Better Call…. James McGill?

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Everyone remembers the cult phenomena known as “Breaking Bad.” Whether you watched it, didn’t watch it, hated it or had no opinion one way or the other; everyone knew about the show. It is an undeniable fact that the show made an impact that will not be forgotten anytime soon, much as dramas like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire” have made. “Breaking Bad” will always be remembered. But not only due to its everlasting, never-tiring story, but also due to the fact that a new show in relation to the cable TV tyrant has recently debuted, and it is making waves.
The show in question is a spin-off based on the character of Saul Goodman, the shady lawyer Walt and Jesse first encountered in Season 2 of “Breaking Bad” and is aptly titled “Better Call Saul.” But the show does not begin with Saul already at the “height” of his career, but rather with how he got to that point. He begins as James McGill, a low-down lawyer who cannot hold a client. He works his hardest to get his claim to fame and make a large sum of money in the process. The first episode set the groundwork for what was ahead. With cameo appearances by characters like Mike Ehrmantraut and Tuco Salamanca, the cast has an energy that can feed on the original cast of Breaking Bad whenever they’d like to.
The first episodes pulled over a million viewers and has since been dubbed the “biggest premiere of a television show to date.” By AMC themselves after they’d received their nightly ratings. The American Movie Channel which owns this show has undoubtedly seen promise in it due in part to the fact they have already picked it up for a second season. Critics and viewers alike agree that, while it is not Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul captures the essence of Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece.
“Better Call Saul” is a great show for fans of “Breaking Bad” and the uninitiated alike. If you have not seen this show, the first four episodes are a great place to start. I highly recommend “Better Call Saul” to anyone who needs a new spring show to watch.

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