Better Call Saul: Season 3 (2017)

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Season 3
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Better Call Saul shows no signs of slipping in season 3, as the introduction of more familiar faces causes the inevitable transformation of its lead to pick up exciting speed.

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Critic Ratings: 38

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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 10, 2017
2
Air date: Apr 17, 2017
3
Air date: Apr 24, 2017
4
Air date: May 1, 2017
5
Air date: May 8, 2017
6
Air date: May 15, 2017
7
Air date: May 22, 2017
8
Air date: Jun 5, 2017
9
Air date: Jun 12, 2017
10
Air date: Jun 19, 2017

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Series 3 of Better Caul Saul picks up where Series 2 left off and sees Chuck with a potentially incriminating tape recording of Jimmy's confession.

Cast

Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Giancarlo Esposito
as Gustavo Fring
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Critic Reviews for Better Call Saul Season 3

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (15)

Better Call Saul remains one of the most confident shows of this decade.

Apr 10, 2017 | Full Review…

[It's] becoming clearer that Saul is in part about patience and fastidiousness: "the devil is in the details" elevated to mythology.

Apr 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Better Call Saul is the best drama series on TV, just as Breaking Bad was in its time.

Apr 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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Spectacular season that officially ranks Saul with Breaking Bad.

Apr 7, 2017 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
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It's honestly weird how Better Call Saul, a show based on the premise of a halfway decent lawyer becoming a completely corrupt crook, is one of the most ethically engaged shows on television.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

We're now in year 3 of the Better Call Saul experiment, and the show continues its march toward becoming one of the landmark series in television history.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Better Call Saul...remains the season's outstanding drama, just as it was in its previous three seasons.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite knowing the destination, the journey is still incredible. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Better Call Saul continues to demonstrate that the forces that compel bad guys to do bad things are systemic and complex enough that good and bad may not be such useful designations in 21st-century America.

Jan 5, 2018 | Full Review…

It oozes style, it prizes substance. It's meticulously crafted and flawlessly executed.

Dec 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better Call Saul: Season 3

  • Nov 02, 2018
    Gilligan and Gould are reaching higher levels here. The script is greater, the characters are greater and complex, the actors are looking for Emmys (Rhea Seehorn is astonishing) and the show is flying higher than expectation.
  • Sep 27, 2018
    Heartbreaking and cerebral, Better Call Saul remains vital television.
  • Aug 31, 2018
    Just gets better and better just like Breaking bad did!
  • Aug 11, 2018
    More great television, probably the closest to BB yet. With returning faces adding to the already equally compelling plot line set up in the previous two seasons, BCS is on its way to matching the quality of its predecessor.
  • Aug 03, 2018
    Exhibiting some of the most powerful acting performances ever aired on TV along with intelligent script and writing, Better Call Saul remains if not has gotten far more superior and one of the best TV shows of all time.
  • Jul 20, 2018
    “Don’t be too hard on yourself, mistakes happen...but never make the same mistake twice.” Better Call Saul season 3 picks up where Series 2 left off and continues the messy life for one unfortunate lawyer. Much darker and more serious this time around with a little sprinkle of humor. Despite being a prequel and knowing some of the fates from certain characters, yet the consequences are there and makes for one gripping show. You soon realize this season is not about Jimmy becoming Saul Goodman, but a deeper look into a toxic relationship on two brothers trying to poison each others careers - What started off lovable suddenly turns savage, and that alone is tragic enough. The show kicks in gears and pushes aside Mike for some real drama. Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn are both terrific this season. The chemistry between them is complicated, but sweet and you really want things to work for them. Odenkirk calculated charm and Seehorn gorgeous dedication makes their characters complex. Not once are there outshine with everything going. You love to hate Chuck, but love actor Michael McKean. He was fantastic this season and gives some of the best acting I've seen in awhile. Especially in the episode ‘Chicanery’ where it finally showcases his acting abilities and became a personal highlight for me. What makes his performance so compelling is how he manages to switch back and forward from sympathy to ruthless. There are moments where you pity him, but quickly reminded he’s one son of a b***h. Some of it through facial expressions and the deafening silence. Without spoiling anything, but the payoff to his character arc makes me more excited for season four. Jonathan Banks is brilliant once again as Mike. Making his side story thrilling to watch. Just the small details when getting things done makes him fascinating and also dangerous. He can switch personalities as well, but mostly pretend as to trick people than anything psychical like Chuck. Also having the most interactions with returned characters from ‘Breaking Bad’. Speaking of which... In this season, Gus Fring makes a welcome return and oh boy, they didn't waste his screen time. He’s exactly the same as he was in ‘Breaking Bad’. Cold and sinister, but also got the brains which that alone is a dangerous tool for any psychopath. Giancarlo Esposito is excellent and really commands the screen whenever he’s on. Even in episodes where Gus isn't present, his presence is still felt. There’s a scene in where he takes out the trash and suspects someone is watching him in a far distance. Rather than turn around or show some worry, he freezes in place, back still turned to them, and has the blankest facial expression ever. He’s not the prey, but the predator. Of course let’s not forget the impressive camera work and the excellent dialogue which kept things afloat. Crafted with care and love, you can tell a lot of people behind the scenes are giving 100%. The show plays on your patiences, but if you stuck around from the beginning and your still here, you will know this by now. However your patience is always rewarded. My biggest complaint from season two is the endless amounts of cameos and feeling a little on the nose. While it’s understandable that Mike or Jimmy will get themselves into so much trouble, they end up meeting familiar characters, since it takes place in the state. I think it’s the presentation and their introductions are the real problem. Gladly those complaints don’t apply with this season, as each and every individual of returned characters get plenty of memorable moments and felt purposeful this time around, like story wise. Overall Rating: Season three was pretty solid. Each season is slowly stepping in the shoes of ‘Breaking Bad’. While not flawless or re-watchable (after thinking back), yet never forgettable, as you only have to see this once for it to stay with you.
  • Jun 21, 2018
    ALTHOUGH PACE CAN BE SLOW AT TIME, THIS SHOW IS REALLY QUITE GOOD, AND INTELLIGENT. fOR SOME REASON, i REALLY ENJOY THIS SHOW. dIFFERENT THEN THE REST.
  • May 01, 2018
    PROS: Mike scenes are the most interesting, probably because they're the most Breaking Bad-esque. And even though I don't love the law scenes, the actor who plays Howard does a good job and manages to make him almost likable. CONS: I'm tired of the all the scenes revolving around Chuck and his illness, and pretty tired of Chuck for that matter.
  • Apr 23, 2018
    it's kind of like getting breaking bad back all over again.
  • Apr 09, 2018
    cannot GET ENOUGH OF THIS SHOW. ODENKIRK IS BRILLIANT AS IS THE REST OF THE CAST AND ITS WRITERS. WE NEED MORE THAN 10 EPISODES PER SEASON!!!

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