Better Call Saul Season 1



Critic Ratings: 20
Critics Consensus

The premiere will be familiar territory, but Bob Odenkirk's turn as Jimmy McGill establishes Better Call Saul as a worthy character study in its own right.

Episode Info

The opener of a prequel tracing the evolution of "Breaking Bad" lawyer Saul Goodman finds Jimmy McGill working his magic in the courtroom. Then, unexpected inspiration leads him to an unconventional pursuit of potential clients.


Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Grant Barker
as Defendant #1
Miriam Cole
as Abuelita
Raymond Cruz
as Tuco Salamanca
Bau Thi Duong
as Salon Employee #4
Julia Ann Emery
as Betsy Kettleman
Eileen Fogarty
as Mrs. Nguyen
Sanford Kelley
as Prosecutor
Krista Kendall
as Cinnabon Employee #1
Lonnie Lane
as Bailiff
Nadine Marissa
as Contract Counsel Administrator
Don Michael Perez
as Sunglasses Man
Victoria Pham-Gilchrist
as Salon Employee #1
Kim Lan T Pham
as Salon Employee #2
Raquel Pino
as Cinnabon Employee #2
David Saiz
as Defendant #3
Jeremy Shamos
as Craig Kettleman
Clay Space
as Defendant #2
Nhu Thi Ta
as Salon Employee #3
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Critic Reviews for Uno

It's a treat to see Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould push the universe they originally created into some new directions, and really rely on the concept of longform storytelling, letting mysteries unravel slowly.

Mar 2, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This first episode felt like creator Vince Gilligan proving that he can shift gears. We're in the same world, but driving around at a different pace - in a very different car.

Feb 9, 2015 | Full Review…

After a glimpse of Gene for Cinnabon and nearly an hour with Jimmy, I'm more curious about what's happening at the food court than the courthouse.

Feb 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The final act is pleasurably weird, fast-paced and funny.

Feb 9, 2015 | Full Review…

"Uno" reacquaints us with a character whose spiel is as slick and sludgy as motor oil, and shows us that his paranoia and misanthropy come from years of being kicked around.

Feb 9, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The final seconds of this show are arguably its most promising.

Feb 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Though it wasn't quite the same tour de force as Breaking Bad's pilot, it was absorbing and fun to watch all the way through, introduced rich characters and deep conflicts that are sure to pay off for seasons to come...

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Thankfully, Better Call Saul isn't the story of what happened to Saul Goodman after his epic run with Walter White. It's the story of how he got there.

Feb 9, 2015 | Full Review…

I loved it. Odenkirk is a joy to watch, even when you forget the big narrative swings and focus on the little hysterical touches.

Feb 9, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Uno is a supremely confident start to a series that feels very much of a piece with Breaking Bad, but doesn't feel like it exists swamped by its shadow. Walter who?

Mar 2, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It doesn't look like the producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will have any trouble avoiding the spin-off pitfalls that plague so many other television franchises.

Feb 11, 2015 | Full Review…

Each sequence is cannily constructed both to pull off a laugh and peel back another layer of Jimmy's personality/predicament.

Feb 11, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…