48. "RE: I think BB built in a similar way- with one huge exception. " In response to In response to 47
>BCS hits the ground running and never stops, whereas S1 of BB >was a comparatively much slower, and less interesting build, >than what we get from BCS. > >After that, I see the two shows doing the same relative >crescendo. It just builds, builds, builds, until it peaks, and >then it ends. > >Part of what makes that so appealing in BCS, I think, is >because we're seeing the evolution of these characters Into >the ones we knew from BB. > >To that end, they built everyone in a way that, while we know >exactly who they will be, still provides a sense of urgency. > > >Watching these final pieces of Jimmy flicker out, while Saul >takes over, is gut wrenching. Because I love Jimmy. And I love >Kim. And Kim loves Jimmy. And while I know full well what Saul >is all about, watching this character shift is such a >compelling journey, and Jimmy is a very empathetic character, >while Saul is.... less so. > >Watching the Gus and Hector feud develop still has an edge to >it, despite know how this ends. > >Mike Saving Saul in S5 was fucking bananas. And that's a touch >of magic, I think, to be able provide those kinds of moments >despite the fact that much of the audience already knows, more >or less, the end result.
I find this aspect of the show to be absolutely amazing. They’ve gotten me a few times, where I’m telling myself “you KNOW how this ends, how did they have you on the edge of your seat for that?” These guys are so incredibly good.