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If They Say You're Breaking Bad, You Better Call Saul!

By Seth Freilich | Industry | March 11, 2010 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | March 11, 2010 |

A new season of “Breaking Bad” is starting in a few weeks (March 21, to be exact) and lest I sound like a broken record, I’ll remind you all that this was the single best drama on TV last year. And if the quality holds up, it’ll be in the running for that title again this year (although the fourth season of “Friday Night Lights,” which I believe starts airing on NBC the end of April, is really fantastic and will give “Breaking Bad” a run for the money this year). If you haven’t been watching this show, you should be. And, in fact, I think we’ll be running a contest next week where two of you clever and lucky types can win some DVDs of the second season.

In the meantime, however, if you’re getting antsy for the third season, Saul Goodman is here to hold you over. In a lead-up to the season premiere, AMC is doing a bit of viral marketing focused on Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman, the best damn lawyer this side of Bob Loblaw. And I’m a lawyer in real life, don’t you know, so I know good lawyering when I sees it! They’ve set up a little website for Saul which is well-done in its low-class, shitty quality decrepitude. There are a bunch of videos, including testimonials (I’m particularly a fan of Wendy S. the hooker’s testimonial: “I think I might owe him some money, but he said we’d, like, work it out”).

Sure, Saul can help you out with your DUI, job injury, or murder rap, because he’s a one-stop-shop from parking tickets to mass murder! But when you really need him? When you get busted for illegal tiger possession:

“That’s not my tiger.” I’m totally going to have clients start using that line in depositions.

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Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.