So, assuming you've all seen [Breaking Bad](series:200567)... you should certainly be aware that we have now been graced the presence of a prequel spin-off series by creator Vince Gilligan! What a guy, right?
[Better Call Saul](series:1028213)...
Which in my opinion, should be called 'Better Watch Saul'. Why? Because it's really freakin addictive! Currently, only eight episodes have aired... and the forty-some minutes that each episode lasts goes by like twenty. It's riddled with that same class that Breaking Bad was... it's really, really interesting and entertaining to say the least. This is not to say I don't miss a little Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, but Jimmy McGill (aka Saul Goodman) and Mike Ehrmantraut have a way of filling that void. As the show explores their characters much more... we're learning in more detail about who they really are and their pasts and how they became to be who they are in Breaking Bad. So, every episode brings along something new for us to learn about these guys, it's exciting... it's interesting, it keeps you intrigued. Which are exactly the factors you're going to need in such a series to spin off from a previously globally successful series.
Better Call Saul not only gives us new material from the Breaking Bad world, it also gives us an insight as to what these characters have been through, with their pasts being explored throughout the series and the rest of the seasons to follow... of course, with it already being green-lit for a second season. Would you like to know the biggest thing that sucks about that? We all have to wait until 2016! Early, however... and with a 13 episode season, instead of the current order that consists of 10 episodes. Hopefully, as the seasons go on, as I'm implicitly positive they will, with more than just the two... we'll get more and more juicy and compelling episodes.
AND DID YOU KNOW?
For the first and current season, which premiered earlier this year on AMC and Netflix on February 8, the debut episode set the record for the highest-rated scripted series premiere in basic cable history, with 4.4 million viewers in the 18–49 demographic, and 6.9 million viewers overall. Now, that is a hell of a lot of figures to compete with! DAMN. My expectations? I expect those numbers to keep rising...
Eight stars I give this for the time being... based on the eight episodes aired. 1 star equalling to 100% for each episode.
Crazy story... that caption you see in the picture above? They're not actually lines from the series, I just wrote them myself from what I guess they would be saying. It's sort of a regular occurrence about 'stickers' in the episodes when you see this on-screen, you'll get it... when you WATCH IT!
A BIT OF TRIVIA?
Saul Goodman is a pseudonym that was picked because it sounded Jewish and sounds like "It's all good man."
- The series takes place in 2002, six years before Saul's first appearance in Breaking Bad which took place in 2008.
- Like it's predecessor, Breaking Bad, the entire series is also filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- The title of the show is named after the title of episode 8 of season 2 of Breaking Bad of the same title, 'Better Call Saul' (as well as being the tagline for his TV commercials), where Saul Goodman made his first appearance.
- The salon where the temporary office of Jimmy is, is the same one that he (as Saul Goodman) offered to sell to Jesse Pinkman for money laundering in Breaking Bad.
- In a very early stage, it was talked about being made as a 30 minute comedy.
- Better Call Saul was renewed for a second season in June 2014, more than 7 months before the pilot episode aired in 2015.
So, thank you for reading! I suggest that you all start watching immediately, put everything down, just stop what you're doing, okay? I need your full attention right now. That's good, cheers. Now, if you haven't already... sign up to NETFLIX today, right now, this very moment. I assure you, Better Call Saul will pop right up on the homepage for you, then all you gotta do is click on that little sucker and watch that very first episode 'Uno'. After you've done that, I'm pretty sure I won't have to tell you to watch the rest... or will I? Feed your brain some entertainment. You know what? Do what I do, boil that kettle... make yourself a cup o' tea, maybe with a side of chocolate or biscuits, whatever floats your boat. Sit down, chill out and watch Better Call Saul! And hell no will you be disappointed, if you are then you should go get yourself checked out, or I just recommend that you begin watching a better class of real, engaging television.
And right before I wrap this up, just a personal favourite quote so far from the man himself...
Jimmy McGill (aka Saul): I'm the guy on your speed dial right after your weed dealer.
If I needed a lawyer one day, Saul Goodman would be the first damn guy I'd call... just sayin'. Stay fresh, stay entertained, stay curious. PEACE!