If you were a fan of Breaking Bad, this should be a no-brainer. You’re getting more of the Heisenberg story, our own modern Shakespearean drama, but from a different perspective. If, however, you never watched Breaking Bad, you may wonder why you want to try the spin-off. Here are five reasons you may want to consider calling Saul.
Saul was, arguably, one of the funniest characters on the show. While Breaking Bad could get very dark at times, Sauls storylines rarely got too heavy. They couldn’t, after all. Saul was only good at his job because he could claim plausible deniability.
The return of your favorite characters is a strong possibility. Aaron Paul has expressed serious interest in reprising his role as Jesse, and Bryan Cranston is in talks to make a few cameos as Walt, but there are two characters we really want to see return for the spin-off: Badger and Skinny Pete. Jesses best friends could easily take jobs with Sauls “law practice”, and who wouldnt want the possibility of hearing more about Badgers Star Trek script?
Meeting Sauls other clients could lead to some great storylines. His drawer full of burner cell phones means he had a busy client list. Besides Heisenberg, who else is he working for or with?
Can you imagine watching Saul in an actual courtroom? During Breaking Bad we saw him go toe-to-toe with police officers and detectives, but he had the upper hand there. In an actual court of law, he would be on level ground with legitimate lawyers. It might be funny to watch Saul sweat, and still come out on top.
Saul has an extensive network of people who, er, make problems go away. Well get to see Mike and the gang clean-up even more crime scenes, hide even more evidence, evade police, and, hopefully, leave more “f— you” notes for DEA detectives.
Breaking Bad remains one of the best television shows ever created. With the same creative force behind Better Call Saul, we can feel secure that were going to get another amazing show watching experience.