Category Archives: Television

Saul 1.08

Better Call Saul 1.08 “RICO”
 

While assisting a resident of the Sandpiper Crossing retirement home with her will, Jimmy becomes curious regarding the way the centre charges its residents for expenses. After speaking to several of the residents, Jimmy become suspicious of elder abuse.


It looks like Jimmy has got his big break. Taking on a class action suit against a retirement home. What Could possibly go wrong….

Saul 1.07

Better Call Saul 1.07 “Bingo”

Julie Ann Emery as Betsy Kettleman

This is mainly about the Kettlemans, fraudsters, family and just stupid. Jimmy manages to convince them to go back to the solicitor Kim by getting Mike to steal the money they stole.

One of the funniest episodes yet.

 

Saul 1.06

Better Call Saul 1.06 “Five-O”
 

In a flashback, Mike arrives in Albuquerque on a train and is met by his daughter-in-law, Stacey. Their conversation reveals that Mike’s son, Matty, was a Philadelphia police officer who was recently murdered.


This  is really Mike’s episode as it explains his backstory. He reveals his character and dark past. By far the best episode so far. It was a nominee for outstanding writing in a drama series (2015)  for Gordon Smith.

Saul 1.05

Better Call Saul 1.05 “Alpine Shepherd Boy”
 

After Chuck’s neighbor reports him for stealing the newspaper, he is arrested and hospitalized. A doctor tries to have Jimmy commit Chuck to a mental institution, but Jimmy manages to convince her that he is fully capable of containing Chuck in his own home.

Jimmy’s newfound fame seems to attract mostly unpropitious clients, but he eventually comes across an elderly lady in need of a will, which prompts Jimmy’s lawyer friend Kim to propose that Jimmy specialize in elder law.


A rather slow and muddled episode, especially as I had inadvertently seen episode 1.06 before this. What happens at the end will neatly segue  into the next episode.

Saul 1.04

Better Call Saul 1.04 “Hero”
 

Here we get the origin of the name (rhymes with ‘It’s all good, man)

It looks like Jimmy has taken the bribe and splashes out on a billboard. However when he is order to take it down, he stages an impressive stunt to save a ‘billboard worker’.

It’s a brilliant stunt and shows just how devious he is.

 

Saul 1.03

Better Call Saul – 1.33 “Nacho”
 

 

Disguising his voice, Jimmy Calls the Kettlemans from a pay-phone and warns them that they are in danger of being robbed. As Jimmy returns to the Kettleman house, he’s informed they have been kidnapped.


This shows just how devious Jimmy can be. But it’s Mike that gives him the clue.Jimmy is persistent and tracks down the Kettlemans.

It looks like this is the start of the relationship between the two men.

 

Saul 1.02

Better Call Saul 1.02 – Mijo

Tuco drags Jimmy at gunpoint into his house. Jimmy explains that the twins were part of his scam operation, but they picked the wrong car.


Here we see where Saul’s skills play out. He is able to persuade Tuco to ‘just’ break legs, not kill people who annoy him. During the episode he gets an overture to gain lots of money easily, but by crossing over to the other side.

Will he ?
It seems inevitable.

 

Saul 1.01

Better Call Saul 1.01 – ‘Uno’

Following the events of Breaking Bad, Saul Goodman is living under the assumed name Gene in Omaha, Nebraska and managing a Cinnabon. One night after work, he watches a tape of television ads made when he worked as an attorney.

Well, it wasn’t clear to me if this was in the future or past. Bob Odenkirk is almost unrecognizable.

Flashing back to 2002, Jimmy McGill (Saul’s original name) is a struggling public defender in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Here is where we really begin.  Saul is down on his luck, but persistent. And the episode ends with a question.

Just where has he ended up ?

 

Deep State 3

Finally Max gets to be reunited with his son. And it’s in a chase scene. If it was anyone else, he would have shot first and answered question later. But because it was his son, the plot demanded that he not shoot. The convenience just annoyed me and I lost interest.

Time to move on.

Deep State 2

Max’s son Danny either has a Transporter, or some serious plotonium. He leaves a burnt out car and is told to head out towards some hills. Next thing, he turns up in Tehran.

Meanwhile the wife is on a hit list, only to get away at the last second. It looks like members of MI6 attending a conference of their superiors act like no other civil servants I have heard of.

And who is the MI6 agent that appears to work for the other side ?
Don’t they do personell checks before employing people.

And still the plot thread ‘three days ago’ persists. This is starting to get annoying and the whole story looking too implausible.