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Old 10-06-2013, 11:01 PM  
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Better Call Saul



As I am sure many of y'all already know, a spinoff of "Breaking Bad" titled "Better Call Saul" will be airing in 2014. This is going to be a prequel to Breaking Bad and will be based on the character of Saul Goodman from "Breaking Bad."

I, for one, will be watching. I'm sure the majority of all of you other "Breaking Bad" fans will be as well. Might as well get the discussion going sooner rather than later.

So... what are your hopes, expectations and/or concerns with the show? Here are some of mine:

Hopes: I hope to see Saul do his thing in the courtroom. I hope to see strong, unique supporting characters. I hope to see Breaking Bad foreshadowing. I hope he has an intriguing paralegal and/or assistant. I hope to see Breaking Bad characters such as Fring, Mike, etc...whoever. I hope the show kicks ass.

Expectations: I don't expect it to be as good as "Breaking Bad" (because nothing else is, really), but I expect it to be good since Vince Gilligan is writing. I somewhat expect it to have an even balance of comedy and drama...since Saul undeniably provides a substantial amount of comedic relief in "Breaking Bad." I expect to see "courtroom Saul." I expect the "Breaking Bad" references and character cameos to be less than what I hope. If it isn't even a fraction as good as "Breaking Bad," I expect it to be better than 95% of everything else on TV, since there is some shitty shit on TV these days.

Concerns: I'd be a liar if I were to say that I didn't think this show has potential of flopping and certainly failing to meet the presumed high expectations of the audience. Don't get me wrong, I think it will be good... but I think it COULD suck if not executed properly. My main concern is Saul ultimately proving himself to be a "little dab will do ya" type of character, which would lead to a show centered around his character not working out. I am hoping that the character of Saul will not be so over-used and constantly over the top, that he becomes annoying to me, thus ruining his character for me altogether... Not saying I think this will be how it goes down...just saying I think there is a CHANCE of this being the case, which prompts me to believe that a strong supporting cast is VITAL in terms of the amount of success/quality this show will accumulate. All in all, I don't think VG will steer us in an unfortunate direction though...I think they'll pull it off.

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Old 04-04-2015, 10:57 AM   #511
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What statistics do you want to see?

80% of people in the world are gotards and are not capable of long term interpersonal relationships regardless of family affiliation and 20% of people in the world are rational humans that can separate emotion from business regardless of family affiliation?
There's no such thing as separation of emotion by anyone—even in business.
We are emotional beings. Some just are more high volume about it.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:58 AM   #512
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I would never business partner with my wife. She is not a rational human being.


I have partnered with my brother. He is a rational human being.
I took my ex-spouse temporarily in as a partner. I fired him. Then he said I couldn't because he was quitting. He kept changing something I had set up and worked for years but he didn't agree with it. Pissed me off.
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Old 04-04-2015, 12:51 PM   #513
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There's no such thing as separation of emotion by anyone—even in business.
We are emotional beings. Some just are more high volume about it.


Perhaps it's best that you keep your position of not doing business with family.
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:00 PM   #514
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Perhaps it's best that you keep your position of not doing business with family.
No need express that kind of emotion, just because you don't understand something.

You proved my point.
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:15 PM   #515
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I would hope to find the following emotions in a job applicant:
enthusiasm, interest and passion for the work they are applying for as opposed to the emotion of apathy, boredom,
fear or an office passive aggressive ( someone hiding their hostility using a social cover-up tone; gossips and phonies etc.)

Nothing wrong with emotions. Just depends how they're channeled and expressed. This includes expressing displeasure with unethical behavior, non-compliance and/or poor quality work.
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Old 04-04-2015, 03:20 PM   #516
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:00 PM   #517
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I would hope to find the following emotions in a job applicant:
enthusiasm, interest and passion for the work they are applying for as opposed to the emotion of apathy, boredom,
fear or an office passive aggressive ( someone hiding their hostility using a social cover-up tone; gossips and phonies etc.)

Nothing wrong with emotions. Just depends how they're channeled and expressed. This includes expressing displeasure with unethical behavior, non-compliance and/or poor quality work.
I didn't mean to ruffle your feathers. I won't **** off, and I wouldn't be so sure you have more business experience than I do.

The problems that come from family business are always personal problems, not inherent problems with operating a business with family members. Period.

And you don't have to operate without emotion, particularly in creative environments like you operate in. But you have to separate yourself from emotion to make business decisions, money, personnel, evaluations, etc.

Bottom line though, problems in family business are always personal, not inherent problems with family businesses.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:11 PM   #518
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Oh yeah.............


Saul has arrived.
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Jimmy has finally accepted who he truly is.


His spirit would die if he took the Santa Fe job.
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I actually found that episode to be the worst of the season. It wasn't bad writ large (it was comparatively, though), just protracted and predictable.
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I actually found that episode to be the worst of the season. It wasn't bad writ large (it was comparatively, though), just protracted and predictable.
sometimes predictable isn't a bad thing
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I actually found that episode to be the worst of the season. It wasn't bad writ large (it was comparatively, though), just protracted and predictable.
It may be all those things, but it was necessary.
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O.M.G. I agree with Hamas! Was that scene in the Bingo hall the best way to find out about Saul's past with regard to Chuck?
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