Better Call Saul Season 2

The first season of Better Call Saul ended with some major shakeups to Jimmy’s closest relationships, and season two will see him meeting even more people to help or hinder him on his way to becoming Saul Goodman. One key new figure will be Clifford, a friendly-seeming power player to be played by Ed Begley Jr. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul is teasing another important encounter that may or may not be on the horizon for Jimmy — his first encounter with Paul’s Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman.  Read More »

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Mad Max: Fury Road basically dominated our top 10 lists for 2015, and we at /Film were hardly alone in loving it. The National Board of Review deemed it the best film of the year, and filmmakers as different as Quentin Tarantino and John Waters named it one of their favorites, too. It’s even earned nominations from the SAG, the PGA, the BAFTAs, and the Golden Globes — a rare feat for a blockbuster action sequel. Even so, all the critical adoration in the world can’t guarantee Mad Max: Fury Road a shot in the Best Picture Oscar race. At this point, it’s still far from a shoo-in for the category, and (let’s be real) stands almost no chance of taking home the prize itself.

All this praise can, however, win Mad Max: Fury Road the Golden Tomato Award for the best reviewed movie of 2015. As you’ve probably deduced from the name, these award are given out by the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Besides Mad Max, Inside Out and Room have also emerged as some of the most highly praised films of the year, while Master of None and Better Call Saul were two of the best loved titles on the TV side. After the jump, find out what the other best reviewed movies of 2015 are, and see George Miller and Pete Docter‘s (adorable) official responses to their big win.  Read More »

Better Call Saul Season 2

With exactly one month to go until its return, Better Call Saul has finally, at long last, released the first bit of new footage from season 2. Jimmy McGill is still Jimmy McGill at this point, not Saul Goodman, but you can see a bit of good old Slippin’ Jimmy slipping out. And no wonder, given what we saw of his life last season. Watch the first Better Call Saul season 2 footage after the jump. Read More »

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Better Call Saul may have Breaking Bad to thank for its initial wave of hype, but it was Better Call Saul‘s own achievements that won over the critics, and kept audiences coming back week after week. It didn’t take long for the spinoff series to establish itself as a worthwhile drama in its own right, with its own pitch-black sense of humor, painful emotional truths, and fully broken-in universe.

Not that there was ever much doubt, on AMC’s part anyway. The network renewed Better Call Saul for a second season months before the first season even premiered, and now we’re just a few short weeks away from reuniting with the future Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk). A new piece of Better Call Saul season 2 key art offers a (mostly metaphorical) trials to come for poor Jimmy in the coming season. Check it out after the jump.  Read More »

Better Call Saul Season 2

Jimmy McGill’s hilarious, heartbreaking transformation into Saul Goodman will resume this winter. AMC has set a date for the second season opening of Better Call Saul, and revealed a couple new images from the season to go along with it. Get all the Better Call Saul Season 2 premiere date details, and soak in the two brand-new photos, after the jump.  Read More »

Better Call Saul Season 2

Better Call Saul might not be Breaking Bad-level dark, but it’s still not what you’d call a lighthearted comedy. The show breaks down, step by step, how Jimmy McGill, a born con artist trying desperately to go straight, transforms into Saul Goodman, the conscience-free criminal lawyer” we met in Breaking Bad. It’s funny, sure, but it’s often sad and occasionally downright heart-wrenching.

And it looks like that blend of comedy and tragedy will continue next year, based on the first two teasers for Better Call Saul Season 2. The atmosphere on set, however, looks less “Greek tragedy” than “workplace sitcom,” as seen in a Better Call Saul gag reel. (Nothing breaks the tension quite like a prop that won’t stay put, or in the case of a certain dollar bill, a prop that stubbornly insists on staying put when it’s not supposed to.) Watch the Better Call Saul Season 2 teaser and Season 1 gag reel after the jump. Read More »

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Netflix analyzed its global streaming data* across the inaugural seasons of some of today’s most popular shows – both Netflix original series and shows that premiered on other networks – looking for signals that pointed to when viewers became hooked. It turns out that when commercial breaks and appointment viewing are stripped away and consumers can watch an entire season as they choose, you can see fandom emerge. That is, 70% of viewers who watched the hooked episode went on to complete season one or more poetically, when members were hooked and there was no turning back.

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You can expect Bryan Cranston‘s Walter White to stop by the Breaking Bad spinoff / prequel Better Call Saul at some point. Just not in Season 2. “It would be a shame if the show had its run — hopefully a very long run — and he never appeared,” said series co-creator Vince Gilligan. More about the possible Better Call Saul Walter White appearance after the jump. Read More »

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David and his brother Michael discuss Better Call Sauls first season finale, “Marco.”

E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at theoneswhoknock@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at bettercallsaul.audio. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! Also, you can now read Michael’s blog series. Hit the jump for links to stream/download.

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