This show reminds me every week why I prefer to watch shows in huge chunks, usually a season at a time. The fuckers that created it have me fiending like some kind of junkie twitching in anticipation of my next fix. Breaking Bad wasn’t like that at all ’cause I started watching it in its last season. They had a ‘binge’ marathon leading up to their finale and I watched it all. Every episode over the course of two or three days. Dexter wasn’t bad either because I only got turned onto it when I bought the first season on DVD. At the time they’d just wrapped up season five or six so every time I ran out of new episodes I’d just set money aside and buy the next season. No waiting. Instant gratification.
It’s not like I do that with every show I watch, but the good ones, the ones I can’t get enough of, I usually watch in more or less the same way. In bulk. I can’t hold it against them though. Monday’s aren’t really Monday’s anymore, they’re the day of my latest fix. Something to look forward to. I’ve got to hand it to them on that one… those Monday meme’s just don’t have the same meaning anymore.
I knew I was going to like it before it even premiered because a) I loved Breaking Bad and b) Saul Goodman kicks ass, but honestly? It pretty much blew my mind from the first episode. I’m not a lawyer but, it’s like I’m watching my own story. Or at least something along the lines of what I’d like mine to be. Starting with zero clients, a piece of shit car, and a tiny lived in office. It’s not like my life at all, but then again it kind of is. He’s starting from nothing. He’s nobody and he’s rising from that as Jimmy McGill. Gradually becoming somebody, evolving into who we’ll later know as Saul Goodman.
More than anything it’s uplifting. Inspiring.
I look at Walter White in the same way I guess but they’re just so different. They’re two completely separate species. It’s a completely unique kind of ascension, without the ruthlessness of Heisenberg and with more and more of his past con artist skills bleeding into his law practice. It’s just awesome.