Jimmy McGill’s transformation into Saul Goodman has been a wonder to watch: precise, deliberate, gorgeously shot, impressively acted, and more than a little heartbreaking. And the evolution is going to continue for at least another year. AMC has just renewed Better Call Saul for a third season, just as the series hits the halfway point of its second. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
November 13th can’t come fast enough. David Cross (Arrested Development) and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) reunite with Netflix’s W/ Bob & David, a comedy sketch show that harkens back to arguably the duo’s greatest work. Between 1995 to 1998 the two worked on Mr. Show with Bob and David, which has has not aged in the slightest since it debuted 20 years ago.
Watch the first W/ Bob & David clip after the jump.
Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Several years ago we reported on a Black List script by Oren Uziel called The Kitchen Sink, a horror-sci-fi-comedy mashup that combined vampires, zombies, and aliens. Jonah Hill was originally set to direct, and then Robbie Pickering. A promising cast (including Bob Odenkirk and Patton Oswalt) was assembled, and then the updates slowed down and eventually the project fell off our radar completely.
But it’s back now, in finished form under a new title: Freaks of Nature. And it’s hitting theaters in just two weeks, so Sony has finally put out a first trailer. Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Ed Westwick, Vanessa Hudgens, Joan Cusack, Keegan-Michael Key, and Denis Leary star. Watch the Freaks of Nature red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
No one is a bigger David Cross fan than Netflix. The streaming service revived Arrested Development back in 2013, and now it’s bringing back his ’90s sketch comedy series Mr. Show. Well, sort of. W/ Bob & David is technically an entirely different series, but seeing as it reunites Cross and Bob Odenkirk for more sketch comedy goodness, it should appeal to the same comedy nerds who’ve been gushing about Mr. Show for the past 20 years. Watch the W/ Bob & David trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Mr. Show With Bob and David was a terrific sketch comedy show that flew slightly under the radar when it originally aired from 1995 to 1998, thanks to the fact that it was on HBO well before the “peak TV” era had begun, before everyone knew all about new HBO shows months in advance of their premiere. The show starred David Cross and Bob Odenkirk in a mixture of live on stage bits and pre-taped sketches,
Now Bob and David are back together, with many of those cast members returning and some new people to spice things up. Their new show, W/ Bob & David (that’s how it is spelled in the teaser, anyway) is on Netflix, and has just been announced for a November 13 premiere. The first teaser for the series is out now, and you can watch it below. With Bob and David teaser. Read More »