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When we left Better Call Saul’s brothers McGill, Chuck the elder (Michael McKean) had dealt Jimmy the younger (Bob Odenkirk) a one-two punch of heartache, handing over Jimmy’s big nursing home case to Chuck’s own firm, while letting his baby brother know just what he thought of him as a jurist, if not a person altogether. And while Jimmy got a shot at redemption via a job offer from another prestige firm (and some clarity into the real reason Howard Hamlin was such a shmuck to him all these years), a return trip home and the loss of Marco — … Continue reading →
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- Lori Acken
Two episodes were provided for review prior to broadcast
Returning next Monday, Season 2 of AMC’s Better Call Saul finds the series marking time, as only it can. Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould’s delightfully droll follow-up/prequel to Breaking Bad does a lot of things the acclaimed nail-biter couldn’t. Better Call Saul relaxes and breathes. It basks in the freedom of being far removed from Breaking Bad chronologically, while still being to able synthesize much of that show’s cast, geography, and tragicomic spirit into something markedly different. Both shows are races against a ticking clock, but Better Call Saul moves to the steady, controlled rhythm of the big hand.
Flashback seven years to 2009: AMC’s scrappy crime farce starring the dad from Malcolm in the Middle has survived the writer’s strike, and opened its second season with a tantalizing promise of fire and mayhem to come. »
- Sam Woolf
“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.”
“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
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 »
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.
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
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.
The Australian/New Zealand series “Cleverman, »
- Leo Barraclough
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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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 »
Last week, AMC debuted a new trailer for the hit series Better Call Saul, where Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) was given a new job by Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). As we count down the days to the Season 2 premiere on Monday, February 15, AMC has released yet another trailer, which is much more cryptic. This footage shows Saul in a seedy Mexican dive bar, as he drowns his sorrows while a mariachi band is playing. The big question is, whose call Saul avoiding?
As Saul downs another shot, his cell phone rings, although he doesn't answer it, staring at his phone with contempt. Could it be his brother Chuck McGill (Michael McKean)? Both Saul and Chuck didn't exactly end the first season on good terms, when it was revealed that Chuck made a deal with Hamlin (Patrick Fabian), forcing Saul out of his big class-action case that he took to their firm. »
In the first trailer for the AMC hit, it looks like Breaking Bad’s shadiest lawyer is finally getting in touch with his dark side – otherwise known as Saul Goodman
If there was a big surprise about the first season of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off that debuted on AMC last year to huge ratings and stellar reviews, it was that Jimmy McGill, the lawyer who would become Saul Goodman, was actually a bit of a good guy. Sure, he had a little bit of that deceptive swagger that made him Walter White’s beloved consigliere, but he spent most of his time looking out for the little guy and taking good care of his Ocd brother Chuck (Michael McKean).
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- Brian Moylan
Jimmy McGill is sick of being the good guy. In the trailer for season 2 of "Better Call Saul," he wonders, "Where has it gotten me?"
Well, we know where turning to the dark side will get him!
The trailer provides only the teeniest glimpses at the new season, which begins February 15 on AMC. Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) is apparently faking evidence — wait, is this Albuquerque, or Manitowoc County? — and taking side jobs from Mike (Jonathan Banks).
Last season's "Better Call Saul" showed us Jimmy before he'd turned into Saul Goodman, when he was still a well-meaning, if slightly shady lawyer. But learning his brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), had such a low opinion of him made him bitter. Now, he's starting his descent toward "Breaking Bad," and we're excited to see the whole journey.
"Better Call Saul" season 2 premieres Monday, February 15 at 10 p.m.
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- Kelly Woo
'I have been doing the right thing for all of these years, and where has it gotten me? Nowhere.' That's the declaration Jimmy McGill makes in the opening moments of a new Better Call Saul trailer. The troubled lawyer is on the path to his fateful transformation in Season 2. The man once known as James M. McGill Esq., is about to become Saul Goodman. And it's Mike Ehrmantraut that is going to help him get there.
As we see in this latest sneak peek, Mike has a new job for Slippin' Jimmy. And McGill seems poised to take on this questionable mission head first. He asks, 'Where and when?' Setting him down a road that he can never turn back on. Thinking about his actions, Slippin' Jimmy asks, 'Who among us is without sin?'
“Better Call Saul” returns on Monday, Feb. 15 at 10 p.m., and in anticipation of the premiere, Variety has first-look character portraits for Season 2.
Series star Bob Odenkirk has promised more surprises in the AMC hit’s second season. “The fans are going to go crazy,” he told Variety in an exclusive interview. “Wait ’til you see who you see.”
In its first season, the “Breaking Bad” prequel ranked as one of the highest-rated new cable series of all time, debuting in Feb. 2015 as the season’s No. 1 new cable among adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers.
Take a look at the new character photos:
When we left Jimmy McGill (Odenkirk) at the end of last season, he’d turned down an offer to join a big New Mexico law firm. Given that he’s toting a briefcase above, safe to assume he’s back in business »
- Debra Birnbaum
Slippin' Jimmy is back! And he faces an incredible uphill battle in the first official poster for Better Call Saul Season 2. All-new episodes of the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Better Call Saul begin airing on Monday, February 15th at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt. And as we can see from this latest image, Jimmy's inevitable transformation into Saul Goodman is going to be agonizing for everyone involved.
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 »
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