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Steve De Young
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Posted: 26 April 2020 at 11:59am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Or—Urgh!—an eventual remake/reboot.
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Well, we did have Metastasis. 
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I love how Dalton just swept in with Lalo and became such a natural element of the show in just a few episodes - but he mainly works because he's such a good foil for the rest of the characters. A spinoff of his own would not have that value. 
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My immediate response to this was to think that someone could have said the same about Saul Goodman based on his Breaking Bad appearances.  Then that made me think about how much Lalo is like Saul Goodman.  Flashy, glib, a glad-hander....which is a comparison that hadn't occurred to me before.
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I thought of the comparison as well - but the question of "How did a regular guy become Saul Goodman?" sounds more compelling than "How did Lalo become a heavy-hitter of the Salamanca family?"

And yeah, that's one thing I liked - Lalo actually LIKED Saul! He saw him as a kindred spirit, in a way.

I'll be curious to know if Lalo will still have that feeling in Season 6. He knows that he's been betrayed, but he may not even bother messing with Saul over it - because the root problem was higher up the chain.
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Posted: 26 April 2020 at 1:15pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Or—Urgh!—an eventual remake/reboot.
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Well, we did have Metastasis. 
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Technically a foreign adaptation instead of a remake, though!
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Posted: 27 April 2020 at 8:06am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Technically a foreign adaptation instead of a remake, though!
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But it raises the question, is this next:  LINK 
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Technically a foreign adaptation instead of a remake, though!

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But it raises the question, is this next: LINK
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That would be cool, wouldn't it?
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Went back rewatched every episode of BCS its just gets better and better and I
would dare say its the better show over BB.

I was used to think Mike was the most interesting character even outshining
Saul but damn somehow Kim stole S5

Not sure how the pandemic effected BCS cant wait for it to come back
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So my wife and I took some time in our pandemic life to catch up on BETTER CALL SAUL.  We had seen the first season when it originally aired, but fell away from it by the time the second season aired.  I'll stop here to say that we were avid fans of BREAKING BAD, so we knew what we were getting into.  We decided to remedy our BB gap by marathoning the first four seasons on Netflix.

Holy.  Fucking.  Shit.  

What a fantastic series.  

It's so good that I searched out Season 5 streaming options right away only to be met with frustration, so I ponied up $20 on iTunes just to watch it.  I didn't want to wait until 2021 to catch up. 

So many things I could say, but the most important for me is this...I think SAUL is a better series than BREAKING BAD. Heresy, I know. But hear me out.  I think the producing/writing team (which has been together for a very long time) have gotten better at what they do and what they do is create great television.  That said?  I'd still tell people to watch BB first and then SAUL.  I think it works best as a prequel seen after the events of the original than as one seen in order.  So many callbacks to BB in SAUL that would otherwise go over a viewers head seen in strict chronological order.  That, to me, is one of the many brilliant things about SAUL: watching the world of BB being built in SAUL after you already know how it's been torn down while simultaneously not knowing how Jimmy actually comes out of it in the end.  

Can't wait for S6 whenever that may arrive.
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You’re exactly right, Matt. BCS is better than BB. It’s one of the best
shows on tv ever and certainly the best on right now.
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It's been a pleasant surprise since the first episode and has only gotten better each season. Best of all is that while BCS is a refracted / distorted echo of BB with shared characters and incidents (typically of the inciting variety), it is also very much its own thing. Imitation and reiteration of huge success can be a difficult temptation to resist but BCS has avoided almost every pitfall I feared it would fall into and created its own style and story and legacy.
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