How Better Call Saul stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Breaking Bad

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The show’s dual lead characters, Mike Ehrmantraut and Jimmy McGill, before Walter White turns their worlds upside down.

Spinoff shows don’t usually generate the same enthusiasm and critical appreciation as their parent series. In today’s Golden Age of Television, the very term “spinoff” connotes an idea that’s run its course but left a few bucks on the table for a studio to scrape up. Not so with Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, a show that manages to have an identity of its own while living with its epoch-defining parent’s legacy. Continue reading

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