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Author:  Shack [ Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:59 pm ]
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I thought this was outstanding, and at a compact 8 episodes of 30 minutes easy to watch. Definitely one of the best Breaking Bad successors in terms of every decision having a consequence and makes him more delusional that he can just get away with it, but somehow very funny even at the darkest points. Hader deserves to win the Best Actor Comedy Emmy

Author:  Mister Ecks [ Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:40 pm ]
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This show is incredible. I expected to enjoy it but not as much as I did. Hader is terrific, and so is Henry Winkler, who just scored his first major acting Emmy nod since Happy Days (he has a few guest acting nods from almost 20 years ago). Disappointing that Sarah Goldberg didn't get recognized, she matches Hader a lot. He struggles as a hitman trying to live a normal life with his newfound love of acting, and she struggles as an actress that wants to catch some sort of a break.

I'm curious to see where it goes. Where Cranston's Walter White gradually declined into the villain, it seems Hader's intent is to make a "villainous" character into a good guy.

Author:  Flava'd vs The World [ Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:22 pm ]
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This is my #1 of the year so far.

Really sad ending though.

Author:  Flava'd vs The World [ Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:39 am ]
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Hader and Winkler both won Emmys, but it lost Best Comedy.

Author:  Shack [ Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:37 pm ]
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Nice premiere

I didn't catch the first time that after Fuches did his whole "Do you have a court order for my DNA?" patting himself on the back, he handed them his can of coke :funny:

Author:  stuffp [ Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:43 am ]
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Yeah, I was enjoying it a lot too. Can't wait till next week.

Author:  Dil [ Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:37 am ]
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Yeah the premiere episode was great. Hank is still awesome and that bit between Hader and Sasha was hilarious.

Author:  Mister Ecks [ Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:52 pm ]
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Jesus this show is so good. And it doesn't hurt that they have some incredibly talented actors. Hader and Winkler won Emmys, but Sarah Goldberg and Stephen Root are just as fantastic. Goldberg reminds me a bit of Rhea Seehorn in that neither can break through and get nominated because they aren't seen at the level of their co-stars and their recognition, but both deserve accolades.

It took Hader a few years after SNL to shine, but it was worth the wait.

Author:  Dil [ Wed May 01, 2019 2:09 am ]
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Lol this weeks episode was fucking amazing IMO. Loved all the crazy, weird stuff with the feral daughter, and Daniel Biernhardt showing up was a really nice surprise.

Author:  stuffp [ Thu May 02, 2019 7:57 am ]
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That was a great episode indeed, came pretty much out of nowhere too, the show is so good at being darkly funny.

Author:  Dil [ Wed May 22, 2019 10:32 pm ]
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Man I think I loved this season even more than the first. So much was happening and I never found a single episode dull. Bill Hader was fantastic as always, but Stephen Root really stood out this season and I loved the stuff with Harry Winkler's character this season as well. The stuff with Hank was great too, especially all the scenes he had with the Chechen army lol.

I'm also really curious to see where they go with Sally's character next season, because some really interesting things happened with her in that finale.

Author:  stuffp [ Tue May 28, 2019 9:37 am ]
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Yeah, it's a very solid show, continues the story well and every episode has both equally funny and dark stuff to marvel in. Hader is great, but my favorite character is definitely Hank, it can be a bit ott, but I haven't grown tired of it yet.

Author:  Mister Ecks [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:19 pm ]
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Just binged the last four episodes. Man this show is so good. It really captures some of the best qualities of Breaking Bad in a totally new way. And like that show, it boasts one of the most stellar casts, a cast you really wouldn't expect to give some incredible performances. I hope Hader and Winkler pull off repeat Emmy wins this year, but nominations for Sarah Goldberg, Stephen Root and Anthony Carrigan are in order too. Like Kim Wexler on Better Call Saul, there are times when I'm so mesmerized by Goldberg's Sally that she steals the show and the scenes.

Winkler's performance in the finale was flawless. He perfectly conveyed the joy that Janice brought into his life, and the sorrow it brought him when she was taken from it.

And they have some of the best WTF moments, where you can't imagine how things will work out. It was pretty obvious Fuches told Gene that Barry did it, but I hope the show doesn't cop out and have Barry undo that next season with a BS excuse. It should remain in Gene's mind and be something else insurmountable that Barry must overcome when eventually confronted with it.

Author:  Flava'd vs The World [ Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:38 pm ]
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Best show on TV. The ronnie/lily episode alone would have earned that title but every one was great.

Author:  Mister Ecks [ Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:57 pm ]
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I rewatched Season 1 and I'm onto rewatching Season 2 now. What a wonderful show. I really hope they can keep it going.

Author:  Mister Ecks [ Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:26 pm ]
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Just re-watched "ronny/lily". What a perfect half hour of television.

Author:  Mister Ecks [ Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:22 pm ]
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Finished my re-watch of the series. Incredible show. "ronny/lily" is one of the finest half hours in television.

Still wondering where they go with the Barry revelation for Gene. He could easily say that Fuches lied to him to cover his own ass, but I'd imagine Season 3 will have Gene questioning everything about Barry, right from when he first wandered into his life.

Barry Berkman is the reverse Walter White, trying to be a better person, but I ultimately think Barry will suffer a tragic end. Maybe not death, but definitely being put away. He's done too many bad things to not pay for them. A happy ending would ruin the show.

Still can't say enough positive things about this cast.

Author:  Flava'd vs The World [ Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:59 am ]
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Season 3 ends with Barry killing Gene, I can't see any other way around it. Sally will be the one who bring him down since he will never see it coming from someone as self-absorbed as she is.

Author:  Shack [ Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:33 am ]
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I can see a soft reboot at some point where it jumps forward in time and he's a celebrity actor. It does feel like the current storyline is meant to end sooner than later.

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