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#1 bunomatic

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:06 PM

Anyone seen this spinoff of Breaking Bad ? I've watched the first episode and I'm just sitting down to the second. I like it. It takes place pre-breaking bad so many of the same characters show up. Thoughts ? 



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:10 PM

I enjoyed the first episode. Saw multiple early reviews saying it's better than Breaking Bad. I would be shocked if it gets to that point but we'll see. About to watch episode two.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:11 PM

Do you have to be a Breaking Bad fan to appreciate it? I've never watched a single episode of that (go ahead and stone me), but had thought about checking this out anyway.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:18 PM

Do you have to be a Breaking Bad fan to appreciate it? I've never watched a single episode of that (go ahead and stone me), but had thought about checking this out anyway.

Its different. Its centred on the main character from breaking bads lawyer and it takes place pre breaking bad but does contain some of the same characters. As far as I can tell so far you can get into it without previous exposure to breaking bad. Without giving it away its got the same kind of feel as breaking bad. Real good so far.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:37 PM

Watched the first episode last night and am recording the second. I'm already hooked. The opening scene of Saul sitting down to watch VHS tapes of his old TV commercials was all I needed. The future is in black and white and the past is in color? nobody does dry openings better than Gilligan.  The same 'Breaking Bad' team of writers, producers, directors, etc. that can now complete each other's sentences, promises to be even better than before. I can't recall the last time a spin-off series garnered such high praise from critics. But after last night, I can see why. It has the chops to stand alone. 


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:56 PM

Can we put an OT on this one? :)



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 11:05 PM

I'm just finishing off episode 2 and I'm enjoying this immensely.   So far you don't need to watch any breaking bad to get into this show.  



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 12:25 AM

Do you have to be a Breaking Bad fan to appreciate it? I've never watched a single episode of that (go ahead and stone me), but had thought about checking this out anyway.

I'm jealous that you get to watch it for the first time.  Some day when you actually have time, good luck with that.

 

Still haven't seen any Better Call Saul yet, but I'm psyched.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:57 AM

Good show, Saul was a favorite of mine from Breaking Bad.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:08 AM

Watched the first episode last night and am recording the second. I'm already hooked. The opening scene of Saul sitting down to watch VHS tapes of his old TV commercials was all I needed. The future is in black and white and the past is in color? nobody does dry openings better than Gilligan.  The same 'Breaking Bad' team of writers, producers, directors, etc. that can now complete each other's sentences, promises to be even better than before. I can't recall the last time a spin-off series garnered such high praise from critics. But after last night, I can see why. It has the chops to stand alone.


Probably Frazier.

Great casting in making Lenny his dad.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:18 AM

First two episodes have been great. I really hope Walt is in some episodes down the line.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:43 AM

Which network is it on?  



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:26 AM

I have a thing for Bob Odenkirk. The sight of him just tickles me (yeah, I just wrote that, so what). He was great in Nebraska. I wasn't in love with his part in Fargo until the series wore on.


I just read in his bio that he appeared on Seinfeld. He was Elaine's doctor-wannabe friend.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:37 AM

I have a thing for Bob Odenkirk. The sight of him just tickles me (yeah, I just wrote that, so what). He was great in Nebraska. I wasn't in love with his part in Fargo until the series wore on.

I just read in his bio that he appeared on Seinfeld. He was Elaine's doctor-wannabe friend.

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The only bad thing is that it doesn't have the Tenacious D skits in it.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:37 AM

Get the Mr. Show box set.

Thanks. I will plead guilty to not knowing much about Bob pre-Bad. I know he has a lot of writing credits.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:51 AM

Which network is it on?  

AMC

 

Just finished the second episode, good stuff so far.

 

 

Better Call Saul first episode spoiler ahead:

 

Spoiler


Edited by sabills, 10 February 2015 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:33 AM

First two episodes have been great. I really hope Walt is in some episodes down the line.


They said him and Jesse probably will be down the road.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:58 AM

AMC

Just finished the second episode, good stuff so far.


Better Call Saul first episode spoiler ahead:

Spoiler

You spoiler character was among my favorite from BB. Bat ###### crazy. When he showed up, I was bristling with anticipation.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:13 PM

Probably Frazier.

Great casting in making Lenny his dad.

His older brother, not dad.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:18 PM

His older brother, not dad.

Really?

Interesting.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 05:29 PM

Loved the 2nd episode. This promises to be a fun ride with Gilligan and Co; just great story telling on a completely different level. When it's all said and done, I predict that 'Better Call Saul' will be in the top three all time and Gilligan will have been the creator of two of them. 



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 06:22 PM

Like a meth cooker trying to drum up business, the first episode is free on iTunes! (thereafter 2.99, price break for buying the whole season)



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:41 PM

You spoiler character was among my favorite from BB. Bat ###### crazy. When he showed up, I was bristling with anticipation.

 

Spoiler

 

I love. The Ink Spots.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:13 PM

So many things changed throughout the show...

Spoiler

Edited by Tank, 10 February 2015 - 11:13 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:37 AM

Why did I have to get sick monday night and not be able to stay awake for the second episode? I'll have to figure out when they're re-airing it.

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:40 AM

Why did I have to get sick monday night and not be able to stay awake for the second episode? I'll have to figure out when they're re-airing it.

It's AMC. Don't they always air the previous episode before the new one?



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:56 AM

It's AMC. Don't they always air the previous episode before the new one?


That depends on which night they're airing the new shows. If they leave it on sunday, they won't have that option because of the Walking Dead. If it is sticking to monday, problem solved.

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:58 AM

They said him and Jesse probably will be down the road.

I just read that. Said definitely not in season one though.

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 09:29 AM

That depends on which night they're airing the new shows. If they leave it on sunday, they won't have that option because of the Walking Dead. If it is sticking to monday, problem solved.


It's on Mondays.

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 09:41 AM

As Tank says monday night 10 eastern I believe so 9 for the 2nd episode.



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 09:48 AM

Thanks, I hadn't actually seen any ads other than the ones pushing the two night premiere this past weekend.

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 09:33 PM

Just watched the 2nd episode again prior to watching the 3rd. This show rocks in ways I never imagined. I was a huge breaking bad fan so I had some trepidation when the spin off was to be about a lawyer. O.K., a courtroom drama ? The ins and outs of choosing a jury ?  It could have gone a hundred dry and potentially boring routes. I like the direction this thing is moving. I like this show. Hyped about episode 3.



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 09:52 PM

Just watched the 2nd episode again prior to watching the 3rd. This show rocks in ways I never imagined. I was a huge breaking bad fan so I had some trepidation when the spin off was to be about a lawyer. O.K., a courtroom drama ? The ins and outs of choosing a jury ?  It could have gone a hundred dry and potentially boring routes. I like the direction this thing is moving. I like this show. Hyped about episode 3.


Like the direction this seems it'll take. Previews look like he'll have a more significant interaction w/ Mike in this new one.

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 11:14 PM

It's a pretty good show. I don't see myself gettin after it every Monday, but I could see catching up on three episodes every three weeks.

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 11:22 PM

I honestly hated the idea of this show when the rumors first started about a prequel/spin-off but I love it so far.  The beginning and ending of Episode 1 were outstanding, and the long scene in the desert in Episode 2 could rival anything from Breaking Bad.  And another good episode tonight.

 

Happy to have something new to watch with Breaking Bad over and Mad Men ending soon.



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 04:23 PM

3 for 3. Mike starting to come to the fore a bit. 



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 06:19 PM

3 for 3. Mike starting to come to the fore a bit. 

As is the lady friend.

 

Had to love the "Heeeere's Johnny" moment and the "straight from Satan's bunghole" line.



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 01:47 AM

As is the lady friend.

 

Had to love the "Heeeere's Johnny" moment and the "straight from Satan's bunghole" line.

I was thinking, "What's the best way for him to approach the family without scaring the bejeezus out of them?"  And of course he does that.



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:54 AM

Very good so far.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:02 AM

After watching episode 4 I have to say the lawyer has some of the best scams going. Confidence man extraordinaire.







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