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Saul’s best moments in Breaking Bad

Saul’s best moments in Breaking Bad

16/02/2016TV

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Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off prequel about lawyer Jimmy McGill (Fargo‘s Bob Odenkirk), is back for a second series, available on Netflix from Tuesday 16th February. If you’ve not seen the first one and Jimmy McGill means nothing to you, then perhaps you’d be more familiar with Breaking Bad‘s Saul Goodman? The show follows him pre-Walter-White – when he had a different name – and charts his transition from smooth-talking crook to criminal lawyer, and all the ups, downs and questionable life choices along the way.

Familiar, less-than-friendly faces will also be returning, like everyone’s favourite grumpy “fixer” Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), Jimmy’s laywer ladyfriend Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) and bad – sorry, big! – brother Chuck (This Is Spinal Tap‘s Michael McKean). The entire first series is available on Netflix and if you’ve still not got around to Breaking Bad, you can also find all five seasons there, too!

Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest shows of all time, and sister show Better Call Saul is already living up to its reputation. Need further convincing? Let’s take a look back at some of Saul’s finest moments. 

“I will give you the best criminal defense that money can buy.”

Considering how pivotal he became to the show, it’s crazy to think that we didn’t meet Saul Goodman until the eighth episode of the show’s second season. He gets Walter White’s attention after offering Badger some salient legal advice. 

“Better Call Saul!”

What do you do when your boss accuses you of stealing? How about when you’re partying and just minding your own business? And what if you’re cooking mass quantities of distinctive blue meth? Well it’s a good job he advertises, because you BETTER CALL SAUL!

“Just the right amount of dirty.”

When Skyler discovers what Walt’s up to and starts to take a more active interest in his business affairs, she needs some reassurances. Ever the smooth talker, Saul always knows the perfect thing to say when it comes to making a good first impression. 

“I once convinced a woman I was Kevin Costner”

Many of the joys of Better Call Saul come from seeing the man who was once known as Jimmy McGill slowly evolve into the Saul Goodman we know and love. However, homages to his role in Breaking Bad and cross-referencing moments from that show means that there is a whole other level on which you can enjoy the spin-off too. 

“Call me”

Saul was having far from an A1 day before he bumped into Walt Jr. for the first time at the White family car wash who treats him like a celebrity. As a parting gift, Saul offers up some advice for Walt Jr. should he ever drink and drive…

“Best case scenario, I’m managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.” 

When all was said and done with Saul and Walt, it should come as now surprise that Saul got the last word. It may have ended badly, but thanks to the first scene of Better Call Saul, we at least know that Saul’s prediction was accurate.

How to watch

Well if you’re already a Netflix member you can access the Netflix TiVo® app from Apps & Games, Search & Browse or by pressing Red on channel 204, just sign in with your existing login and start watching.

If you’re new to Netflix, then you’ll need to subscribe to use the app on your TiVo® box. The easiest way to do this is by going to Netflix.com/virginmedia. You can also subscribe using the Netflix App on your TiVo® box in Apps & Games.

Better Call Saul season 2 launches on Netflix on Tuesday 16th February. 

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