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Old 02-26-2015, 04:11 PM   #476
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Re: Better Call Saul: Premieres on Feb 8/9

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OMG, I wish I had seen that when they showed it, would've tipped me right away what was going on.

That's the greatest thing ever.
Ya i said to my gf, I'm pretty sure that ID said gondorff. This is 100% a scam. She was impressed/confused at my knowledge when it turned out to be a scam.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:41 PM   #477
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I think this show is better than Breaking Bad and I like Saul is a better character than Walter. I also think Bob is a better actor than Bryan.
i mean i love this show so far, and bob is great, but that is some serious hyperbole.

aside from the subjective liking saul's character more than walt the rest of that post is just insane.

1st season isn't even 1/2 way over and you're claiming its better than one of the GOAT series of all time, and saying bob is a better actor than bryan is just hilariously absurd.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:44 PM   #478
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Ya i said to my gf, I'm pretty sure that ID said gondorff. This is 100% a scam. She was impressed/confused at my knowledge when it turned out to be a scam.
That's elite...what the show did, and you.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:54 PM   #479
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OMG, I wish I had seen that when they showed it, would've tipped me right away what was going on.

That's the greatest thing ever.
The scam is called a Pigeon drop btw.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:38 PM   #480
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The wallet scam reminded me of the start of the Sting.

I need to watch again but I think the name on the ID of the passed out guy was Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman's character)
This. That was a fun movie.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:14 PM   #481
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i mean i love this show so far, and bob is great, but that is some serious hyperbole.

aside from the subjective liking saul's character more than walt the rest of that post is just insane.

1st season isn't even 1/2 way over and you're claiming its better than one of the GOAT series of all time, and saying bob is a better actor than bryan is just hilariously absurd.
we live in a world where people rush things to be goat same thing in sports
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:52 PM   #482
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I'd guess from the start. He would know he'd get ordered to take it down from the start.
Which is why he was desperate to get media to cover his "story", and freaking out when they all kept shooting down his pitch on the phone.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:30 PM   #483
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Ya i said to my gf, I'm pretty sure that ID said gondorff.
That's one hell of a catch.

And it's really awesome that they did that.

I always think of "The great Henry Gondorff" when Redford first saw Newman
snoring on the floor next to the bed with his face smashed up against the wall.


Interesting that Slipin Jimmy used "s' all good man" in his younger days.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:36 PM   #484
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--Loved the way they shot Chuck's outdoor adventure.

--Of course the stunt was planned from the beginning...why do you think they started the episode with a flashback to him working cons with a partner? Jimmy wasn't halfway up that ladder before I realized it.

--Why hide it from the brother? The brother is his whole life right now. He initially refused the bribe because he promised his brother he wouldn't be That Guy. That dog-and-pony show with the adding machine was not for tax reasons, but to make the money seem clean to his brother. Just like Walt's motivation was his family, Jimmy's motivation is his brother.
Maybe I'm slow, but I thought the calculations were for how much he would have to pay if he lost. He was making sure he could pay-off the cost of the stunt.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:41 PM   #485
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:41 PM   #486
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Maybe I'm slow, but I thought the calculations were for how much he would have to pay if he lost. He was making sure he could pay-off the cost of the stunt.

Yeah, it definitely wasn't this.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:46 PM   #487
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He was "washing" the bribe money to make it look like he earned it legitimately.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:00 AM   #488
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He was "washing" the bribe money to make it look like he earned it legitimately.
And trying to morally justify it to himself, because at this point he's still in his "good guy" phase. The Saul in BB couldn't care less about where some illegally attained money came from. It would just go into the safe.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:27 AM   #489
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Re: Better Call Saul: Premieres on Feb 8/9

I keep telling the Gondorff story IRL, and no one recognizes it.
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:42 AM   #490
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And trying to morally justify it to himself, because at this point he's still in his "good guy" phase. The Saul in BB couldn't care less about where some illegally attained money came from. It would just go into the safe.
good point we'll see saul lose his morals more as the show progress'
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:52 AM   #491
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Re: Better Call Saul: Premieres on Feb 8/9

hmmm a show about a "good" guy turning "bad"? i don't see that from VG.
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:55 AM   #492
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Saul last his morals a long time ago. Setting aside the Slippin Jimmy stuff, he set up a criminal act 2 episodes prior lol.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:03 AM   #493
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Jimmy is essentially in Scamaholics Anonymous. His wake up call came when he could have been defined as a sex offender for whatever he did. So, he's been on the wagon for a long time since then trying and failing to live a worthy legitimate life. But then these two stupid azz kids who don't even recognize what a piece of s*** he's driving knock him off the wagon. It puts him on to a different path, and what he realizes is that he was born to be a scammer, now he can just do it sort of legitimately as an ambulance chasing type lawyer. Some people have to embrace the parts they're born to play, even if they might not be the most savory characters. He's essentially addicted to the deal.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:54 AM   #494
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hmmm a show about a "good" guy turning "bad"? i don't see that from VG.
Not really, Jimmy has been shady from day one. With the Saul persona he is just institutionalizing it in extremis.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:40 PM   #495
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Scamaholics Anonymous. Nice.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:57 PM   #496
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saying bob is a better actor than bryan is just hilariously absurd.

Fargo, Nebraska, Mr. Show can hang with anything Bryan Cranston has ever done.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:13 AM   #497
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Re: Better Call Saul: Premieres on Feb 8/9

For some reason I can't see Better Call Saul on my Netflix. Do they remove the show before every new ep or..? I try the search function and the first result is Breaking Bad.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:27 AM   #498
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For some reason I can't see Better Call Saul on my Netflix. Do they remove the show before every new ep or..? I try the search function and the first result is Breaking Bad.
Better Call Saul is not available if Netflix determines that you are accessing the site with a US-based IP address.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:47 AM   #499
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Great show, but the cops demanding juicy intel from the defense attorney after he speaks with his arrested client, and asking him to "help them out" during the trip to the crime scene were cringeworthy.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:41 AM   #500
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rbk,

bob is carrying the show almost entirely by himself, and without a deeply enthralling plot-line.
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