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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 8, 2015
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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Universal acclaim- based on 134 Ratings

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  • Summary: A death causes Jimmy to put his relationship with Kim and his career as a lawyer in danger as the Saul Goodman seen on Breaking Bad begins to emerge.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Aug 1, 2018
    100
    The precision of "Saul's" craftsmanship--writing, direction, acting, and all the way down to craft services, for all I know--makes this the best series on TV. And there really is no contest.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Aug 6, 2018
    100
    Better Call Saul just keeps on getting better and better. That's an easy call, particularly after seeing the gripping first three episodes of the "Breaking Bad" prequel's fourth season. ... One constant in Better Call Saul is that, as riveting as Odenkirk is as Jimmy, this hardly is a one-actor showcase.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Surette
    Aug 7, 2018
    100
    It's time that we really consider that Better Call Saul is equalling the quality of Breaking Bad, and in some ways is doing things even better.
  4. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Aug 3, 2018
    90
    The transmutation of Jimmy to Saul (and don’t forget Gene and his season-starting cameos) is likely to produce the best balance of darkness and humor that the series has mustered, if for nothing else than there's a gleeful appreciation on the part of the audience for Saul's shenanigans; their rising occurrence will be amusing while, at the same time, watching the exacting toll it took on Jimmy to get there will be distressing.
  5. Reviewed by: Spencer Kornhaber
    Aug 6, 2018
    80
    Old dynamics flip, long-gestating character studies pay off, and feelings geyser up in surprising places.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Aug 6, 2018
    80
    Better Call Saul is TV's version of a Russian nesting doll, slowly adding layers to the "Breaking Bad" prequel, inching toward its logical expiration date. As the new season demonstrates, the AMC show has grown richer in the process, even if the pacing at times remains a trifle sluggish.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Aug 3, 2018
    60
    [Odenkirk's] nervous, shifty quality is perfect for the part, but he doesn’t bring a depth to Jimmy that would account for the character’s contradictions. Season 4 continues to bring Jimmy and Mike together for brief, nonessential meetings, which means that for now Saul continues to be about a third of a really good show--the portion in which Mr. Banks gets to exercise his tremendous authority and subtlety in the story line leading directly to the events of “Breaking Bad,” while Mr. Odenkirk and the other major (non-Hispanic) characters spin their wheels in the legal drama.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Aug 12, 2018
    10
    Série espetacular, que retrata perfeitamente os altos e baixos de qualquer ser humano.
  2. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    Better Call Saul is AS GOOD as Breaking Bad, plain and simply.
    If you never started this show, do it and give it some time, it will grow into
    Better Call Saul is AS GOOD as Breaking Bad, plain and simply.
    If you never started this show, do it and give it some time, it will grow into you.
    The cast is phenomenal.
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  3. Aug 25, 2018
    10
    Remains excellent by season 4 start. Still not as good as Breaking Bad but pretty good.
  4. Oct 9, 2018
    10
    This one suffers a bit from a not cohesive story but Season 4 show how much can the crew of this show pull this one so good. Breaking BadThis one suffers a bit from a not cohesive story but Season 4 show how much can the crew of this show pull this one so good. Breaking Bad carachters return this season and they do not get a sense of being misused. The season finale is a perfect episode and the last seconds makes the 4th season worth it. Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    Better Call Saul is still a near perfect show. This season takes place right where the last one left off, and did a perfect job of it. I can'tBetter Call Saul is still a near perfect show. This season takes place right where the last one left off, and did a perfect job of it. I can't wait to see what else this season has to offer. Expand
  6. Aug 8, 2018
    9
    There are no other shows on air that compare to BCS. To compare it to Breaking Bad is a serious error, as the show has more humor, wit, andThere are no other shows on air that compare to BCS. To compare it to Breaking Bad is a serious error, as the show has more humor, wit, and empathetic characters then BB. The show's a slow burner, ratcheting up the tension, and drama organically. There are no clear lines between evil and good as the characters motivations are believable and understandable. Bob Odenkirk plays the tragic Jimmy McGill perfectly and even when he's Slippin' Jimmy you can't help but root for his confidence man antics. Each episode in succession is cleaver, and tightly crafted. Beautiful shots of Arizona and intriguing angles and movements keep the viewers glued to the screen. The soundtrack always seems to be appropriate and distinguished. The quality of this show is fantastic, and I look forward to see more characters from BB make appearances. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2018
    8
    This is the most Gogolian show on TV. As in Gogol the "Dead souls" writer. Masterpiece of writing (wit), acting (Banks, Esposito, etc.This is the most Gogolian show on TV. As in Gogol the "Dead souls" writer. Masterpiece of writing (wit), acting (Banks, Esposito, etc. including the side characters), photography. Only 8 not 10, because some of the pacing could be better and the German story arc is ...meh...and it can get even better! Let's hope so! Expand

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