Alright, now normally I wouldn’t write about television. However, sometimes I think there will be exceptions every now and then. I’m not a huge TV watcher. For the most part the only drama shows I’ve ever watched in their entirety are ‘Lost’ and ‘Breaking Bad’. Everything else, I either find repetitive or just watch on occasion. The two shows I just mentioned though, I could never get enough of.
When ‘Breaking Bad’ ended and the creators announced that they would be developing a spin-off on the corrupt lawyer, Saul Goodman, I became totally stoked.
I was very excited to watch the first episode of this, and it did not disappoint. I’m pleased to say that if you liked ‘Breaking Bad’, you will like this just as much.
It has the same look and feel, and I’m already hooked. Saul was one of my favorite characters from the first show. I always thought he was hilarious. A lot of the humor is still there, but there is a perfect balance of drama and humor to this show.
Spin-offs can be a difficult thing. Often times they are never nearly as good as the original content. Many spin-offs also fall into an area where they force references to the original movie/show as well. This however, was able to be its own thing, and the references to ‘Breaking Bad’ were subtle, yet well executed. Three characters from the original show appear (including Saul), and it didn’t feel like they were forcing them to be apart of it. It told a great story, and I already have an interest in the all characters, both new and old.
I just wanted to give my brief thoughts on the show so far. It was a really great start and if you like ‘Breaking Bad’, you must watch this. You’ll dig the ending! Even if you never saw the original show, you might still enjoy this. There is a lot of potential here, and I hope it keeps up!