Better Call Saul: Season 4 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Well-crafted and compelling as ever, Better Call Saul's fourth season deftly balances the show it was and the one it will inevitably become.

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Air date: Aug 6, 2018
2
Air date: Aug 13, 2018
3
Air date: Aug 20, 2018
4
Air date: Aug 27, 2018
5
Air date: Sep 3, 2018
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Air date: Sep 10, 2018
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Air date: Sep 17, 2018
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Air date: Sep 24, 2018
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Air date: Oct 1, 2018
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Air date: Oct 8, 2018

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In "Better Call Saul's" fourth season, Chuck's death catalyzes Jimmy McGill's (Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of his loss, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer -- and his relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) -- in jeopardy. Chuck's (Michael McKean) death deeply affects former colleagues Howard (Patrick Fabian) and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill. Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive's newest (and most thorough) security consultant. It's a volatile time to be in Gus Fring's employ, as Hector's collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos -- tearing apart both Gus and Nacho's well-laid plans. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces.

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 4

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (16)

Old dynamics flip, long-gestating character studies pay off, and feelings geyser up in surprising places.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's fascinating to watch all of this emotional, character-driven drama unfold against a backdrop of a battle for power in the drug trade in New Mexico... Nothing feels perfunctory or thrown away on this show, even the smallest details.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The scenes should be drab, but the work is so lovingly filmed that you come away convinced that making a Classic Roll would feel like a consummate human achievement.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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The precision of Saul craftsmanship -- writing, direction, acting, and all the way down to craft services, for all I know -- makes this the best series on TV. And there really is no contest.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
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It's no longer in the shadow of Breaking Bad. Instead, Better Call Saul has taken it's rightful place as one of the best dramas on television.

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

If you've been a fan of Breaking Bad and found the official prequel nothing like the mother show, especially its titular character, well, things have been changing and changing fast.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Like Wile E. Coyote pursuing the Road Runner, Jimmy McGill doesn't realize he's falling from a high cliff. Unless until he looks down. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Why did Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan make a Breaking Bad prequel show about secondary Breaking Bad characters? Because they are really, really good at doing it.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

What an amazing show it has become. It now has a sense of self that puts it above almost everything else on television.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

In showing us one individual's preordained moral downfall, Better Call Saul spent Season 4 demonstrating how a hypocritical criminal justice system can ensnare a whole class of people for life.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better Call Saul: Season 4

Better call saul > Breaking Bad

Best series on TV...bar none...lol...really surpasses even breaking bad...where these characters originated. The transformation of Jimmy to Saul Goodman is so well done you wish George Lucas would take a lesson.

Great show and great cast, but season 4 was horrible. Boring, pointless, and tedious. First 3 episodes were good, then it went downhill. Relied on callbacks, winks/nods, and Easter eggs instead of plot. I hope they get back on track next season.

Really getting good. totally hooked on it.

The best really good everything is perfect and at the time its a masterpiece

Incrível! Mesmo nível de Breaking Bad. James McGill é tão complexo, profundo e humano quanto Walter White.

The story gets better and you really start seeing the characters that you know. The different storylines are interesting and has you actually rooting for the bad guys from breaking bad.

Needs a little more Nacho and Kim and a little less Gus

The fourth season warms up very slowly but at the end it delivers the great show and the great acting we all were waiting for.

One of the most underrated shows on TV. A lot of people talk about how good breaking bad was, but this show is very much on par, if not better. Having three "completely distinct" stories prevents this show from ever get stale or repetitive. With that being said, they interconnect and link in a very natural that brings things together organically. Nothing ever feels forced. One of my favorite qualities about the show is the tempo. It is very slow. The director always takes time to set the scene. The camera zooms in, or out, occasionally panning across an old empty building when necessary. SOmetimes the shots are taken from afar and sometimes they're very up close. I don't know enough about filmmaking to name the types of tropes being used, but it is absolutely amazing. Watching Jimmy just bounce a ball against a door for 2 minutes is not boring. Having the Salamancas play a starring contest for 2 minutes adds another dimension to the show. A+ In addition, the 90s feel of the, combined with the emptiness of New Mexico really sets the mood. I feel like I enter another world every time I start watching the show. Lastly, the show somehow makes me build very strong emotional ties to each character. Jimmy, Chuck, Kim, Nacho and Mike all hold a place in my heart, and I truly feel for them when they encounter difficulties.

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