As a spin-off, prequel and sequel to Breaking Bad it wastes no time getting down to brass-tacks being very pacey from the outset. What’s good about Vince Gilligan Peter Gould’s offering is that you don’t necessarily have to watch an episode of Breaking Bad to understand or appreciate it. Better Call Saul is a quirky, edgy character study that effortlessly manages to stand on its own two feet. If anything it could easily break further away from the series that spawned it.
Leading the show is Bob Odenkirk who is fantastic as Saul Goodman, one of it’s predecessors greatest characters. For fans, familiar characters return including Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmantraut and psychopathic Tuco Salamanca played menacingly by Raymond Cruz.
It has the feel and style of the original and has everything you could possibly want and more from a spin-off series.