Better Call Saul

By: Hector Rodriguez

Better Call Saul follows the transformation of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a former con artist who is trying to become a respectable lawyer, into the personality of the flamboyant criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, over the six-year period prior to the events of Breaking Bad, spanning from approximately 2002 to 2008. Better Call Saul ended up eclipsing Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul is a show about the simultaneous motivating and corroding nature of family influence, about falling victim to your worst impulses, how change is hard, about how self-destructive self-avoidance can be, and those themes ultimately spoke to me on a greater level than the thrilling journey of Walter White. While Breaking Bad was impressive in getting me to turn on its protagonist, BCS was miraculous in getting me to love the man behind Saul Goodman Some viewers even describe the show as a Long-form television drama [that] enables [a] kind of deep realism, and never has it been achieved more successfully than in Better Call Saul (Rotten Tomatoes review). 

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