her montage.

But I still can't wait for Jimmy to really go rogue. He's totally depressed in this cushy life - after his old DA office buddy is all jealous of Jimmy's big break - "I bet you have a SICK office! Is it sick?" "Pretty sick!" - Jimmy walks off muttering "lucky bastard." Maybe the point of all this is to make it apprant that no matter what breaks Jimmy might have caught in life, it could never have worked out differently for him.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 18 Mar 2016, 23:23

Mike didn't get much time this week, but they did neatly set up his soon-to-develop alliance with Gus Fring. Can't wait.

Also interesting the way they used the Rebecca character. Chuck becomes a lot more sympathetic.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby K » 18 Mar 2016, 23:32

Yes. Gustavo will appear. My money is on the final episode of the season.

Now Kim is nowhere to be seen in Breaking Bad, I wonder if that's an end to be tied?
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 18 Mar 2016, 23:56

Neither is Chuck. Two ends.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby bobzilla77 » 22 Mar 2016, 17:25

Rhea Seehorn cryptically said "Just because we didn't see Kim in BB doesn't mean she wasn't there." Although honestly, for as much a straight arrow as she is, it seems like she would have turned her back on him as soon as those TV commercials for Saul Goodman hit the airwaves - if not then, definitely once he started becoming a shitworker for serious criminals.

But it's possible...maybe he really did stop telling her the worst, and they're still friends, even with benefits, in that world. We didn't get into any of Saul's home life on BB.

Maybe she'll turn up at Cinnabon one day while visiting a million dollar client in Omaha!
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby K » 25 Mar 2016, 23:35

Well, blimey. Now the twins are back!
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby bobzilla77 » 25 Mar 2016, 23:42

FUCK ME those guys are creepy!

I sure do hope that that latest swindle by Kim & Jimmy doesn't result in her getting disbarred! Right as she's about to go partner track! Wouldn't that just make so much sense? That she would take the hit, and Jimmy would walk away clean, ready to become Saul?

Reminds me of one of my favorite BB lines, when Jesse brings Walter to Saul's place. "THIS is the guy you want. You don't need a criminal attorney. You need a CRIMINAL attorney."
Jimbo wrote:The Natural Times said no matter, essentially we are all doomed.


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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby Phil T » 27 Mar 2016, 12:00

K wrote:Well, blimey. Now the twins are back!


Be afraid! :D

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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby bobzilla77 » 29 Mar 2016, 17:52

Kim surprised me this week! I wish I wasn't completely certain that Jimmy is about to drag her down to a lower plane of existence. I hope she chickens out and grabs the brass ring at the last minute.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 12 Apr 2016, 06:42

Rupert Holmes!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby fueryIre » 12 Apr 2016, 08:57

Just started watching S2 of this last night. While not a patch on BB (but then what is?), it's still one of the best shows out there right now by a mile. Particularly loving the way they refer back to BB - E2's Ken Wins sequence early on in S2 being one of many lovely examples
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby Phil T » 12 Apr 2016, 22:44

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Rupert Holmes!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


I checked on Wiki and yes, he is a Brit. Sort of.
He has dual British - American citizenship.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby K » 13 Apr 2016, 22:32

I have an awful feeling we're going to find out why Chuck was not in BB.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
I assume this is one of Gash's 'jests'

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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby K » 13 Apr 2016, 22:32

I hope my thoughts are not too simplistic for Gash.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
I assume this is one of Gash's 'jests'

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Re: Better Call Saul

Postby Phil T » 14 Apr 2016, 08:44

K wrote:I have an awful feeling we're going to find out why Chuck was not in BB.


I think we already may have...


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