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    Default Real name's McGill. The Jew thing is for the homeboys." The Better Call Saul thread

    Initial reviews suggest that Saul Goodman's show deserves its own official CougarStadium.com thread.

    Here's another stellar review.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/entertain...l-saul/385265/

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    So I'm only about halfway through Breaking Bad, does this show stand on its own or do I need to know a bunch of references from BB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    So I'm only about halfway through Breaking Bad, does this show stand on its own or do I need to know a bunch of references from BB?
    From what I've seen, it stands on its own, but there will be references that fans of the show will enjoy. You can enjoy both at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    Initial reviews suggest that Saul Goodman's show deserves its own official CougarStadium.com thread.

    Here's another stellar review.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/entertain...l-saul/385265/
    It has at least two others.
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    I was so worried about the clown potential of this show when it was first announced. I'm excited that the reviews have been so positive.
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    It was so good out of the gate, AMC greenlighted a second year right away. I don't believe I've anticipated a new show like this - ever.

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    Solid 1st half hour. Gilligan makes a good show.
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    They still pay $700 a case for a felony on public defender cases in New Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Mexican Disaster View Post
    They still pay $700 a case for a felony on public defender cases in New Mexico.
    My BiL did public defender work for a few years before joining a small firm. At the time, he was living in a trailer and driving an early 90s Ford Taurus.
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    Solid. Can't wait for tomorrow's. I was late to the party and binged all but the last season of BB. This is going to be tougher. I felt the two cameos were a little shoe horned, but in Gilligan I trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Solid. Can't wait for tomorrow's. I was late to the party and binged all but the last season of BB. This is going to be tougher. I felt the two cameos were a little shoe horned, but in Gilligan I trust.
    I think Mike is supposed to be a regular character, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Solid. Can't wait for tomorrow's. I was late to the party and binged all but the last season of BB. This is going to be tougher. I felt the two cameos were a little shoe horned, but in Gilligan I trust.
    I don't think they're cameo... I they're integral to the Jimmy / Saul transformation. Jimmy's about to find gold in filthy lucre. We know Mike was a former cop, and this is the introduction to him breaking bad.

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    One episode in, I'm not sure I get the rave reviews it's getting. It's slow...much slower than breaking bad. Stylistically, very similar, so I'm intrigued, but if I hadn't seen or didn't like BB, I don't think I would be giving it another episode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    One episode in, I'm not sure I get the rave reviews it's getting. It's slow...much slower than breaking bad. Stylistically, very similar, so I'm intrigued, but if I hadn't seen or didn't like BB, I don't think I would be giving it another episode.
    I thought the same thing. I have history with Saul, so I'm interested in the story. And the cameos perked me up. But still, it was pretty slow.

    But of course I'm going to watch it. I just hope it starts moving more quickly.

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    Pilots are always a little tough, you have to set up the series and get lots of details established before you can roll your Esteem into a Cadillac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    One episode in, I'm not sure I get the rave reviews it's getting. It's slow...much slower than breaking bad. Stylistically, very similar, so I'm intrigued, but if I hadn't seen or didn't like BB, I don't think I would be giving it another episode.
    I think you're mis-remembering BB. That show could be incredibly slow at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I think you're mis-remembering BB. That show could be incredibly slow at times.
    But even the silence could be so gripping. Like when they sat at the table chewing food for almost a minute? A clever metaphor, I think, as the tension was so intense you could almost chew it. Brilliant! In Gilligan we trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    One episode in, I'm not sure I get the rave reviews it's getting. It's slow...much slower than breaking bad. Stylistically, very similar, so I'm intrigued, but if I hadn't seen or didn't like BB, I don't think I would be giving it another episode.
    Hopefully they spend the whole of episode 2 trying to kill a fly. But it's probably too early for that kind of non-stop excitement.

    (Fly episode still one of my favs!)
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    I enjoyed the Pilot...though I was still traumatized by what happened on Walking Dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    I enjoyed the Pilot...though I was still traumatized by what happened on Walking Dead.

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    First of all, spoiler tags don't work on Tapatalk. Didn't expect a Walking Dead spoiler in this thread. Thanks for nothing, DNF!

    I watched the BCS premiere tonight. Went in with very low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Solid opening episode.

    Seems like the biggest hurdle they will have to overcome is keeping it interesting without the drama of "I wonder how this series ends?". If they can pull that off, they are truly great writers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Seems like the biggest hurdle they will have to overcome is keeping it interesting without the drama of "I wonder how this series ends?". If they can pull that off, they are truly great writers.
    Pretty interesting premise for a TV series. It's one thing to write a movie prequel when you know you have two hours to fill. But for a TV series, what do you plan for, a single season? What if it's amazingly successful? Two seasons? Hopefully they've taken a cue from British television, do two seasons really well and then move on.
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    Tonight was better. It's getting there. But I do think it's going to need a strong supporting cast. I think it will get tiresome quickly if Saul remains the sole lead character.

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    The scene in the desert was pure BB gold. Had me laughing and squirming at the same time. Michael Mckean as Jimmy's brother is great casting. They've got to show some humanity for Jimmy as he breaks bad, and the brotherly love will be an interesting way to portray his goodness.

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    Just finished it. I'm still in! The bread scene made me want to find my own toilet. Hate that sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    First of all, spoiler tags don't work on Tapatalk. Didn't expect a Walking Dead spoiler in this thread. Thanks for nothing, DNF!

    I watched the BCS premiere tonight. Went in with very low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Solid opening episode.

    Seems like the biggest hurdle they will have to overcome is keeping it interesting without the drama of "I wonder how this series ends?". If they can pull that off, they are truly great writers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    The scene in the desert was pure BB gold. Had me laughing and squirming at the same time. Michael Mckean as Jimmy's brother is great casting. They've got to show some humanity for Jimmy as he breaks bad, and the brotherly love will be an interesting way to portray his goodness.
    I assumed they were brothers, but I didn't notice that it was explicitly mentioned. Was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    I assumed they were brothers, but I didn't notice that it was explicitly mentioned. Was it?
    Not in the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Not in the show.
    Vince Gilligan has gone second level. He's beyond having to point out the obvious through dialog. The clues are there, the situation is presented, and the way that Jimmy told Chuck to take off the space blanket emphatically is a familial form of communication reserved for only the closest of people.

    You guys need to ground yourself before coming into this thread.

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