Better Call Saul (2015– )
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Struggling public defender Jimmy McGill constructs an elaborate yet questionable plan for winning back a pair of wealthy, potential clients.


Vince Gilligan


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Odenkirk ... Jimmy McGill
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
Rhea Seehorn ... Kim Wexler
Patrick Fabian ... Howard Hamlin
Michael Mando ... Nacho Varga (credit only)
Michael McKean ... Chuck McGill
Julie Ann Emery ... Betsy Kettleman
Jeremy Shamos ... Craig Kettleman
Miriam Colon ... Abuelita
Eileen Fogarty ... Mrs. Nguyen
Steven Levine ... Lars Lindholm
Daniel Spenser Levine ... Cal Lindholm
Raymond Cruz ... Tuco Salamanca
Nadine Marissa ... Contract Counsel Administrator
Sarah Minnich ... Brenda


Lawyer Jimmy McGill is having a hard time making a go of his law practice. He works mostly as a public defender. He works out of the backroom at a nail salon and meets clients in coffee shops as a result. He's nowhere near as successful as his brother Chuck, a name partner in a major law firm but who is currently living at home dealing with personal issues. After two skateboarders try to scam Jimmy in a set up accident, he thinks he's found the perfect way to sign on to defend a possibly rich prospective client. Nothing goes quite as planned. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Vehicles that didn't exist in 2002 are visible when the twins are hanging onto the back of the truck while on their skateboards, such as a 4-door Jeep Wrangler. See more »


Saul Goodman: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Hamlin, and I won't have it!
Howard Hamlin: What can we do for you, Jimmy?
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Referenced in Better Call Saul: Day One (2015) See more »


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Slow Start...But Set Up Perfectly!
10 February 2015 | by contactssm89See all my reviews

Most of us, like me, had great expectations as we sat down to watch this much awaited Pilot. And I was not disappointed!

The opening few minutes were a reminder of Vince Gilligan's much loved Breaking Bad style of narration and was enough to draw me into the tale of Saul Goodman. The opening titles and music were not very impressive but not bad either.

A large part of the episode is pretty hilarious and keeps you interested in the character of Saul. But, it's not only the comedy that keeps you hooked but also Saul's fate and its twists and turns. Also, with Vince Gilligan as the writer-director, you never know what will happen next. Bob Odenkirk is as good as he was in Breaking Bad and I am pretty sure he'll be able to do justice to the evolution of Saul Goodman as we move ahead in the series.

What I loved: Vince Gilligan's writing & direction, Saul's destiny and tribulations and most importantly, the return of the ''unpredictability that we associated with the plot of Breaking Bad'' which made it so delicious.

What I didn't like a lot: The opening theme music (after Breaking Bad's epic title music, I expected its spin off to have an equally addictive tune), the plot becomes a bit slow in the middle (but picks up at the end).

Overall, as a 'starter' or 'appetizer' this episode was perfect. I get a feeling the main course is going to be absolutely fabulous.


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