Better Call Saul: Season 1 Reviews

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October 15, 2015
The man we knew as Saul is back, better than ever, in Better Call Saul, a much-anticipated, well-worth-waiting-for prequel.
October 15, 2015
It did make me care about the man who becomes Saul Goodman in a way I never did in Breaking Bad.
October 15, 2015
My advice: Give the promising Saul time, and remember that Breaking Bad took years to become the revered classic that it is.
October 15, 2015
Better Call Saul is better than good: It's delightful - in a brutal, darkly comic way, of course.
April 7, 2015
Like its predecessor, Better Call Saul has a mordant wit: it's full of quotable put-downs and promising themes about the fuzzy line between legal and illegal skills.
February 23, 2015
Saul is a tangential prequel to Breaking Bad... Saul is also the story of a man slipping over to the dark side, filled with comical touches, not-so-comical brutality and oddball complications.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 24, 2019
Better Call Saul does a magnificent job at highlighting just how far people can-and will-go to do "right."
November 16, 2018
It's hard to imagine a Breaking Bad spin-off being able to cap the brilliance of that series. Thanks to the superb performance by Bob Odenkirk, who delves into practically every emotional state in its first season alone, it's just as good...
July 24, 2018
No stunt is too cheap for McGill, who's played with a masterly mix of low cunning and sweaty desperation by Bob Odenkirk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2018
Better Call Saul is turning out to be an artistic, thoughtful, and very entertaining show.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 19, 2018
Better Call Saul is a worthy successor to Breaking Bad, but it's not Breaking Bad 2.0.
March 27, 2018
By the end of the episode, it had all started to feel kind of familiar, in the best possible way.
September 22, 2017
Its first few episodes aren't quite as epic as Breaking Bad's, but they're surprising, character-packed, and tense enough to give the series a fighting chance of becoming its predecessor's equal.
September 12, 2017
With the recent overabundance of sequels and reboots of classic films and shows, it's uncommon to find a quality spin-off with its own legs.
May 2, 2017
For Breaking Bad's legion of fans Better Call Saul, released in weekly episodes, contains elements of prequel, recap and sequel, evoking Breaking Bad's residual glamour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 7, 2017
The question on fans' minds is whether or not the new show will live up to its predecessor. Well, rest easy, Breaking Bad fans: Better Call Saul is actually pretty good.
November 9, 2015
Better Call Saul is a sharply-written and instantly-engaging prequel that delivers on the fascinating concept of telling us the backstory of the eccentric and morally-questionable Saul Goodman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 15, 2015
The episodes bring back the glory of the Breaking Bad days without being cheesy or overly nostalgic; there are thrills, laughs, twists, and overall, a strong premise.
March 16, 2015
A miracle
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 23, 2015
Odenkirk brings such vividly raw desperation to this hapless bottom-feeder that it's hard not to root for Jimmy as he tangles with lowlifes while feverishly trying to hang on to a shred of professional integrity and decency. That's a ride worth taking.
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