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Better Call Saul 

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2015– )
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Series cast summary:
Bob Odenkirk ...  Jimmy McGill 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Jonathan Banks ...  Mike Ehrmantraut 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Rhea Seehorn ...  Kim Wexler 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Patrick Fabian ...  Howard Hamlin 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Michael Mando ...  Nacho Varga 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Michael McKean ...  Chuck McGill 32 episodes, 2015-2018
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Gustavo 'Gus' Fring 19 episodes, 2017-2018
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Before Saul Goodman, he was Jimmy McGill. And if you're calling Jimmy, you're in real trouble. The prequel to "Breaking Bad" follows small-time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transforms into Walter White's morally challenged lawyer, Saul Goodman. Written by zaahir1604

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8 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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In the 4th episode of second season, Better Call Saul: Gloves Off (2016), the man to whom Mike (Jonathan Banks) approaches for guns is the same man who sells guns to Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in the second episode of the 4th season (Thirty-Eight Snub) - where Walter purchases the .38 snub-nose revolver for "defense" when he is worried about Gus Fring. He also appears in the flash-forward in the first episode of the 5th season, Breaking Bad: Live Free or Die (2012), of Breaking Bad (2008). See more »

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In some of the wide shots of throughout the series, it's clear that the Albuquerque is the one that exists from 2015 and later rather the one which existed in the early 2000s. There are homes in areas which were vacant in 2003 and there buildings missing which have been torn down in the interim. See more »

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Chuck McGill: Money is beside the point.
Saul Goodman: Money is the point!
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Works not only as a spin off.. but as a show in its own right!
13 February 2015 | by kieranbattamsSee all my reviews

Breaking Bad in my opinion is the perfect show and is my all-time favourite and Walter White's seedy lawyer Saul Goodman has always been one of my favourite characters of the show. The second i found out he would be getting his own spin off i was excited and Better Call Saul has been one of the most hotly anticipated releases of 2015. I have to say based on the 2 episodes that have aired so far I have to say it has not disappointed and if the show continues to be this good then I will have another perfect show in my watchlist.

It has been great to see Saul Goodman (Jimmy McGill as he is known here) back to his roots, here we see a very different version of the character as a down on his luck lawyer as opposed to the criminal lawyer who handed Jesse Pinkman bags of dollars without a care in the world, yet his charm and his cocky persona and sometimes hilarious one liners stay exactly where we want them. The tone also feels very different to breaking bad. We get to see a much more lighthearted approach to this series.

We also get glimpses of Mike Ermantraut (Jonathan Banks) which was great and whilst so far we haven't seen a lot of him i am certain we will get a lot more interaction between the two (he is second billed in the titles afterall). I was also surprised to see another fan favourite although i wont spoil this for those who don't know.

As the series goes on i will post about my opinions more but i feel this show is great and will continue to go up and be on par with Breaking Bad. Vince Gilligan has proved himself as a force to be reckoned with. Better Call Saul is not only awesome as a spin off, but in its own right as a show also. Better Call Saul is undeniably awesome


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