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Better Call Saul
« on: February 21, 2017, 03:27:02 am »
Who here is a fellow Better Call Saul fan?

I definitely am. Did you see that Los Pollos Hermanos commercial the other day during the Walking Dead? Oh my, that was simply genius! AND Gus shows up at the end smiling as the founder of Los Pollos Hermanos like he's Dave Thomas of Wendy's or Papa John LOL.

I can't wait for the show to come back in April.

What about you?

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 12:08:57 pm »
I'm a huge Breaking Bad fan (as you can probably tell from my avatar), but I've only seen season one of Better Call Saul, unfortunately. I was waiting for season 2 to come to Netflix but that seems to be taking an eternity. Either way though, I was quite impressed by season one and am looking forward to watching future seasons. I know some other guys on here watched at least season one as well, and the reactions were quite positive from what I remember.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 02:00:07 pm »
Yeah, I've seen both seasons. Aside from the general sense of pointlessness that hangs over it, it's a pretty fun show. The dynamic between Jimmy and his brother is really the heart and soul of it; everything else is just ancillary.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 03:16:46 pm »
I'm a huge Breaking Bad fan (as you can probably tell from my avatar), but I've only seen season one of Better Call Saul, unfortunately. I was waiting for season 2 to come to Netflix but that seems to be taking an eternity. Either way though, I was quite impressed by season one and am looking forward to watching future seasons. I know some other guys on here watched at least season one as well, and the reactions were quite positive from what I remember.


Better catch up bro, word is a few guys from BB are gonna show up this upcoming third season. Jessie, Gus, and Cranstons been saying in interviews he can't wait to show up in BCS!

Word is Gus is going to be pretty much a normal hardworking clean cut restaurant owner when we first meet him in BCS and then he ends up meeting Mike and gives him a job.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 03:18:18 pm »
Yeah, I've seen both seasons. Aside from the general sense of pointlessness that hangs over it, it's a pretty fun show. The dynamic between Jimmy and his brother is really the heart and soul of it; everything else is just ancillary.


Yeah I really think its some of the best writing ever on TV! I wonder how Jimmy's brother will end up? Dead I'm assuming since theres not mention of him in BB right???

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2017, 03:23:17 pm »
Yeah, I've seen both seasons. Aside from the general sense of pointlessness that hangs over it, it's a pretty fun show. The dynamic between Jimmy and his brother is really the heart and soul of it; everything else is just ancillary.


Yeah I really think its some of the best writing ever on TV! I wonder how Jimmy's brother will end up? Dead I'm assuming since theres not mention of him in BB right???

I'm more worried about the whole thing with Kim. It's not going to be enough for her just to have a falling-out with Saul, given that there's not so much as a mention of her in Breaking Bad. Something really bad has to happen, I'm afraid. He might accidentally torpedo her whole career. After all, there needs to be something that turns him into the bloodsucking lawyer he eventually becomes.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 03:51:49 pm »
Yeah, I've seen both seasons. Aside from the general sense of pointlessness that hangs over it, it's a pretty fun show. The dynamic between Jimmy and his brother is really the heart and soul of it; everything else is just ancillary.


Yeah I really think its some of the best writing ever on TV! I wonder how Jimmy's brother will end up? Dead I'm assuming since theres not mention of him in BB right???

I'm more worried about the whole thing with Kim. It's not going to be enough for her just to have a falling-out with Saul, given that there's not so much as a mention of her in Breaking Bad. Something really bad has to happen, I'm afraid. He might accidentally torpedo her whole career. After all, there needs to be something that turns him into the bloodsucking lawyer he eventually becomes.

Yeah Kim's gonna end up dead or in jail maybe taking the fall for Jimmy? Or maybe Kim's death will push Jimmy into becoming full blown Saul?

I think the episode where Jimmy finds the missing family hiding in the woods with all the money is probably one of the best episodes in all of tv history. But then later on you remember Jimmy tells Mike: did I really have half a million dollars cash in my hands and actually do the right thing with it?

That showed me that Jimmy's real close to becoming Saul. Also him turning down even the high paying respected corporate jobs he was offered in which he was intentionally trying to get himself fired from. Jimmy loves excitement more than the money, wouldn't you say?

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 06:49:32 pm »
Yeah, I've seen both seasons. Aside from the general sense of pointlessness that hangs over it, it's a pretty fun show. The dynamic between Jimmy and his brother is really the heart and soul of it; everything else is just ancillary.


Yeah I really think its some of the best writing ever on TV! I wonder how Jimmy's brother will end up? Dead I'm assuming since theres not mention of him in BB right???

I'm more worried about the whole thing with Kim. It's not going to be enough for her just to have a falling-out with Saul, given that there's not so much as a mention of her in Breaking Bad. Something really bad has to happen, I'm afraid. He might accidentally torpedo her whole career. After all, there needs to be something that turns him into the bloodsucking lawyer he eventually becomes.

Yeah Kim's gonna end up dead or in jail maybe taking the fall for Jimmy? Or maybe Kim's death will push Jimmy into becoming full blown Saul?

I think the episode where Jimmy finds the missing family hiding in the woods with all the money is probably one of the best episodes in all of tv history. But then later on you remember Jimmy tells Mike: did I really have half a million dollars cash in my hands and actually do the right thing with it?

That showed me that Jimmy's real close to becoming Saul. Also him turning down even the high paying respected corporate jobs he was offered in which he was intentionally trying to get himself fired from. Jimmy loves excitement more than the money, wouldn't you say?

Oh man, the scene with the Kettlemans was the best. And I'd forgotten that Better Call Saul has what might be my favorite Mike scene ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS6kAKj8R9o

And Saul's definitely not in it for the money. His arc is actually quite similar to Walt's in Breaking Bad-- this time the persona is Saul Goodman rather than Heisenberg. And Walt wasn't in it for the money either, at least not at the end. The line "I liked it... I was good at it" pretty much validated what we'd all been suspecting for quite a while. Also, both Walt and Jimmy have very impressive skill sets, but they end up applying them in the worst ways-- Walt as a meth cook and Jimmy as a con man. One of the reasons I was wary about Better Call Saul when it was first announced was because I didn't think they'd be able to get much depth out of a side character who's basically the comic relief. But even if it'll never be as good as Breaking Bad, you can draw some favorable comparisons between the two shows. And the fact that we first saw Jimmy as his slimy alter ego gives a very different perspective on the story as a whole. It's familiar but also new.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 07:09:39 pm »
I'm a huge Breaking Bad fan (as you can probably tell from my avatar), but I've only seen season one of Better Call Saul, unfortunately. I was waiting for season 2 to come to Netflix but that seems to be taking an eternity. Either way though, I was quite impressed by season one and am looking forward to watching future seasons. I know some other guys on here watched at least season one as well, and the reactions were quite positive from what I remember.


Better catch up bro, word is a few guys from BB are gonna show up this upcoming third season. Jessie, Gus, and Cranstons been saying in interviews he can't wait to show up in BCS!

Word is Gus is going to be pretty much a normal hardworking clean cut restaurant owner when we first meet him in BCS and then he ends up meeting Mike and gives him a job.
I definitely would love to catch up, especially if some of the Breaking Bad guys are gonna show up! I'll probably wait to see if Netflix gets the second season before the third comes out, and if not just watch it online somewhere after I finish The Americans.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2017, 04:01:08 am »
I'm a huge Breaking Bad fan (as you can probably tell from my avatar), but I've only seen season one of Better Call Saul, unfortunately. I was waiting for season 2 to come to Netflix but that seems to be taking an eternity. Either way though, I was quite impressed by season one and am looking forward to watching future seasons. I know some other guys on here watched at least season one as well, and the reactions were quite positive from what I remember.


Better catch up bro, word is a few guys from BB are gonna show up this upcoming third season. Jessie, Gus, and Cranstons been saying in interviews he can't wait to show up in BCS!

Word is Gus is going to be pretty much a normal hardworking clean cut restaurant owner when we first meet him in BCS and then he ends up meeting Mike and gives him a job.
I definitely would love to catch up, especially if some of the Breaking Bad guys are gonna show up! I'll probably wait to see if Netflix gets the second season before the third comes out, and if not just watch it online somewhere after I finish The Americans.
Yeah, I've seen both seasons. Aside from the general sense of pointlessness that hangs over it, it's a pretty fun show. The dynamic between Jimmy and his brother is really the heart and soul of it; everything else is just ancillary.


Yeah I really think its some of the best writing ever on TV! I wonder how Jimmy's brother will end up? Dead I'm assuming since theres not mention of him in BB right???

I'm more worried about the whole thing with Kim. It's not going to be enough for her just to have a falling-out with Saul, given that there's not so much as a mention of her in Breaking Bad. Something really bad has to happen, I'm afraid. He might accidentally torpedo her whole career. After all, there needs to be something that turns him into the bloodsucking lawyer he eventually becomes.

Yeah Kim's gonna end up dead or in jail maybe taking the fall for Jimmy? Or maybe Kim's death will push Jimmy into becoming full blown Saul?

I think the episode where Jimmy finds the missing family hiding in the woods with all the money is probably one of the best episodes in all of tv history. But then later on you remember Jimmy tells Mike: did I really have half a million dollars cash in my hands and actually do the right thing with it?

That showed me that Jimmy's real close to becoming Saul. Also him turning down even the high paying respected corporate jobs he was offered in which he was intentionally trying to get himself fired from. Jimmy loves excitement more than the money, wouldn't you say?

Oh man, the scene with the Kettlemans was the best. And I'd forgotten that Better Call Saul has what might be my favorite Mike scene ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS6kAKj8R9o

And Saul's definitely not in it for the money. His arc is actually quite similar to Walt's in Breaking Bad-- this time the persona is Saul Goodman rather than Heisenberg. And Walt wasn't in it for the money either, at least not at the end. The line "I liked it... I was good at it" pretty much validated what we'd all been suspecting for quite a while. Also, both Walt and Jimmy have very impressive skill sets, but they end up applying them in the worst ways-- Walt as a meth cook and Jimmy as a con man. One of the reasons I was wary about Better Call Saul when it was first announced was because I didn't think they'd be able to get much depth out of a side character who's basically the comic relief. But even if it'll never be as good as Breaking Bad, you can draw some favorable comparisons between the two shows. And the fact that we first saw Jimmy as his slimy alter ego gives a very different perspective on the story as a whole. It's familiar but also new.


Yeah I personally see BCS with the potential to take its own story to new heights, where as in BB it was pretty much all about the over all drug world. BCS because he's a shady lawyer he can literally take on all kinds of clients from the most **** thugs/criminals, to the more unique clients who have many others layers to them. BCS is not just limited to the drug world , it can go into so many other avenues that BB could not since BB would go to far of course if they did. 

I don't think anyone is as badass of an actor as Cranston was as Walter White in BCS, but because Jimmy is single and doesn't have an annoying backstabbing wife or disabled son to look out for he can do so much more. I think once Jimmy's brother dies and Kim's out of the picture we can see all new levels of wild and crazy that Walter White and even Heisenberg was not able to do. Just think of this alone Walter or Heisenberg never cheated on his wife. He was loyal from A to Z to death, even though his wife cheated on him several times too and not even for any remotely legit reason just because she wanted to have an affair.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2017, 02:12:35 pm »
[http://www.techtimes.com/articles/198974/20170223/netflix-march-2017-complete-list-movies-tv-series-being-added.htm]Season 2 comes to Netflix at the end of March[/url]

BOOO YEAAAAH! Thanks for the heads up hopefully our friends can bingewatch to catch up

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2017, 01:40:41 pm »
Who's loving this season so far? I love how Gus had to give all his employees overtime and paid them for the full day even though they were sent home.

All his employees view him as a nice wholesome boss not even knowing he's a ruthless drug king pin on the down low!

 

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