Created by: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould
Genre: Crime, Drama
Streaming Platform: Netflix India
No. of seasons: 5
Exec. Producers: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Melissa Bemstein, Thomas Schnauz, Stewart A Lyons, Mark Johnson
Plot synopsis: This show takes us through the life of criminal lawyer Saul Goodman before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Breaking Bad ended seven years ago with one of the best endings of all time and fans had been looking forward to new content from Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad and former writer for The X-Files.
Season one of Better Call Saul first aired in 2015, and Now Netflix has come up with its Season 5. This crime drama has won many nominations and awards in the past. The shrewd lawyer Saul Goodman had been a fan favorite ever since he appeared for the first time in the series, 2015 brought us a prequel spin-off series based on his life co-created by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, the series meticulously introduces the character of Saul and takes us on an exhilarating journey while bringing some familiar and new faces in the story.
Most prequels and spin-offs generally are nothing more than a cash grab but this show broke that curse, thanks to the impeccable writing and amazing world-building. It carefully balances the legal and crime drama aspects, maintains a familiar yet distinctive vibe to it. Hence, making it even more compelling to watch. The direction is edgy and enhanced the brilliant cinematography, great editing, and excellent music adds a certain visual appeal to the show. Special appreciation for the production and art direction, Recreation of technologies, and things of the time period in which the series is set everything has been handled impeccably making you feel nostalgic.
Bob Odenkirk is brilliant as usual in his portrayal of Saul Goodman and he keeps getting better as his character grows. The rest of the cast members also have acted exceptionally well and left an impact with their performances.Overall it’s very hard to find flaws in this well-written show which keeps you hooked to the screen and entertains while surpassing the show that preceded it.