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(Deadline)   AMC calls Saul, announces they've gone forward with the Breaking Bad spinoff that will serve as a prequel to the show   (deadline.com) divider line 117
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2013-09-11 08:10:55 PM  
SPOILER ALERT damnit. This proves that Saul was alive before the series started.
 
2013-09-11 08:19:53 PM  
I have a feeling we'll find his character only good in small doses.
 
2013-09-11 08:28:55 PM  
He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.
 
2013-09-11 08:33:33 PM  
I'm cautiously optimistic.

rotsky: I have a feeling we'll find his character only good in small doses.


Because this.
 
2013-09-11 08:41:08 PM  
If it's a prequel I guess it's possible we'll see Mike and Gus.

And Huell and whatever the guy's name that Bill Burr plays.
 
2013-09-11 08:42:13 PM  
W00T W00T

Saul is the best secondary character on the show
 
2013-09-11 08:49:27 PM  
Prequel not a sequel. Hmm, maybe Saul is back on my dead pool.
 
2013-09-11 08:59:52 PM  
God farking damn it farking no.
 
2013-09-11 09:03:19 PM  

rotsky: I have a feeling we'll find his character

caricature only good in small doses.

Sorry, pet peeve
 
2013-09-11 09:03:30 PM  

WalkingCarpet: If it's a prequel I guess it's possible we'll see Mike and Gus.

And Huell and whatever the guy's name that Bill Burr plays.


The other characters could make cameos as extras at restaurants or the mall.
 
2013-09-11 09:08:10 PM  
Meh.
 
2013-09-11 09:10:02 PM  
I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.
 
2013-09-11 09:11:06 PM  
If Gilligan (or somebody equally smart) is involved, it might work, but it seems difficult. Saul doesn't have a ton of range -- he's there as a personality foil for Walter White, and his consistency of character is important so that we can use it as a gauge for how Walter White's character evolves. We don't expect, want or even need depth from him. Make his character the focus, though, and suddenly he might have to go through storylines that would either betray just how limited his range is, or else ruin the character we grew to love in BB. He's not a plot catalyst. AT BEST, he delivers messages that can push the plot.
 
2013-09-11 09:13:41 PM  
it's all good man
 
2013-09-11 09:13:51 PM  

LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve


WTF? Still?  Asshole.
 
2013-09-11 09:15:10 PM  
Enough with the farking prequels already.
 
2013-09-11 09:17:23 PM  
I love Saul, but prequels as a general rule just blow.  I'm skeptical.
 
2013-09-11 09:18:16 PM  

rotsky: LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve

WTF? Still?  Asshole.


I could not resist. Thanks for the opportunity.

img2u.info
 
2013-09-11 09:20:31 PM  

elvindeath: I love Saul, but prequels as a general rule just blow.  I'm skeptical.


I'm really afraid for what this means for Saul in the next few weeks
 
2013-09-11 09:22:28 PM  

elvindeath: I love Saul, but prequels as a general rule just blow.  I'm skeptical.


One Farker had a great idea for this as a prequel... Every week has Saul playing lawyer to some sort of crazy case, each one Saul ends up selling a piece of his soul to deal with, to help them out. The clients aren't bad people, just messed up or making poor choices. We'd see more of the feature players and the client's story than of Saul himself.

He'd be like Mr. Roarke of Fantasy Island.

I thought the idea had great merit.
 
2013-09-11 09:22:41 PM  

Triumph: He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.


What was the ringtone?
 
2013-09-11 09:23:11 PM  

Glitchwerks: I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.


For reals, I'd kind of like to see that.
 
2013-09-11 09:24:26 PM  
Oh... I should have mentioned, Saul would start out as a squeaky clean, honest lawyer who ends up on the outs with the firm he's been a partner in for many years. Over the course of the series, we'd see him slowly become the "Better Call Saul" we know from Breaking bad.
 
2013-09-11 09:24:58 PM  

Glitchwerks: I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.


It would be 44 minutes of them high and talking about Star Trek and Babylon 5.

I'm down.
 
2013-09-11 09:26:31 PM  

Rhames: Triumph: He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.

What was the ringtone?


Here you go

Probably specific to Walt's number.
 
2013-09-11 09:29:18 PM  
I hope this means we get more Angry Bob.
 
2013-09-11 09:30:33 PM  

LesserEvil: rotsky: LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve

WTF? Still?  Asshole.

I could not resist. Thanks for the opportunity.

[img2u.info image 615x614]


Jesus, who is that!??
 
2013-09-11 09:31:13 PM  

LesserEvil: elvindeath: I love Saul, but prequels as a general rule just blow.  I'm skeptical.

One Farker had a great idea for this as a prequel... Every week has Saul playing lawyer to some sort of crazy case, each one Saul ends up selling a piece of his soul to deal with, to help them out. The clients aren't bad people, just messed up or making poor choices. We'd see more of the feature players and the client's story than of Saul himself.

He'd be like Mr. Roarke of Fantasy Island.

I thought the idea had great merit.


I'd imagine it be a lot of how he became a CRIMINAL lawyer. How he came to know and have on speed dial the kind of guy who could get Jesse the papers he needs. This whole progression from standard scumbag lawyer to who he is.

Final scene of the series finale? Walt & Jesse walking into his office.
 
2013-09-11 09:38:33 PM  

brodiemann: LesserEvil: elvindeath: I love Saul, but prequels as a general rule just blow.  I'm skeptical.

One Farker had a great idea for this as a prequel... Every week has Saul playing lawyer to some sort of crazy case, each one Saul ends up selling a piece of his soul to deal with, to help them out. The clients aren't bad people, just messed up or making poor choices. We'd see more of the feature players and the client's story than of Saul himself.

He'd be like Mr. Roarke of Fantasy Island.

I thought the idea had great merit.

I'd imagine it be a lot of how he became a CRIMINAL lawyer. How he came to know and have on speed dial the kind of guy who could get Jesse the papers he needs. This whole progression from standard scumbag lawyer to who he is.

Final scene of the series finale? Walt & Jesse walking into his office.


Yep. This would work. As long as Saul is the framing character and the guest of the week is the main story, that is.
 
2013-09-11 09:41:45 PM  

LesserEvil: Rhames: Triumph: He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.

What was the ringtone?

Here you go

Probably specific to Walt's number.


I don't think it's Walt specific. I think Todd has decided he's a scientist himself, based his achievement of 76% purity with his cook.
 
2013-09-11 09:55:56 PM  
This Fall on AMC....Beaver and Skinny Pete. They're cops.
 
2013-09-11 10:00:22 PM  

rotsky: I have a feeling we'll find his character only good in small doses.


The more recent episodes have shown that he has greater range.  And as Gilligan has pointed out, even though he's a buffoon, he's very effective as a lawyer.
 
2013-09-11 10:07:38 PM  
What is show about?
 
2013-09-11 10:09:26 PM  

BalugaJoe: What is show about?


About 40 minutes without commercials.
 
2013-09-11 10:12:26 PM  

Shostie: Glitchwerks: I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.

It would be 44 minutes of them high and talking about Star Trek and Babylon 5.

I'm down.


I'd be fine with 44 minutes of Skinny Pete playing the piano.
 
2013-09-11 10:12:58 PM  

bojon: Prequel not a sequel. Hmm, maybe Saul is back on my dead pool.


Gilligan is enough of an evil genius to spread the news that it's a prequel just to keep you thinking Saul is at risk, then changing it up after the finale.  I mean, Bob Odenkirk is 50.  How far back can they really go and remain plausible?
 
2013-09-11 10:14:04 PM  

BalugaJoe: What is show about?


It is a reality show.  Each week they go to a new town put a bunch of billboards, like:
owlibrary.files.wordpress.com
Real people call "Saul" and go to his office.  Then Allen Funt jumps out of a bush and each week ends with everyone heartily laughing like the end of every 70s action show.
 
2013-09-11 10:30:41 PM  
Law and Order : ABQ
 
2013-09-11 10:31:47 PM  
Frasier Crane only works in small doses!

Nah, this could work.  Saul may be a sleazebag, but underneath it all, he does have something of a heart.  Remember when he got quiet and offered Walt "the paddle?"  And he genuinely wanted Jesse to use the same escape.  He doesn't like violence (unless it's absolutely necessary.)  Basically, Saul is a good middleman between the innocent and the truly depraved.  One minute, he's holding an old lady's hand and vowing to get her the most settlement money for her son's tragic accident.  The next, he's getting a murderer off on a technicality.  No matter what side of the pond he's in, he just wants to see things run smoothly, get his cut, and maybe stick it to the people in power by twisting their system to his own ends.  And then snort some blow off a stripper's ass.

Tell me that won't work as a show.
 
2013-09-11 10:33:34 PM  
Mark my words, this is gonna tarnish the whole show.
 
2013-09-11 10:37:54 PM  

Marc L'Hommedieu: Frasier Crane only works in small doses!

Nah, this could work.  Saul may be a sleazebag, but underneath it all, he does have something of a heart.  Remember when he got quiet and offered Walt "the paddle?"  And he genuinely wanted Jesse to use the same escape.  He doesn't like violence (unless it's absolutely necessary.)  Basically, Saul is a good middleman between the innocent and the truly depraved.  One minute, he's holding an old lady's hand and vowing to get her the most settlement money for her son's tragic accident.  The next, he's getting a murderer off on a technicality.  No matter what side of the pond he's in, he just wants to see things run smoothly, get his cut, and maybe stick it to the people in power by twisting their system to his own ends.  And then snort some blow off a stripper's ass.

Tell me that won't work as a show.


Tell me that does not work in life.
 
2013-09-11 10:41:15 PM  
Im just glad Bob Odenkirk is getting work. Ive always thought he was criminally underrated as a actor.
 
2013-09-11 11:20:30 PM  

Triumph: He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.


I thought Todd's shooting was the funniest touch last week.

Wait, it wasn't suppose to be funny?
 
2013-09-11 11:21:14 PM  

Lsherm: I mean, Bob Odenkirk is 50. How far back can they really go and remain plausible?


The show spans a little over a year. They don't have to go back too far (maybe 3-5 years) to have a completely different show.
 
2013-09-11 11:23:45 PM  
Does anyone have a link to the thread from a year ago when this was a rumor?  I wrote the intro to the show in the style of Burn Notice and would like to quote myself.
 
2013-09-11 11:26:06 PM  

Marc L'Hommedieu: Frasier Crane only works in small doses!


No, Kelsey Grammar is insufferable no matter what the quantity. The problem with Frasier Crane was that you had a character actor of average intelligence playing a guy who was supposed to be a genius and Grammar eventually became convinced that he actually was one!
 
2013-09-11 11:27:17 PM  
I'm there like a clamshell o' burners.

aendeuryu: If Gilligan (or somebody equally smart) is involved, it might work, but it seems difficult. Saul doesn't have a ton of range -- he's there as a personality foil for Walter White, and his consistency of character is important so that we can use it as a gauge for how Walter White's character evolves. We don't expect, want or even need depth from him. Make his character the focus, though, and suddenly he might have to go through storylines that would either betray just how limited his range is, or else ruin the character we grew to love in BB. He's not a plot catalyst. AT BEST, he delivers messages that can push the plot.


I disagree. He's quite the deus ex machina for our dynamic duo on a number of occasions. I can't think of a better way of describing than "plot catalyst" than that.
 
2013-09-11 11:27:34 PM  
Saul Goodman.

S'all good, man.

/Bob Odenkirk is hilarious
//Miss Mr. Show
 
2013-09-11 11:27:35 PM  
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] My name is Michael Westen Saul. I used to be a lawyer. Until...
voice on phone: [phone rings] We got a burn notice on you Walt went crazy and killed everyone. You're blacklisted.
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] When you're burned Walt goes crazy and kills everyone, you've got nothing: no cash, no credit, no job history. You're stuck in whatever city they decide to dump you in.
Michael Westen Saul: Where am I?
Fiona Glenanne Kuby: Miami Albaqurque.
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] You do whatever work comes your way. You rely on anyone who's still talking to you. A trigger-happy ex-girlfriend hitman...
Fiona Glenanne Kuby: Shall we shoot them?
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] An old friend who used to inform on you to the FBI eats like a horse...
Sam Axe Huell: You know spies laywers... bunch of biatchy little girls.
Michael Westen: [voice-over] Family too...
Sam Axe Huell: [phone rings] Hey, is that your Mom again?
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] ... if you're desperate.
Madeline Westen Saul's Mom: Someone needs your help, Michael Saul!
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] Bottom line? Until you figure out who burned how to clean up Walt's mess you... you're not going anywhere.
 
2013-09-11 11:29:28 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: No, Kelsey Grammar is insufferable no matter what the quantity. The problem with Frasier Crane was that you had a character actor of average intelligence playing a guy who was supposed to be a genius and Grammar eventually became convinced that he actually was one!


Hey I liked Boss. Apparently I was the only one though.
 
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