Tuesday, February 16, 2016

TV Premiere: Better Call Saul (Season 2)

Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) returns for another season of mischief and clever scams. I really enjoy how they started both seasons with a black and white flash forward to Saul, or Jimmy, working in a Cinnabon in the middle of nowhere. This season stresses that his life has become a miserable substitute for the flashy lawyer that protects criminals in the Breaking Bad series.

The story resumes with Jimmy making a change in his decision to do good things. He gave up the chance to get away with a lot of money. Now Jimmy is using fake names to scam hotels and bankers. The scene with the expensive tequila brings the show right back into the realm and shows Jimmy's cleverness.

The other character that I can't get enough of and I'm glad is back in the show is Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). He is hired out to protect idiots doing crimes and has encountered a client that doesn't think he needs Mike's services anymore. The world of the show is unforgiving, and anyone that gets too overconfident often gets knocked down.

This shows that Jimmy's overconfidence could come back to haunt him pretty soon. This show has never been short on tension and I look forward to seeing where it goes in the second season. I also not only look forward to the future of the Breaking Bad story but also how Jimmy turns into Saul Goodman.

AMC has another hit show on their hands and it's obvious they know it since they have already started a Talking Saul show to follow it like the Walking Dead. I didn't get a chance to catch it but I'm sure there were some funny insights in there. I am happy this show has come back for another season.

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