Better Call Saul Season 2 – Review

by ChinaBambi

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

• About

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.

• Pass/Fail

Pass: Another slow tense build up of Jimmy’s journey to the badass lawyer Saul. You know the end so its tense watching this kind soft character basically get bullied an put down by his brother. We are seeing why Jimmy becomes Saul. I love seeing his relationship with Kim and really start to hate his brother.

Fail: The fact the end has some big cliff hangers.. which I hope we don’t have to wait a long time to find out what happens.. a little annoying.

• Standout Performance

Bob Odenkirk obviously and Jonathan Banks

• Who Will Like This?

Breaking Bad fans!

• See It Now or Wait?

See it now and only if you watched Season 1 & Breaking Bad of course!

• Highlight

The bar scene with Jimmy and Kim where they scam a stock broker to buy them $50 shots of tequila.

• Overall Impression

One of the surprising joys of Better Call Saul has (ironically) been the drama’s distance from Breaking Bad’s iconic story lines and its patient exploration of Jimmy McGill’s pre-Saul Goodman life. For many Breaking Bad mega fans, this slow-burn series may not satisfy their need for bullets, plot twists, and nail-biter moments.

But what the show creators — Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould — have accomplished is something greater: the establishment of a world with characters that can truly stand alone, outside the vast shadows of Walter White.

• Trailer

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