My spouse and I enjoy this show very much as we did Breaking Bad.I
don't see any flaws. The show's plot is so good. What we really like
to see is the chess game between Jimmy and Chuck, and Espisito's character
and the rival drug dealer.Mike is out there of course doing bad
things for the "right" reasons. Ethical dilemmas everywhere. It is the
hallmark of Vince Gilligan production.
I guess you could say the same about any historical movie that we know the
ending to like the ten commandments yada yada yada. Sorry you have deadlines
that you have to pick on something to get paid. But as for the rest of the 99%
of people who watch this show we are just fine. You could complain about the
Celestial kingdom if you tried hard enough.
Picking at a prequel, because you know the fate of its characters, is like
dissing a drama because it's not funny. Every genre has its own purpose.
Nobody watches a sequel to learn about the future. We watch to learn about the
past. We're looking for connections.That's why this
complaint about waiting three seasons to introduce the main character is
superficial, at best. We already know Saul Goodman from the original series.
We came here to meet Jimmy McGill. We already know where he ends up. We wanted
to know why. We wanted to take a closer look at how Jimmy became Saul.Are three seasons too many to tell that story? Similar complaints were made
about Breaking Bad, that it didn't "take off" till Walter White
became a hardened thug. Such impatience sounds like kids in the back seat
whining, "Are we there yet?" Prequels offer us a glimpse into "the
moment of decision" - where futures were decided. We owe it to ourselves
not to skip the good stuff.
The twists and turns in "Saul" help Breaking Bad more understandable,
even in retrospect (...or, rather, the future.). For example, the animosity
between Hector Salamanca and Gus Fring are much more fully developed in Saul,
giving those who followed BB closely an "aha!" moment.But
even for those who've never seen Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul stands on
its own.Better Call Saul started as a much "lighter",
funnier series, with Jimmy living in the nail salon and developing law clients
any way he could, driving that pathetic little Suzuki Esteem, interacting with
the skateboard twins, and surprising the Kettlemans in their tent a few miles
behind their house... "Heeeeeere's Johnny ! !"But this
season, you can really see the turn that Jimmy makes into the truly crooked
lawyer Saul Goodman.With or without having seen Breaking Bad, Better
Call Saul is an impressive series.