Better Call Saul: Season 2 Reviews

April 6, 2016
Entering its second... Better Call Saul is not the best drama on TV. But it's one of the most unusual and daring.
March 7, 2016
In the superb new season, it's still 2002, and Jimmy hasn't transformed into Saul yet. But he's a ticking time bomb.
February 16, 2016
The return of Better Call Saul is welcome. And, first and foremost, it is a lesson in storytelling technique.
February 16, 2016
What's so brilliant about this show is that we know the answer is no. Jimmy will ruin himself. Even though the season starts off with a spoiler, it's still a thrill to watch.
February 15, 2016
That Jimmy's sibling rivalry feels worth investing in speaks to how self-assured Saul continues to be in season two.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 15, 2016
We know the destination; the only mystery is the journey. And as if often the case with character transformation, I suspect the rate of change will appear slow, then finish with a flurry.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 15, 2016
All of which is to say that Better Call Saul season two is not yet as gripping as season one's best episodes were. But there's plenty of reasons to bet it soon could be.
February 15, 2016
The saving grace so far in Season 2 is the steady, mildly menacing presence of Mike Ehrmentraut... another classic Breaking Bad character, able to dominate his world from the cashier booth of a municipal parking lot.
February 12, 2016
The writing on Better Call Saul is as tight as any show on television, with every scene feeling like it has thematic or narrative purpose without being overwritten.
Top Critic
February 12, 2016
One of TV's best gets better.
February 12, 2016
Odenkirk is fantastic as Jimmy, both unctuous and charming, slovenly and sexy, able to project pathos and, a rare quality in a human or an actor, fun.
February 12, 2016
With Chuck's intentions revealed, season 2 makes room for Jimmy's relationship with Kim, and to my mind, it gives the show a jolt of emotional resonance.
February 12, 2016
Better Call Saul is still avoiding the pitfalls of simply running in place. Instead, great expectations remain intact for a Season 2 that so far continues to make its mark by delivering just a little at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 11, 2016
It appears that Gould and Gilligan will be accelerating Jimmy's transformation into Saul. That's welcome news, even if it brings up issues about exactly how fast that will happen and how much timeline the series will have to play with.
February 5, 2016
Sometimes giving up on your ideals isn't a flashy or dramatic process. Sometimes it's just a matter of settling, as seen through a pair of profoundly perceptive eyes.
January 28, 2016
In the first two episodes of Season 2, there's every indication that they'll be able to keep a good thing going.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 28, 2016
For all the accolades the show has garnered, it likely will never match the highs its sire delivered; still, as season two begins, Saul has more than demonstrated that it can stand on its own