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Re: It's all good man!

Post by JasonL » 13 Aug 2018, 15:52

I think this is a process of revealing Saul not transforming into him. Jimmy is a bad person. If anything goes a way he doesn't like he'll burn it all down and looks immediately for someone else to blame. His delight seemed a quick turn to me as well, but really what do you expect at this point. He's a child who found out he won't be grounded because his sister is taking the fall.

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Re: It's all good man!

Post by Warren » 14 Aug 2018, 01:46

JasonL wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 15:52
I think this is a process of revealing Saul not transforming into him. Jimmy is a bad person. If anything goes a way he doesn't like he'll burn it all down and looks immediately for someone else to blame. His delight seemed a quick turn to me as well, but really what do you expect at this point. He's a child who found out he won't be grounded because his sister is taking the fall.
You think? What do you make of his job search. Or should I say "job search"?
Kim's outburst at Howard really hit me. That was a hell of a scene.
The last scene with Nacho and Arturo getting jumped was really disturbing. Up till now really visceral violence has been off screen. I expect there's only going to be more of that and I really don't enjoy that.
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Re: It's all good man!

Post by Warren » 13 Sep 2018, 20:59

Damn this show keeps getting better and better. You'd think having to conform to BB would constrain the story, but nope.
Favorite lines from this week:

Chuck: Served on platters, that's right. Thanks Jimmy.

Howard: I hate to interrupt but there's a Mr. Bushmillls waiting in my office.

Rich Schweikart: Well we have some banking work, but I wouldn't say we have a division.
Kim: Would you like one?

Mike: You build out a stocked bar, beer on tap. I mean they're Germans so...

Jimmy: I've got a pressing need only five thousand dollars will cure.

Howard: Fuck you Jimmy!
Jimmy: There you go. Use that.

Saul: You get one warning. And that, was it.

Also, Gus' fable to the comatose Hector was one of the great villain monologues of all time.
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Re: It's all good man!

Post by Warren » 18 Sep 2018, 17:22

I've been musing over Jimmy and Kim's inevitable breakup for some time. This week looked like it was just going to happen. They grew apart as we knew they must. But then Jimmy comes to her in full Saul mode and she takes the case to save him from himself. Right up to the last line where she's going above and beyond. At some point doesn't she have to accept that he's toxic and no good will come of associating with him? Shouldn't that point have been when she learned he was dealing burners to street people, if not before?

I'm looking at a potential plot hole. We know Saul will be a practicing lawyer in New Mexico. Much has been made over a condition of Jimmy's probation is he's forbidden from associating with known criminals. But now he's on record as hiring one for security and all but abetting several others.

Gus is a suuuuuper villain.
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Re: It's all good man!

Post by Warren » 24 Sep 2018, 22:26

Holy crap. I did not see Kim going to the dark side until the moment she planted that one on Jimmy. Totally buy it. Completely fits the story thus far. Explains a lot actually. But it begs the question, if Kim is wearing the ring of power, where does she go? Prison?
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Re: It's all good man!

Post by Warren » 20 Oct 2018, 15:46

So am I the only one that's still wrapped up in this show? There's a fuckton of analysis I'd like to talk about, but not if no one else is interested.
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Re: It's all good man!

Post by Andrew » 21 Oct 2018, 14:28

Warren wrote:
20 Oct 2018, 15:46
So am I the only one that's still wrapped up in this show? There's a fuckton of analysis I'd like to talk about, but not if no one else is interested.
I'm behind. I still haven't watched S3. I think it's a great show, but it's almost too much at times. Not too much gratuitous violence or darkness or ridiculousness like Breaking Bad. More like too much right in the feels.
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Re: It's all good man!

Post by Warren » 21 Oct 2018, 22:56

Andrew wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 14:28
Warren wrote:
20 Oct 2018, 15:46
So am I the only one that's still wrapped up in this show? There's a fuckton of analysis I'd like to talk about, but not if no one else is interested.
I'm behind. I still haven't watched S3. I think it's a great show, but it's almost too much at times. Not too much gratuitous violence or darkness or ridiculousness like Breaking Bad. More like too much right in the feels.
If season 2 was almost too much, season 3 will be much too much for you.
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Re: It's all good man!

Post by JasonL » 22 Oct 2018, 10:39

I finished S3. I dunno. I'm on the fence about continuing. They are dragging out the primary relationship too long and I kinda feel like they are just making Kim a mirror for Saul without giving her any core. I found her continued turn toward the end not believable. I don't know after so many revelations about Saul being a detestable baby how you have the "but I really thought this time" moments she keeps having and driving right through. Also, the primary character is a detestable baby. There is nothing to latch onto. I root for his ruin but the way they tell the stories I feel like they are thinking I'm still supposed to be conflicted.

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Re: It's all good man!

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 22 Oct 2018, 15:03

I lost interest. Then again, I was never a Breaking Bad fan. A show about Saul Goodman's hilarious legal shenanigans might be worth watching, but the paint drying / grass growing paced human interest odyssey that got him there ceased to hold my attention somewhere in the second season.

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