Better Call Saul - prequel to Breaking Bad. Returns Monday (US) & Tue (Netflix UK)

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by Monkey Man » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:16 pm

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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 started 10th April in the US & 11th April on Netflix UK.

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.

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Season 2 returns on Monday in the US & Tuesday on Netflix UK -







Season 1 -

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Reviews

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

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/01/21/better-call-saul

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

http://time.com/3686699/better-call-saul-review/

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


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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by Xeno » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:20 pm

It's probably going to bomb but I will give it a watch.
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Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

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by Ironhide » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:42 pm

As long as Huel is in it.
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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by Peter Crisp » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:29 pm

I was hoping this was Galactica related :oops: .
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by Saint of Killers » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:22 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:I was hoping this was Galactica related :oops: .


I'm disappointed it's not a Homeland comedy spin-off.
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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by Xeno » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:59 pm

Mandy Patinkin plays his best roles in different locations.


Inigo Montoya as the cook.

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You chilled my father. Prepare to fry.
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Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by Squinty » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:36 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:I was hoping this was Galactica related :oops: .


IT'S IN THE FRAKKIN METH!!!!!
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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by GlassjAw » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:09 pm

Xeno wrote:It's probably going to bomb but I will give it a watch.


Thats the spirit!!
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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by Alvin Flummux » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:17 am

Saint of Killers wrote:I'm disappointed it's not a Homeland comedy spin-off.


A sort of Homeland meets Dead Like Me parody episode.
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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by Ad7 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:12 pm

Saul :wub:

This will be strawberry floating awful though :dread:
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by Barley » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:12 pm

Advent7 wrote:
This will be strawberry floating awful though :dread:


Why? :?
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by Ad7 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:27 pm

Because it's totally out of context. Saul was good in the series because of the situation he was in, being this dodgy and crap lawyer who ended up caught in the middle of this huge drug thing. It was comic relief in the middle of horrible situations.

How is that character going to carry a show with none of that?
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by Moggy » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:36 pm

Advent7 wrote:Because it's totally out of context. Saul was good in the series because of the situation he was in, being this dodgy and crap lawyer who ended up caught in the middle of this huge drug thing. It was comic relief in the middle of horrible situations.

How is that character going to carry a show with none of that?


Because Saul and Huell.
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by Crimson » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:44 pm

Advent7 wrote:Because it's totally out of context. Saul was good in the series because of the situation he was in, being this dodgy and crap lawyer who ended up caught in the middle of this huge drug thing. It was comic relief in the middle of horrible situations.

How is that character going to carry a show with none of that?


This is a worry I have too but given that members of the original writing team (including Vince) are involved I have faith.
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by Saint of Killers » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:41 pm

Xeno wrote:Mandy Patinkin plays his best roles in different locations.


Inigo Montoya as the cook.

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You chilled my father. Prepare to fry.


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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by Monkey Man » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:00 am

Jonathan Banks joins as a series regular -

http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/jonathan-banks-better-call-saul-casting-mike-ehrmantraut/
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by Wedgie » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:45 pm

I can't wait for this, despite the character being very cringe worthy and punchable.
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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by Monkey Man » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:44 pm

Possible casting news -

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston May Appear in Multiple Episodes of Breaking Bad Spinoff, Better Call Saul

Aaron Paul is not ready to leave Jesse Pinkman and for this we are thankful. A source close to Better Call Saul, AMC's highly anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff, exclusively tells E! News that everyone's favorite sidekick meth cook is in talks for a recurring role when the show debuts in November.

Casting will officially begin at the end of the month, and production begins in May, but our source says the show's creative team is already talking to Paul about reprising his role—for more than one episode.

We are also told that producers very much want Bryan Cranston to appear for a cameo or two, and he has said he is game.


While promoting his new action flick Need For Speed, Paul confirmed that he's in "serious talks" to appear in Better Call Saul, The Associated Press reports.

"Anything Vince [Gilligan] is involved with, I'm there," Paul said. "I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days—because it's all a prequel—it would be fun."


there is one familiar face viewers probably won't be seeing: Dean Norris, who played Walt's DEA Agent brother-in-law Hank, as he's currently starring on CBS' Under the Dome.

"I don't think they'll let me do a little cable show," Norris told The AP. "I think that experience was that experience. I'm not a big fan of kind of revisiting something that has already been done. But I think it's going to be awesome. So I can't wait to see it."


And while Better Call Saul will mostly be a prequel, Gilligan has stated that he's open to jumping around in time.

We think, by and large, this show will be a prequel, but the wonderful thing about the fractured chronology we employed on Breaking Bad for many years is the audience will not be thrown by us jumping around in time," Gilligan told Entertainment Weekly. "So it's possible that we may indeed do that, and we'll see the past and perhaps the future."


http://uk.eonline.com/news/516164/aaron ... -call-saul
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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by CitizenErased » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:53 am

I don't want this to be honest, and with Bryan and Aaron possibly on board its starting to sound like AMC can't let the money go.
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PostRe: Better Call Saul - debuts in November
by chalkitdown » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:59 am

I can't imagine it's gonna be anything other than a cameo.

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