Our Critic Review
Given the chance to check out the first three episodes of Better Call Saul (as a huge fan of Breaking Bad I couldn’t wait to witness the first moments of Saul Goodman) I was shocked to see we were instead being introduced to failing lawyer Jimmy McGill. This is a prequel detailing the past of the man all viewers instantly took into their hearts, and Bob Odenkirk is again putting on a fantastic performance, despite having to rewind and peel away some of the layers of Saul we saw in Breaking Bad.
Glimpses of the man we all know are given but without the Saul persona yet created, the foundations are laid bare for Odenkirk to build upon McGill and come up with a version of a guy we’ve actually not learned very much about.
Through intricate storylines and new details w’re shown just how McGill lived his life whilst struggling financially. With a huge sense of nostalgia delivered not just through Odenkirk’s performance, but that of familiar faces including Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut and someone fans will recognise at the end of the first episode (which is sure to illicit a gasp or two), this is a must-see for anybody that enjoyed the five seasons of Breaking Bad goodness and would love some more from that same universe.
Saul Goodman was always a character with a background that was just begging to be explored and with Better Call Saul we can now travel his road alongside him. From a fantastic idea spawns this brilliant show and the creators couldn’t have done better – bring on the rest of the season!