Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul is an American crime drama television series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is both a spin-off and a prequel of Gilligan's previous series, Breaking Bad.
Set in the early to mid- 2000s in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the series develops Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), an earnest lawyer and former con-man, into a greedy criminal defense attorney known as Saul Goodman. Also shown is the moral decline of retired police officer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), who becomes closely affiliated with the Juarez drug cartel to support his family. Jimmy and Mike's interactions remain sporadic until their respective storylines fully converge.
Why It Rocks
- It is very superior to the previous show.
- The cinematography, camera angles, and framing solidifies the shows’ connection.
- The cast is still absolutely phenomenal, especially their leads.
- Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, Michael McKean, Michael Mando, and Patrick Fabian—have all given nuanced, memorable performances as strong as anything on The previous show.
- It can be slow at times especially in the third season.