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    Has anyone seen the first episode already? The spinoff prequel to AMC's Breaking Bad that takes place in the early 2000's and focuses mainly on Saul Goodman before he was known as Saul Goodman: the "Criminal" Defense Attorney. The first episode supposedly had the highest rating for an opener of a new show on cable.

    Anyway, let's use this thread to discuss and talk Better Call Saul.


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    It was great. Pretty much a perfect copy of the BB atmosphere but with a little more humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
    It was great. Pretty much a perfect copy of the BB atmosphere but with a little more humor.
    Sold! Downloading it now.

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    I enjoyed it but it didn't blow my mind or anything. The start of the episode blagged me because I thought it was I don't want to set the world on fire from Fallout 3, but I guess the Ink Spots used the same guitar strum as the intro for all their songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post
    The start of the episode blagged me because I thought it was I don't want to set the world on fire from Fallout 3, but I guess the Ink Spots used the same guitar strum as the intro for all their songs.
    I've not watched this, but I just wanted to say that they entirely do. My flatmate had an Ink Spots album, and was playing it one day. So every single song I was like "Is that?!" but it never was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
    It was great. Pretty much a perfect copy of the BB atmosphere but with a little more humor.
    I completely agree with this statement and also want to add that I was pleasantly surprised to see (SPOILER)Tuco to show up at the end.

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    The ending of the first episode caught me off guard, but I'm a little wary that they'll go as bleak as Breaking Bad was. Tbh, by the end of BB, it was all a little too much for me. I really liked the dark humor that was in 90% of this first episode, so I guess I'm hopeful a lot of the storytelling is based around that tone.

    We DVR'd the second episode and will probably watch it soon, so we'll see how that goes.
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    My feeling is that they wanted to have some suspense and action in the premiere and that the series will be much lighter than BB. At least I hope that's the case. The end of the first episode caught me off guard too but I liked it.

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    We just watched the first 2 episodes.

    I'm really digging it so far.

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    This entire show is a huge nope, but it will be interesting to see more flash forwards rather than the flash backs. I want to know what has happened to other chatacters after Heisenberg's reign.

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    I've loved the first two episodes. They far exceeded my expectations, and I had pretty high ones, even if I was worried that the Saul character couldn't carry a show on his own. Of course all worries of mine have been thrown out of the window, since I think he's fantastic. Great supporting cast too.

    I particually liked the line in the first episode when Chuck said to Jimmy "Wouldn't you rather build your own identity? Why ride on someone else's coattales" which I thought was a nice comment on what 'Better Call Saul' is and could potentially be, it gave me a smile anyway.

    I think that's why (unlike many people) I was a little disappointed with the reveal of Tuco at the end...but again episode 2 put my fears to rest, with the desert scene being my favourite of the two episodes so far. It also looks like Tuco won't really be a major character, which I'm fine with.

    Can't wait for episode three!

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    The latest episode was pretty great. Best moment, (SPOILER)when Jimmy met with the inventor to see his talking "sex toilet".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
    It was great. Pretty much a perfect copy of the BB atmosphere but with a little more humor.
    And with no family breakfast scenes
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    That last episode with Mike was smurfing outstanding.

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