Better Call Saul: Season 6

Hey guys!
Better Call Saul concluded recently, so obviously we need to talk about season 6 – the grand finale!
I enjoyed Breaking Bad and all the BCS seasons so far, so let’s take a look.

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

He wasn’t always Saul Goodman, ace attorney for chemist-turned-meth dealer Walter White. Six years before he begins to represent Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal, Goodman is Jimmy McGill, a small-time attorney hustling to make a name for himself. He’s a forceful champion for his low-income clients, an underdog whose morals and ambitions often clash. Jimmy works with private eye Mike Ehrmantraut, a former Philadelphia cop and recent transplant to the Southwest. Mike has a specialized skill set — he’s a “fixer” of sticky situations — that Jimmy soon learns to appreciate.

The Rating:

Wow. What a season. What a conclusion to an amazing show. It’s incredible what they’ve done with the show up to this point.

The whole show has been amazing but this final season really is something else. First of all, we get the conclusion of what happened in the past. Jimmy and Kim and what they are up to – and most importantly we learn why we never saw her during Breaking Bad. I was so very impressed with how intense that part of the season was. Both Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn are such incredible actors. Especially Seehorn continues to amaze me. Why is that woman not completely drowning in awards?!

Not only did that part of the story finish off so strongly, but we also got more. There’s a look into the past for anybody who watched Breaking Bad but in terms of this series, we’re looking a bit into the future. We actually learn how the whole connection between Saul and Jesse and Walt came out to a larger degree than what we saw in Breaking Bad. What was Saul/Jimmy doing at that time of his life? How did he end up there? It’s so interesting to learn about that.

And finally, we learn about what he did after. There were, of course, parts of that in previous seasons but now we get the full story. It’s so cool that this part of the story also always got a visual distinction being in black and white. By the way, we don’t just learn what happens to Jimmy/Saul, we also find out about Kim!

I love that the story continued all the way up to a (more or less) satisfactory ending, without a great many possibilities for more sequels or anything like that. The show ended in a perfect place. And it ended so very true to the characters involved. Vince Gilligan is amazing at knowing his characters well!

There are so many little details that make this show so good. As I mentioned before, the black and white part, but also how toward the final episodes the intro for the show was adapted. We switch back and forth between different points in time in those last episodes but again, they did such a good job. There is such a great and obvious distinction between the parts, you can always clearly tell where we are jumping from the first moment on.

I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this season or even the show in general. Everything is so well written, so brilliantly executed with such outstanding acting performances. I will acknowledge that for the most part the show is slower and somewhat drier than Breaking Bad. There simply is less action going on for a while. So, I do see why some people might opt out of this one, but they’re definitely missing out.

Did you watch the season? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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