The 1st season is 10 episodes, the 2nd season is 13 episodes. Season 2 returned on 15th February 2016. It's been renewed for a 10 episode 3rd season which starts 10th April in the US..
The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is "fixer" Mike Ehrmantraut, a beloved character introduced in 'Breaking Bad.' The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts "criminal" in "Criminal lawyer." The series' tone is dramatic, wove with dark humor.
Season 2 returns on Monday in the US & Tuesday on Netflix UK -
Season 1 -
If I began watching "Better Call Saul!" as a skeptic, the first three episodes have mostly made me a believer. There are nods to the parent show — and those are among the more emotionally affecting parts of this young series — but "Saul" quickly learns to function as its own thing. B+
http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watchi ... th-promise
Better Call Saul Review: The Last Hurrah of Difficult Men
The Saul Goodman series starts out already better than Breaking Bad.
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/be ... aul-review
Better Call Saul is a nifty and promising comic noir, but it also allows you to ponder certain missed opportunities. 3/4
http://www.slantmagazine.com/tv/review/ ... season-one
Like Saul himself, its identity is a work in progress. The energetic visual storytelling engages, but the deliberate pacing left me restless. B
For now, I simply tried to measure Saul by the yardstick: would I want to watch this show if I knew none of the references, none of the characters’ back stories? I was a doubter. But for now, Saul, or should I say Jimmy, has fast-talked me into believing. B
Can Saul compete with Walter White? No. But he doesn't have to. Better Call Saul posses one simple, but fascinating question: What happened to Jimmy McGill that forced him to transform himself into the ruthless, hardened, yet entirely entertaining *criminal* lawyer Saul Goodman? The man that we came to know and love on Breaking Bad. I, for one, look forward to watching that story unfold.
Does the highly anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff deliver? In a word: yes. 8.7/10
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/02/03/b ... 4e5a00004c
I'll keep watching, of course. But there are times, truth be told, when "Saul" seems a little too much like its lead character: Slick, smart, desperate, driven to please and a little bit afflicted by flop sweat. 60%
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/2 ... 33958.html
Indeed, it seemed pretty obvious going in that this spinoff promised to be a narrower concept – and unlike “Breaking Bad,” the show won’t have the luxury of sneaking up on anybody. For now, “Saul” contains some attractive elements, fine moments and a fabulous pedigree, but even Jimmy/Saul might be forced to concede the jury’s still out in terms of proving it has the right formula. 60%
http://variety.com/2015/tv/reviews/tv-r ... 201409820/
No show in my tenure at Grantland has inspired so many readers to reach out with one straightforward question: Is it any good? In the spirit of justice — a concept that Saul Goodman holds dear, though not nearly as dear as his billfold — let me address it right at the top. Yes. It is. Very, very good.
http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospect ... -pays-off/
B+, summary is full of minor spoilers - http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/ ... -call-saul
Currently 72% on metacritic - http://www.metacritic.com/tv/better-cal ... ic-reviews