March 15, 2016

AMC renewed Better Call Saul for Season 3!

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MorgaineEditor
Mar 16, 2016 5:03PM EDT

Does this mean that something will finally start happening on this show?

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RachelLEditor
Mar 15, 2016 5:57PM EDT

Ouch!

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UnknownfearContributor
Mar 15, 2016 8:06PM EDT

Wow, really? I watched the first season and deemed that nothing would happen in the second season and it looks like Morgaine has confirmed that hypothesis.

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Mar 15, 2016 11:15PM EDT

Wow... clearly the editors/contributors haven't been watching the show or watched while not paying attention. Because if they did they'd know A LOT has happened. Well w/e, us real fans know what this show is really about and love it just the way it is. Also in the future if you don't have anything positive to say about a good thing that happened to a show, don't say anything at all, the rest of us would appreciate it.

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Mar 15, 2016 11:49PM EDT

Bombs don't go off every episode and there's no drug deals, which apparently means nothing has been happening, because, you know, everything has to be compared to Breaking Bad. It's a spin-off, but it's a totally different show. This isn't meant to be an extension of Breaking Bad. It's meant to be its own show. All the stuff that is happening right now lays the foundation for the Saul Goodman (I'd also throw Mike in there) we fell in love with in Breaking Bad. All of this stuff is important, and if you really need to link it to Breaking Bad to feel good, then do that, but don't judge this show because it doesn't have the action (yet) that Breaking Bad had!

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Mar 16, 2016 12:10AM EDT

Sweet, I enjoy this show and can't wait to see more of Jimmy's evolution into Saul Goodman.

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Griffyc03
Mar 16, 2016 9:06AM EDT

Season 1 slowed to a crawl near the end, but season 2 has (so far) cemented itself in the upper echelon of top television programs currently airing, and rivals The Walking Dead as AMC's best show.

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zazerhContributor
Mar 16, 2016 1:55PM EDT

Wow, touched a nerve there I guess!

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UnknownfearContributor
Mar 16, 2016 3:03PM EDT

No one was comparing it to breaking bad. By your logic "Nothing happens" is 100% of the time an inacurate statement in any context because you're being way to literal. When I said nothing happens, I did not mean "absolutely nothing as in a vacuum" I meant, in my opinion, nothing worthy of creating a television show happens aka nothing significant enough happens to spark my interest and get me to watch it for an hour once a week. I watched the entire first season. It was based solely upon a character, there was no plot. Bad things happened to him and he dealt with them, or he didn't deal with them. I like shows where there is a plot. The plot could be based around a character, but the character themselves should not be a plot.

Further, this is a forum. Who declared that all comments towards a particular show had to be positive? Do you think that every review on Metacritic.com is a 100? Most of them are below 50.

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Mar 22, 2016 8:35AM EDT

Ok, I agree with Unknownfear that everyone has their opinion and not everything should always be positive, but I also agree with ViperGun and grillzboy224. The appeal of Better Call Saul is the amazing cinematography, subtlety and the psychological issues of, for example, being a witness to a violent crime or dealing with your own family (Saul's brother in this case, and this is one of the most interesting aspects of the show: examining the complex relationship between brothers). If subtlety isn't your cup of tea, fine. Better Call Saul is clearly not your show then, and it's ok to stop watching.

Personally, I don't care if there's a plot or not. If the show is good and well constructed, I'm happy. Plot doesn't always equal interesting, and I think there's not enough appreciation of good characters and character-driven drama these days, whether it's TV, movies, or literature.

And, by the way, there was a plot in Better Call Saul's first season, and there's a plot in the second season. In both, there's a thread that's going through each episode, and it's not just about Saul's journey as a lawyer or how he ends up as the character from Breaking Bad. It's all very subtle, but everything that's happening has its significance, even though we don't necessarily see the effects right away.

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Mar 24, 2016 10:09PM EDT

It does have an obvious plot though, which is to show how Saul Goodman turned into Saul Goodman, and how he eventually fails (something which none of us were aware of when Breaking Bad ended (which had much less of a plot to be honest)).

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Mar 24, 2016 10:12PM EDT

The Simpsons and most sitcoms are shows without plots. This show clearly has a plot. (It also shows how Mike becomes Mike!)

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Mar 25, 2016 2:26PM EDT

This is a great show. Some people can understand and enjoy the drama and poetry of life.

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Apr 20, 2016 7:40PM EDT

Some of the comments on here are saddening and indicative of why television is saturated by a never ending stream of homogenous garbage that is content to just pander to the lowest common denominator.

Whilst I appreciate the importance of action and escapism in television, I feel that it has resulted in an audience who are in constant demand of thrills and cheap gratification, unwilling to invest their time in to something different or to appreciate the more subtle aspects of a show. It is refreshing in the age of ratings driven content to see producers continuing to explore alternative methods of story telling and I feel BCS is a prime example of this. In my opinion it is a characteristic combination of gritty realism, passive storytelling, heavy reliance on character development and innovative use of cinematography (amongst other things) that make the show unique and worth watching, irrespective of the plot. Speaking of the plot however, Vince Gilligan is known for allowing the story to progress naturally and for taking an explorative approach - considering that we pretty much know how things turn out for Saul what is mainly of interest here is the journey, the 'why' and not the 'how' if you will.

Given the acclaim of Breaking Bad it was inherently risky for Vince Gilligan to produce a spin-off as people would no doubt compare the shows and go in to the spin-off with preconceived notions of how it should be. I genuinely hope that Vince continues to maintain this creative independence because so far he has managed to produce something equally riveting without it being derivative. If anything it is sad that other producers are discouraged from similar enterprises because they lack enough credibility for studios to fund any projects not designed to maximise viewership and revenue. I guess expecting editors on this site to be objective in their criticisms and to asses works based on individual merits rather unsubstantiated personal opinions is asking too much.

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