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Title: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 16, 2013, 02:14:49 pm
Better Call Saul (Season 1)


Episodes

Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 16, 2013, 02:18:22 pm
Better Call Saul has what it takes to be a superior spinoff (http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/sep/12/better-call-saul-spinoff-breaking-bad)



I actually thought this was a joke when I first heard about rumors of a Breaking Bad spin-off a few months ago. I like the character of Saul and Bob Odenkirk is great in the role. But I didn't think it could survive without the cast. Well, I just learned that it's a prequel and takes place entirely before the events of Breaking Bad. This angle could work and it actually opens up the door for past minor characters and a couple of big characters that met their demise to make an appearance or two. I'm now on board with this 100%.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on September 16, 2013, 09:32:43 pm
Any bets on how long it's gonna take the show before they get desperate and get Bryan Cranston to do a cameo?  Come on, smoking a cigarette? "Those things will give you cancer." "Yeah, yeah."
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 16, 2013, 09:41:42 pm
Well, neither Walt or Jesse knows who Saul is on a personal level (except his cheesy commercials on TV) given that this takes place before the events of Breaking Bad. It would have to be some sort of random run in like Walt driving down the road....late for class (since he would be a teacher during this time) and maybe Saul is crossing the street in front of him or something causing Walt to swerve, nearly getting into a wreck and he continues driving onward, giving Walt the chance to stick his hand out the window and  flip him off or something. I don't think they could have any kind of 'conversation" that either would conceivably be able to recall during their time together on Breaking Bad.

I'm just counting the days that they can bring back Mike and Gus in some sort of cameo. Well, Mike could actually have a big role on the show with Gus popping in, giving a scary ass look and then disappearing into the shadows. I miss both those characters for sure.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on September 16, 2013, 09:45:15 pm
I was doing SO WELL, I didn't mind that I hadn't started the series yet, then I watched "Smashed" with Aaron Paul and he was good in it and my mind started putting together what it thought BB was (and that sh*t was DARK).  Now I'm just WAITING for the final season to come to Netflix so I can watch the darn thing.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 16, 2013, 09:48:22 pm
Without giving anything away (no spoilers), the second half of Season 5 has been f*cking goooooooooood. And they have a lot to live up to, especially the previous season. I haven't been let down one bit. I've really gone out of my way to savor these final episodes, watching only 1 episode a week, even though I have multiple episodes waiting for me. I may save the final 3 I have to watch in one day, sort of a mini marathon.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 16, 2013, 09:49:59 pm
Better Call Saul (Commercial)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqnHtGgVAUE
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on September 16, 2013, 10:02:11 pm
It does seem like it could be the Lionel Hutz series we never got.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 30, 2013, 04:02:34 pm
IGN News : Breaking Bad Spinoff Series "Better Call Saul" Confirmed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgPET5f2ZS8

Hurry up and get here already!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on October 16, 2013, 11:48:32 am
Me:  I bet Walter shows up on "Better Call Saul."
Chip:  Very unlikely.
Vince Gilligan:  Actually... (http://www.slashfilm.com/bryan-cranston-and-aaron-paul-likely-to-cameo-on-breaking-bad-spin-off-better-call-saul/#more-199331)
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 16, 2013, 11:53:36 am
Neumatic: I told you, you dumbass!

Me: That you did sir. That you did.

Like I said in a previous post, if they do a cameo or even something bigger than a cameo, it's gonna have to removed from Saul because they never meet until the events within Breaking Bad, otherwise fans will rip the show apart with regards to continuity. I'm 100% down for everyone on the show getting a cameo and more. I'm not ready to let go of this show. I'm never gonna be able to let go.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on October 16, 2013, 12:55:43 pm
I don't want to rub it in or anything but for all the times that I was right, that was the first time anyone ever told me so.

I don't think that the cast and crew can let go of the old show either... so that's gonna result in some interesting stuff.  You know, it doesn't have to be a PURE prequel, it can go parallel to the events and then push right past them.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 16, 2013, 12:59:52 pm
But Vince has already gone on record saying it's a prequel. But hey, he can do whatever he wants and retract that statement and do as you pointed out. Parallel Universes work for a reason and I wouldn't object to that at all. I and everyone else would probably want the second option so that our favorite characters can make more than just mere "cameos". Having it done this way would open up the canvas big time. We can have Saul's story being told in conjunction to what is happening with Walt and Jesse.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on October 16, 2013, 01:14:21 pm
Exactly.

I was thinking it could START as a prequel, but maybe only a year to a couple months BEFORE BB starts, fill in some holes, then jump to the present.  Just because it starts in the past doesn't mean the whole thing has to take place in the past.  Expand your mind, dude.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 16, 2013, 01:16:02 pm
Expand your mind, dude.

Can't. Illegal....except in Denver and Washington.  :P
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on October 16, 2013, 01:17:16 pm
Well, if you get caught, you know who to call.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 16, 2013, 01:17:57 pm
Hey, you manage to get where I was going with that!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on October 16, 2013, 01:41:36 pm
You have rights.  And it's not just the Constitution that says that, I say you do too.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 16, 2013, 02:57:29 pm
I really hope you and Mac wise up and watch Breaking Bad. No need to put off watching THE GREATEST TV SHOW OF ALL TIME!! If that's not incentive, then Better Call Saul is. That is if you want to watch this when it airs and know what is what with the characters.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on October 16, 2013, 02:59:57 pm
I can't wait.  But watching the last season of Bones doubled down that feeling I gotta wait for the whole thing to be available at once.  I forget too much, lose too much momentum, etc.  And there aren't that many episodes, I understand.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 16, 2013, 03:02:44 pm
Bones is keeping you from watching Breaking Bad?
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on October 16, 2013, 03:06:02 pm
No, my experience watching shows like Bones and Burn Notice, where I watch a huge slew of episodes, then wait for the new season to come out, keeps making me lose track of what had happened before.  That also happened with Battlestar Galactica when that was airing, I missed almost all the final season and that was when I was still watching it on TV).

I would just rather go on my own momentum than see 80-90% of the show and then wait for who knows how long for the final set to come out.  Waiting is just easier.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2014, 11:27:36 pm
BCS looks to premiere in November, 2014. This show can't get here fast enough for me.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 11:37:49 am
Aaron Paul wants in, Dean Norris out for ‘Better Call Saul’  (http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/aaron-paul-wants-in-dean-norris-out-for-better-call-saul-the-breaking-bad-spinoff/2014/03/06/e3c521c0-a4b8-11e3-a5fa-55f0c77bf39c_story.html)


Great news about Aaron. Sounds like he wants to do more than just a cameo, which would be awesome. Sucks about Dean though. If CBS is the one that is running his career, they are dumb to keep him from at least making a cameo. Think of all the publicity they could get with it to hype up Under The Dome. Any publicity is better than no publicity in my book.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 11:39:57 am
Jonathan Banks talks 'Better Call Saul,' answers fans' questions in Daily News live chat (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/breaking-bad-star-jonathan-banks-talks-better-call-saul-article-1.1714625)

I'm just glad that Banks is going to have a big part to do with the show. He was one of my favorite characters on Breaking Bad.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on March 12, 2014, 12:00:22 pm
Very happy to see Mike coming back... it's too bad that we probably won't get to see more of him with Kaylee b/c I loved that, seeing this bad*ss being a doting grandpa, I thought it was great.

I'm curious, I keep getting the feeling that this is going to be episodic (like X-Files) or mini-arcs (like Enterprise S4) instead of one long continuous story (like BB).  Anyone else getting that feeling?
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 12:15:52 pm
I'm not seeing that. Granted, we have yet to really here anything regarding plot from Gilligan yet. I just always assumed that the story itself would run concurrently to the events happening in Breaking Bad. The series may start much earlier than the events, but eventually we would start to see the 'other half' of the story.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on March 12, 2014, 12:38:07 pm
Interesting take... then we might see cameo's with Walt?
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 12:38:31 pm
Interesting take... then we might see cameo's with Walt?

I would say count on it. But I doubt it will be anything bigger than that with his film career in full swing.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on March 12, 2014, 12:40:18 pm
I never really felt like there was a half to the story we weren't seeing... and honestly, I'd be disappointed if all the series was was a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of those events when the character of Saul invites so many more possibilities.  I'd hate to have him tied down when there's so much fun to be had with the different people he knows colliding in crazy ways.  I keep thinking it'll be a tongue in cheek inversion of legal dramas, sort of like an evil version of "Kingdom."
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 12:47:51 pm
I'm sure that there are going to be other stories to be told. Saul is after all a "lawyer" and represents all sorts of low life and scum. And let's not forget about Mike and what he does and who he represents as well. And even though there has been no mention of it from anyone involved with the show, I would bet top dollar that Skinny Pete and Badger have parts in this too.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on March 12, 2014, 01:22:10 pm
That would be great!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 01:27:58 pm
Twaughthammer - Fallacies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKNodRa71Cg

In honor of Badger, I give you.........Twaughthammer!!! Let's just hope that Badger read the fine print before signing with Saul, who is representing them.
 ;D
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on May 01, 2014, 04:19:42 pm
Well, two updates.  Well, one about BCS, and one about his most famous client.

First, Michael McKean is joining the cast (http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/michael-mckean-better-call-saul-1201168991/), and I'm hoping he brings some Morris Fletcher to the show b/c I've been missing that.

Meanwhile, Bryan Cranston is producing a new series called "Tightrope." (http://splitsider.com/2014/05/crackle-adds-new-comedy-series-tightrope-produced-by-bryan-cranston/)  Now, they haven't said he's starring in it, but I can totally imagine him in this premise.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 01, 2014, 04:36:30 pm
I really like the idea of Michael McKean joining the cast. I think he is woefully underrated by the public at large. Thanks for the updates. Bryan's show looks like it could be interesting. It's definitely something I would check out once it's up and running.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on June 19, 2014, 04:14:12 pm
Well, it looks like Better Call Saul has been pushed back to 2015 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/amc-renews-breaking-bad-spinoff-713405).  But at least it's already renewed for a second season.  Hopefully the delay means a superior product at the time of release (it would be funny if they did a BTS peek at production with the flavor of Walter White management: "we're making the best stuff, it takes TIME!")

It's a little strange to me, I don't mind saying, to read an article about the lack of new series on a channel that used to just be all about showing old movies.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 19, 2014, 04:28:35 pm
With the lack of information trickling out since the end of Breaking Bad, I kinda suspected that BCS would get pushed back. I'm okay with the delay if it means a superior product. It's great news that the series has already been given a 2nd second because that takes off a huge amount of pressure for Vince Gilligan to deliver during the first season. The pressure is definitely there and the expectation to match, if not exceed BB is also the elephant in the room.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on July 02, 2014, 05:59:02 am
‘Better Call Saul’ Takes Place Before, During & After ‘Breaking Bad’

Quote
Every fan of Breaking Bad probably has a pretty good understanding of withdrawal, having watched a show that dealt with it to some degree (particularly when Jesse (Aaron Paul) was trying to go cold turkey off meth) before experiencing it themselves when the series ended. Fortunately, the beloved final episode won’t be the last we see of the world of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) – a spinoff is in the works, and it will revolve around fan-favorite character Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).

More... (http://screenrant.com/better-call-saul-breaking-bad-prequel-sequel/)

Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2014, 06:16:17 am
The "Before, During & After" aspect of BCS has been speculated for quite some time. It's just great to finally have some confirmation on this because NOW we can start getting pumped up to see key cast members popping up left and right. Seriously, who doesn't want to see Saul, Jesse and Heisenberg sharing the screen again?
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on July 02, 2014, 07:29:44 am
I know, I kept thinking "didn't we know this?"  Seeing some stuff in the 80s will be interesting... they make it sound as if the episodes will be hop, skip, and jumping around in time, but I'll bet it's going to be more informative flashbacks with long-term clients.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2014, 07:43:28 am
Here's my take of how the show will be formatted....or how I would like to see it play out that is. It will start in present day (after the death of Walt) and Saul will be questioned / subpoena as a material witness to take down a larger (unseen in BB) cartel that everyone (Walt, Jesse, Gus, Mike) had connections to. This would lead into back stories that can go anywhere....stories that we've never heard of until Saul gets rolling. With this kind of structure, it would give the 'jumping around' more 'footing' if you will and the stories wouldn't have to be chronological. One of the great things about Walter White is in his ability to straight up lie to everyone to protect his secrets and some of these lies (that we never saw....or heard about on BB) can finally be told. F*ck, I'm soooooooooooo pumped for this series to start!!!!

I really want it to start in present day for other reasons as well. We NEED to see how Junior and Skyler are doing with life after Walt.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on July 02, 2014, 07:52:59 am
"I th-I think they're F*CKING duh-devestated!"
"Flynn!"

Actually, your take is a great idea.  It especially ties in to the flashback style that we saw all the time on BB (seeing the teddy bear in the pool, the police and body bags around the pool, but not knowing why).  My only qualm, personally, is that when you set stuff firmly in the past, there's no threat to life or anything like that.  Even though we know Saul won't die in the middle of the show, we have to feel like he could.  So at least some of the activity should be in the present.  Besides, Saul would bend the truth, you couldn't trust what was happening in his deposition.  So it can't ALL be that.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2014, 08:02:39 am
As soon as I posted about 'Present Day', I immediately went into WHO Saul is and came up with a great idea for the series and keeping in line with the character as well as giving the Present Day some longevity and giving Junior and Skyler a reason to be there beyond just "mourning Walt's passing'. Saul launders money. That's his only objective on the show. Just because Walt is gone, there is still some money that is hidden elsewhere. I don't think all of it was ever destroyed. Who's to say that Skyler didn't save for a rainy day when she was hiding Walt cash in the storage room? So, Saul could play the "good guy" by telling his side of the story to take down the Cartel while also still being the "bad guy" by helping Skyler to launder whatever money is left over, thus keeping a real threat level in play for the Present Day of the show. The cartel would still want whatever money is still out there. We could also see how Junior starts to unravel because of his days secret life. This show has endless possibilities and can go anywhere. This is was I'm excited for BCS.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2014, 08:07:38 am
Sh*t man, some of the flashbacks to Jesse, Walt, Gus and Mike could be about what THEY did in certain situations to evade capture and how they went about business and the information we learn via flashback shows how Saul goes about doing the same thing in Present Day to help out his own situation for himself, Skyler and Junior. The fun would be in seeing Saul f*ck up the very thing he is trying to emulate. God, start this show already!!! I should just send out an open invitation to all the cast members and film this myself before Vince gets wind of my ideas and steals them!!  ;D
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on July 02, 2014, 08:16:26 am
You could write a spec!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 11, 2014, 05:16:27 pm
Better Call Saul: It looks like Huell might be back too (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/better-call-saul-it-looks-like-huell-might-be-back-9600535.html)

Not a shock as I expected him to return. The more people they can get from Breaking Bad, the better the show will be as it will make the BB Universe that much richer.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 12, 2014, 07:59:59 am
'Better Call Saul': New photos, details from 'Breaking Bad'  (http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/11/better-call-saul-photos/)

A must-read if you want some inside news on details for BCS. Be forewarned, it could be considered Spoiler Alert time.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 23, 2014, 09:47:18 am
James McGill Billboard

(http://i.imgur.com/9gnqA99.jpg)

Real Better Call Saul Billboard Appears in Albuquerque (http://defamer.gawker.com/real-better-call-saul-billboard-appears-in-albuquerque-1609576720?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2014, 10:40:20 am
BCS Teaser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOokbGqSq-s

Teaser that premiered last night.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 11, 2014, 12:26:55 pm
10 seconds!!! That ain't ****
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2014, 12:50:20 pm
.....but it's a start.  ;D
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 11, 2014, 01:06:00 pm
That's like getting that quick glimpse looking down a woman's front. It happened, you  think you saw something. But it's nothing.

Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2014, 02:42:07 pm
Eight Ways to Get Ready for Saul Goodman on the Breaking Bad Binge This Sunday at 5/4c (http://blogs.amctv.com/breaking-bad/2014/08/eight-ways-to-get-ready-for-saul-goodman-on-the-breaking-bad-binge-this-sunday-at-54c/?utm_campaign=amc_newsletters%3A16174%3Abreakingbad&utm_medium=email%3Asection%3Darticle_main_permalink&utm_source=2014-08-22%3A906225199%3Atonight_saul_goodmans_debut_kicks_off_the_breaking_bad_binge)
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2014, 09:31:57 pm
Better Call Saul Tease: Creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould on Jimmy McGill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpV-fRh5hcQ
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on August 24, 2014, 10:28:46 pm
Oh I cannot wait for this sucker to stream.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 05, 2014, 08:33:03 pm
Better Call Saul: The Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGsC_LO3oFY

I'm guessing this is the song/music that will play during the Opening Credits.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 29, 2014, 08:28:31 pm
Bob Odenkirk drops hints about “Better Call Saul”: “It’s 85 percent drama, 15 percent comedy” (http://www.salon.com/2014/10/28/bob_odenkirk_drops_hints_about_better_call_saul_it%E2%80%99s_85_percent_drama_15_percent_comedy/)

I love the fact that Cranston called Odenkirk out for not watching a single episode of Breaking Bad. Walter White for the win!  ;D Now get this damn show on the air already!!!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 20, 2014, 07:46:10 pm
'Better Call Saul' Sets 2-night Premiere Dates - IGN News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MBSay7mx7A


Pretty cool that we are getting a 2-Night Premiere. The not so cool news is that we will only have 8 new episodes after that. I guess it should have been expected given the episode count per season for Breaking Bad.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on November 21, 2014, 06:50:36 am
As we've talked about... Better to have quality than quantity.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 21, 2014, 07:31:01 am
Word.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 30, 2014, 11:10:17 pm
Sneak Peek: Better Call Saul: No Parking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds4FZmVG908


They premiered this extended scene during the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/tv/the-walking-dead-(season-5-2014)/msg32220/#msg32220) and it was great seeing Mike and Saul sharing the screen together again.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on December 01, 2014, 12:48:41 am
Dang, you beat me to it.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 10, 2015, 09:04:36 am
Extended Trailer: Better Call Saul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1xIGfVFb-U

Finally, a real trailer!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on January 10, 2015, 10:20:26 am
When again?
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on January 10, 2015, 11:58:51 am
AMC Deb 8 and 9.  Netflix soon after, I believe.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 10, 2015, 01:34:33 pm
No Walt Or Jesse For Season 1 (http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2015/01/10/new-extended-better-call-saul-trailer-released-no-walt-or-jesse-for-season-1/)


As soon as I read the header, I knew exactly why they wouldn't be appearing anywhere in Season 1 and it makes perfect sense. I don't fault Vince Gilligan and the writers at all. I do believe that Bryan Cranston will still be directing at least one episode though.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on January 10, 2015, 01:41:59 pm
Netflix? I didn't know.

That's good to know. I just may adjust and wait for them all.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 23, 2015, 03:45:55 pm
Better Call Saul - How's The Breaking Bad Spinoff? - IGN Conversation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTXs15FW7D8



I'm both jealous and relived that Eric and Roth got to check out the first two episodes of Better Call Saul. Jealous because, well, isn't it obvious? And relieved because they have both set my mind at ease that this could have tainted Breaking Bad if they didn't meet the standards of the previous series. Hearing them gush and rave about BCS has me insanely pumped now! Sh*t, now it's gonna take forever for the premiere to get here! Ack!! Anyway, check out the clip. There are no spoilers in it whatsoever. They just talk about why they like it and do make mention of something that we have all talked about early in this thread, one that I was hopeful they would do. So, this has me very happy they have in fact.......oh, just watch the clip already!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2015, 03:51:48 pm
A Look at the Series: Better Call Saul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O56TuYQb_cs
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2015, 09:48:37 am
HLN stumps stars with some 'Saul' trivia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPObfZtA5SM

Haha. Love 'Mike's' answers. Only 4 days left till the premiere!!! Wheeeeeee!!!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Mac on February 04, 2015, 03:03:03 pm
Any bets on any kind of record this will set?
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2015, 03:56:13 pm
It will have boffo numbers, especially since this is being paired up with the return of TWD the same night. I'll say at least 15 million for both shows.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 08, 2015, 11:18:08 pm
Episode 1
Uno

(http://i.imgur.com/PavQhZ0.gif)



I really liked the premiere episode. Any fan of Breaking Bad will be happy with both the tone and the look of BCS. I know that it's basically the same production team and crew working on this and it shows. There is definitely a "getting to know the new characters" that comes with any new series and this one isn't any different. But he final 15 minutes was pure Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad. But it was the final shot in the last scene that had me grinning from ear to ear. F*cking Tuco is in this, which I wasn't expecting at all. It made the entire episode even better. Looking forward to Monday for the next episode. Can't wait to see how Tuco fits into this.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2015, 03:03:18 pm
"WALKING DEAD" MID-SEASON OPENS STRONG, "BETTER CALL SAUL" DEBUTS BIG (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=59164)


A few post back I said that both shows would crack the 15 million viewer mark. Well, I was half right. TWD did exceed 15 million, but BCS only pulled in 7 million. Still good enough numbers to be the best debut series ever in cable history. Not bad.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Mac on February 09, 2015, 04:06:31 pm
Nailed it.


And we thought you were just making sh*t up.  :P
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2015, 05:49:43 pm

TIGHT,
TIGHT,
TIGHT!


Can't wait for tonight! You know Episode 2 is gonna be off the hook.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Mac on February 09, 2015, 07:21:19 pm
Watching as we speak...
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2015, 07:23:33 pm
Grrrrr! I forget our time difference and you get to see it before me! Ack!!!!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Neumatic on February 09, 2015, 08:38:32 pm
Saw it too.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2015, 11:19:08 pm
Episode 2
Mijo

(http://i.imgur.com/cTZ9poD.gif)


Watching this episode was like watching a long lost episode of Breaking Bad that never aired until tonight and it was f*cking awesome! I knew that with Tuco being front and center that this was gonna be something special and it absolutely was. Hard to describe the feeling I got as the episode played out, but I was definitely giddy, grinning ear to ear. Once the story heads out to the desert (a call back to quite a few scenes in Breaking Bad), that's when it really elevates to epic heights. I love that Vince Gilligan brought back Tuco's original crew, which made it even more epic. This was also a great moment for Jimmy/Saul as well. Having talked Tuco down from the ledge and convincing him that breaking one leg each was the way to go, made him realized that he was in fact a good lawyer. Loved the montage showing him with a renewed sense of purpose of doing the work, getting paid and being happy about doing a job well done. But just like The Godfather, just when he thought he was out, in walks Nacho to plant the seeds that will send Saul veering drastically off the path that he wants to take. We know how it all turns out, but it's gonna be fun to see what happens along the way. With Nacho basically the point man, this all but guarantees us that we will be getting more Tuco in the future. Loving the scenes with Mike as well.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Neumatic on February 09, 2015, 11:59:55 pm
You know, seeing the Cinnabon scene again today made me realize what Breaking Bad and the X-Files had in common, which was this ability to see the darker, twisted side in the mundane, that seemingly ordinary stuff hides dark, horrible secrets.  In the X-files, it's town with monsters, vampires, etc.  In BB, it's that seemingly normal people on the street are criminal masterminds, murders and brutal killers right beneath the surface.

There was something great about seeing Saul as a balding, pudgy dude working as a manager at Cinnabon, this sense of dread and defeat, that he's got nothing else left but to trudge through this existence... and you feel like no one who works with him has any clue of who he is or the dark things that he's hiding from.  And I love how he has to close his blinds and get drunk to even remember who Saul Goodman was, the way he hid the tape and passport under the sink just gives me the impression that he's a fugitive waiting for the heat to die down, but it never will.  He's gone from hiding to... I dunno, living purgatory.  It kind of evokes Walter in that cabin.

I wonder how many people think that's going to be the end of the series... I feel like it's going to be the end of the first or second season.  His sins might catch up to him earlier than we think.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2015, 12:19:27 am
I'm sure you already know this, but the Cinnabon reference is an Easter Egg from Breaking Bad. Saul actually says that he sees himself working at a Cinnabon in 6 months time. I love this about Vince and his attention to detail to bring that little throw away line into reality as the first scene of BCS. So, what did you think about tonights episode? Come on! Let's talk about it!!!!!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Neumatic on February 10, 2015, 12:30:17 am
Definitely liked it... you were right, the desert was a great callback visually to Breaking Bad (and I imagine that we'll still be seeing lots of it, since it's a great place to dispose of things).

I also really liked how Saul learned the lesson that Chuck was trying to teach him, that there are no sides.  When we see Jimmy at the start, all he wants to do is win, to get victories.  Having to deal with Tuco is the first time he's really forced to consider the other parties' point of view, and it really cements the idea in his head that BOTH parties have to be satisfied.  This is the big change we see when he starts taking on all those cases at the end (you really notice that with that once lawyer who keeps pressing him for "perp with a prior").  This is also why he still can't settle with Mike, there's no middle ground to be reached.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2015, 12:45:24 am
One thing that tonight's episode brought up for me that I didn't even think of until it was playing out, for some reason or another was I felt that BCS was going to be more "family friendly". By that I mean it wouldn't be as violent compared to BB. Sure, that show wasn't too bad in that department, but there are moments that just left you shocked when they happened. I think that because Saul is the main character and was used primarily for comic relief, I just had it in my head that this series would never "go there" or go as dark as BB. Even though we haven't seen anything like that in the first two episodes, tonight desert scene did offer the potential that does eventually go there when Saul starts getting deeper and deeper into the hole that will eventually consume him. And once it does start to get dark, that's when fans of BB are really going to rejoice at the connection between both series.

Now what are the chances that we see Badger or Skinny Pete or Combo this season? Off the top of my head, I can't remember if any of them had any reference to Saul during BB that happened in the "past". I know that it was Jesse that introduced Saul to us as they had a past. But did the other guys know of Saul first and introduced Jesse to Saul? Trying really hard to remember if that ever came up as a throw away line. I'm hoping they introduced Jesse to Saul, that way they can use those characters a lot sooner than if it was the other way around.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Neumatic on February 10, 2015, 12:48:49 am
Family friendly? They had sex with a head!

As for Jesse and his little posse, they don't have to DIRECTLY interact with Saul to be in the show.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2015, 12:53:23 am
True, but I would rather we see a legit interaction with those characters rather than some random scene with them in the background that doesn't add much in the way of plot. The reason why I brought this up was because I had literally said that the Skater Twins were going to be the "new" Badger and Skinny Pete of the show and it got me thinking about the ways that those Twins would most likely have some sort of connection with Badger and Skinny Pete and possibly know Jesse as well.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2015, 12:54:36 am
Family friendly? They had sex with a head!

I thought 'Family Friendly' prior to the premiere of the show.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2015, 01:06:15 am
Let's not forget about Hank Schrader kicking down some doors during Drug Raids for the DEA as things begin to heat up.  ;D
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 11, 2015, 07:44:28 am
'Better Call Saul's' Tuco on Brutal Role: "There's Nothing Fun About It" (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/better-call-saul-tuco-actor-771995?Facebook_20150210)




Sigh.

Reading this bums me out. It doesn't look like we are going to be seeing a lot of Raymond Cruz as Tuco in BCS. I was hopeful we would be getting a lot more. Now it turns out we will be lucky to even get any more appearances in the future given is commitment elsewhere. I'm just hoping he is purposely downplaying his involvement to keep things secretive for the benefit of the fans. But not likely.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 14, 2015, 09:47:52 pm
Better Call Saul: All the Breaking Bad Easter eggs you might have missed (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/better-call-saul-all-the-breaking-bad-references-you-might-have-missed-10044470.html)

Haha, these are awesome! I literally said "Oh, Come On!" before even reading what the writer wrote!!!! Referring to #9.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Mac on February 15, 2015, 04:22:05 am
Interesting stuff... But reminds me of those people watching this stuff just for that... How can that be fun?

These the grand kids of those who use to listen to records backwards searching for satanic verses?
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Neumatic on February 15, 2015, 11:08:07 am
Definitely wonder how long it tAkes for somEone to notice weirD thingS lIke that, they Can't All be intentional My friend.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 15, 2015, 11:23:38 am
Definitely wonder how long it tAkes for somEone to notice weirD thingS lIke that, they Can't All be intentional My friend.

Okay, I don't know what's going on here, but you're encoding sh*t into your messages and it's playing with my fragile mind!!!!!!  I think I better call Saul. :P
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Neumatic on February 15, 2015, 11:32:04 am
I honestly wasn't sure if anyone was going to catch that.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2015, 11:31:59 am
Better Call Saul - Client Development

(http://i.imgur.com/6s6JaKI.jpg)

Online comic can be found here (http://www.amctv.com/shows/better-call-saul/client-development-comic). Love the cover, but the interior art looks bad. I didn't bother to read it. Didn't want to ruin anything by way of spoiler content. I rather discover it on Saul instead of in the pages of weak art.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2015, 11:23:54 pm
Episode 3
Nacho

(http://i.imgur.com/cTZ9poD.gif)


After the powerhouse return of Tuco in the previous episode, I was very much looking forward to this one because I knew it would be the litmus test for the series to stand on it's on. The series can't rely or expect to have familiar characters from Breaking Bad popping up to sustain it. BCS definitely needs to find it's own voice and I think they did just that tonight. This episode pretty much reaffirmed that Saul can carry this show on it's own and be very entertaining while doing it. Loved the "interrogation" scene with him and Nacho. Loved the scene with Saul basically doing detective work himself, which did a lot to prove that he is a smart and capable lawyer that knows his way around both sides of the law. Of course my favorite scene was Mike and Saul, but not for the reason you'd expect it to be. Sure, it was funny to see Mike throw him to the ground, but I liked seeing that moment where Mike chose to believe Saul's story about the self-kidnapping scenario. Once Mike refused to press charges, you immediately see whatever "bond" you think they have in Breaking Bad form right then and there and I like being able to tie both series together for this small, but crucial interplay between the two. What makes it even more fascinating is that this little moment basically sealed their fate as you know what eventually happens. Had Mike pressed charges, in all likelihood, the events of BB would have been much different as both characters would have gone their separate ways.

FYI, I gotta stop calling him 'Saul' since he is not technically Saul yet. Ack! Jimmy it is......
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2015, 11:44:45 pm
Just throwing this out there, but I think Jimmy's decision to 'Break Bad' and become Saul is how Mike ended up on the wrong side of the track. Think about it, he's a former Philly Cop, working as a Parking Attendant and he seems content (based on only 3 episodes) with his lot in life at that moment. But when Jimmy gets into deep down the road, Mike, for whatever reason, feels the need to save him, the same way he did by believing his theory about the Kettleman's in tonight's episode. Mike doesn't taint Jimmy. It's the other way around.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2015, 12:28:33 am
Episode 4
Hero

(http://i.imgur.com/PavQhZ0.gif)



After the first two episodes, I have been waiting for the inevitable drop. Not that I don't think the writers and Vince Gilligan have what it takes to sustain this. They are after-all the same team that gave us Breaking Bad. But with this show, I've been worried that the magic would run out pretty quickly. But here's the thing, after last weeks episode and tonight's as well, I am more than confident that this show can go for at least 5 seasons and not have to rely on any Breaking Bad connections. The character of Jimmy/Saul is so strong that any connection to Breaking Bad now is kind of a moot point. If this show was a new series right out of the box with no connections, it would still be one of my favorite shows on air right now. It's just a bonus that it's taking place in the BB Universe. Loved the Con job at the beginning which gave us more insight into who Jimmy was/is. By the time we get to the end, I absolutely knew that the whole thing with the Billboard Guy falling over was another Con job to bolster his image with potential customers. It was great. I'm really liking Kim (Rhea Seehorn). She got a little more screen time with Jimmy. They have great chemistry together and I see this turning into a romance. But given that we never hear about her in Breaking Bad, it's going to be a tragic love story is my guess. Hey, maybe the writers take it somewhere else. WitPro? Okay, I'm getting ahead of myself here.....Also great is that I'm starting to dig Chuck McGill's story line as well. Really curious to see where they take him from here.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 03, 2015, 06:42:52 am
Episode 5
Alpine Shepherd Buy

(http://i.imgur.com/PavQhZ0.gif)



I'm sure anyone coming into last nights episode would complain that it was "too slow" or spent way too much time on Jimmy's brother. I for one love that they gave Micheal McKean and Bob Odenkirk more screen-time to expand on just how much they feed off each other and inform one another's character and how much of a toll it's taking on Jimmy. I thought the opening was f*cking hilarious. With Jimmy now "capitalizing" on his new found fame from his billboard stunt, he now has a lot more business. But with each new "client" we see that they are nothing more than quacks and it was awesome in how they were revealed, especially the first guy with the fake money. I literally thought that Jimmy just lucked himself into $1 Million......until we see the dudes face on each bill. Also funny as f*ck was watching Jimmy analyzing an episode of Matlock to get tips on how to dress better to get more potential clients. Seeing Jimmy dressing up like Andy Griffith was worth the wait.

As great as all this is, I'm sure most people will focus on the last 5 minutes of the episode because it's clear that there was a deliberate shift from Jimmy to Mike and setting up what's sure to be a Mike-heavy episode next week, much like what Tucco got. It's the episode we have all been waiting for. I for one can't wait to see what's coming. Looks like it will involve his connection to his Philly past as the cops come knowing on his door to close out another great episode.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 09, 2015, 11:20:18 pm
Episode 6
Five-O

(http://i.imgur.com/cTZ9poD.gif)


Epic doesn't even begin to do this Mike-heavy episode justice. THIS is the episode I was hoping for the moment I heard that they were going through with making Better Call Saul and it was certainly all I could think about this past week, hoping Vince Gilligan was going to deliver. Boy, did he ever. We finally learn the biggest moment in Mike's past that basically changed the course of his life would and of course lead to his downfall in Breaking Bad. Yes, we learn that he was already a dirty cop back in Philly, but it's learning about his son, who was also a Cop and the one shining light in Mike's otherwise tainted world. As soon as his son was killed by other dirty cops, his own partner, was there ever any doubt what would come next? Retaliation is the only thing that we wanted, and we get just that. We also learn about who the Woman is, who tuns out to be his daughter-in-law. This was everything I had hoped for and it does alter your perception of the man that it will change your view of him the next time you are watching BB.  How Mike-heavy was this? Jimmy/Saul was basically reduced to a cameo appearance on his own show and it was certainly awesome. Amazing performance by Jonathan Banks. Get this man a f*cking Emmy already! Love, love, love this episode and this series.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2015, 12:24:39 am
Behind Mike's Gut-Wrenching Backstory on Better Call Saul (http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/interviews/a33607/better-call-saul-mike-episode/)


Wow, I never would have guessed that Five-O was written by a first-timer. He could quite possibly win an Emmy for this episode. Overall, a great interview.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 19, 2015, 08:41:57 am
Episode 7
Bingo

(http://i.imgur.com/PavQhZ0.gif)



One of the biggest mysteries about Jimmy/Saul was whether he was ever a "legitimate" lawyer. Well, it's safe to say we finally get our answer in the exceptional Bingo episode. We already know that Jimmy is a good lawyer, but did he ever get the chance to show the rest of the world just how good he is? He checks out floor space for his new Office with a view to kill for and he is going big now that his Elderly Law practice is taking off. But that's as far as he gets before his house of cards comes tumbling down. I looked at this tragic outcome of his akin to that of a Baseball player in the minors getting called up to the Big Leagues and before he can even dress for opening day, he gets cut from the team, never to return and having to slum it for the rest of his career in AAA. Very sad.

What's really tragic is that by Jimmy "doing the right thing" in returning his "retainers fee" that the Kettleman's gave him, is that he gets punish for it because it ends his dream of the big leagues and  it set in motion for his own downfall. This was a fascinating episode to watch, especially the implication of his good deed. Had Jimmy kept the money (which would have been the one "bad" thing), he would have gotten his office space and had a legitimate practice where he could do some really good things for the rest of his life. But choosing to do the good thing in turning over the money, it forces him into eventual survival mode where all he will end up doing are bad things in as seen in Breaking Bad. It's a great Catch-22 moment. Loved it. I also loved that at the beginning of the episode, Mike terminates Jimmy as his lawyer and they go their separate ways. We don't have to wait long before we see how their "partnership" truly begins.

Seeing Mike surveilling the Kettleman's to find the stolen money at the behest of Jimmy to pay off his debt was great. We finally get to see Mike doing his 'Fixer' thing that he does so well and we see just how good at it he really is. This goes to show that Mike and Jimmy are in fact two peas in a pod in spite of them being at odds with each other all the time. The Kettleman story-line has been great so far, but I think this is the last we will be seeing them given how it ended with them returning to the 'Big' Law Firm. I'm really digging the scenes between Jimmy and Kim. Rhea Seehorn is great in the role and it's clear that she and Bob have great chemistry together, which gives their understated attraction to each other more sizzle. Better Call Saul is the best TV Series on the air right now. If you guys aren't watching this, you are depriving yourself a remarkable show.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 24, 2015, 07:43:48 pm
Episode 8
Rico

(http://i.imgur.com/SW1TShG.gif)


I never thought that an entire episode dedicated to Elderly Law could be edge of your seat delicious and that's exactly what we get here. I was enthralled watching Jimmy turn on his inner lawyer and start doing anything and everything to get the upper hand on a retirement home taking advantage of those that reside there. He even goes as far as hiding in a dumpster full of trash that is too foul to mention. The joke of course was that he didn't even have to go in the dumpster to get the shredded documents as they were in the recycling bin right next to it. I know that most people that love the show still have issues with Jimmy's brother Chuck and view it as kind of a throwaway story line that won't have any kind of pay off they are hoping for. I for one like the yin and yang of the two brothers and seriously want to see more of it.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 30, 2015, 11:26:31 pm
Episode 9
Pimento

(http://i.imgur.com/PavQhZ0.gif)


We got two great stories in this episode. One was of course Jimmy's and the other was Mike's. I was actually leaning toward Mike's as being the "better" of the two. That is until the final 5 minutes where Jimmy confronts Chuck and finally gets the bottom of why Howard Hamlin wants nothing to do with him. For the entire season, we are led to believe that there is a deep animosity between Hamiin and Jimmy and our reaction to it is wanting to know what exactly did Jimmy do to p*ss him off. Well, the big reveal is that we find out that Chuck has been the one behind keeping Jimmy "in his place" the entire time because he doesn't view him as a 'real lawyer'. This is some messed up Cain and Abel betrayal here and I can now see this as being the straw that finally breaks Jimmy's back and sends him on his way to becoming Saul. Another masterful performance by Bob Odenkirk.

As for Mike's story, it had all the hallmark signs of vintage Breaking Bad. Loved the scene between Mike and the 'Guy with too many guns'. It was fantastic to see Steven Ogg in the role and as much as this scene was to build up the Mike character, it was Ogg that steals the scene. For those that aren't familire with Ogg, he plays Trevor (likeness and voice acting) in GTA V. Nice to see that Nacho is back and hopefully they are setting up something big for the Season Finale. Totally got a kick out of Mike schooling the Nerdy Drug dealer about how and what to do should he pursue this line of work.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2015, 01:16:21 am
Episode 10
Marco

(http://i.imgur.com/SW1TShG.gif)


For a week, actually, for the entire duration of this season, I have been trying to guess what the Season Finale could be. What could be the monumental scene to hold us over until Season 2 returns. Many things came to mind. Would we see the return of Tuco? Would we see another Breaking Bad alum in the form of Gus Fring? Jesse Pinkman? Badger? Skinny Pete? I've had 9 weeks to come up with something and I played with many different scenarios. It was none of that and I let my imagination get away from me and I kinda lost sight of what this season has been all about: How Jimmy turns into Saul.With Jimmy reeling from the confirmation that his brothers thinks very little of him, it sends him on sort of a 'bender' where he goes back to Chicago and finds his old partner in crime: Marco.

He was seen in the first episode where we see them working their cons for some quick cash. It's more of the same for the duration of this episode. He is 'slippin' back into his old ways, but it's not the same as before because he has changed. He has affected many lives back home, the ones he was to represent in court. This snaps him back to reality and makes the choice to return to doing what he set out to do, regardless of his brother's opinion. Hell, Jimmy even gets another sweet deal sent his way that could prove once and for all that he is in fact a great lawyer. Everything is lined up. He's front of the Court, ready to go to work when he has a epiphany, that nothing he does is ever going to change his brother's or anyone else's mind about him. He makes his choice and that of course is to look out for himself. Thus Saul (if not in name, but in spirit) is born. I thought this was a great episode and I really liked the bond between him and Marco. Very sad to see how it ended for him though. I like that there wasn't any big guest stars for the Season Finale. It would be better served in Season 2 when things really start rolling, which I expect to see a few BB alums appearing, especially Gus. One thing I hope to see next season is an increase in episodes. Give me 12-15 episodes per season and I'll be a happy camper.