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Franchises are so hot right now. A new BB every year, an extended BBverse, a Jesse movie, a Badger mini, Methvengers, Babing Bad (like the Muppet Babies), Todd’s uncle is alive and angry in the sequel you did Nazi coming, Walt Jr. still eating the shit out of some breakfast.....

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So I just finished S4 yesterday and it was . . . disappointing. I see what they were going for in Jimmy's transition to Saul, but I just don't feel like they pulled it off in a totally plausible way. So Jimmy is so bitter that his future as a lawyer hinges solely on Chuck that he completely loses any legit emotional connection to him and thus loses Kim? Okay. :/ I don't know. It was an okay payoff but the journey there was not a good one. 

Also, the whole Mike & Werner storyline was painfully obvious in its direction. I dug the logistics of constructing that infamous lab though. The Salamanca storyline also dragged out with way too little progress. I like the Lalo element, but I feel like he came in too late in the season. I guess they're gonna drag him out as a nemesis for S5 for Gus, which seems like it'll be the final one for the series.

I'm not a big fan of how the showrunners are keeping fans in the dark so long with where the show will go in terms of meeting up with and/or overlapping Breaking Bad. Personally, I hope S5 of BCS would jump ahead to Saul setting up that iconic office in episode one, have a few great BB era episodes, and then end with a two part episode of him post-BB. BCS S5 for Mike and Gus is all pretty laid out plot-wise: they deal with Lalo, finish the lab, set up shop with Gail. However, I hope we get more backstory and character development for them both in S5. I feel like Mike had some good episodes early on in S4, but not much character development once the lab began. Gus was sadly one-note throughout S4--all consumed with a particular vengeance. 

On 11/8/2018 at 6:29 PM, Morpheus said:

Franchises are so hot right now. A new BB every year, an extended BBverse, a Jesse movie, a Badger mini, Methvengers, Babing Bad (like the Muppet Babies), Todd’s uncle is alive and angry in the sequel you did Nazi coming, Walt Jr. still eating the shit out of some breakfast.....

You eat that cereal, Walt Jr. You eat the hell outta it!

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I'd watch a buddy/road trip/heist movie of Lydia and Marie rampaging across the southwest, breaking hearts, stealing shoes, and suffering no fools.

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On 2 October 2018 at 4:12 AM, Cas Stark said:

The bell origin story!

You're always down.  Cold

Oh Mike, gonna need a full measure here.

Run Nacho Run.

Lalo, fucking bat shit insane Salamancas, I like they are all a slightly different flavor of killer.

Each Salamanca is a psychopath, but Lalo seems the brightest.

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On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 2:24 AM, Cas Stark said:

I'm not sure what will happen w/Kim now, but it may be darker than her just kicking Jimmy to the curb after one scam too many.  I didn't expect her to break bad like that.

Yes, I could see Kim ending up in prison, or having to be spirited away with a new identity.

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That’s pushing it, imo. I thought Gilligan had originally planned to go 5, just like BB. I still enjoy this show a lot, but I know many people lost interest last season. Two more seems unnecessary. But then again AMC really does like to milk their shows...

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If I'm not mistaken, Gilligan was speaking in terms of number of episodes when he said that BCS will be about as long as BB. BB had 62 episodes. But, yeah, six seasons is too much for BCS - the pacing is already painfully slow as it is. The show should have been done in four seasons (max five). 

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I think two more seasons instead of one - which I was expecting - is fine.  The pace is slow, yeah, but at this point the show is really only for Gilligan worshipers, and I'm totally cool with the way he does slow pace.

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5, 6, 10, I couldn't care less how many there are, just that what they give us is good and worth watching. 

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