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'Better Call Saul' Season 2: TV Review

5 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

What Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk accomplished last season with the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul can’t be undersold. They followed one of the top five dramas ever created for television with a spinoff that actually worked, for the most part, and didn’t crash and burn in disappointment and ill-advised nostalgia or cash-grabbing. When it concluded, the first season of the AMC show was, all told, very strong. It wasn’t close to Breaking Bad, but considering it could have been closer to, well, pick any failed spinoff best forgotten, that was a magnificent achievement. As

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- Tim Goodman

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Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk: ‘Trump is hilarious. Until he wins'

9 February 2016 1:17 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk plays one of Us TV’s most beloved characters. So why couldn’t his mum watch him in Breaking Bad?

On the way to meeting Bob Odenkirk, I see him in the bright California sky. Not a vision, but a huge advertising billboard, floating above Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. I half expect to see a tiny him up there, too, reaching down to rescue ... “rescue” the man who went up to take the billboard down, on legal grounds, and who slipped (“slipped”). You’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve seen Breaking Bad spin-off prequel Better Call Saul; it’s one of the most memorable scenes from a memorable first season. If you haven’t seen Better Call Saul, here’s what you need to know: Breaking Bad (if you haven’t seen Bb then God help you, »

- Sam Wollaston

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Vince Gilligan’s One Regret About Breaking Bad Will Always Humor Us

7 February 2016 5:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Few people, if any, had much criticism for the final episodes of Breaking Bad. Showrunner Vince Gilligan and his writing team really brought the series home, crafting a finale that no one could really find too much fault with. But that doesn’t mean he thought everything was perfect with the series as a whole. Turns out he has one major regret, but it’s about something relatively minor, if we’re being honest. Gilligan spoke to Entertainment Weekly about it: “I wish Jesse’s teeth had been a little more realistic, a little more messed up,” Gilligan told Entertainment Weekly. “Aaron Paul has perfect

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- Paul Tassi

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‘Better Call Saul’s’ Bob Odenkirk, Showrunners Talk Jimmy McGill’s Transition to Saul Goodman at Season 2 Premiere

3 February 2016 12:43 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

At the Season 2 premiere of “Better Call Saul” at the Arclight Cinema in Culver City on Tuesday night, Bob Odenkirk weighed in on his character’s transition from Jimmy McGill to Saul Goodman.

“I think it’s a big drop off,” Odenkirk said. “It’s a slow journey, and then all of a sudden, he finds himself as Saul, I think that’s how it is going to go. My gut tells me he fights like hell to not be Saul, and then he just gives up for some reason that’s probably pretty potent and painful.”

The executive producers and showrunners of “Better Call Saul,” Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, said the timeline for when Jimmy would become Saul has been in constant flux.

“In the early going, we thought he would become Saul Goodman by the end of the season, or maybe by the middle of Season 1,” Gilligan said. »

- Jacob Bryant

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Discover Breaking Bad References in Better Call Saul You Probably Didn’t Know

2 February 2016 8:13 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

With a second season of AMC's Better Call Saul arriving in just under two weeks time, AMC is stepping up their promotional efforts by thinking a little outside the box. This latest treat is one Breaking Bad universe fans won't want to miss.

There are numerous Breaking Bad references in Better Call Saul strewn throughout the first season. Who can forget when Tuco popped up in the Better Call Saul pilot or when Jimmy McGill faked his name with, "Saul Good, man."

While the obvious nods to Breaking Bad are easy to spot, creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould took great care into sprinkling in the most subtle references that only die hard fans might spot. I've watched every episode of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul and didn't pick up on several of the 17 Breaking Bad references in Better Call Saul shared in the promo video below.

Better Call Saul Season 2 will premiere Monday, »

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Better Call Saul Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

2 February 2016 12:03 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Did we really need a Breaking Bad spin-off? It was one of the greatest TV shows of all time, anchored by an incredible performance by Bryan Cranston. A spin-off wouldn’t have him, for a start, and also it’d have to contend with that legacy, and find a new story to tell in a universe dominated by Heisenberg.

They were valid concerns when Better Call Saul was announced, but once the show began to air they quickly went out of the window. Better Call Saul had a similar visual style to its predecessor, not surprising given it was again created by Vince Gilligan, but it still managed to break free from Breaking Bad’s shadow.

There was still plenty of drama, and the odd run-in with drug lords, but there was real emotional heft that came from pre-Saul Jimmy McGill’s relationship with his brother, and some truly »

- James Hunt

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Review: Why tonight's 'X-Files' made the whole revival worthwhile

1 February 2016 6:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's The X-Files coming up just as soon as the internet isn't good for me... "It's silly." -Mulder "Life's hopeless. A few fleeting moments of happiness surrounded by crushing loss and grief. Why bother?" -Guy Mann From the moment I learned that Darin Morgan would be writing a new script(*) for this X-Files revival, my attitude was, "Even if the rest of it's terrible... dayenu." I hated the premiere and had mixed feelings about last week's episode, but Morgan's "Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster" lived up to every wish and hope I had for it. (*) New-ish, anyway. This was actually a modified version of "The M Word," an unproduced episode Morgan wrote for Frank Spotnitz's short-lived Night Stalker remake (and note that Guy Mann's wardrobe resembles what Kolchak wore on the original series). You can read "The M Word" script here, if you're curious »

- Alan Sepinwall

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First Clip from 'Better Call Saul' Season 2 Arrives

31 January 2016 4:20 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just a few short weeks, the hit AMC series Better Call Saul will return with the Season 2 Premiere on Monday, February 15, just one day after the The Walking Dead returns. To get fans ready for this highly-anticipated return, Entertainment Weekly has a clip from this new episode. The clip features Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) helping himself to the cucumber water that he isn't supposed to drink.

A prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, the series follows down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as he navigates the moral dilemmas of the legal world while trying to step out of his older brother's shadow and make a name for himself. Season 1 found Jimmy stumble upon a large class-action lawsuit, which led to a promising job opportunity at a large firm. Having arrived at a fork in the road, will Jimmy take the straight and narrow path with a safe corporate job »

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Watch: 'Better Call Saul' Calls Bob Odenkirk Back from Vacation in Exclusive Season 2 Trailer

29 January 2016 10:15 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Review: 'Better Call Saul' Season 2 Might Just Break Our Hearts (In A Good Way) In case you somehow missed the news, the exclusive trailer above is here to remind you just how good "Better Call Saul" was in Season 1. Praise from critics far and wide stack up to get fans pumped for Season 2, even if all the boastful adjectives in the world can't compare to the following image of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) lounging in the pool. Yes, we're ready for Season 2. The premiere can't get here soon enough. "Better Call Saul," the "Breaking Bad" spinoff from co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, landed a heaping ton of recognition last year, successfully stepping out of its big brother's shadow and becoming must-see TV all on its own. Odenkirk, reprising his role as Jimmy McGill before he took on the name Saul Goodman, earned a Golden Globe nomination for his work, »

- Ben Travers

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Watch: 'Better Call Saul' Calls Bob Odenkirk Back from Vacation in Exclusive Season 2 Trailer

29 January 2016 10:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: 'Better Call Saul' Season 2 Might Just Break Our Hearts (In A Good Way) In case you somehow missed the news, the exclusive trailer above is here to remind you just how good "Better Call Saul" was in Season 1. Praise from critics far and wide stack up to get fans pumped for Season 2, even if all the boastful adjectives in the world can't compare to the following image of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) lounging in the pool. Yes, we're ready for Season 2. The premiere can't get here soon enough. "Better Call Saul," the "Breaking Bad" spinoff from co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, landed a heaping ton of recognition last year, successfully stepping out of its big brother's shadow and becoming must-see TV all on its own. Odenkirk, reprising his role as Jimmy McGill before he took on the name Saul Goodman, earned a Golden Globe nomination for his work, »

- Ben Travers

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TV Review: ‘Better Call Saul,’ Season 2

28 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Having survived the not inconsequential “What can you possibly do for an encore after ‘Breaking Bad?’” question, “Better Call Saul” returns for a second season, looking as relaxed, unhurried and somewhat disheveled as before. Spooning out story at a time when many shows race through it, the AMC dramedy continues to operate on the breezy two-tier track it achieved in the second half of season one, following attorney Jimmy McGill on his descent to the dark side, and former cop Mike Ehrmantraut on his parallel, occasionally intersecting course. If it’s not all good, man, happily, it mostly is.

Season two uses the same framing device that initially set the show into motion, with black-and-white footage of Saul (Bob Odenkirk), the sleazy attorney formerly known as Jimmy, hiding in plain sight, always with an eye over his shoulder. One suspects those mini-scenes will slowly tease out that sequence to its logical end, »

- Brian Lowry

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Connect the Dots Between 'The X-Files' and 'Breaking Bad' With New Infographic

27 January 2016 10:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This past Sunday, Mulder and Scully returned to the screen in the tenth season of "The X-Files." There's no denying that the show is immensely influential, rebuilding its cult status quickly after the debut. Read More: 'The X-Files' Returns, Or How a TV Show Can Change Your Life The obsessive level of devotion of "X-Files" fans is not dissimilar to the AMC's recent hit, "Breaking Bad." Perhaps this reason can be attributed to "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, who worked on "The X-Files" from 1995 to 2002, and snuck many "X-Files" easter eggs and actors in his award-winning AMC drama.  Fun.com took all of these connections and references between "The X-Files" and "Breaking Bad," and created the cool infographic below.  Read More: Watch: Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk Wrap Up 'Better Call Saul' Season 1 in Exclusive Video »

- Kristen Santer

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Connect the Dots Between 'The X-Files' and 'Breaking Bad' With New Infographic

27 January 2016 10:30 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This past Sunday, Mulder and Scully returned to the screen in the tenth season of "The X-Files." There's no denying that the show is immensely influential, rebuilding its cult status quickly after the debut. Read More: 'The X-Files' Returns, Or How a TV Show Can Change Your Life The obsessive level of devotion of "X-Files" fans is not dissimilar to the AMC's recent hit, "Breaking Bad." Perhaps this reason can be attributed to "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, who worked on "The X-Files" from 1995 to 2002, and snuck many "X-Files" easter eggs and actors in his award-winning AMC drama.  Fun.com took all of these connections and references between "The X-Files" and "Breaking Bad," and created the cool infographic below.  Read More: Watch: Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk Wrap Up 'Better Call Saul' Season 1 in Exclusive Video

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- Kristen Santer

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Here's every connection between 'The X-Files' and 'Breaking Bad'

26 January 2016 10:47 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The X-Files/Breaking Bad connection goes deeper than I thought! While I was aware that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan served as a writer and producer on the original X-Files series, I wasn't aware of how many behind-the-scenes creators and cast members (not to mention in-jokey plot references; Morley Cigarettes, anyone?) the two shows shared in common. Now we've got a handy list of all of them, courtesy of Fun.com. Fun! (via Uproxx) »

- Chris Eggertsen

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PaleyFest Adds ‘Scandal’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ to La Lineup

26 January 2016 7:33 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Paley Center for Media has added two more shows to this year’s PaleyFest La lineup — ABC’s “Scandal” and AMC’s “Better Call Saul.”

The cast of “Better Call Saul” will make their PaleyFest debut on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m., while “Scandal” will return to the stage on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The two series join nine previously announced events for PaleyFest La 2016, which include “Empire,” “American Horror Story,” “Supergirl” and “Fear the Walking Dead,” among others.

This year’s PaleyFest La will run from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 20 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

“The Paley Center for Media is pleased to present an outstanding and diverse group of events at this year’s PaleyFest La, welcoming the talented actors and creative forces that define excellence in front of and behind the camera,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO at The Paley Center for Media. »

- Laura Prudom

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17 Pieces of X-Files Trivia for Everyone Who Wants to Believe

24 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The X-Files returns to television on Sunday night, a boon for all of us still carrying the torch for the series (and a torch for either lead agent). Like Breaking Bad, Mad Men or any of the other finely detailed shows of the current era of great television, The X-Files has fans whose obsession with the show borders on that of David Duchovny's Agent Fox Mulder. That's why we're celebrating the show's return with this trivia roundup: Feel free to bring up any of these gems at a premiere party or themed event to show your credentials. The show's »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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17 Pieces of X-Files Trivia for Everyone Who Wants to Believe

24 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The X-Files returns to television on Sunday night, a boon for all of us still carrying the torch for the series (and a torch for either lead agent). Like Breaking Bad, Mad Men or any of the other finely detailed shows of the current era of great television, The X-Files has fans whose obsession with the show borders on that of David Duchovny's Agent Fox Mulder. That's why we're celebrating the show's return with this trivia roundup: Feel free to bring up any of these gems at a premiere party or themed event to show your credentials. The show's »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Love, Nina,’ ‘Night Manager’ to Play at Berlin Film Festival

22 January 2016 11:06 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Season two of “Better Call Saul,” “Love, Nina,” written by Nick Hornby, and Susanne Bier’s “The Night Manager,” based on John le Carre’s novel, are among the TV series selected for the Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Special Series program.

In the second season of “Better Call Saul,” Jimmy McGill perfects his idiosyncratic interpretation of the law, bringing him even more in sync with the simpatico, albeit shady character from “Breaking Bad.”

“Love, Nina” explores 1980s London through the eyes of a young woman. “It’s a subtle look back at a society clinging doggedly to its traditional class divisions,” the fest said. Faye Marsay and Helena Bonham Carter star.

Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston topline in “The Night Manager,” in which Bier uses the current conflicts in the Middle East to set the background for a suspenseful game of cat and mouse.

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- Leo Barraclough

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‘The Night Manager’ in 2016 Berlin TV strand

22 January 2016 10:13 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Six series from Denmark, Britain, Israel, Australia and the Us populate the line-up.

The six titles that will be shown in the 2016 Berlinale Special Series, the television offshoot of the Berlin Film Festival’s (Feb 11-21) Specials programme, have been revealed.

Amongst the line-up is Susanne Bier’s adaptation of John Le Carre’s spy thriller The Night Manager [pictured], which stars Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki and Tom Hollander and will be broadcast by the BBC in the UK and AMC in the USA.

Sj Clarkson’s Love, Nina, which has a script from Nick Hornby, is also on the list. The comedic miniseries stars Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins, Joshua McGuire and 2015 Screen Star of Tomorrow Faye Marsay. The BBC will broadcast the series in the UK.

Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will have the international premiere of its second series at the festival.

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Daily | Berlinale 2016 Lineup, Round 14

22 January 2016 9:41 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Today we see the completion of the Berlinale Special program with the addition of television series from Denmark (Splitting Up Together, created by Mette Heeno and directed by Hella Joof), Britain (The Night Manager, directed by Susanne Bier and written by David Farr, based on the novel by John le Carré), Israel (The Writer, created by Sayed Kashua and directed by Shay Capon), Australia and New Zealand (Cleverman, directed by Wayne Blair and Leah Purcell) and the Us (Better Call Saul, Season 2, from Breaking Bad showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and starring Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean and Rhea Seehorn). We've also got new titles added to the Generation programs. » - David Hudson »

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