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Better Call Saul (SPOILERS)
« on: February 08, 2015, 07:45:45 PM »
It begins tonight.  Should be interesting to see how good it is.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 08:24:55 PM »
The product placement in the first five minutes was painful.

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 08:32:40 PM »
I'm going to give it a shot despite not having watched one episode of breaking bad.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 08:49:14 PM »
Any idea what the electromagnetism disorder Chuck has is?

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 09:09:08 PM »
That ending though  :o
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 09:09:23 PM »
Oh my god!

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 11:22:08 PM »
I have a hard time decipher if you guys reactions are positive or negative!?  :lol
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 01:26:11 AM »
Oh my god!
Yeah. Did not see that coming. Feck.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 09:31:22 AM »
Seems way too early to start bringing in so many Breaking Bad crutches.

The brother relationship was easily the best part of the show.  So there were good things and worrying things.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 09:50:18 AM »
I have a hard time decipher if you guys reactions are positive or negative!?  :lol

Entertaining and I will definitely watch more I just hope that it becomes its own thing and not too much BB fan service.

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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2015, 10:29:14 AM »
Yeah it was a fun episode. A bit depressing seeing him live through all that shit, but still good.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2015, 11:01:49 AM »
Since I hadn't watched Breaking Bad, the references were over my head, but it was really good so far. Can't wait for the second part tonight 

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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2015, 12:16:12 PM »
Seems way too early to start bringing in so many Breaking Bad crutches.

Not encouraging. I haven't watched the episode yet, but I likely won't stick with it if this becomes a trend.
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2015, 12:42:35 PM »
Seems way too early to start bringing in so many Breaking Bad crutches.

Not encouraging. I haven't watched the episode yet, but I likely won't stick with it if this becomes a trend.

The funny part is:  If you didn't watch Breaking Bad, the cameos would be irrelevant and therefore, wouldn't detract from the fact that some good story lines were set up last night.

Michael McKean is definitely an interesting part of the cast.  Like that guy quite a bit and there is something very interesting going on with his character.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2015, 04:17:55 PM »
Yeah, considering how it was set up, I don't think Breaking Bad is exactly required to enjoy thi (though a concurrent splurge would definitely help immersion for those who haven't seen it yet). Even if you were a devoted fan, we were introduced to and are now following James McGill as opposed to the character we already knew. And considering what they could have done, that it's just the first episode and judging it by one hour alone, I disagree that the references are acting as crutches as opposed to nods they could fit in (aside from the relevant character reprisals, which are likely more story than anything and who wasn't kind of tickled by that last cameo?) though how they treat this the rest of the season remains to be seen. I loved the opening sequence, the color of the TV lightly reflecting off of Saul's glasses in the black and white intro and the courtroom scene's slow buildup, etc, and the tone was also set very nicely and the shifts in humor and drama aren't as jarring as I thought they'd be.

One thing I thought was great was that they got Odenkirk to do his British accent already in the first episode. Sounds just as silly 20 years later lol. Fingers crossed for a scene where he and McKean just fuck about with the accents.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2015, 04:30:35 PM »
I really enjoyed that episode.  And I totally disagree about the BB nods being crutches. 

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2015, 06:35:49 PM »
Was that Tuko?!

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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2015, 06:50:00 PM »
Was that Tuko?!

No it was the chupacabra from The X-Files.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2015, 08:05:30 PM »
They should start a cooking show featuring Tuco. I'd totally watch.

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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2015, 08:28:14 PM »
They should start a cooking show featuring Tuco. I'd totally watch.

They already had that.  It was called Breaking Bad.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2015, 08:32:08 PM »
They should start a cooking show featuring Tuco. I'd totally watch.

They already had that.  It was called Breaking Bad.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2015, 09:06:52 PM »
I honestly thought this show was going to be "Joey" after "Friends", but it seems like it will be "Fraiser" after "Cheers". I loved that first episode, and I can't wait for tonight!!

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2015, 10:35:01 PM »
It will be a miracle if they manage to pull this off, with the same gripping thoroughness that Breaking Bad had, but they're off to a good start. I'm eagerly awaiting next week's show.

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« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2015, 01:11:31 AM »
Breaking Bad set a high hurdle.  If the show is judged on its own merits, it will probably have better reviews.  Even half as good as Breaking Bad is still better than most TV shows out there.

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One of my favorite moments was when Saul's (I mean Jimmy's) brother told Saul he couldn't use his own name for his law practice.  Is this where "Saul Goodman" is born?

They really couldn't have picked a better Breaking Bad character for a spin off.
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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2015, 04:28:13 AM »
I'm just waiting for someone to go "It's all good, man!", and see the lightbulb switch on for Jimmy. I don't know if they'll do that, but it would be funny.

The second episode was great. The desert scene especially.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2015, 05:50:30 AM »
Any idea what the electromagnetism disorder Chuck has is?

Pacemaker related?

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« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2015, 05:58:20 AM »
Wait, this isn't a spoiler thread? Do we need to do small-text or spoiler warnings when posting things about an episode which has already aired?
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2015, 06:29:04 AM »
I think once "Spoillers" is added to the threat title, anything goes.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2015, 08:18:40 AM »
I've never watched one episode of Breaking Bad.....although I'm constantly reminded how much I'm missing out on.....but anyway, I watched the first espisode of this show and I liked it alot. I think that despite not having any BB reference to fall back on this show could be pretty good.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2015, 10:48:17 AM »
Any idea what the electromagnetism disorder Chuck has is?

Pacemaker related?

I'm guessing strictly psychological at this point
     

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« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2015, 10:58:35 AM »
2nd episode was excellent. Much better than the first.

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« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2015, 02:40:20 PM »
Any idea what the electromagnetism disorder Chuck has is?

Pacemaker related?

I'm guessing strictly psychological at this point

Yeah, that's the vibe I got from the 'space blanket' scene as well.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2015, 07:55:46 PM »
2nd episode was excellent. Much better than the first.

Agreed.  That scene in the desert was fantastic.

I've never watched one episode of Breaking Bad.



I think once "Spoillers" is added to the threat title, anything goes.

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« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2015, 07:59:00 PM »
I've never watched one episode of Breaking Bad.



Yep. I consistently get hazed for it as well by my brothers and friends who've watched it. They can't believe someone who watches as much TV as I do didn't watch that show. I'm sure I'll binge watch it sooner or later....
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Re: Better Call Saul (SPOILERS)
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2015, 08:01:25 PM »
I think it should be sooner rather than later. :biggrin:

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