It is a different kind of work. I’m a lawyer and criminal defense work is very different they working in legal aid where you do a lot of landlord tenant work or family law cases. Criminal defense work requires someone who can (a) think like a criminal and understand how the criminal mind works (b) someone who can… Read more
Bullying and destroying someone because he is a dick and you don’t like him is not a proportional response. Howard is definitively the typical spoiled rich kid who was born on third and thinks he hit a triple but he’s not an evil person. Shit, Chuck was probably closer to “evil” then Howard.
She’s damaged, just like Jimmy. Even the “harmless scams” she has run with Jimmy in the past are symptoms of someone who is willing to lie and steal for self-gratification. I love Kim Wexler’s character - it is deep, rich, fascinating and textured - but she’s not someone any sane person should aspire to emulate and… Read more
It’s all a bit odd and I’m not sure I have it figured out. Gus wants Lalo out of jail and back in Mexico (which, of course, is also what Lalo wants) and the Don wanted Lalo to stay in jail (probably because he does not like Lalo or any of the Salemancas) so the Don set the ambush to get the money from Jimmy to keep… Read more
It is also quite possible that he really is just a cockroach and doesn’t really care about anyone that deeply. I’m not sure I would consider Saul and Kim’s romance one for the ages but UMMV. Read more
In a healthy relationship you are correct. Jimmy and Kim do not have a healthy relationship. She is attracted to him, in no small part, because he is a con man and runs scams on people. That’s who he is and she can’t expect him to just stop on a dime. Read more
Agreed. Jimmy saw Howard for who he is: the untalented rich kid who rode everyone else’s coattails. He actually has zero respect for Howard and for Howard to offer him a job is an insult in his own mind. Read more
In the struggle for control over what happens in Asia, Japan and China are on opposite sides. China has a great interest in anything anyone does in Japan to the extent they also want to do business in China. The NBA brass and NBA owners certainly understand this as they have been working very hard to tap the Asian… Read more
Agreed. I have no problem with exuberance. Hit a big homerun or got a strike out in a big spot? Go right ahead with your fist pump, your clapping, your jumping around. But disrespecting your opponent is bullshit. In cricket (the “mother sport” of baseball) there is a saying “it’s just not cricket” which is to say it… Read more
It’s certainly a movie about the ravages of war - both physical and mental. Rambo is dealing with PTSD and survivor’s guilt - he was in town to visit an Army buddy only to learn to died of cancer related to Agent Orange exposure.