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Better Call Saul

I’m obsessed with the TV series Better Call Saul at the moment. Though it ended its first season run a few weeks back I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I really think it’s (so far) the best series of 2015.

Better-Call-Saul-UK-PosterWhat’s odd about it is that I was never one who was able to get into the TV series Breaking Bad of which Better Call Saul is a prequel/spinoff. When Breaking Bad was on I’d try to watch it at the start of every new season and have tried several times to get into it via Netflix abet without success. The last time I tried to watch it I was able to get about halfway through the second season before finally giving up on it once again.

I think what bothers me most about that show is its tendency of having everything that could go wrong with something going wrong. It seems whenever the characters go to do something illegal their woes multiply; be it trying to break into a junkyard and falling into a port-a-john, going to confront someone but only finding their kids home, making meth in the desert but getting stranded stranded there when their car breaks down…

These “woes” are almost comical and really added a weird tone to Breaking Bad. It’s almost like the gods were trying to stop Walt and Jesse from doing bad things but they ignored this higher power at every opportunity.

That doesn’t seem to happen in Better Call Saul. Things go wrong for characters on that show but I never got the feeling that the writers were intentionally loading up these wrongs to add weight to what was going on with the characters.

And the thing is that the same person who created Breaking Bad (Vince Gilligan) also co-created Better Call Saul (Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould), yet I dislike one show yet love the other.

I don’t get that myself.