Better Call Saul - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes
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Critic 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.

Cast

Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill, Saul Goodman
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

Odenkirk was just rounding the character out, bringing him to life in all his new found depth and complexity so that we'd care about him just as much as we did about Walt once the action kicks in.

March 11, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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.

March 2, 2015 | Rating: B+ | 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.

February 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.

February 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?

March 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.

February 11, 2015 | Full Review…

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