Better Call Saul
Flawed characters make good drama, and boy are the characters in Better Call Saul flawed. Both prequel and, later, sequel to the legendary Breaking Bad, it's the story of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), the morally flexible dial-a-lawyer better known as Saul Goodman. Ostensibly it's about how Jimmy became Saul, but there's more to the show—it also fills out the story of Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), the ex-cop and bag man, and the chicken restaurant drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). While earlier seasons place most of the emotional weight on the relationship between Jimmy and his brother Chuck McGill, played brilliantly by Michael McKean, the series as a whole is a spectacular character study of how far people can fall, and why.
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