The Goggle Box – Returning To Westeros

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Game Of Thrones S05E01 – The Wars To Come

It all flies by in an instant, ten episodes of Game Of Thrones that is. More so than any other show GOT leaves you absolutely chomping at the bit for more. This week it returns with its fifth season, after a finale last year that left audiences a little divided for a change. How did the return go?

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The Goggle Box – Saul’s Not Good, Man

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Full spoilers for Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead follow.

Better Call Saul S01E09 – Pimento

I hate it when the internet is right. As mentioned last week, there is a hypothesis bouncing around that BCS can’t possibly have too much in the line of happy moments for Jimmy seeing as he has to be forced into becoming Saul Goodman come the end of the series, so the leather bound books and rich mahogany desk are not likely to be coming his way anytime soon. That his downfall would come at the hands of his brother Chuck though, woah. By last week it seemed Continue reading The Goggle Box – Saul’s Not Good, Man

The Goggle Box – It’s Ricktatorship Time!

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Better Call Saul S01E08“Rico”
I read a musing online (Reddit of course) where a BCS viewer observed what should have been obvious from the beginning – this doesn’t end well. Not that we don’t already know how Jimmy finds himself in the Breaking Bad time line but we do also know that come the end of this series that Jimmy has become Saul, a sleazy criminal lawyer who doesn’t have any apparent family or personal ties and though he may be sound financially he is a far cry from the 20 million being talked about in this week’s episode. It makes the series doubly tragic as it unfolds and with this week’s “Rico” I think we can safely say this is all going to go down horribly. Continue reading The Goggle Box – It’s Ricktatorship Time!

The Goggle Box – Yep, It’s Addictive

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Better Call Saul S01E04 – “Hero”
Four episodes in and yes, Better Call Saul is a damn fine TV show. Already it is clear that the twists and turns are just going to keep coming and escalating and the story of the rise of Saul Goodman is merely beginning. Bob Odenkirk is absolutely nailing it right now too, going above and beyond his previous portrayal of the character and he hasn’t even hit the highest highs of absurdity yet. Continue reading The Goggle Box – Yep, It’s Addictive

The Goggle Box – Better Call Saul Continues Strong

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Full spoilers for Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead below.

Better Call Saul S01E03 – “Nacho”

In only 3 episodes Better Call Saul has completely set itself out on its own while simultaneously containing the same highly intelligent writing and humour that made Breaking Bad such a great show. It is telling that after this week I may even be ready to stop referencing BB within the first paragraph of these reviews, such is the strength of BCS on its own.

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The Goggle Box – Did Better Call Saul Deliver?

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Full spoilers for Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead below

Some said it was a bad move, I could never decide fully which side of the fence I sat on to be honest, but Vince Gilligan and AMC decided they would press ahead with a Breaking Bad spin off featuring the superb series’ loveable(?) sleazeball Saul Goodman as the lead. Better Call Saul takes place 6 years before the events of Breaking Bad and chronicles Saul’s rise from back when he was just lowly public defence attorney Jimmy McGill to the – ahem – lofty heights of law when he becomes Saul Goodman. Oh, and it’s really really good.
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