Better Call Saul - Season Three Discussion

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  1. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff Thread Starter

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  2. btf1980

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    I can't wait!

    Gus Fring's character will be featured in Season 3. AMC released this commercial of Los Pollos Hermanos.

     
  3. Bingo Bongo

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    Interesting. Bringing back a dead man.....
     
  4. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff Thread Starter

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    He's hasn't been killed yet.
     
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    Doh! Oh ya, I Was thinking about Breaking Bad!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Rhea Seehorn is, for lack of a better term, smoking hot. Looking forward to S3.
     
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  7. Vidiot

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    I believe they have said that the events in Better Call Saul are roughly 5 years prior to the events of Breaking Bad. Which is problematic, since the actors are now about 9 years older than they were when those early shows were being shot.
     
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  8. GentleSenator

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    yeah but it isn't like bob o or giancarlo were spring peepers to begin with. and saul is so disheveled in BB that he looks younger in BCS to me.
     
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  9. Gems-A-Bems

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    It hasn't been problematic for the first two seasons. Of course, you may not have seen the show at all. Weren't you saying it wouldn't be a sequel in the first place and wouldn't take place in Albuquerque? And that his name would be Saul Cohen?
     
  10. mpayan

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    April?? Good gravy. Get on with it. Its showtime folks!
     
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  11. Vidiot

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    What's funny to me is the toupee that Bob Odenkirk wears as Jimmy McGill in Better Call Saul, but in real life he just goes around bald. He's been asked, "does your character wear the toupee, or is it you as the actor wearing a toupee?" He laughed and said they haven't figured it out yet.

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  12. mj_patrick

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    I think it's easier for a middle aged actor to lose 10-15 years when the story is within a relatively close amount of time like that.

    When the main characters in Dexter tried to pass themselves off as young teenagers in flashback episodes.. that started to venture into cringe territory.
     
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  13. Squealy

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    What can they do about it? Except for:
    I take it to be that Jimmy had more hair at that time, not that he's supposed to be wearing a toupee (even if you can tell it is one). One way they can make him look a little younger.
     
  14. Vidiot

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    Naw, he had the same toupee in Breaking Bad. His hair hasn't changed.

    There's a point where it either looks haaaaarible, or they have to resort to heavy VFX (a luxury a TV show generally can't afford).
     
  15. Squealy

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    The hairline isn't that different but his hair is thicker as Jimmy.

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  16. Vidiot

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    Interesting 2010 interview with Odenkirk here:

    Odenkirk built the foundation of the character by doing two things: First, he gave him a not-so-attractive hairpiece. “Kind of a business mullet, and it’s a comb-over too,” explains Odenkirk, who, by the way, might be one of the only actors in Hollywood comfortable enough to admit that he’s had a little hair-replacement surgery; nothing impressive, he says of his mane, but he wants to maintain the sort of thin-up-top look rather than go completely bald. “It fits me and my voice.”

    Breaking Bad's Scene-Stealing Dirtbag »
     
  17. Gems-A-Bems

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    That one never gets old with you, eh?
     
  18. DrAftershave

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    Wish I could talk about this season as a fan, but since I currently work on the show I have to observe this discussion from the sidelines. :whistle:
     
  19. Vidiot

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    Oh, ask him about the rug. Are we right that the show is supposed to take place 5 years prior to Breaking Bad?
     
  20. stereoptic

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    Wiki says that it is set in 2002, or 6 years prior to Breaking Bad, but I don't suppose we would need a Non Disclosure Agreement for @DrAftershave to verify?
     
  21. mmars982

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    There are two clues to this in the pilot. The video of his clients has a 2001 date stamp, and presumably it would have taken a while to get to court. Plus, the check that he receives and complains about I believe has a 2002 date. I can't find a photo of it online where you can read it, but I think you can on a big screen TV. This is all from memory, so someone correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    Breaking Bad's first season is set in 2007. The expiration date on the White Family's handicapped placard is in '08. So if BCS is 5 years prior it started in '02.
     
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  24. Vidiot

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    The tough thing for the actors is they're shooting the show in 2017, so they're at least 10 years older than they're supposed to be. The funniest episodes of Better Call Saul were when Jimmy was supposed to be like 30, just getting out of jail. I had to go to the store and buy another case of suspension of belief in order to make it through the show.
     
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