S’all good, man
AMC has released a teaser for the second season of Breaking Bad spinoff Better Caul Saul, featuring Jimmy McGill echoing sentiments of the past in his head. It’s not much to go on, and we don’t even get a release date aside from “2016,” but it’s a pleasant reminder to know it’s on its way.
Titled “The Right Thing,” the teaser brings back the moral struggles Slippin’ Jimmy confronted during the excellent first season. To call the show merely a spinoff of Breaking Bad would be doing it a disservice. Better Call Saul explores a new avenue of human nature: the desire to do good over the reality of success. Season one gave us a fascinating portrait of a bad man trying to do the right thing, in stark contrast to Walter White’s journey.
I’m curious to see where season two takes the character. We already know Better Call Saul is a tragedy. Jimmy’s darker nature will win out, but somehow that makes the series even more compelling. Vince Gilligan knows that we know the ending, but there’s a lot to say before we get there.
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