. the intro of course is perfect. visually, it's both beautiful and upsetting. the initial shots of the cinnamon before we realize what it is just drop you in and kind of fire your synapses for a second to prepare you for the next frames.
. the first courtroom scene we see defines the character perfectly. we see him rehearsing in the bathroom while everyone patiently waits. they're waiting for him but there doesn't seem to be any ill feelings. the scene feels like normally it would be the amateur lawyer coming to prove himself and being judged by everyone. but it's like they just accept him and let him do what he does because that's just what happens. the build up is so perfect because we have no idea what he's talking about, so the tape reveal is just comically jarring.
. we now see why saul was so adamant about the nail salon.
. we discussed in the whiplash thread how often the car crash from adaptation was used, and this is probaly my favorite instance. i literally did not expect it.
. didn't know that was his brother at first which led to some confusion, rewatch made the scenes with chuck very lovely. the lanterns? crazy beautiful man.
. the tuco reveal was pretty startling
anyway, its amazing and genius. thats all.