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Vince Gilligan Catches up to My 'Better Call Saul' Concerns

By Cindy Davis | Videos | June 3, 2014 | Comments ()


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I loved Breaking Bad with all my black heart and soul, and of all my favorite television series, it closed out with one of the best endings — in other words, I felt very satisfied. The thing about a show like that, and an ending like that is, you don’t necessarily want to go back. So when I heard Vince Gilligan and Co. were thinking about doing a spinoff series, my first thought was complete and utter disinterest. I dig Bob Odenkirk, he was perfectly cast as crafty-sleazy, sometimes hapless lawyer, Saul Goodman, just as he is as not-so-clever Deputy Bill over on the Fargo there. But Bob should keep moving on to other things, just as Gilligan should; these spinoff things so rarely work well, if at all. Wouldn’t we all rather see a new spark catch fire than to keep trying to re-kindle an old flame?

Not that he isn’t smart enough to already have thought out all these things — I’m sure he has — but Gilligan and AMC seem to want to try pushing forward with the Breaking Bad momentum. Heck, even Aaron Paul has been enthusiastic about making an appearance, and there are questionable rumors Walter White will pop in. But that doesn’t make me excited, it makes me a little sad. Both Paul and Bryan Cranston are great actors who should carry on, not get stuck in a moment they can’t get out of (sorry, bad U2 grammar there).

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Gilligan, who talks delays and wonders whether his new series will be Frasier or After MASH:



Shit, that was depressing.


Cindy Davis, (Twitter) is waiting for Gilligan’s Better Call Saul follow-up.







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  • kirbyjay

    What was wrong with Frasier?

  • Joseph Crisp

    I think that he's saying that Frasier is what he is aiming for, as the other possibility was After MASH, which TV Guide listed
    as the 7th worst T.V. show ever. In other words, nothing was wrong with
    Frasier in particular (although I haven't seen it, so am making no
    personal judgements)

  • Guest

    I think that he's saying that he's aiming for Frasier was what he was aiming for as the other possibility was After MASH which TV Guide listed as the 7th worst T.V. show ever. In other words, nothing was wrong with Frasier in particular (although I haven't seen it, so am making no personal judgements)

  • Joseph Crisp

    hmm, I didn't realise that if I deleted this it wouldn't actually get deleted...

  • Robert Sanchez III

    They need to ramp up the comedy for this to work. I recall that it was supposed to be a prequel so dorky Walter interacting with Saul wouldn't be bad I don't think. They need to get some suspenseful shit going on but Saul is not the character to plumb the depths of the soul like Walt, he needs wacky shit he can smart-ass his way out of.

  • Jelinas

    I shouldn't have read this right after reading that alternate ending to last week's GoT.

    *sob*

    I SO DERPRESS

  • Wah wah.

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