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    Better Call Saul (Season 2)


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    So who's watching? I thought it was an excellent first episode. Zafiro Aņejo scene for the win.

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    Great episode is right.

    Kind of afraid that something bad will happen to Kim that will push Jimmy/Saul over.

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    Another superior episode.

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    Any Saul Goodman references to any of this occurring from Breaking Bad? Surely, this is the tipping point of his life?

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    This is so good.

    After two episodes of this season, I can safely say that I like this a lot more than BB.

    I love how things are ever-so-slowly starting to snowball. The introduction of the more overt criminal elements into Jimmy's new life is brilliant.

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    This last episode was the first one that I didn't love. Felt like it was missing a couple of key scenes, like they were trying to cram too much into one episode.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    This last episode was the first one that I didn't love. Felt like it was missing a couple of key scenes, like they were trying to cram too much into one episode.
    Yup.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    This last episode was the first one that I didn't love. Felt like it was missing a couple of key scenes, like they were trying to cram too much into one episode.
    Same here. I was more interested in Mike's story than anything else.

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    ... and I love Mike so much.

    I also really like that our protagonist seems to be on the verge of giving up the law as McGill, but he never said anything about not being Saul Goodman.

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    The whole thing is pretty neat to watch, because it's only a matter of time until it catches up to Breaking Bad, but I'm heavily invested in the characters that AREN'T in Breaking Bad too.

    It's quite unique in this way. I just hope nothing bad happens to Kim.

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    That episode was right back on track.

    So good.

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    Wow. One of the finest hours of television ever produced.

    Expertly crafted on every single level.

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    Oh Mike....what have you gotten yourself into?

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    Did Mike ever interact with "Tio" in Breaking Bad? Trying to remember.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Did Mike ever interact with "Tio" in Breaking Bad? Trying to remember.
    I don't think so. Mike kills one of the twins in the hospital though.

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    Man, the more Kim becomes wonderful, complex, and a co-lead, the more I can't help but feel a slight knot in my stomach on wondering what the show will have to do about her to set things in place for Breaking Bad. Other than that, the second season remains fantastic and is really at a wonderful place right now. Amazing that a prequel series can feel this unpredictable.
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    Well, that was unexpected.

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    I can't imagine anything violent happens to Kim. If anything, it'll just be a huge breakdown between her and Jimmy, and she completely separates ties.

    One neat idea that someone brought up was that she goes back to her hometown, which is relatively close to Omaha, where Saul Goodman resides.

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    The penultimate episode. Of course it's one of the best ones of the season.

    Vince Gilligan is doing something remarkable here in the case of two subplots being completely enthralling despite knowing the long-range outcome here. With the completely different direction, it's no Breaking Bad, doesn't aspire to be, but is still great at the same time.

    Wonderful stuff. I've been kind of annoyed with the brother dynamic this season, but the last bit here made it all work.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    The penultimate episode. Of course it's one of the best ones of the season.

    Vince Gilligan is doing something remarkable here in the case of two subplots being completely enthralling despite knowing the long-range outcome here. With the completely different direction, it's no Breaking Bad, doesn't aspire to be, but is still great at the same time.

    Wonderful stuff. I've been kind of annoyed with the brother dynamic this season, but the last bit here made it all work.
    It's interesting that Mike's portrayed like Walt here, causing collateral damage through vindictiveness and hubris.

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    Quote Quoting Winston* (view post)
    It's interesting that Mike's portrayed like Walt here, causing collateral damage through vindictiveness and hubris.
    And the same seems to be happening to Jimmy. That cliffhanger was amazing.

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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    And the same seems to be happening to Jimmy. That cliffhanger was amazing.
    I think its different with Jimmy. He didn't take pride in fucking over his brother, unlike the stockbroker in the first episode, he was trying to correct a perceived injustice and help his girlfriend. Contrast to Mike buying that bar a round of drinks.

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    Quote Quoting Winston* (view post)
    I think its different with Jimmy. He didn't take pride in fucking over his brother, unlike the stockbroker in the first episode, he was trying to correct a perceived injustice and help his girlfriend. Contrast to Mike buying that bar a round of drinks.
    Point taken, but the basic motivation is revenge in both cases. And the perceived wrongdoings have to do with professional pride - both Mike and Jimmy could have walked away from their opressors and gone on with their lives at this point in the series.

    As an audience member, I've rarely hated a character as much as I hate Chuck.

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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    Point taken, but the basic motivation is revenge in both cases. And the perceived wrongdoings have to do with professional pride - both Mike and Jimmy could have walked away from their opressors and gone on with their lives at this point in the series.

    As an audience member, I've rarely hated a character as much as I hate Chuck.
    My most hated character on the show: the young woman Ed Begley Jr's law firm assigns to make sure Jimmy uses the right kind of bullet point etc.

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