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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 13:16 
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Non of you watched the recap that was on Netflix?

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I was watching on Netflix but because I 'acquired' Season 2 of BCS and never watched it on Netflix, it still thought I needed to watch Season 2 and started at S02E01. By the time I'd got it to manually start S03E01, the recap thingy was no longer there so I went in cold.

(Incidentally BCS is the reason I resubbed to Netflix as I felt guilty for downloading it when it's so damn good and it's a Netflix production. I often go weeks without watching a single thing on Netflix but maintain my subscription as I think the content is worth it when I do watch.)

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 15:24 
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Netflix recaps are available at any time by selecting Seasons, then Trailers And More.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 15:27 
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Also, Better Call Saul isn't a Netflix production. It's made by AMC and Sony, the same as made Breaking Bad. Netflix bought the UK streaming rights, is all.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 23:30 
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I agree with Hearty: read a summary. I didn't take heed and totally forgot exactly who Mike was going to pop.

Overall it was great. I forgot how much I hate Chuck; the actor is doing a tremendous job of making me hate him. More of this type of thing please.

It was interesting also that some slow lingering shots can really add to the atmosphere without feeling like a vain attempt to be all kooky and arthouse and shit. I'm looking at you Neon demon.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 23:42 
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the actor

'The actor' being Michael McKean, who's been amazing in many things over the last four decades.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 14:00 
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the actor

'The actor' being Michael McKean, who's been amazing in many things over the last four decades.


That's David St Hubbins to you.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
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Morte wrote:
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the actor

'The actor' being Michael McKean, who's been amazing in many things over the last four decades.


That's David St Hubbins to you.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:08 
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S03E02 was superb. I realise this sounds like a back-handed compliment but it's almost daringly slow sometimes, totally sucks you into the characters and the situation, and then time fucking bends and the end credits roll and you're like, 'Eh, not already, I NEED MORE BETTER CALL SAUL DAMMIT'.

Lovely opening sequence with Mike too, not a single word spoken for the first ten minutes or so?

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:11 
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It was another good episode but:

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Why was Jimmy so nervous, hopeless and obvious about watching the guy in the diner? It seemed totally at odds with his character.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:28 
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It was another good episode but:

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Why was Jimmy so nervous, hopeless and obvious about watching the guy in the diner? It seemed totally at odds with his character.


Yes I wondered that myself. Everything in the programme is so deliberate so there must be a reason for it but considering Jimmy's background as a hustler/con artist sort of chap, that kind of thing really shouldn't faze him at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
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Because the switch in his old office was left on Nervous Surveillance mode.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 15:56 
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Watched the first couple of eps. As enjoyably languid as ever.

Regarding Mike and his radio-fettling:

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I understood ultimately what he was trying to achieve by turning the tracker on themselves, but I don't understand how he did it. How did he do it? I might have been distracted at the time/an idiot.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 16:14 
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He bought an identical tracker and replaced the one on his car for that one. Then he took their tracker and connected it to a radio to run the battery down so they would come out to swap it out, only instead of taking their dead one they were taking his.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 16:46 
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He bought an identical tracker and replaced the one on his car for that one. Then he took their tracker and connected it to a radio to run the battery down so they would come out to swap it out, only instead of taking their dead one they were taking his.


aha! That makes sense, thank you. He's a wily old stoat.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
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Shoes and sniper rifle was awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 12:29 
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This weeks episode seemed to shoot by.

Desperate to watch more when it ended, then felt bad that we've only a handful of episodes left this season.

Quality.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 12:53 
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Wot Z said.

Was totally absorbed and before I knew it I was looking down the barrel of a 7-day wait for the next ep.

So afterwards I watched Catastrophe. Which continues to be pretty great and made me realise Mark Bonnar's character is due a Better Call Saul-style spin-off himself.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 20:55 
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Goodness me S03E05, 'Chicanery', was a stunningly, thrillingly superb episode.

Gah, I have no words, amazingly accomplished stuff, it's actually as good as Breaking Bad, and that's really, really saying something.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 23:34 
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Hearthly wrote:
Goodness me S03E05, 'Chicanery', was a stunningly, thrillingly superb episode.

Gah, I have no words, amazingly accomplished stuff, it's actually as good as Breaking Bad, and that's really, really saying something.


I forgot it was on; saw your post and dived onto the downloadatron. You aren't wrong. What lovely stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:11 
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Superb episode. Even without Mike!

Yeah, this is every bit as good as Breaking Bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
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Holy crap on a cracker, episode 5!


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:30 
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Episode 6 was necessarily a bit of a step down from Episode 5 in terms of intensity, but nonetheless a very engrossing 45 minutes of telly.

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Saul Goodman appears for the first time.


Good review here:

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As Better Call Saul enters the home stretch of this season and the Breaking Bad references become more and more prevalent it’s becoming clear that the end of this show (and the beginning of the previous one) is slowly coming into sight. The pieces are in place that will create the world Walter White will come to dominate. Now the biggest question is what will happen to the characters we see no sign of when Walt walks into Saul’s office for the first time.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
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I love the show, but when it leans hard into being a breaking bad sequel is the weakest part.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 12:21 
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Yeah, but it's brilliant at being a prequel.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
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They have already stated they may carry on BCS as a sequel once they get up to the start of BB.


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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:08 
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Very effective episode I thought (S03E07).

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We're now seeing a real transitional phase for Jimmy, fascinating to watch (him putting him the boot into Chuck at the end via the insurance company was genuinely nasty), and also the first cracks in his situation with Kim. Lovely scenes with Mike too and the grief-stricken widow.


As ever, thoroughly splendid stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
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Yeah.

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Really well done how they've shown Jimmy trying his best to keep things ticking over but getting squeezed into taking the inevitable dodgy path.

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
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I've just started watching this... it's really rather good. I figured if Hearthly AND gaywood liked it, it must be good. And I've got three series to enjoy! Yay!

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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
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 Post subject: Re: Better Call Saul
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No, your bar is terrible. And your face.

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