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Old 11-09-2013, 20:48
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It's been confirmed that a spinoff of Breaking Bad is happening and it is about Saul Goodman.

So stoked!
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Old 11-09-2013, 21:18
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Excellent news. I'll certainly be giving that one a try.
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Old 11-09-2013, 21:34
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Saul is a brilliant character. Really looking forward to this, should be more light-hearted than Breaking Bad I think, seeing as Saul is a quite comedic character a lot of the time.
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Old 12-09-2013, 15:25
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We automatically thought Saul was going to survive BB because of talking of a spinoff - But as this is going to take the form of a prequel - all bets are off again!
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Old 12-09-2013, 16:33
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Saul Goodman's license plate = LWYRUP
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Old 12-09-2013, 21:51
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Being a prequel of course they can reintroduce mike,gus and even jessie
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Old 12-09-2013, 21:54
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Being a prequel of course they may reintroduce Mike Gus and Jessie
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Old 13-09-2013, 11:37
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We might also find out whose those guys Saul was terrified of in his first
appearance were....

AMC must be pleased- after the drubbings "Hell on Wheels", "The Killing US" and
"Low Winter Sun" got, here's a new AMC show people might actually like!
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Old 13-09-2013, 12:01
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We might also find out whose those guys Saul was terrified of in his first
appearance were....

AMC must be pleased- after the drubbings "Hell on Wheels", "The Killing US" and
"Low Winter Sun" got, here's a new AMC show people might actually like!
Both 'The Killing' and 'Hell on Wheels' did 3 seasons so you can’t consider them flops. Admittedly they weren’t as successful for AMC as Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
But don’t speak too soon, spin offs often flop themselves. Anyone remember ‘Joey’.
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Old 13-09-2013, 13:29
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Both 'The Killing' and 'Hell on Wheels' did 3 seasons so you can’t consider them flops. Admittedly they weren’t as successful for AMC as Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
But don’t speak too soon, spin offs often flop themselves. Anyone remember ‘Joey’.
Anyone remember Frasier?
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Old 13-09-2013, 14:46
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Anyone remember Frasier?
True. But you can't deny spin offs fail more times than they succeed .
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Old 13-09-2013, 15:00
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Well, it's not as if Mike, Walt, Jesse etc. will be popping and being guest stars in some episodes as I believe the plan is to have the show set a good bit before BB ever happens, so there would have been no reason for any of them to be in his office.

If they do decide to set it close to the same timeline, they could cleverly edit an episode by having scenes in Saul's office being interrupted by Jesse or Walt, as they have burst in on people before IIRC or on Saul when he's on the phone etc. Why not get those actors back, and create a story around them and tie it in to BB in that way?
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Old 13-09-2013, 15:10
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True. But you can't deny spin offs fail more times than they succeed .
Three-quarters of ALL new US network shows fail to make it past one season, so a similar failure rate among spin-offs should be expected. But for US cable series, it is rare for a series to NOT go past season one. So the history of US spin-offs really doesn't tell us anything about how a spin-off from Breaking Bad is likely to do.
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Old 13-09-2013, 19:43
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I'm not so sure about this, though I'll happily give the first episode a go when it rolls around.

The reason I'm not so sure is because I think Saul as a character can only really work in the context of a show like Breaking Bad. It's an almost interminably dark and brutal show, where Saul plays a vital role - not only in terms of his role plot-wise, but also in the fact that he, essentially, acts as the show's comic relief. He's great at that, undoubtedly. But I'm doubtful as to whether the character could carry a whole show on its own. The reason Saul works so well in Breaking Bad, to my mind, is because he provides a distraction from the drama and darkness of the rest of the show (though arguably Skinny Pete and Badger do this as well). Take that away and you're left with a dodgy, over-confident lawyer and little else.

Though with Vince Gilligan at the helm, I'm cautiously optimistic that he'll prove me wrong and that it'll be just as impressive as Breaking Bad.
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Old 14-09-2013, 12:25
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I'm not so sure about this, though I'll happily give the first episode a go when it rolls around.

The reason I'm not so sure is because I think Saul as a character can only really work in the context of a show like Breaking Bad. It's an almost interminably dark and brutal show, where Saul plays a vital role - not only in terms of his role plot-wise, but also in the fact that he, essentially, acts as the show's comic relief. He's great at that, undoubtedly. But I'm doubtful as to whether the character could carry a whole show on its own. The reason Saul works so well in Breaking Bad, to my mind, is because he provides a distraction from the drama and darkness of the rest of the show (though arguably Skinny Pete and Badger do this as well). Take that away and you're left with a dodgy, over-confident lawyer and little else.

Though with Vince Gilligan at the helm, I'm cautiously optimistic that he'll prove me wrong and that it'll be just as impressive as Breaking Bad.
Hopefully we'll see another side to his character besides his clown facade. He didn't get rich by being dumb, so will be good to see some of his other side.

I'm looking forward to watching.
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