Better Call Saul

May 9th, 2017 at 12:38:09 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Evenbob
I was done with him by the middle of
season 2. It's what the writers did in
BB, stretching out the series with
meaningless side stories about the
sister in law shoplifting, or the 'who
gives a damn' affair Skyler had.


The affair was important to the story line. It set up sympathy for Walt and gave a reason for Skylar to steal Walt's money, also just show how messed up his life had become.

As to they fly, I hated it. But it is one of those kinds of episodes most shows seem to eventually have.
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May 9th, 2017 at 12:48:44 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: AZDuffman
The affair was important to the story line.


It went on and on and on. It could
have been covered in 1/4 the time they
spent on it. They did the same
thing on X Files. The core story
was UFO's and Mulder's sister.
I saw an interview once where
Ducovney said it infuriated fans
when they would ignore the core
story for half a season and make
us watch some drivel about a
mothman or whatever. It was the
same with BB, all we cared about
was the core story, not the fluff
surrounding it.
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May 9th, 2017 at 9:40:48 PM permalink
Wizard
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Put me in the camp that Better Call Saul is outstanding and on par with Breaking Bad.

I do have a question, though. When Jimmy had Mike pretend be a contractor to fix the damage from the break-in, I thought it was to steal the other tape. However, it got played in court. What was the whole point of Mike's break-in then?
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May 9th, 2017 at 10:03:15 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Wizard
What was the whole point of Mike's break-in then?
I'm not sure but he later did say "I got the address from a notebook on his desk".
May 9th, 2017 at 10:21:40 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I'm not sure but he later did say "I got the address from a notebook on his desk".


The ex wife's address. Last episode was right
up there with Skyler's sister shoplifting at
open houses. All that boring crap just to
show the brother is a nut job. Like we
haven't known all along it's all in his
head. We also know Jimmy never gets
disbarred because he shows up with
a name change in the same town with
the same law people. If he got disbarred
he couldn't do that, they all know who
he is. So the episode was a waste of time.

I only watch for Mike and Gus and the
cartel people, the rest is boring filler.
There's a 90% chance Walter White
and Jesse Pinkman will be showing
up in cameos this or next season. They
could even be worked into the show.
We'll see.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 10th, 2017 at 3:20:43 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Wizard
Put me in the camp that Better Call Saul is outstanding and on par with Breaking Bad.


On par and they are not trying to make it "Breaking Bad 2." Different kind of story. But enough of Mike to keep it interesting. I have to wonder if it eventually bangs into BB story line and ends with Saul arriving in Omaha.

I also wonder how many phone calls Cinabon there gets asking for Saul. If not for caller ID I would call!
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May 10th, 2017 at 6:47:36 AM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: AZDuffman
On par and they are not trying to make it "Breaking Bad 2." Different kind of story. But enough of Mike to keep it interesting. I have to wonder if it eventually bangs into BB story line and ends with Saul arriving in Omaha.


I agree 100%. I speculate that BSS will end when the timeline catches up to Breaking Bad. It could overlap a little as Saul didn't enter BB until half way through the show.

Then, I envision a third show that centers around Saul's new life in Omaha.
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May 10th, 2017 at 6:57:33 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Wizard
I do have a question, though. When Jimmy had Mike pretend be a contractor to fix the damage from the break-in, I thought it was to steal the other tape. However, it got played in court. What was the whole point of Mike's break-in then?


He took pictures of Chuck's house/living situation which Jimmy sent to Chuck's ex wife to get her to come to the hearing.
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May 10th, 2017 at 7:10:10 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Wizard
I agree 100%. I speculate that BSS will end when the timeline catches up to Breaking Bad. It could overlap a little as Saul didn't enter BB until half way through the show.


Maybe, but still need an "end." I would not mind seeing "Saul's side" of BB. No need to draw out things, remember BB was a 2 year time line, Saul like 18 months of that or so. ]

Quote:
Then, I envision a third show that centers around Saul's new life in Omaha.


If I want to watch a meaningless life I can pay attention to my own......

I would rather see Mike as a cop in Philly, but Banks is way to old. TRIVIA: What old show did Mike play a cop of sorts?
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May 10th, 2017 at 12:39:39 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I like the show but find the Jimmy parts
very boring. I'm there to see Mike and
Gus and the cartel. Saul was never a
huge character on BB, he was in the
background. I really don't care how he
got to be Saul Goodman, and neither
does most of the audience. Odenkirk
is constantly bombarded by fans who
want to know who from BB will be on
the show. It makes him angry, but it
shouldn't. Jimmy is boring as hell.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.