Discussion in 'US TV shows discussion.' started by Robert1986, Nov 18, 2014.
I missed this show. Glad it’s back.
Definitely missed this show. I'm starting to get a bit anxious about where Kim's storyline is leading. I don't want to say she's too good for Jimmy, but I can't see it ending well with "Saul" in the picture. I just hope it's nothing too tragic.
I'm really enjoying the start of the new season.
I assume the end scene was to remind us all that (However small) Kim can be an enabler of bad behaviour and she can be the "bad one" more than Jimmy?
Still has that slow burn feel to it and it's starting to shape up that this may be the season where we find out what happens to Kim,
trust Hank to be the first person to make fun of 'Saul Goodman'
I'm enjoying this a good deal, not as much as Breaking Bad but it's definitely a worthy spin off.
However, there's been a few times when Vince Gilligan's writing has been not up to his usual standards and even actually quite corny and bad.
Spoiler: Early signs of Saul characteristics.
The idea that he was out grifting watches on the street with a totally one dimensional 'best buddy' character who dies as a result of their actions along with utterly implausible and highly convenient marks falling for it was so corny and just plain unbelievable. It was like it suddenly turned into a 1930's corny crime caper, bad writing from Gilligan, bad dialogue in a failed comedy bit. There's so many other ways he could have committed fraud far more plausibly in tone with the rest of the story, mail fraud, telemarketing, etc.
Spoiler: Saul getting clients.
Super corny and totally implausible that a bunch of meth heads and other criminals are going to wait in line for some an appointment with a street lawyer in done up traffic tent. Really stupid and lazy writing from Gilligan again totally out of tone with the rest of the series. So totally unbelievable and implausible that any criminals. would risk being seen in such proximity to others, or that police wouldn't notice. Again so many other ways of making him Saul. He could take on a highly controversial and complex murder case that he thinks is innocent at first then subsequently knowing they're guilty, goes ahead anyway and defends them and wins with via arranging jury intimidation. In process loses Kim and becomes Saul as every criminal sees him as a top defence lawyer. A lot better than that tent nonsense.
I'll still watch it and enjoy it, but I don't rate Vince Gilligan as good a writer as he was on Breaking Bad.
In your opinion, of course. To me, this sounds terrible. His 'transition' would be straight to jury intimidation to get a guilty man off for murder?!?! With no real 'motivation' to do so? Seriously?
Mind you, I don't know why we're spoilering it, it's aired!
I do love this show.
I find it hard to watch at times, it's great and I love it but all I can think of is 'what is going to happen to Kim'....
That's just something I came up with in 5 seconds as one of many more plausible ways a lawyer could turn than what they did in the show.
As for Saul's motivation to take and keep defending the case, they could have blackmail, greed, mob involvement and manipulation, many different ways to lead to that situation.
Spoiler: What we got instead
A comedy bit featuring meth heads and criminals all queuing up in a highly orderly fashion to get convinced of a lawyers services in in some cliche deserted backstreet selling burner phones. No criminal would ever do that, they'd think it was a sting, be fighting or ripping Saul off or others off in the queue, pushing to the front, etc, or in most likelihood simply immediately leaving the area upon seeing a queue like that, it was so unbelievable and corny for me. But like you with your opinion that's my take on it.
Anyway, until the whole season airs I think spoilers are respectful as many like to wait and watch it all in one go.
But that's the same with any show. If you've not watched it, you steer clear of the thread. I get it with spoilers for a day or so, just in case, but then it's the person avoiding it's own responsibility really.
I love the cinematography of this show, the wide shots, the noises of the lights and air conditioning.
I think that's why I like it so much. The way the whole thing is shot and filmed is quality.
Makes that scene even better knowing that there was no CGI involved.
Can someone remind me why Kim is risking everything for this old man and his house? Seems a little odd...?
Well she doesn't like Mesa Verde even though she works for them probably a matter of principle, conscience and seeing that while in law they are right to just turf him out she doesn't see it that way.
This show is so well shot, I'm always taken aback by a couple of scenes every episode.
Such a great show, can't believe we're on series 5 now, really tempted to back and watch them all again at some point
What an episode
Jimmy vs mesa verde was amazing, it's moment like that that keep me watching the show
Great episode yeeeeeep!!!!
It is great now. Honestly, I only just made it through the first couple of seasons though. I definitely wouldn't want to go back and watch those again...
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