Let me be clear: I do not need Better Call Saul. I don’t think anyone needed it. When the first rumors of this show came out, people validly pointed out things like “Spinning off a minor character for a comedy version of one of the most acclaimed dramas of our time is cray” and “LOL WUT” and “Bring back Mr. Show!” (Which is also happening!)
See, I don’t think anyone doubted this show would be AMAZING. Obviously, Vince Gilligan is a genius and can do whatever he wants, and so is Bob Odenkirk so there you go. Even though there was a lot of speculation over ways this show could fail, I highly doubt anyone really expected it to be anything less than A- material.
I’d give it a solid A for the pilot–which seems at once like a completely different structure from Breaking Bad while simultaneously existing in the exact same world–and the little revelations I had during it felt very Deep-with-a-capital-D.Read More