Speaking of sweet and unsettling, Better Call Saul has been lauded both for the surprising pathos and tension it’s already provided in its first two episodes. Anyone who was expecting the show to be awash in typical Saul sleaze and nothing but Saul sleaze has gladly been proven wrong. The show is so good that it holds its own next to Breaking Bad, and seems so meticulous that it’s very much worth scrutinizing for Breaking Bad callbacks, and perhaps future clues. Here’s a comprehensive list of what’s been spotted thus far.
You can’t say I didn’t foreshadow this moment: follow me grumblingly into the Fifty Shades-dominated part of this post and you may just leave transformed and ecstatic. An MIT engineer and a Google developer advocate teamed up to create a program that generates mediocre erotica passages like those found in Fifty Shades. This, for example, was not created by a human, but by the Fifty Shades Text Generator:
He straightens. My stomach sinks. I worry, again, that I’m not enough for him. His nipple clamps peek out of that velvet drawer. What on earth does he have in store for me? ‘You were very disobedient,’ he murmurs, his voice husky, and tingling shoots through me as desire unfurls deep in my belly.
We might hypothesize that whomever this mysterious “he” is may have found those “peeking” nipple clamps at a retailer that sells some of these ridiculous items. I, personally, can’t even imagine wearing clothes that haven’t been laundered in “Flirty Shades of Surf Detergent with Scentsual [sic] Oils.”