Saul Searching – Bonus Episode – Girlfriend’s Day

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SS21 – Bonus Episode – Girlfriend’s Day

John and Chris pop back in after a long break to announce that they will indeed be covering season three of Better Call Saul when it returns in April, as well as to chat about Bob Odenkirk’s new Netflix movie, Girlfriend’s Day.

Girlfriend’s Day is a satirical noir set in a sideways universe where greeting card writers are treated like respected novelists, and Odenkirk plays Ray, a once-prolific wordsmith who, unable to repeat past successes, is let go from his job. Months later, stymied by writer’s block, Ray is dragged into a shady scheme involving a new holiday, a murdered colleague, and a woman who just may be the answer to his heart’s desire. The catch is, in order to untangle the mess, he has to pen the best card of his career. As intrigue swirls around him, Ray sits down to do some work. Will it be enough?

This unique and absurd take on the plight of the ink-stained wretch was co-written by Odenkirk, Eric Hoffman, and Philip Zlotorynski, and it bears the mark of its star’s background in sketch comedy. Director Michael Stephenson (best known for Best Worst Movie, a beloved documentary about Troll 2) brings a striking cinematic style to the material, evoking a classic noir thriller set in a truly silly underworld. Think of it as Chinatown with the card industry instead of water rights as the focal point, and you’ll be close.

In addition to discussing Girlfriend’s Day, John and Chris share a few thoughts about the upcoming season of Better Call Saul, including persistent rumors of Breaking Bad characters appearing on the show this year.

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