After a (too) long hiatus, Season 3 of "Better Call Saul" returns April 10th at 10pm on AMC. No spoilers, so read without fear (and while we're at it...to those of you who blog with spoilers…who DOES that?)
For the uninitiated: Do you miss "Breaking Bad?" "Better Call Saul" offers all the story-telling craftsmanship, character development, and plot twist awesomeness using new characters and some old ones we know and love (or hate.) The basic premise of this prequel: Saul Goodman (Walter White's "gotta guy") was once a small-time wannabe lawyer named Jimmy McGill. We follow his career beginnings, while trying to figure out how (and when) he eventually develops into the smooth, crafty, and totally buttoned-up "Saul"of the sleaze-bucket TV commercials. As expected from the creators of "Breaking Bad," it's deeply character-driven, funny, tense, uncomfortable, quirky, and most of all, obsessed with detail (creator Vince Gilligan seems to have OCD, and that's a good thing.) And it's not relentlessly violent, as some thought it's predecessor was. Is it violent? Sure, at times, but this is NOT "Breaking Bad" level violence. Yet.
Without giving away too much, we can tell you the characters from "Breaking Bad" you'll encounter (so far) are Mike (still super-awesome, smarter and always one step ahead of everyone else,) Tucco (not any nicer than he was) and the uncle who later starts in an explosive scene in "Breaking Bad."
With season 3 of "Better Call Saul" about to start, we highly recommend you binge watch the first 2 seasons NOW on Netflix. And if you have no kids and/or lots of spare time, check AMC for binge-watching opportunities, as they're good about marthoning up to the series premieres.
We were recently treated to a "Breaking Bad"/"Better Call Saul" tour in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Check out the photos (You HAVE to to see the lady who owns Walter White's house) as we get ready for the return of Jimmy, Mike, Kim, Howard, Tucco, Chuck and according to this, Gus Fring.
And guess what? We're giving away another trip, so enter here for your chance to go.
Ken West is the Program Director of ALT 929 and 105.7 WROR. We have no idea how he found the time to write this.