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Old 11 August 2014, 18:36
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Not much of a teaser.

I guess they're trying to keep expectations high, not give anything away. Although Odenkirk did mention that Saul's backstory has him coming from Chicago originally, and that when he first moved to NM he went by his given name, Jimmy McGill.
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I skipped to the end of this thread because I'm just wrapping up season 2 of BB on Netflix and don't want to stumble across any spoilers. That said, Saul is one of the more interesting TV characters to come along in years. I have no idea how I missed Breaking Bad when it was on--kinda like Sopranos, I guess. (Which so far, ranks slightly higher than BB in my book. We shall see.)
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I'm rewatching the last season of The Sopranos, it still holds up.

I think that Breaking Bad will have that kind of staying power too, as well as The Wire.
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Sopranos is timeless--it's prime-time literature. It will never get old. I'm now one third of the way of the final season of BB and get the whole thing, now. I still don't think it's 'quite' on the level of Sopranos, but it's very close--the continuity from season-to-season is very good. I think Tony's family thang is more believable/stronger than Walt's.
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I'm rewatching the last season of The Sopranos, it still holds up.

I think that Breaking Bad will have that kind of staying power too, as well as The Wire.
The Wire was the best police series ever IMO....
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The Wire was the best police series ever IMO....
+1.

It's light-years ahead of whatever might be in second-place...
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Two guys I hope will have recurring roles are the actors who played the detectives interrogating Jesse after Brock was poisoned.

They were great, a nice portrayal of a couple of guys who've worked together for awhile and know each others routine. They had a real Mutt and Jeff quality to them.
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Two guys I hope will have recurring roles are the actors who played the detectives interrogating Jesse after Brock was poisoned.

They were great, a nice portrayal of a couple of guys who've worked together for awhile and know each others routine. The had a real Mutt and Jeff quality to them.
Or in this case, "tall and taller." Too bad Rocky is tied up under the dome.
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+1.

It's light-years ahead of whatever might be in second-place...
Yeah, right, whatever.
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Badger and Skinny Pete better be coming back too, even though when Badger was represented by Saul in BB it was evident that they'd never met before.
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Badger and Skinny Pete better be coming back too, even though when Badger was represented by Saul in BB it was evident that they'd never met before.
The scenario for Skinny Pete and Badger coming back is Skinny's relationship with that psycho Tuco. Remember they knew each other in prison.

And if you bring back the Rosenkrantz and Gildenstern of BB how much of a stretch is it to bring back Jessie?
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Fuck, yes, Better Call Saul, The Song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGsC_LO3oFY
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From what I'm hearing, the show will be an hour long, not 30 minutes as originally envisioned.

All the better.
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Here's a teaser called Tingle Fingers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO6TeCBTwBI

Can everyone else hear the BrBa theme in their minds?

February can't come fast enough.
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Two more characters from the BB universe that need to make some appearances are Huell and Kuby, Saul's "henchmen".

Those two always added some comic relief.
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Two more characters from the BB universe that need to make some appearances are Huell and Kuby, Saul's "henchmen".

Those two always added some comic relief.
I hope the writers are making room for the re- pre-, fuck, whatever, appearance of Gustavo Fring. Hopefully, that'll track to his background and what Don Eladio knew.
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Well, there was Mike in the sneak peak. Looked like it was the first time they met.
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That's our Mike, awesome as usual. How he let Walter get the best of him is beyond me.
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Five days to go and I have never looked forward to watching a television series begin. Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer currently stands at 100% and if it's any indication this review below portends a worthy successor to Breaking Bad. These are the final two paragraphs. The rest is here.

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Luckily for us, itís a reality in which Gilligan feels right at home. Remember the place where Goodfellas ended? Thatís precisely where Gilliganís art begins. He is the poet laureate of Schnookville. His sonnets ring with stinging banality: the drop ceilings of a municipal courtroom, the buzzy fluorescent lights of a strip mall, the click of a flip phone before the antenna is extended. Jimmy, like Walter White before him, yearns to shake off this emasculating tedium but hasnít yet found the necessary slipperiness or resolve. To illustrate that journey, just as he did in Breaking Bad,4 Gilligan hones his kitsch until itís as sharp as a steak knife. By the time Saulís second episode rolls around, with the brilliant Michelle MacLaren, a.k.a. the Canadian Kali, destroyer of worlds, behind the camera, a recognizable tension fills the screen and the air. Once again there are handcuffed rides out into the desert, once again household tools become objects of uncomfortable violence. The precision of Gilligan and Gouldís storytelling makes the clicking of narrative puzzle pieces indistinguishable from the sound of bullets being loaded into a gun.

But letís be clear: The reason Better Call Saul works is because, similarities aside, it is decidedly not Breaking Bad. Thereís more humor here and, so far anyway, a lot less breakfast. While Breaking Bad tracked a geniusís descent, Better Call Saul is primarily concerned with a striverís climb. Thereís a sense of playfulness and fun that isnít just a welcome break from the meth business; it feels like the blessed antidote to untold hours of grim cable dramatics. I truly appreciate and admire flinty shows like Pivotís arctic murder mystery Fortitude. But I canít say I always enjoy watching them. This matters. As viewing options pile up higher than the stack of bills in Walterís storage space, itís a relief knowing thereís a series out there like Saul, one expertly designed to provide thrills and good cheer. Itís not rocket science. Itís not even chemistry. But itís something. Like a good lawyer, Saul is on your side.
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