What is Better Call Saul about?

Better Call Saul (BCS) is about the journey of Jimmy McGill from being a small time lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico to becoming Saul Goodman — the big time lawyer with a questionable character and slippery ethics (although this has always been true for him).

The events in BCS happen before those of Breaking Bad (BB) and are set in the same universe as the latter. If you had watched and liked BB before starting to watch BCS then chances are that you'll like this one too. Speaking from personal experience, I am a big fan of BB and I like watching BCS a lot. It is interesting how different characters from BB have started making appearances in BCS, clearing clouds over the minds of the ever so inquisitive viewers.

I highly recommend watching BB first. That's also how the creators of the show planned it — the way characters are shown in BCS, it is pretty obvious that they expect viewers to have already known about them.

Better Call Saul is best enjoyed as a prequel!

Cheers!

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5 Replies to “What is Better Call Saul about?”

  1. Better Call Saul is centered around Jimmy McGill, an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It's a prequel to the series Breaking Bad, in which McGill is a main character. In BB, he goes by the name of Saul Goodman, with the tag line for his practice being "Better Call Saul." The show has a lot of comic elements, and the development of the character promises to be very interesting.

    Although there have been a few flashbacks to his earlier life in Chicago, the main events in the current series begin in 2002, when he's trying to get his practice going and dealing with the issues of his older brother Chuck. Chuck is a successful attorney who's currently on leave from his firm due to an odd condition that may be real, may be imagined.

    I started out thinking I'd enjoy the show more if I found out more about Breaking Bad, but I've changed my mind. I plan to enjoy it as a standalone series. With people like me plus all the BB fans, I think it will be a hit.

  2. Better Call Saul is a spinoff from Breaking Bad. It basically tracks the journey of Saul Goodman before he met Walter White. Some events post-Breaking Bad are also explored.
    Given the Breaking Bad fan base, and the first two episodes, it's sure to be a hit.

  3. They are just Answering your Questions about "Breaking bad" Characters , their origin of life , what they used to do before like mike , gus , jesse pinkman etc , specially Saul Goodman

  4. It is the story of a character Saul Goodman from T.V. Series Breaking Bad. the story happens to be the past of the character before the time of Breaking Bad.
    Breaking Bad was a success and what seems from the first 3 released episodes of Better Call Saul, it is going to be a hit show..

  5. Saul goodman is a advocate type personality in tv series breaking bad.It is shown that he can solve all type of problems.so in any problem "better call saul"

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