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Better Call Saul
« on: July 24, 2014, 05:37:13 PM »
Just thought I'd start a thread for this one.  Anyway, there are some interesting billboards popping around the ABQ lately.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 07:52:27 AM »

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 04:02:49 PM »
I'm mindbogglingly, immensely pumped for this show. This will be mindblowingly excellent. Saul is ripe with potential.


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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2014, 07:10:44 PM »
Better Call Saul Premiers February 8th.

Also a neat but frustratingly contentless trailer.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2014, 07:37:14 PM »
Saul meets Mike
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 07:13:28 PM »
A pretty decent Better Call Saul comic.  Though it's basically The Mike Show.  Not that it's a negative.

http://www.amctv.com/shows/better-call-saul/client-development-comic

Looking forward to seeing the new show!


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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 10:36:54 PM »
Not a whole lot to say right now, but I'm really liking it so far. I appreciate that it's operating on a somewhat different register than Breaking Bad which makes sense since where that show was about a good person turning bad, this one is about someone who is pretty corrupt from the get-go. A fair amount of the pilot episode is slow and talky, but stick with it. There's a hell of a stinger at the end of the episode. And we only have to wait one day for episode 2!  :highfive:
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 02:30:25 AM »
I love the whole caper feel.  And yeah, the surprise at the end of the episode was an unexpected delight!  I think there's a lot to say: the first court room scene was amazing and hilarious.  It's a brilliant bit of visual comedy of people waiting for things to start (it felt very Coen Bros.)

BTW, I love the guy who drew the barbarian on the unicorn.  I'm developing the theory that the shocking number of characters in this universe are deservedly failed cartoonists (Community helps spread this theory in season 5).

I was never the biggest fan of Breaking Bad's little opening credits sting, but I love Better Call Saul's.

I also love the look he gives the already dented garbage can before his meeting at HHM.

Supposedly, the next episode is where the show really takes off, so after a strong opening, I have high hopes for this show's trajectory.


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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 12:57:31 PM »
Watched it last night while sleepy, and was not impressed.

Rewatched it today, and I loved it.  I had no idea how much of it I missed the first time while not at the top of my game.


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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 04:08:57 PM »
Yeah, there's a lot going on.  I feel like an idiot for not realizing he was talking about himself when talking about "Slippin' Jimmy".  BTW, Chuck McGill's weird illness is apparently a very real and very strange thing (though many people somethings THINK they have it when it is really psychosomatic).  Basically, it means being around electromagnetic fields makes you sick, which are everywhere in modern society, which is why Jimmy had to leave his watch and phone in the mail box and ground himself.)  It's such a unique disease choice.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2015, 03:06:37 AM »
It's great. It reminds me of "Fargo" The series... bleak, and dark, but with a black humour that I just can't resist.

Plus, I have loved Bob Odenkirk since, "Mr. Show with Bob and David".

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2015, 05:47:48 PM »
Very impressed so far


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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2015, 03:58:20 AM »
That was such a great ending for the last episode. Things did not go the way I expected based on the last episode and I love the fact that the series is so good at being intentionally ambiguous about how much Jimmy's view of Hamlin matches the reality. Here, this episode implies a lot more sympathy for him, though he is still something of a mystery. I hope we never find out that guy. Though anyone who names a color after himself can't be a good human.

It might not be for a couple seasons, but now I know what the series is heading towards:
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BTW, I was curious over the fact that every episode (except Alpine Mountain Boy, which was originally going to be called Jello) ends in an O. I wonder if that we'll change with the character's successes. Like when he wins his first case, the episode will end with I, after 5 they'll end with V, etc.)

The Mike stuff in this episode is great. I love that any time someone talks before Mike, it shows that he has already won. Not that Mike thinks there's a contest.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2015, 05:41:09 PM »
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2015, 10:47:01 PM »
The show was alright. Going in I was wondering 'how many episodes until they casually bring in Breaking Bad guys' and was a little surprised they did it straight away. Just seemed to be lacking a bit of hook. Part of the problem with sequels is knowing that no one is in danger, and he's never going to be able to keep the big paydays.