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#41 K-9

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 01:00 AM

"What's your name again?"

"Saul."

"What?"

"'Saul good."

I got taken in twice by Jimmy's scams in ep. 4. I should have known better considering how often Gilligan did that in 'BB', but damn, that's what makes his shows a fun ride.

4 for 4 and counting.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 02:55 AM

The plot twists and turns that Gilligan comes up with are amazing.  Everything is intertwined and you almost never see where things are going.  So far this show is really great.  Haven't seen 4 yet.  Probably tonight if I can stay awake.  WTF am I still doing up????  



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:13 PM

This week was fun but maybe a bit weaker than the others. Still, a couple seasons worth of the good stuff and this show could lock down best spin-off ever real quick, at least for a drama..



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:23 PM

This week was fun but maybe a bit weaker than the others. Still, a couple seasons worth of the good stuff and this show could lock down best spin-off ever real quick, at least for a drama..

I love how the show has no set structure.  With 10 minutes left in episode 5 it screeches to a halt and we get a short film about Mike.

 

I got real hot when the derp cops busted in and tazed Chuck.  Douchebags.  I can't wait for them to get theirs (hopefully at the hands of Jimmy, but maybe Mike...)

 

Despite the manner of their main characters (ie Walt internalizing everything and Jimmy being a motormouth), BCS somehow manages to have even more scenes without talking than BB had.  I also find Jimmy about 5000X more likable than Walt.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

Can't wait for the Mike story to unfold. I'm finding Lenny's (Chuck) story a little tiring.

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:43 PM

Can't wait for the Mike story to unfold. I'm finding Lenny's (Chuck) story a little tiring.

I really like Jimmy's place in Chuck's story.  He's tried his best to help his brother, but is ready to give up.  He selfishly wants Chuck to cash out, when obviously Chuck isn't ready to give up on his own life.  It's the framework for how a schlep like Jimmy will become Saul Goodman.  I agree that it's getting tiring, but it's not nearly as tiring as the Walt/Skyler/Jr/Marie scenes in seasons 1 and 2 of breaking bad.  The pacing is sooooo much better.

 

I also thought the scene with the (wayyy too hot) doctor was really well done.  They still made the doctor a little tone deaf, but it was eons better than the robotic health professionals they depicted in BB. 



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:59 PM

Really liked the will ads at the bottom of the jello cups. Jimmys a class act. His character is really growing on me.



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:29 PM

Anybody know the current exchange rate in the Independent Republic of Sandia? I gotta convert some dollars into Ricky bucks. I'm thinking of investing in some talking toilets. 



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 04:27 PM

FILL ME UUUUUUP COOODDDDY!!! YOU'RE SUCH A BIG BOYYYYYYY!!! GIVE ME ALL OFFFFF IIIIIIIIT!!! OHHHHHH!!!!



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:57 AM

FILL ME UUUUUUP COOODDDDY!!! YOU'RE SUCH A BIG BOYYYYYYY!!! GIVE ME ALL OFFFFF IIIIIIIIT!!! OHHHHHH!!!!


Chandler?

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 09:17 AM

Chandler?

Yeah. I was imagining our struggling Cody sitting on the pot.



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 11:22 AM

Yeah. I was imagining our struggling Cody sitting on the pot.

If we got one for the goal maybe he would start scoring again.



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 11:53 AM

If we got one for the goal maybe he would start scoring again.

We know Varone is good to go!

 

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 09:29 PM

First episode I've ever seen tonight; I watched the previous one before the new one on tonight. Much better than I though, Bob Odenkirk makes a like-able character, and I like that they brought back Mike. 



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:53 AM

Tonight's episode, wow.  Made me cry.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:48 AM

Love the show and great to see Odenkirk doing good. He was one of my favorite characters in Breaking Bad, and thought he was great back in the Ben Stiller Show days. His Charles Manson sketches were hysterical.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 07:13 AM

Great episode

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 11:48 AM

Bam, if the last one was weak, this is the strongest yet. Jonathan Banks freaking nailed it.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 06:50 PM

That episode was excellent.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 08:36 PM

So interesting to see some of the background stories on some of these characters that we came to love in breaking bad. Things are being tied together and making sense. Mike was such a likeable bad guy in breaking bad and was one of my favorites. That was a great episode.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 08:55 PM

So interesting to see some of the background stories on some of these characters that we came to love in breaking bad. Things are being tied together and making sense. Mike was such a likeable bad guy in breaking bad and was one of my favorites. That was a great episode.


And ultimately his demise was more tragic than we knew. To be snuffed out by Walter white of all people.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 09:01 PM

Great show so far.. Bob Odenkirk as Gil the porn star in Curb Your Enthusiasm is classic.  Most definitely NSFW.

 

 

 

 

edit: won't play embedded apparently so here's the link..

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=plrtX555eoA


Edited by Claude_Verret, 10 March 2015 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 12:41 AM

All caught up. This week was incredible storytelling. Perfecting weaving between present and past. Banks really nails down his character, and now we know why that character is who he is. Wow.

 

Also, I have to assume the end of this season will see Jimmy's name switch to Saul. Will probably be the closer.



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 12:49 AM

All caught up. This week was incredible storytelling. Perfecting weaving between present and past. Banks really nails down his character, and now we know why that character is who he is. Wow.
 
Also, I have to assume the end of this season will see Jimmy's name switch to Saul. Will probably be the closer.

It's all good, man.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 12:51 AM

It's all good, man.


Caught that part. :P Just meant an actual switch.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 12:56 AM

Caught that part. :P Just meant an actual switch.

:)

What I'm looking forward to (most likely in season 2) is the introduction of Gus. Was veeerry disappointed they didn't go further into his backstory in BB.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:07 AM

:)

What I'm looking forward to (most likely in season 2) is the introduction of Gus. Was veeerry disappointed they didn't go further into his backstory in BB.

Saul doesn't actually know Gus, though, so that'd be a Mike storyline.



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 06:23 PM

Saul doesn't actually know Gus, though, so that'd be a Mike storyline.


That'll be in the spinoff.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 06:27 PM

Saul doesn't actually know Gus, though, so that'd be a Mike storyline.

Doesn't mean he won't be included in this series.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 06:45 PM

Gilligan already indicated that Gus will be in this. The show isn't actually all Saul's show, as we saw in the most recent episode. They said they'll move through time and address the backstory on quite a few characters, but also cautioned that it's not just going to be a train of Breaking Bad nostalgia.



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 07:20 PM

Saul doesn't actually know Gus, though, so that'd be a Mike storyline.

Could also be a Tuco or Nacho storyline as Gus knew both of them as well. Even if they hadn't met personally in 'Breaking Bad', Saul would have certainly known who the kingpin was. 

 

As for the latest episode, I agree with everyone else; just elegant story telling meeting up with great acting. 



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 07:26 PM

Could also be a Tuco or Nacho storyline as Gus knew both of them as well. Even if they hadn't met personally in 'Breaking Bad', Saul would have certainly known who the kingpin was. 

 

As for the latest episode, I agree with everyone else; just elegant story telling meeting up with great acting. 

There has been a Tuco and Nacho storyline. 2nd or 3rd episode. Hopefully it continues



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 04:21 PM

Finally saw the episode from this past Monday (the Mike episode) and, at least for this one episode, this show equaled Breaking Bad.  And I honestly can't think of too many episodes of any show better than this one.  The scenes in Philly where Mike gets his revenge, followed by the long scene where he tells his daughter in law were jaw-dropping.

 

They can give Jonathan Banks his Emmy now to save time.

 

Like I mentioned previously, I really hated the idea of a Breaking Bad prequel when the rumors first started but this is a legitimately spectacular show.



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 04:57 PM

The idea that Breaking Bad was just the setup for something even better is pretty mind-blowing. Maybe a bit premature, but the last episode, like Rob said, at least starts the conversation.



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 09:21 AM

The idea that Breaking Bad was just the setup for something even better is pretty mind-blowing. Maybe a bit premature, but the last episode, like Rob said, at least starts the conversation.

After being so immersed in the mind of Walter White, being with Jimmy is a lot more fun.

 

Except for, y'know, when it's not.



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 11:26 AM

After being so immersed in the mind of Walter White, being with Jimmy is a lot more fun.

 

Except for, y'know, when it's not.

Yeah, you can pull for Jimmy. He's had his indiscretions, but, wow, he's got a ways to go to become Saul. Mike, too. Watching the transformations is going to be fascinating. Is Nacho going to be the hook who pulls them to the (really) dark side?



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:37 PM

The colors of BB and BCS.

 

http://www.buzzfeed....saul#.ipbKZmWBX



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

Nice article, PA. I hadn't considered the ###### car in that light. I'm going to post my favorite "they said it with cinematography" shots in BCS later tonight. I should have some free time to pour over at least 3 or 4 of the episodes.

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 02:25 PM

Nice article, PA. I hadn't considered the ###### car in that light. I'm going to post my favorite "they said it with cinematography" shots in BCS later tonight. I should have some free time to pour over at least 3 or 4 of the episodes.

Nothing's going to beat the toilet bowl cam.



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 03:10 PM

The colors of BB and BCS.

 

http://www.buzzfeed....saul#.ipbKZmWBX

Great stuff. Thanks for the link. Will make watching the show more interesting on a certain level. 

 

Will also allow the creative staff to mess with the audience a bit more now. 







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