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Better Call Saul AMC HD Breaking Bad Spinoff

Better Call Saul AMC HD Breaking Bad Spinoff


I was surprised to not find any new thread devoted to "Better Call Saul" .. so here you go ..


10 p.m. Feb 8 before moving to new time slot Monday at 10 p.m. on Feb. 9


The new series follows attorney Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) in the years before he became the lawyer to “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White but at a time he knew “Bad” character Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks). Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando also star.


http://www.amctv.com/shows/better-call-saul

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Mondays instead of Sundays?

Hmm, looking for previews on this. I thought Gilligan would not be as hands-on in the production of this as BB?
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Hmm, looking for previews on this. I thought Gilligan would not be as hands-on in the production of this as BB?

The AMC site as well as YouTube have a pretty good selection of various clips and what not ..


I believe Gilligan directs the pilot, writing staff was taken from "Breaking Bad" ..

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Peter Gould is going to be the showrunner. he wrote, produced and directed some episodes of BB and the 2 main writers are BB alums too. In fact Gould wrote the "better call saul" episode of season 2.
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I only hope that with the apparent high expectations many around the Web have for the show, they take it for what it is intended to be .. it's not a BB replacement .. and one of the better clips I've watched is with Mike & Saul ..



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I'm in the process of watching Breaking Bad for the first time. Hoping to be done before Saul airs.
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Even though I have the BB box set, I was watching some of the marathon. I don't think they could promote Better Call Saul any more. I got it, there is a 2 night premier, Feb 8th and 9th.

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I got a bad feeling we're all going to be disappointed but I hope I am wrong.
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I got a bad feeling we're all going to be disappointed but I hope I am wrong.
Only if you expect it to be as awesome as BB. It can't, and it won't. But I do expect it to be entertaining enough to devote a season pass to. Odenkirk and Banks are awfully good thespians and they've had plenty of practice in playing those characters.
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Only if you expect it to be as awesome as BB. It can't, and it won't. But I do expect it to be entertaining enough to devote a season pass to. Odenkirk and Banks are awfully good thespians and they've had plenty of practice in playing those characters.
There does seem to be quite a bit of anticipation with BB fans for "Saul" .. my take on what it will be leans toward more of a very dark comedy .. I'm happy to see some of the characters we grew to know come back, and I'm sure there will be some familiar sites, Los Pollos Hermanos .. etc .. maybe a cameo here and there ..


But like I posted earlier, it's not going to be a BB replacement, and I feel sure in saying the premier is going to garner a pretty good audience .. and I believe AMC already committed to a second season .. ??

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Even though I have the BB box set, I was watching some of the marathon. I don't think they could promote Better Call Saul any more. I got it, there is a 2 night premier, Feb 8th and 9th.
That's interesting, isn't it?

Never really see that. We've all seen back-to-back episodes as a season premier.
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Only 2 weeks left before the premiere. For those without AMC there are legitimate ways to watch Better Call Saul online. AMC allowed non cable subscribers to check out the walking dead season 5 premiere, but only that episode. Hopefully they will do the same with Better Call Saul.
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Good article in today's Wall Street Journal about BCS, it's worth looking up. I learned a lot about Bob O from reading it.

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Yeah, Maxim or Wired, can't remember which, did a short back page piece on Bob a while back as well .. he was trying to crack wise, but did not seem to come across all that funny ..

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Maxim. He was trying to funny but most of it was not.
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Maxim. He was trying to funny but most of it was not.
Yes, it was Maxim .. and at least I'm not the only one that thought the attempt at tongue in cheek banter did not come off all that well ...

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6 Days to go .. I set the DVR last night ..

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Stanley's Feb.5 NY Times review . She seems to have liked the two intro shows (slated for Sun/Mon, 8th/9th).


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This gonna be good.

Saul was my 2nd favorite character from BB (only behind Hank) and loved Odenkirk in Fargo as well.
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Just finished watching breaking bad last week(all 5 seasons over 2 1/2 weeks)....loved the show, disappointed in the end but, no question in the top 3 best series I have ever seen.


I'll have to set this on the DVR and watch it....could be interesting.. I wonder if it will be a continuation of BB in Saul's last status in the show ? (I was going to say more but, it would be a spoiler to people who have not watched/seen the final episodes of BB)...

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Just finished watching breaking bad last week(all 5 seasons over 2 1/2 weeks)....loved the show, disappointed in the end but, no question in the top 3 best series I have ever seen.


I'll have to set this on the DVR and watch it....could be interesting.. I wonder if it will be a continuation of BB in Saul's last status in the show ? (I was going to say more but, it would be a spoiler to people who have not watched/seen the final episodes of BB)...

I doubt you'll find many on this thread that have not watched BB .. in my case, 3 times ..


"Saul" is a prequel ..

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I'll have to set this on the DVR and watch it....could be interesting.. I wonder if it will be a continuation of BB in Saul's last status in the show ? (I was going to say more but, it would be a spoiler to people who have not watched/seen the final episodes of BB)...
Its been widely publicized that this is a prequel, tracing Saul Goodman's life about 6 years prior to the time line of BB.
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Just finished watching breaking bad last week(all 5 seasons over 2 1/2 weeks)....loved the show, disappointed in the end but, no question in the top 3 best series I have ever seen.


I'll have to set this on the DVR and watch it....could be interesting.. I wonder if it will be a continuation of BB in Saul's last status in the show ? (I was going to say more but, it would be a spoiler to people who have not watched/seen the final episodes of BB)...
Didn't like the end as in not a fitting end? Because I thought the ending was perfection.
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Didn't like the end as in not a fitting end? Because I thought the ending was perfection.
I don't mind admitting that this grown man must have gotten something in his eye as "Baby Blue" played ..

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I was only disappointed in the final episode of BREAKING BAD because it was the final episode of BREAKING BAD.
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There was an ad on my TiVo main menu this morning "got legal problems...?" with the Better cal Saul banner (the same one as in the Gov's avatar above) next to it
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