I agree. I appreciate the narrative effort; it was thought out and creative. I just felt like it was also REALLY forced. Everything made sense in the context of that specific story, but I just feel like something felt off. Really mechanical. Like a cinematic Rube Goldberg device. Everything was so clinically dependent on everything else.It was a lot of effort for a fairly low score and no guarantee it will work. These guys have a story to tell now.
The Jeff that tells him “say it,” at the mall is different and wasn’t available. The idea of Gene being intimidated and having to handle this scary guy and his buddy was building to a different kind of story. I really prefer the dark, violent stuff when someone is pushed too far to the clever schemes.I agree. I appreciate the narrative effort; it was thought out and creative. I just felt like it was also REALLY forced. Everything made sense in the context of that specific story, but I just feel like something felt off. Really mechanical. Like a cinematic Rube Goldberg device. Everything was so clinically dependent on everything else.
Also...is the dude that played Jeff a different actor than a couple seasons back?
I'd like to see what Gilligan can do outside of the Breaking Bad universe.I watched “Point and Shoot” and “Fun and Games” last night and I enjoyed Kim’s final (???) episode much more. I think when something is ending the expectations are harder to meet. We know it’s almost done, at least for a while, and so there is a feeling of wanting it to be perfect, and also for events to occur the way we want. But I don’t really know what I want from it.
To be critical, I do think there were things the audience was set up to wait for that wound up being solved too easily. Lalo’s main goal was to expose Gus to Don Eladio and then have a good reason to kill Gus. He wasn’t really that interested in listening to Jimmy lie about what really happened in the desert. But I felt that watching Jimmy survive that questioning was going to be a great scene. Maybe Lalo did plan to return once Gus was taken care of. Hearing Jimmy tell the story would have been a great addition to the recording he was making for Don Eladio.
Anyway, we will see what happens. People on Reddit seem to like the Gene episode and next episode features Walt and Jesse. They would have to screw that up pretty bad for it not to satisfy fans. I wish they had kept it a secret but they are probably thinking of ratings and getting casual fans and BB fans to watch.
AMC+ wants more so there will probably be a move or spin-off within a couple of years.
My Kim Wexler t-shirt came in the mail.One thing I learned on a podcast from a couple of weeks ago is that the scene where Lalo appears and surprises everyone was being recorded when Bob Odenkirk had his heart attack. He actually “died” and was brought back, and the scene was continued weeks later. If you watch the whole thing there is a long break somewhere and they had to match lighting and everything else for continuity.
were you able to get it over your big boat shaped head?My Kim Wexler t-shirt came in the mail.