Who isn’t sad that AMC’s “Breaking Bad” is over? With the season finale reaching 10.3 million viewers on its first airing, it’s not a secret that “Breaking Bad” went out as a legend. Last month, “Better Call Saul,” AMC’s spinoff of “Breaking Bad,” aired its premiere. With no Walt or Jesse for now, and no blue meth, fans were left to wonder if the show would be worth watching. For those of you still on the fence, I would say give Saul your full attention.
“Better Call Saul” follows the life of James McGill, known to “Breaking Bad” fans as Saul Goodman, the sleazy lawyer who is on board with Walter White and Jesse throughout their business affairs. The show begins prior to the events of its father program and displays how McGill evolves into the Goodman character we love to laugh about. Bob Odenkirk, writer of many of your favorite SNL skits, has the spotlight on him as he portrays a struggling lawyer who is trying to make his way to running his own successful business as a defense attorney. The first season brings some familiar faces back onto the small screen and surprisingly follows an intricate plotline that leaves you wanting more each week. If you didn’t already love Saul on “Breaking Bad,” this scam artist grabs your attention with the antics he performs as necessary to make his way to become the goofy, superstar lawyer he is on “Breaking Bad.”
Showrunner Vince Gilligan reunites “Breaking Bad” fans everywhere with “Better Call Saul” which is currently on its premiere season. The show airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. only on AMC.