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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by pugchief » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:25 am

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I think Better Call Saul's story, acting, and directing are all very good--as they were for Breaking Bad as well--but the slow pace is starting to become a little distracting. I think they could tell the same story in a more engaging way by cutting a lot of irrelevant fat from the episodes (long, drawn-out scenes without any dialogue, etc.).

What made Saul such a great character from Breaking Bad was his witty banter--his humorously sleazy, street-smart, and battle-hardened quips about the drama surrounding the criminals who sought his help and advice. He was the show's comic relief. His scenes in Breaking Bad were not slow and devoid of dialogue. So why is the spin-off show like that?

The heavy, emotional story of how Jimmy became Saul should have, and could have, been told completely in Season 1. The rest of the series should have been dedicated to chronicling the wacky adventures of Saul Goodman in the criminal underworld--a potentially endless source of engaging, fast-paced, hilarious storylines.
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Sorry Dualstow, I'm in complete agreement with Tortoise's analysis here.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by dualstow » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:28 am

Oh no, whatever shall I do? O0
Listen, my wife doesn't care for it either. Fine with me.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by pugchief » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:30 am

dualstow wrote:Oh no, whatever shall I do? O0
Listen, my wife doesn't care for it either. Fine with me.
I still enjoy the show, I just think it would be better without the long dialog-free scenes.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by farjean2 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:56 pm

Tortoise wrote: Agreed. I think Better Call Saul's story, acting, and directing are all very good--as they were for Breaking Bad as well--but the slow pace is starting to become a little distracting.
Sorry, but I can't help but see the irony in someone named "Tortoise" complaining about the slow pace (although, as I said, I do agree).
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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by dualstow » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:45 pm

hahaha! O0
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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by Tortoise » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:07 am

In keeping with the Breaking Bad theme, I also go by the Spanish translation "La Tortuga." ;)

BCS is a great show, to be sure. They've taken it in a very different direction than I thought they would. It gets major points for originality and character development.

I just think they've left so much on the table so far, and we're already in Season 3.

My hope is that after Jimmy transforms completely into Saul, we'll get one final season that showcases some classic BB-style Saul Goodman. I think the writers can pull it off.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by dualstow » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:46 pm

All I can do during these dialogueless scenes is think of yoy guys. O0
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Re: Better Call Saul

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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by Don » Sat May 20, 2017 7:16 pm

Sabrosito was my favorite episode so far (may 1st). We see the inside workings of the cartel with Don Eladio emasculating Hector, see Hector and Gus go at Los Pollos Hermanos (Gus even offers psychological counseling to his workers there!), and we see the diabolical duplicity of Jimmy's brother Chuck. This episode puts the show into fifth gear. Mike even does some dirty work for Jimmy in this episode at Chuck's home.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by dualstow » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:31 pm

Man, it's been a long time.
Stay tuned for season 4, beginning this Monday night. O0
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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by hardlawjockey » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:25 pm

dualstow wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Man, it's been a long time.
Stay tuned for season 4, beginning this Monday night. O0
Nothing to match it on TV since the "The Americans" season finale - though Amazon Prime's "Goliath" comes close.

Speaking of which (Amazon Prime originals) - I just noticed that "The Man in the High Castle" next season is now set for October 5 release. IMHO it rivals Breaking Bad for best series ever.

Update: My DVR shows something scheduled for tonight (Saturday, 8/4). But looks like it's just a 5 minute teaser.
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Re: Better Call Saul

Post by Don » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:41 pm

dualstow wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Man, it's been a long time.
Stay tuned for season 4, beginning this Monday night. O0
Finally our long wait is over.
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