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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #75 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.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #76 on: February 09, 2015, 07:21:19 pm »
Watching as we speak...
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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #77 on: February 09, 2015, 07:23:33 pm »
Grrrrr! I forget our time difference and you get to see it before me! Ack!!!!
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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #78 on: February 09, 2015, 08:38:32 pm »
Saw it too.

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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #79 on: February 09, 2015, 11:19:08 pm »
Episode 2
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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.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #80 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.

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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #81 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!!!!!
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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #82 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.

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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #83 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.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #84 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.

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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #85 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.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #86 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.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #87 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
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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #88 on: February 11, 2015, 07:44:28 am »
'Better Call Saul's' Tuco on Brutal Role: "There's Nothing Fun About It"




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.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Season 1 - 2015)
« Reply #89 on: February 14, 2015, 09:47:52 pm »
Better Call Saul: All the Breaking Bad Easter eggs you might have missed

Haha, these are awesome! I literally said "Oh, Come On!" before even reading what the writer wrote!!!! Referring to #9.
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