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Amph Better Call Saul (Spoilers within)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jabbadabbado, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Tight! Tight, tight! Yeah!
     
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  2. harpua

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    I gotta agree with Diggy, I think. We've gotten a great balance between the familiar and the new. Somebody completely unfamiliar with BB can watch this show, easily, and fans of BB can, obviously, watch this show and enjoy it.

    The Tuco tie-in has all sorts of potential--I mean, he's tied to the Cartel, which is tied to Gus, who Mike ends up working for, etc... ) There's a lot to play with here, and I love it.
     
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  3. Darth Guy

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    Well, remember that in BB Saul didn't even know who Gus was until Walt told him, so we can't have much interaction there. And Mike was first introduced as Saul's go-to "cleaner," so I think we'll probably see him more in that capacity once everything is set up.

    And the meth trade in ABQ was different before Walt came along. Krazy 8 controlled at least some of ABQ (Tuco took over when Walt killed him) and Gus didn't manufacture his own meth. Assuming the actors are available, I imagine that we'll see Krazy 8 and Emilio (how Jesse knew about Saul).

    I'm hoping for new antagonists as we know the fates of all these guys. The guy at the law firm doesn't cut it, and he may not even be that bad a person. Saul's mentor is kind of nuts.
     
  4. harpua

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    Yeah, that mentor guy is his brother.

    In my tag up there, I wasn't talking about Saul's story line, really, I was talking about Mike's. He's a loved character, and I'm sure (well, I'm hoping, anyway) that there will be some good Mike side story lines, as well. We don't really know if he started 'working for' Saul/Jimmy or became employed by Gus first, or of they happened at the same time. Who knows? Lots of potential there.
     
  5. Darth Guy

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    Yeah, I keep forgetting they're supposed to be brothers because the age gap seems big.
     
  6. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    What's the spoiler policy in this thread, anyway Jabbadabbado ? How long do things need to be behind tags. We had our own rhythm going in the other thread.
     
  7. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I say everything's fair game after airing. There's no point in having a thread if we have to hide everything behind annoying spoiler tags.
     
  8. EHT

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    Yes, hope to see lots of good Mike stories along the way. And Gus, by extension. Gus is a great character, and I'd like to see some more about his rise to power.
     
  9. Diggy

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    Yep. Also, if you haven't seen the latest episode, why do you even want to come in here for discussion anyway?
     
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  10. harpua

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    Agreed... a spoilers warning should be added to the title, for the stupid, though. :p
     
  11. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd say just go with the flow. Most posters are courteous enough to wait something like 12 hours before dropping spoiler tags on new episodes - or that's the way it seems to play out in the Walking Dead thread.
     
  12. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Loved, loved this episode, in particular: the opening scenes in Omaha, Saul visiting his sick brother, the Slippin' Jimmy scene and of course Tuco's appearance. Diggy's correct, this had the right mix of the familiar & new. Also rather enjoyed Saul's use of great material from Network, and then scolding the Hamlin Hamlin & McGill board for not recognizing the reference (that, or their just tired of his antics, and thus didn't care for it).
     
  13. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If an episode has been aired, then you are stupid to go to a thread dedicated to that show if you haven't seen it yet.
     
  14. Darth McClain

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    It felt good to be back in Albuquerque.

    That was a great opening sequence.
     
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  15. harpua

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    That opening sequence was classic and brilliant Vince Gilligan work. Excited for tonight.
     
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  16. Diggy

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    I listened to the Slate podcast and recommend it.
     
  17. harpua

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    Where are these podcasts located?
     
  18. Diggy

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    I have an app on my phone to get them. But if you don't have your smart phone yet, you can listen to the Slate one here: http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts.html?wpisrc=burger_bar

    I'm not sure if the Insider ones have a website, but I'll look into it.
     
  19. Diggy

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  20. Darth Guy

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    That desert scene was insane.

    Also, I'm glad Nacho (aka Vic the **** from Orphan Black) was introduced. New guy whose story we don't really know.
     
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  21. DarthTunick

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    The highlights for Mijio: Jimmy's Saul's negotiation with Tuco in the desert; his talk with Nacho at his "cozy" office; his discussion with his brother over the space blanket, and the montage towards the end. A minor complaint: some of the scenes in Tuco's house could have been trimmed. Nonetheless, the fine start for this series continues.



    Also, until these two episodes, I didn't know that Míriam Colón (who played Tony Montana's mother, among other roles) was still alive. :p
     
  22. harpua

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    Loved that desert scene. I loved how he just naturally did the lawyer thing and negotiated from death down the the leg thing. He really is the best lawyer ever. :p

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to love this series. It's clear that it's still finding its own identity, but I've loved what I've seen, so far, and want to see a lot more.

    Chuck is an intriguing character.
     
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  23. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    By default:

    If you want something different, it has to go on the first post of the theead.
     
  24. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    That's up to Jabbadabbado

    Random 'observation' .... is that salon where his office located the nail salon Saul tried to get Jesse to buy?
     
  25. Jabbadabbado

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    If it were me I'd just say 24 hours, not that I should be the one to decide. There are several Breaking Bad fans in here. Whatever worked in that thread ought to work here.

    About the salon, I'll try to check the breaking bad episode to make sure, but I think it's supposed to be the same one.
     
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