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Reply #195 on: February 27, 2020, 11:20:27 AM
Enjoyed the episodes as always. So much writerly subtext in practically every scene. And Lalo is indeed a great character. But two bits felt off for me:

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The crime spree montage was a little ridiculous. Strange theory that those guys would be inspired to do crime when they learn their consequences might be 50% less. Unless they are truly stupid as dirt. And maybe that's what the show is trying to say. Still, a weird lack of subtlety.

Mike's blowup at Kaylee was strange and went on too long. Am I wrong? Just seemed like he would catch himself and take back some self-control. He was weirdly committed to bullying her for much longer than I was willing to buy.
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Reply #196 on: February 27, 2020, 11:47:12 AM
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To me it was the editing of his outburst that was odd, not the performance or writing so much. The composition became this almost Kaylee-POV that was odd, and idk how to describe it, but the edit just felt more subjective than BB/BCS usually plays out for a moment like that, from Mike's profile to that head-on shot. The performance felt honest to me, though. Hungover, guilty, pestered.


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Reply #197 on: February 27, 2020, 06:42:16 PM


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Reply #198 on: April 02, 2020, 09:34:17 PM
Alright so this week's episode was one of the best of the whole series. I highly recommend this season.
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Reply #199 on: April 02, 2020, 09:46:19 PM
I loved the last two episodes! Especially the last one, yes. I found the beginning of the season very rough and I had lost faith with the show, but they managed to find another way to make the fall of Jimmy intense and poignant again.
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Reply #200 on: April 02, 2020, 11:57:36 PM
They shifted from Lalo to Kim so you dug in :P

I kid, but also I think Rhea iz a powerhouse.
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The "proposal," Jimmy's bedroom confession. So sweet/tragic.


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Reply #201 on: April 03, 2020, 08:18:19 AM
I absolutely adore this show. Some of the best TV.

Bob and Rhea are seriously underrated and deserve a lot more recognition come award times.
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Reply #202 on: April 15, 2020, 08:17:34 AM
It feels like every week we're saying that was the best episode yet, but wow, it may very really be true this time around. And I called that it was a Schnauz special before his name came up in the opening credits. Had his finger prints all over it.
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Reply #203 on: April 21, 2020, 07:02:06 PM
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Reply #204 on: April 21, 2020, 08:30:20 PM
Lovely stuff.

Ultimately, I loved this season! The last half was spectacular. I even dig Lalo; at first, he seemed too similar to regular sociopaths, but he grew on me.
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