I’m on record as saying that “Better Call Saul” is better than “Breaking Bad.” That may sound controversial, but I firmly believe it. Don’t get me wrong — “Breaking Bad” was a great show. But “Saul” has continually found ways to stand on its own. Sure, there are plenty of “Breaking Bad” references and cameos (and Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are both confirmed to appear at some point in the show’s final episodes). But “Saul” is somehow more complex, more compelling, more unique. It doesn’t feel like a spin-off or a prequel; it feels like its own thing.
That’s thanks to some genuinely fantastic direction, and a stellar cast. Bob Odenkirk is giving the best performance of his career on this show, and Rhea Seehorn, as Kim Wexler, is one of the best actors I’ve ever seen; everything she does is fascinating. We may know how things are going ot shake out for a few of the show’s characters — it’s a prequel, after all — but there’s still plenty of mystery and anxiety-inducing drama looming on the horizon.
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