What Better Call Saul Gets Right About Prequels (That Most Franchises Get Wrong)
Better Call Saul isn’t imitating Breaking Bad; it’s wielding it like a weapon. This is what the show gets right about prequels that most franchises get wrong.
Better Call Saul: Every Breaking Bad Easter Egg You Missed
Breaking Bad broke television. Part of the first wave of what became known as prestige television as one of the first ‘prestige’ shows that wasn’t on a premium channel. The idea that a show would be about someone going from being a good guy to a very bad guy with a sad tragic ending was pretty groundbreaking. Vince Gilligan had made his name as a writer and producer on the popular and also groundbreaking X-Files and pitched his idea about a show that explored how someone could go from Mr Chips to Scarface. He also thought that everyone knew the Virginia slang for when people start doing sketchy stuff, they ‘break bad.’ The show changed Bryan Cranston from a goofy sitcom dad to The One Who Knocks, it created the disturbingly put together menace of Gustavo Fring played spectacularly by veteran actor Giancarlo Espisito. The newly excited about science Jesse Pinkman played by Aaron Paul. But one of the break away characters is the fast talking shyster lawyer Saul Goodman. Once the story was told of the rise and fall of Walter “Heisenberg” White had run its course Gilligan was tempted to return to the drug underworld of the southwest, this time to explore the origins of the lawyer who had long ago lost his moral compass. How did he get that way? Was he always that way or did he have his own Mr Chips to Scarface moment? Naturally with a spin off series this closely related to the original story there are a lot of nods and returns to the original series and we’re breaking down some of them. What was your favorite Breaking Bad callback? Let us know in the comments and while you’re there be sure to like and subscribe for the latest in your inbox.
1:22 Captain Cook
1:45 Kevin Costner
2:31 Calling His Shot
3:06 Stockbroker Ken
4:49 Cost of Cancer
4:34 El Camino
4:49 Loyola’s Family Restaurant
5:08 Saul’s Knee
5:43 “A Danny”
6:15 Real Estate Agent
6:33 Taco Cabeza
8:23 Pigs on the Wing
8:36 The $1 Trick
8:58 Strange Neighbors
9:11 Officer Saxton
9:37 Ice Station Zebra
10:05 Hidden Message
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Top 10 Ways Better Call Saul Changes Breaking Bad
“Breaking Bad” is already a great show, but it’s been interesting to see how events in “Better Call Saul” have impacted it. For this list, we’ll be looking at plot points connected to “Breaking Bad” that were expanded upon or given a whole new perspective in its prequel series. Better keep in mind we’ll be breaking out the spoilers. Our countdown includes Hector Salamanca’s Stroke, How Mike Met Gus, Huell’s Fate, and more! Do you think “Better Call Saul” has strengthened the “Breaking Bad” legacy? Let us know in the comments.
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Top 20 Breaking Bad Questions Answered in Better Call Saul: https://youtu.be/wNB6NgEmCM0
Top 10 Dumbest Mistakes on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul: https://youtu.be/iKO3QuutQBw
Top 20 Hidden References to Breaking Bad in Better Call Saul: https://youtu.be/_bR0zpnAbIA
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Why BETTER CALL SAUL Is The Ultimate Prequel
Better Call Saul is the ultimate prequel. In this video essay, I discuss why Better Call Saul is a prequel that reached the heights of Breaking Bad by establishing its own identity. In my opinion, Better Call Saul Season 6 is a masterpiece and one of the best seasons in the Breaking Bad universe. Better Call Saul Season 6 is now on Netflix. There are heavy spoilers in this video.
Better Call Saul is an American crime drama television series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is a spin-off, prequel, and a sequel to Gilligan’s previous series, Breaking Bad. Set primarily in the early to middle part of the 2000s in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the series develops Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), an earnest lawyer and former con artist, into an egocentric criminal defence attorney known as Saul Goodman. Also shown is the moral decline of retired police officer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), who becomes closely affiliated with the Juarez drug cartel to support his granddaughter and her widowed mother. Jimmy and Mike’s interactions remain sporadic until their respective storylines fully converge. The upcoming sixth and final season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul is set to premiere on April 18, 2022, in the United States, and will consist of 13 episodes split into two parts. The second half of the season will premiere on July 11, 2022. The season will also be streamed on AMC+ in the U.S. and on Netflix internationally. Better Call Saul is a spin-off prequel of Breaking Bad created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman), Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut), Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler), Patrick Fabian (Howard Hamlin), Michael Mando (Nacho Varga), Tony Dalton (Lalo Salamanca), and Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring) will reprise their roles from previous seasons. It has been confirmed that Brian Cranston and Aaron paul’s Walter White and Jessie Pinkman will also return in the final season of Better Call Saul.
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