Better Call Saul

Bali Ha'i - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Near the start when Mike's pulling over, the car parks literally perfectly along the side of the road. Seconds later when camera shows him stepping out it's at least 12 inches away from the curb. (00:11:00)

Something Beautiful - S4-E3

Factual error: Gus is walking around the Central New Mexico Community College. The building seen in the background is the Student Resource Center. This episode is set in 2003 but that building didn't exist until 2010.

Fall - S3-E9

Factual error: In the mall where Jimmy meets Irene there is the Pandora logo in the background when Jimmy is going up the escalator. Pandora didn't open its first store in New Mexico until 2013. (00:27:00 - 00:28:00)

Fall - S3-E9

Factual error: When Mike is meeting with Lydia in her office, you can see an undeveloped hillside from Lydia's office window with sagebrush and other desert shrubs common in New Mexico. However, Lydia's office is in Houston, Texas, where such plants do not grow. Houston also does not sit in the desert, it lies in a coastal plain where it is much greener than Albuquerque.

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Slip - S3-E8

Factual error: The scene where Jimmy is doing community service, they are under the Juan Tabo Bridge that crosses the Tijeras Arroyo. This bridge was not built until 2006. The episode is set in 2003.

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Fall - S3-E9

Factual error: The shoes Jimmy gives Irene are Skechers Shape-Ups. The episode takes place in 2003 but Shape-Ups were not made until the late 2000s.

Nailed - S2-E9

Factual error: At the start of the scene where Jimmy films a commercial at the school, kids are shown on the playground. Many of them are wearing leggings or skinny jeans. The episode is set in 2002, when the trend was flare and straight legged jeans. The skinny jeans and leggings trend didn't become widespread until 2009 or 2010.

lithium2001

Five-O - S1-E6

Factual error: The intro scene for this episode shows Mike getting off the Rail Runner Express. This train didn't come into service until 2005. This scene is set in 2002.

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Fifi - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: At the end of the scene at the Air Force base, when Jimmy is about to snap the photo of the military members with "Fudge", the film students roll Fudge in this wheelchair over to pose by Fifi, the B-29. At this moment, they've just scrambled to get Fudge back in the chair with the movie camera on his lap, concealed by the plaid blanket. The blanket is in view as the boys roll Fudge over there. We then cut to Jimmy, crouching with a disposable camera given to him by the USAF captain. Cut back to the group posing, Jimmy says, "Smile!" and Fudge says, "Cheese!" In this brief moment, the blanket on Fudge's lap is suddenly gone, along with the camera. You can see Fudge seated in his costume, holding up his bottle of water, but no blanket, no camera. Cut back to Jimmy, shaking his head. Then cut back to the group posing, and the blanket is back in place on Fudge's lap. (00:30:45)

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Pimento - S1-E9

Factual error: When Mike is waiting in the parking garage with Sobchak for Pryce to arrive, the AT&T logo is prominently displayed on an office building in the background. This logo is the new style introduced in late 2005 and didn't exist in 2002 when the show is set.

Something Beautiful - S4-E3

Factual error: Gus is walking through a college campus. In the background, the students are wearing clothing styles from the 2010s such as skinny jeans, but the episode is set in 2003 when those styles didn't exist yet.

Fall - S3-E9

Factual error: When Jimmy is doing "stretches" in the mall, waiting for Irene and her friends, there is a Crazy 8 store behind him. This episode is set in 2003, the first Crazy 8 store did not open until 2007.

Nacho - S1-E3

Other mistake: When Jimmy goes looking for the Kettlemans, he climbs up the Sandia Mountains but finds them in a flat forested area. To get to a level forested area in the Sandias, Jimmy would have had to climb all the way to the top, which would be suicidal, because the area of the Sandias he goes into is extremely rugged and steep, plus he goes in there with nothing but a suit. Even the Kettlemans would be insane going that same route with two kids, a tent, and camping supplies in tow.

Namaste - S5-E4

Factual error: When Jimmy is in Tucumcari, New Mexico, there is a shot of him talking to Kim and in the distance there is a mountain range. Those are the Manzano Mountains, which are over 150 miles away from Tucumcari. Not only that, besides one small mountain south of the town, no major ranges can be seen from the town at all. Also, they're not even on the right side of the mountains. The side that is shown is the western face of the range, Tucumcari is east of those mountains.

Hero - S1-E4

Factual error: While Jimmy is climbing up the billboard to save the worker, some buildings can be seen in the background such as the TriCore Labs, Embassy Suites Hotel, and the Bernalillo County Metro Court House. This episode is set in 2002 but the Embassy Suites and TriCore Lab buildings weren't built until 2004 and 2005 while Metro Court was still under construction at this time. Even the billboard tower in this scene didn't exist until years after it was set.

Amarillo - S2-E3

Factual error: Around the beginning of the episode, Saul is entering a Ford F-550 Bus from Sandpiper, but that body style from the Ford F series isn't introduced until 2012+ and Better Call Saul takes place in the early 2000's, 6 years before Saul meets Walter.

Kev77

Breathe - S4-E2

Factual error: Set in 2002, the laptop and furniture are right for the time, but the special ceiling mounted microphone is a Shure MXA910, released in 2017. (00:22:35)

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Something Beautiful - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: The Salamancas brothers burn Arturo's body inside his car. When the brothers leave, there is a scenic tree a short distance down the road from the burning car. It balances the shot. When the camera angle changes to a wide view, there are no trees anywhere near the car.

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Mijo - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: While James is arguing with Tuco in the desert about the twins the sun changes in several shots.

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Mijo - S1-E2

Trivia: The guy who breaks the two brothers' legs is Tuco Salamanca, a drug dealer that makes a deal to sell the blue meth with Walter White in Breaking Bad.

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Answer: It is my opinion that you should absolutely watch Breaking Bad first. If you did not know, Better Call Saul takes place before the events of Breaking Bad. At the time I am posting this, BCS is mid-way through season 5, with season 6 on the way perhaps in a year. So if you binge Better Call Saul now, you would not be able to "flow" right into Breaking Bad. To me, it's better to watch in the order that they came out. Breaking Bad was a phenomenal show, and now watching Better Call Saul, it is fun to watch the events unfold and start to lead up to what we saw in BB. Enjoy.

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Chosen answer: So far the show has been about Saul's struggles as a lawyer long before the Breaking Bad timeline (Spoiler Alert: It starts out for the most part at a time when he didn't even go by the name Saul).

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