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Old 10-06-2013, 11:01 PM  
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Better Call Saul



As I am sure many of y'all already know, a spinoff of "Breaking Bad" titled "Better Call Saul" will be airing in 2014. This is going to be a prequel to Breaking Bad and will be based on the character of Saul Goodman from "Breaking Bad."

I, for one, will be watching. I'm sure the majority of all of you other "Breaking Bad" fans will be as well. Might as well get the discussion going sooner rather than later.

So... what are your hopes, expectations and/or concerns with the show? Here are some of mine:

Hopes: I hope to see Saul do his thing in the courtroom. I hope to see strong, unique supporting characters. I hope to see Breaking Bad foreshadowing. I hope he has an intriguing paralegal and/or assistant. I hope to see Breaking Bad characters such as Fring, Mike, etc...whoever. I hope the show kicks ass.

Expectations: I don't expect it to be as good as "Breaking Bad" (because nothing else is, really), but I expect it to be good since Vince Gilligan is writing. I somewhat expect it to have an even balance of comedy and drama...since Saul undeniably provides a substantial amount of comedic relief in "Breaking Bad." I expect to see "courtroom Saul." I expect the "Breaking Bad" references and character cameos to be less than what I hope. If it isn't even a fraction as good as "Breaking Bad," I expect it to be better than 95% of everything else on TV, since there is some shitty shit on TV these days.

Concerns: I'd be a liar if I were to say that I didn't think this show has potential of flopping and certainly failing to meet the presumed high expectations of the audience. Don't get me wrong, I think it will be good... but I think it COULD suck if not executed properly. My main concern is Saul ultimately proving himself to be a "little dab will do ya" type of character, which would lead to a show centered around his character not working out. I am hoping that the character of Saul will not be so over-used and constantly over the top, that he becomes annoying to me, thus ruining his character for me altogether... Not saying I think this will be how it goes down...just saying I think there is a CHANCE of this being the case, which prompts me to believe that a strong supporting cast is VITAL in terms of the amount of success/quality this show will accumulate. All in all, I don't think VG will steer us in an unfortunate direction though...I think they'll pull it off.

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Old 10-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #31
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Gotta be honest, I'm surprised by all of the Saul love. I liked his character, but he was middle of the road for me. I'll tune into the show, but I'm worried it will flop.
Really? I loved it. Cracked me up. I think Saul in the courtroom, as others have said, could be fantastic. But with spinoffs, you just never know.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:07 PM   #32
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Gotta be honest, I'm surprised by all of the Saul love. I liked his character, but he was middle of the road for me. I'll tune into the show, but I'm worried it will flop.
My thoughts exactly. People are hoping the brilliance of Breaking Bad will somehow carry over into this spinoff based on a minor character. I think an entire series centered around Saul will wind up being tedious and uninteresting.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:25 PM   #33
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So this evidently kicks off in November of 2014??? I thought it was supposed to begin in the Spring of 2014. Ugh.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:04 PM   #34
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:09 PM   #35
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Jonathan Banks announced as a series regular.
This is starting to sound like a "back door" Breaking Bad. I hope they go with a different ten and style and don't just copy BB.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:39 PM   #36
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This is starting to sound like a "back door" Breaking Bad. I hope they go with a different ten and style and don't just copy BB.
It does make sense though since he was his PI well before Walt & Co. turned up, same goes for Gus. There's actual valid reason for their appearance other than just to redo BrBa.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:42 PM   #37
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Jonathan Banks announced as a series regular.
Awesome.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:11 AM   #38
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This is starting to sound like a "back door" Breaking Bad. I hope they go with a different ten and style and don't just copy BB.
Couldn't do the show without Mike, iMHO.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:05 PM   #39
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Jonathan Banks has joined Bob Odenkirk in “Better Call Saul,” AMC/Sony TV’s upcoming prequel to Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” that focuses on Odenkirk’s criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, sources confirm to Variety.

Banks will be a series regular on the show, which is slated to premiere in November on AMC.

Conceived by “Breaking Bad’s” creator Vince Gilligan and writer-producer Peter Gould, “Better Call Saul” will chronicle the evolution of Saul before he became Walter White’s lawyer.

Banks was a regular on “Breaking Bad” and played Saul’s trusted private investigator/fixer Michael “Mike” Ehrmantraut. His casting means that Saul will have his helper back by his side.

Odenkirk and Banks are the only actors set for “Better Call Saul” so far.

Deadline first reported the news.
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