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'Better Call Saul' plays game of Easter eggs with audience

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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 11:17 AM

Every week, the hunt is on.

When each "Better Call Saul" episode hits the air (Mondays at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC), a certain segment of its audience answers the call, not just savoring each hour of duplicity by lawyer Jimmy McGill, but also scouring the screen for covert clues or 'Easter Eggs' that reference 'Breaking Bad'.

This pursuit of so-called Easter eggs isn't unique to "Saul," or even to TV. Throughout his long career as a movie director, Alfred Hitchcock in effect cast himself as an Easter egg, popping up in each of his films in a blink-and-you'd-miss-it cameo appearance.

Many of its buried clues link "Saul" to "Breaking Bad," the 2008-13 AMC series that introduced Jimmy McGill in a time frame six years after the starting point for "Saul." For instance, in the "Saul" premiere, Jimmy's car was revealed to be a 1998 Suzuki Esteem rattletrap parked in the Albuquerque courthouse alongside a Cadillac DeVille — a deliberate reference to the make of car he will drive years later on "Breaking Bad" in his alter ego as flush attorney Saul Goodman.

edit on 13-3-2015 by wasaka because: (no reason given)

edit on 13-3-2015 by Crakeur because: fixed quotes. Please add your own thoughts or comments to the quoted material.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 11:22 AM
Dont see the "game" part...... At all. Being a prequal series, it quite naturally will contain a lot of the Breaking Bad universe... Having said that, the show is growing on me.
BB was fing great but I sense Saul can reach that height as well.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 02:18 PM
Saul is starting to get real good.
It will never be on the same level of B.B. or The Wire...
But its shaping up to be good

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 02:21 PM
a reply to: wasaka

How does an article talking about television easter eggs not reference Arrested Development or Community?

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