Better Call Saul, the TV series

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  1. Trekker4747

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    Still, twice a week, $900, not a bad living.
     
  2. Guy Gardener

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    But he wasn't doing 2 a week.

    Getting assigned cases is like 80 rabid dogs gnashing in a pit fighting over a pork loin descending from above.

    Look at them talking about cases in the toilet.

    Very few cases are instant, but I'm guessing most take weeks/months to plod through, and most of those weeks/months is waiting, doing nothing, for a court date to arrive. If this show was close to reality, to have two final court dates happening in the same week (because each final date had taken weeks to get to a payoff), rewarding Jimmy with $900, our hero would have to have had twenty to 40 cases in play at any one time, juggling like mad to only drop two balls a week.

    (Sorry.)

    I'm wondering if this process is only how public defenders are deployed in Albuquerque, or if this wild west shit is just for the overflow, and that the court house still has a bullpen of Public Defenders on Staff paid a salary rather than case by case like in Night Court or Benched? Markie Post's lawyer character went through more than a hundred cases every night of mostly prostitution and vagrancy, but I doubt she earned $70,000 an evening.

    In a year no one is going to remember that Benched ever happened.
     
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  3. Santa Quark

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    You wouldn't be lost but you might spoil some details of Breaking Bad.
     
  4. StarMan

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    Go with Breaking Bad first. If you're anything like me and most people, you'll have finished it in a fortnight or so and be ready for Saul. :lol:
     
  5. Guy Gardener

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    When we eventually finally run out of new Better Call Saul in 2023, you'll be glad you kept Breaking Bad in reserve.
     
  6. Santa Quark

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    Is anyone else waiting for the appearance of laser tag?
     
  7. Trekker4747

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    I started watching BB on Netflix, two episodes in. Seems good so far.
     
  8. Santa Quark

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    My feeling on Breaking Bad seasons.

    Season 1: A-
    Season 2: B
    Season 3: A
    Season 4: A
    Season 5: A+
     
  9. bigdaddy

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    If you make it through season 2 you made it through the 'bad' parts.
     
  10. Push The Button

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    I'm rewatching episode two tonight, the scene in the bar with Jamie Luner and the guy snapping the breadsticks is brilliant.
     
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    Yeah, I liked how that was done, showing Saul having some guilt over the legs of the skater bros.

    But, again, a few weeks to a few months? Maybe some rehabilitation? Back on their feet and kicking.

    A lot better than being dead and Saul did a great job talking Tuco down to it an into it and Tuco was pretty intent on killing the guys and really had no reason to go along with what Saul was doing or saying. But, Saul was able to sell it to Tuco.

    Still unsettling to know his role in these kids getting their legs broken and certainly not a sight to see, or experience during the trip back to his car and then to the hospital. Still, they weren't killed.

    Pat yourself on the back, Saul.
     
  12. Santa Quark

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    I like the revelation that he got his name from the phrase "S'all good, man."

    I like the way the camera shot Michael McKean's experience of being outside for thirty seconds.

    This show is picking up steam pretty quickly. It does seem like he has more limits now than he does in Breaking Bad. In BB he was always the first one to suggest a prison shanking.
     
  13. Trekker4747

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    Well, right now, I'd still argue he's still trying to stay on the "right" side of the law and clean up his act and do the right thing. But that'll certainly erode as time goes on.
     
  14. Guy Gardener

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    He took the Kettleman's money!

    Sure he had to turn the world upside down and call it a retainer, but he took it.
     
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    Was that not established in BB? I thought that was the intent of his pseudonym.

    Same here, my understanding of the "condition" he likely has suggest that there no real scientific or medical basis for it and that people who suffer from it more have psychological issues rather than any physical ones. Their depiction of him outside the home was interesting, showing just how "nuts" he was when it comes to his fear of magnetic fields.

    Good episode, interesting to Saul's rise and loved his scheme to get his exposure after the C&D was issued over his billboard which, yeah, was clearly trolling.
     
  16. Santa Quark

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    On Breaking Bad I believe he said he chose Saul Goodman because it sounded Jewish.
     
  17. Sgt. Pepper

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    That could have been a lie to convince Walt to take him on.
     
  18. shivkala

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    Are we saying that he couldn't have picked it for multiple reasons? It stands for "S'all good, man," and it sounds Jewish. Two for the price of one.
     
  19. Sgt. Pepper

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    Sure, it could be both. It doesn't really bother me, I don't really care, I like the show.
     
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    Many funny parts in this episode, the toilet scene alone was a riot. Chuck's condition is really all in his head. Mike get more time that will lead to a Mike centric story next week.