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Review: Better Call Saul – 1.8 – ‘RICO’

Beginning with a flashback within a flashback is always one of the best treats of this show. It’s telling that it can add mileage to itself by doing this, and makes BCS more than just a ‘when is Walter White going to appear’ show. The opening is brutal and explains a lot; it’s sweet and cruel and makes Howard Hamlin out to be the right bastard that’s always alluded to. You feel sorry for Jimmy McGill and it adds another layer to his character as well as to the relationship with his brother. Kudos to the cinematography when all you hear is the photocopier and Hamlin rejecting Jimmy’s job ideas and to the makeup department that makes the different ages of the character believability. (Read More)

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Review: Better Call Saul – 1.4 – ‘Hero’

I’m detecting a trend in my own, and I hate it when I start them. Last week’s ‘Nacho’ had moments of unadulterated Saul Goodness in an otherwise static episode. It dawns on me that this is the problem with the prequel aspects of the show: Breaking Bad grew on you. It got better and darker and by the time we got to full bastard-Heisenberg it felt like the trek up the mountain was worth the while.
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Review: Better Call Saul – 1.2 – ‘Mijo’

I was right and wrong about Better Call Saul in my review of it’s inaugural outing last week. Firstly, as some have been quick to point out, there were indeed Breaking Bad references in the first episode. That said, they didn’t amount to Walter White cameos (well, not really) so all is forgiven. (Read More)