Monday, April 20, 2015

Better Call Saul: Season reflections/review

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The first season of Better Call Saul is in the can and in a way, it is similar to Breaking Bad.It is similar in that it begins to show how someone trying to do good, see's that it is not worth the effort. Fans saw Jimmy McGill make his best effort to keep from his "Slippin' Jimmy" days only to be brought down by his own brother.

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The whole season had viewers wondering where he will go wrong. When will we see the silver tongue of Saul Goodman emerge and begin to make his many connections to the criminal underworld. We did get some of that, and we saw him try to make the right choices. Mike Ehrmantraut and Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman seem to find themselves making choices that lands them in the criminal element.

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Jimmy, for all his good efforts to please his brother and join him at his law firm are shot down by the very man he tries to help. His own brother tells him to his face that he ,"is not a lawyer" and will always have in him what made him known as "Slippin' Jimmy". To quote Jesse Pinkman when addressing Walt's intentions, McGill did not need to "break bad". He was trying to do the opposite until the one he tried for reminded him it is not worth the effort.

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Both men tried to do what they thought was right only be turned to the path of criminals. Mike says to his first protection job in Albuquerque the difference between bad men and criminals. It is a very integral part of the story because it seems to be where both men are brought to make future decisions. This is an early part of another story so season two should bring fans closer to what make these characters memorable. It is showing us how other men were forced to "break bad".