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Title: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on February 17, 2016, 07:32:24 pm
Reviews to come...
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Neumatic on February 23, 2016, 02:41:52 pm
Article on Uproxx, Chuck may not be the villain you think he is. (  Or as someone on Reddit quote-stole, "he's not wrong, he's just an *sshole." 
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 23, 2016, 05:26:47 pm
Episode 1 & 2
Switch / Cobbler


Love the first two episodes. Just like the first episode in Season 1, this too begins with a Post-Breaking Bad scene, showing us where Saul is in his life: SCARED SH*TLESS and constantly looking over his shoulder. I really want to see more of these scenes and I get the feeling that as we get closer and closer to the events of Breaking Bad, the more we will see of said scenes. In my head, I envision the series actually transitioning to this PBB story line  concept once Jimmie/Saul's story starts to wind down. And if the series can somehow get in 5-6 seasons worth of material, the PBB story line will be the dominant one and they could possibly have any of Jimmie/Saul stuff as the occasional flashback in the same manner they are doing the PBB stuff thus far. Just my imagination running wild here.

As for the first two episodes, both are great, but I gotta say that Cobbler is the best just because we got a lot more of Mike and the continuation of Wormald's story line, who by the way is slowly turning into my favorite annoying character on the show. This guy is so clueless about what he is doing that it makes for a great juxtaposition to Mike, both clearly heading in different directions. The cherry on top of the episode was Jimmie telling both detectives about Squat Cobbling which had me f*cking laughing out loud. I'm still laughing. Damn funny.  And yes, Chuck is the ultimate ass hole. When he shows up at work just to make Jimmie uncomfortable, all I was saying was "ass hole".
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Neumatic on February 23, 2016, 06:11:09 pm
I feel like the Cinnebon thing from season one is in real time relative to the end of BB, the same amount of time has passed.  Which I like, because like you said, it means that the BB universe is continuing.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2016, 09:12:09 pm
'Better Call Saul' Postmortem: Michael Mando on Nacho's Father Figures and Pryce's Pimpmobile (

Great interview.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 26, 2016, 12:49:03 pm
Aaron Paul Teases 'Better Call Saul' Cameo - IGN News

Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on February 26, 2016, 02:48:13 pm
What's become of Aaron Paul. I watched and enjoyed his high speed flick. Then poof?
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Neumatic on February 26, 2016, 03:22:51 pm
He's in a movie called Triple 9 that just came out.  It also has Casey Affleck, Chiwitel Ejiofer, Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson (tell me you don't want to see him and Aaron Paul do a movie together), Norman Reedus, Gal Godot (the new Wonder Woman), music by Atticus Ross, directed by the dude who did The Road.  Big theatrical release.  I've barely heard ANYTHING about it.

He's in another movie with the late Alan Rickman (they already shot it, otherwise it would be weird).

He's in "Central Intelligence," the upcoming movie with The Rock and Kevin Hart.

He's also in a series called "The Path" AND he was a voice in Bojack Horseman.

What's he been up to?  To steal a line from Britney Spears, because it fits this conversation so well, "work, b1tch!"
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2016, 11:13:16 pm
Episode 4
Gloves Off 


What a great f*cking episode and it was totally unexpected in what it turned out to be. Two separate stories running concurrently. I dug Jimmie's story in trying to rectify his f*ck up that got Kimmie in trouble at work. His scene with Chuck was damn good. But it's the story following Mike that really brought it home for me. The cherry on top was Tuco, which I absolutely did not expect to see. Last week Tuco was mentioned in passing and there was more talk about Nacho wanting to have Tuco whacked in tonight's episode, but I still didn't expect to see him make an appearance. As good as he was in Breaking Bad and his kick-ass episode last season, it's not a secret that Raymond Cruz doesn't enjoy playing Tuco for a number of reasons. So, I wasn't expecting to get anything from him this season, certainly not this early into Season 2 if at all. Regardless, we got it and it was f*cking awesome to see Tuco and Mike sharing the same scene together and we got to see Mike doing what he does best: Fixing problems. What makes the Tuco scene a step up from awesome was seeing Krazy-8 making a cameo. If you don't know or remember who Krazy-8 is, go watch Breaking Bad. Hopefully we get to see more of him on BCS.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 14, 2016, 11:14:42 pm
Episode 5


Fantastic episode that was pretty much all about Kim and how she is basically doing whatever is asked of her, just to get out of the doghouse. Her scene with Chuck was very enlightening when he tells her about his father and what Jimmie did when they were kids. We learn more about both characters, but it says more about Chuck than Jimmie because who the f*ck discloses that kind of information that has nothing to do with her other than trying to tear him down behind his back. Yes, he ruined his father, but it had nothing to do with bonding with Kim and more about driving a wedge between her and Jimmie. As great as this episode was with her carrying the majority of the episode, all anyone is going to talk about is the final scene with a surprise cameo from the one and only.....Hector Salamanca!! F*ck yeah! His scene with Mike was great and it goes a long way to clear up how Tuco would get a short sentence so that the story line will line up with the events of Breaking Bad. More Hector!!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2016, 08:39:10 pm
Episode 8


The opening one long tracking shot was f*cking phenomenal. Watching the scene unfold in the way it did was vintage Breaking Bad. It gave me goosebumps. Even crazier is that none of the principal players were involved at all. It was just a trucker driving through a Border checkpoint, getting pulled out of the lineup, having said truck inspected for contraband and sent on his merry way. But the way it was shot and the way everyone hit their marks made this 5 minute scene the most "Breaking Bad" episode thus far in Better Call Saul. With that said, I actually got a little bit worried that Vince Gilligan was maybe ramping this up a bit too fast because we are now getting a full-on Mike and Hector Salamanca story line. My concerns were that this story would overshadow Jimmy's story. I misspoke too soon because by the end of the episode, it was still all about watching Jimmy getting closer and closer to turning into Saul, especially after he purposely (and rightfully) sabotaged Chucks's file regarding Mesa Verde after stealing the account from Kim. But yeah, awesome episode all around. That makeshift garden hose with nails that Mike was making at the end tells me he is going to use it as a spike strip on the Trucker/Truck as seen at the start of the episode to somehow get inside and see exactly what Hector is smuggling. We haven't seen anything yet, but clearly Mike is the one that gave Gus Fring the idea of smuggling stuff inside the food that happens in Breaking Bad. I just always assumed it was Gus' idea from the start.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 14, 2016, 10:34:29 pm
Episode 9


I'm still amazed at how awesome this show is and Nailed.....nailed it! I'm torn between which story line I like better. The natural tendency would be to gravitate toward Mike's because it's tapping into all things Breaking Bad and with Hector Salamanca getting more and more screen time just makes it the winner. Right? When they cut from Mike to Jimmy, I'm right there, hook line and sinker. Jimmy's story with Chuck and Kimmie has been electric so far and having Chuck piece it all together in how Jimmy f*cked him over by forging his Mesa Verde documents, leads him to the Copy Place. What happens next had me on pins and needles. F*cking amazing sh*t. Loved it. Getting back to Mike, there was a subtle moment that leads into all the sh*t that goes down in BB. Mike for all intents and purposes was done with Hector. He stole all his money and was free and clear...and then he learns that Mike is directly responsible for the death of a innocent bystander. This (my opinion) leads Mike to seek out retribution because of guilt and thus Mike and Hector would be intertwined until the end of BB.

Man, I'm super bummed that next week is the Season Finale. This season went by way to fast. Sigh.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 19, 2016, 11:56:26 am
Episode 10


Klick was a great Season Finale and one that I was very very happy with. I'm sure there will be people complaining how too much time was devoted to Chuck and Jimmy in the hospital. I for one wanted more because their dynamic with each other revealed a lot more than what has been hinted at up to now. At the end of the day, I think the fact that their mother's last words were Jimmy and this has never sat well with Chuck and explains his animosity toward Jimmy. The final scene between them was fantastic. Even though I saw the swerve coming a mile away, it was still something to see. The Tape Recorder was just the cherry on top that will lead us into next season. I'm sure this will be 'blackmail' for Chuck to hold over Jimmy's head and I wouldn't put it past Chuck to throw Kim under the bus to make him do whatever he wants him to do. The other half of the episode dealt with Mike. I was 100% positive that Mike would pull the trigger and be responsible for putting Hector in the wheelchair we see him in in Breaking Bad. Even though it was implied in BB that it was Gus who put him there, I always figured it was Mike that did the dirty work. Well, it was all for naught because that moment never happens. When Mike sees the note on his car that reads 'DON'T', immediately people would start trying to figure out who put that note there. The obvious choice would be to say that it's Gus Fring. I can't buy into the idea that he would go out there and actually place that note on the windshield. My money is on Tyrus (Ray Campbell) who does all the dirty work that Gus would never do personally.

Talking Saul was also great. I really wish that this show would follow each episode because every episode has been stellar and deserves to be talked about. The Easter Egg that Vince Gilligan mentions about Season 2 blew my mind. When I heard about it, I actually had to go and check it out for myself. I have no idea how anyone would even think to look at Episode Titles and decode it. Season 2 Episodes are below. That's all the information you get.

1. Switch
2. Cobbler
3. Amarillo
4. Gloves Off
5. Rebecca
6. Bali Ha'i
7. Inflatable
8. Fifi
9. Nailed
10. Klick

The answer below....

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 20, 2016, 09:08:53 pm
Better Call Saul: The Origins of Squat Cobbler

This is probably the funniest thing I've seen all year. Having an animated cartoon on the Origins of Squat Cobbler and listening to Bob Odenkirk talk had me howling with laughter. This one is a keeper!
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 21, 2016, 02:44:27 pm
Chuck McGill Is Better Call Saul’s Version of Skyler White (

Great read.
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 26, 2016, 07:20:25 pm
‘Better Call Saul’ is Bringing Back an Iconic ‘Breaking Bad’ Character (

Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Neumatic on April 26, 2016, 07:27:52 pm
Well, now that he's done with The Jungle Book...
Title: Re: Better Call Saul (Season 2 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 21, 2016, 12:57:45 pm
Better Call Saul Co-Creator Says There May Be A Story Beyond Breaking Bad (

This is very encouraging to hear. If you go back to my first episode review for Season 2, you can see how I envisioned where the story could and should ultimately transition to. Seems I'm not the only one that thinks the same way. If anything, they are kicking around the idea and hopefully something comes of it. With that said, I'm not in any kind of rush to have them wrap up BCS anytime soon. I'm enjoying the hell out of the series and I want at least 3 more seasons before Jimmy becomes Saul full time. Then and only then should the focus shift to Post-Breaking Bad stories.