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Better Call Saul 

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2015– )
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Season 5 Premiere


Tomorrow at 10:05 PM on AMC

Now doing business as Saul Goodman, Jimmy unveils an unorthodox strategy that tests Kim's tolerance of his new legal persona. Lalo searches for the mysterious "Michael."


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Monday, October 8, 2018

Jimmy turns the page on his reputation; Lalo tracks a loose end in Gus's operation; Mike is forced to make a difficult decision.


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Monday, October 1, 2018

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Top Rated TV #98 | Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 27 wins & 148 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bob Odenkirk ...  Jimmy McGill 41 episodes, 2015-2020
Jonathan Banks ...  Mike Ehrmantraut 41 episodes, 2015-2020
Rhea Seehorn ...  Kim Wexler 41 episodes, 2015-2020
Patrick Fabian ...  Howard Hamlin 41 episodes, 2015-2020
Michael Mando ...  Nacho Varga 41 episodes, 2015-2020
Michael McKean ...  Chuck McGill 32 episodes, 2015-2018
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Gustavo 'Gus' Fring 20 episodes, 2017-2020
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Storyline

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. Written by zaahir1604

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Crime | Drama

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USA

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English | Spanish | Vietnamese

Release Date:

8 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Color | Black and White (some scenes)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The law firm of Davis and Main refers to a restaurant in Richmond, VA that Vince Gilligan used to visit. The restaurant has since closed, but it was located at 2501 W Main St, and was, of course, is on the corner of Davis St: hence, Davis and Main. It is now the site of Benny Ventano's Pizza. See more »

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Hector Salamanca's "plan" to keep his nephew out of prison makes little sense. Even if Mike were to claim that he was the one who brought the gun, Tuco is stated to be a felon and thus cannot be in possession of a firearm legally for any reason. His sentence would still be significant regardless of Mike's testimony, especially if his prior crimes were violent.

Additionally, the federal government has often stepped in to prosecute drug offenders who are caught with weapons. Given the fact that the ABQ police know Tuco to be a serious player in the local drug scene as well as a violent ex-con, they might be just as likely to turn his prosecution over to the feds as they are to lower the charges against him. See more »

Quotes

Chuck McGill: Money is beside the point.
Saul Goodman: Money is the point!
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Thank god I decided to give this a chance
10 December 2018 | by grahamvandykeSee all my reviews

Let's face facts: Spin-off TV shows tend to fare poorly to the original content. I was furious when I heard about the spin-off to the amazing Break Bad. Nonetheless centering around the buffoonish clown of a character Saul Goodman?! I was livid and heartbroken. I wanted Breaking bad to end on a high note and not let this potential disaster ruin it's legacy.

Breaking Bad was an absolute masterpiece of a show, with an amazing story, script, cinematography; you name it, it's there. But the one thing that made Breaking Bad shine, and in my option, be one of the greatest series ever made was it's deep, deep burial into the characters that made us either absolutely love or loath them. It didn't rely on special effects and had no fat to it whatsoever. No other show encapsulated a slow unfurling of characters so well that it was as if we were getting to know them in our real lives.

I finally decided to give Better Call Saul a shot after hating it's first episode on release. I figured, maybe I could eventually forget about the fact that it was attached to my favorite TV show, and when everybody who watches it is telling you it's amazing, there must be something there.. right?

Boy, were they right. Better Call Saul is just as good as it's predecessor. It maintains it's very high standard to every aspect of the production, and most of all, character development, motivation and relationships are centerfold once more. It is easy to find Better Call Saul even better than Breaking Bad, although I would chalk this up to it being more current and therefore more in the forefront of our minds in the Breaking Bad universe. If you, like me, have hesitated to give this show a shot for the same reasons, stop it. Let yourself feel uncomfortable for the 1st half of the first season, and then let it get it's clutches into you.

I'm so, so very happy I finally decided to give Better Call Saul a shot again 4 years later. With no hesitation, 10/10.


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