Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul

After dominating the Emmy’s in August, winning four total awards including best drama of the year, the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad finished up with many believing it being the best show to ever air on television. The finale left most fans like myself satisfied, but wanting more content. Well now that day has come.

A spinoff entitled Better Call Saul will be debuting in early 2015 on AMC, and saying that die-hard fans are excited is an understatement.

The show will dive into Walter White’s criminal lawyer Saul Goodman’s past and will be very similar to its predecessor Breaking Bad. The show will star the witty and comical Bob Odenkirk as Saul, and will also co-star Jonathon Banks, who played arguably the biggest badass on Breaking Bad, Mike Ehrmantraut.
Director, creator, and writer for Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan will be back behind the camera, and has hinted at several different aspects the new show will consist of. Better Call Saul will be set around six years before Walter White decided to “break bad”, and is located back in Albuquerque, New Mexico, or the “ABQ” if you’re Jesse Pinkman or one of his drugged out buddies.

Gilligan also has said there will be several Easter eggs with the Breaking Bad characters, little hints that may explain events that happened in the future with Breaking Bad. Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, and Anna Gunn have all said that they would like to make an appearance on the show if possible, but Dean Norris, who played Hank, said that he will not be in the spinoff due to the other commitments.
Although many are ecstatic to see more content from the genius minds that brought us Breaking Bad, some may be skeptical with the new show coming out.

For instance, my father, who is a big fan of the show, is hesitant with regards of Better Call Saul coming out. He believes that Breaking Bad was such a masterpiece that nothing else should be added onto it, and that what we saw with the five seasons is plenty.
The fact that there is more coming from the Breaking Bad universe may make some fans hesitant or worried that a new show might put a damper on anything that Breaking Bad was, but after seeing what kind of work Vince Gilligan and his associates did before, it would be an absolute shock to see Better Call Saul anything short of great television.
With Breaking Bad being the remarkable series it is, I’m not betting that Better Call Saul will be a better show. In the end, the two shows are different. Breaking Bad is classified under the Drama- crime genre, but Better Call Saul will involve more of a comedic atmosphere with Bob Odenkirk the star of the show.
Early 2015 cannot come soon enough for any of those who watched Breaking Bad, and AMC is once again poised to take back the title of best network for television programs.