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DannyJC13

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« Reply #480 on: 07-01-2014 21:47 »

That has been rumoured about since when BCS was near-enough announced. Should be interesting.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #481 on: 07-02-2014 01:23 »
« Last Edit on: 07-02-2014 01:27 »

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=41426

I've got a really bad feeling about this

I've got a great feeling about it. Ever since the show was announced I had hoped this would be their approach, if not right away then at some point into the run (if they're smart, I think they won't introduce these elements until at least a few episodes in). This gives the writers a chance to provide a show experience that's more explicitly tied to the show it spun off from, as opposed to being a straightforward comedy awkwardly set in the same universe but containing none of the same substance (in other words, something utterly pointless and unnecessary). To me, that's a good thing.

What also makes me confident about this move is that Vince Gilligan is involved. Heavily. And I have no doubt that he will execute this in a way that's respectful of and adds meaningfully to the original show without taking away any of the impact of its conclusion. I mean, c'mon...the guy wrote Breaking Bad. Obviously there's always a chance that this could go awry, but I think he's earned a little bit of trust.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #482 on: 07-02-2014 12:49 »

Second the above.
tyraniak

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« Reply #483 on: 07-02-2014 14:57 »

I'll still give it an impartial view when it airs, my only concern is that it might rely to heavily on callbacks and not be able to become its own thing
DannyJC13

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« Reply #484 on: 07-12-2014 16:10 »

First pics of Better Call Saul:





All the other info they released about the show's plot & cast & whatnot:

tyraniak

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« Reply #485 on: 07-12-2014 17:07 »

Damn, mckean looks old
DannyJC13

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« Reply #486 on: 07-17-2014 23:44 »

Chuck (Michael McKean) is Saul's brother.

Source.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #487 on: 07-18-2014 05:37 »

Can't wait for this!
Beamer

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« Reply #488 on: 07-18-2014 05:51 »

Unless it also stars Magic Johnson as himself, count me out. no no
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #489 on: 07-18-2014 13:50 »

Wow.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #490 on: 08-02-2014 02:00 »

Finished it. Holy crap. Emotional roller coaster ride, but PERFECT ending
DannyJC13

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« Reply #491 on: 09-22-2014 13:32 »

New teaser for Better Call Saul, and it's probably the shortest and most vague teaser in existence:

Robots_best_friend

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« Reply #492 on: 09-23-2014 02:15 »

Goddamn I hope Better Call Saul turns out to be good because otherwise i'd be surely disappointed considering how amazing Breaking bad is. To be fair though, it's kind of an impossible standard to live up to so they might be shooting themselves in the foot here.
Beamer

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« Reply #493 on: 09-23-2014 02:31 »

From what I've read, it doesn't seem like they're aiming to make "Breaking Bad 2.0" at all. Supposedly the primary focus for Better Call Saul will be on comedy, which already suggests it'll be vastly different in tone. Just think of it as a completely different show set in the same universe - after all, that's what it is.
Robots_best_friend

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« Reply #494 on: 09-23-2014 02:49 »

Nope, they confirmed that it's be like Breaking Bad in the sense that it'll be a drama with a little comedy throughout.

And i'm aware that it's not Breaking Bad 2.0. It won't be the same show. But it has some of the same writers and I hope it comes into it's own and don't phone it in just because it doesn't have to live up to the expectations of Breaking Bad.
Beamer

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« Reply #495 on: 09-23-2014 03:29 »

I recalled Gilligan saying in an interview that the comedy/drama ratio would be about 70/30, as opposed to Breaking Bad's 30/70, though I suppose we should take that with a grain of salt until the show actually premieres, given that we've already heard a few conflicting things.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #496 on: 09-24-2014 18:08 »

I imagine its drama to comedy ratio will be more or less the same as the scenes in Breaking Bad that feature Saul Goodman.

I bet it'll be the exact same tone of universe, but Saul's presence is obviously going to skewer it over to being more comedic because he was always the comic relief.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #497 on: 09-24-2014 18:49 »

I think this will be The Lone Gunmen to Breaking Bad's X-Files.

Breaking Bad was such an intense show. And it ramped it up every single season, until the very end. Now with a new show, they are kind of starting over...plus the show will probably be lighter overall anyway. I wonder if audiences will be impatient if it's not gripping right from the get-go.

It's hard for me to imagine that Better Call Saul won't be seen as a disappointment to many...but I personally expect to like it.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #498 on: 09-24-2014 19:00 »
« Last Edit on: 09-24-2014 19:03 »

The Gunmen comparison is apt except for the fact that the Lone Gunmen weren't always necessarily well-written characters in The X-Files before getting their own series, at least compared to Mulder and Scully. Whereas Saul was always well-written in Breaking Bad, and most of the writers responsible for that are working on the new show. You can see how Saul's character might be fleshed out and humanized in this universe...while the Gunmen didn't really get a chance to be much more than punchlines.
winna

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« Reply #499 on: 09-26-2014 06:48 »

I disagree with those statements.  The Lone Gunmen even had their own badass flashback episode in the X-Files.  The real reason their show was cancelled is because it was deliberately made to go off the air.  Its only purpose as a television series was to tell the public that the world trade center would be attacked.  The people that perform these sadistic, ritualistic atrocities use various media outlets to tell the public what they are up to in vague ways in order to avoid culpability when they follow through with their plans.

Better Call Saul is unrelated from this, except for the fact that I disagree with your statements that the lone gunmen weren't fleshed out as characters; they were, and they were integral with the cast on the X-Files.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #500 on: 09-26-2014 06:50 »

The Lone Gunmen even had their own badass flashback episode in the X-Files.

I watched it recently. It really wasn't that badass.
winna

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« Reply #501 on: 09-26-2014 07:07 »

It had a character from Law & Order in it.  It was a great episode.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #502 on: 11-06-2014 03:51 »

Finally finished this show, and it was absolutely incredible. I'm glad Jesse managed to survive the whole ordeal.

...Bitch.
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