Better Call Saul: Season 5

Better Call Saul: Season 5

Better Call Saul: Season 5

The fifth season of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's Breaking Bad prequel. Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) decides to practice law under the name "Saul Goodman". Says Gould on season five: "It seems like Jimmy's first move is to try to leverage all the contacts he has in the world of selling drop phones. But don't forget, he also knows the vet, and the vet is sort of Craig's List for the underworld in Albuquerque. So he can get quite far. The question is: how does he establish a reputation as not just a criminal lawyer but a criminal lawyer? And what does that mean to him at this point? Because situations may require him to do things and turn a blind eye to things that Jimmy McGill would not be able to stomach."

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Better Call Saul returns with loads of color, swagger, and pitch-black humor.

Variety

Variety

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Better Call Saul, in the early going of its fifth and penultimate season, remains the picture of white-knuckled but real restraint.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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So in Season 5, the best thing about "Better Call Saul" is still its minimalism, its quiet spaces, its willingness to linger on details, like a frazzled prosecutor's struggle to get a bag of chips out of a courthouse vending machine.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The writers haven't always known how to position his personal choices and make them sympathetic, but these episodes do, especially as they've underlined how Nacho is almost the intersection of Lalo and Gus' polar personalities.

NPR

NPR

press

The new season proves "Better Call Saul" remains one of the finest shows on television, with visually ambitious storytelling used to depict complex characters headed for a tragic end.

Vulture

Vulture

press

Like so much else in this season of Better Call Saul, that makes watching a more consistently nerve-wracking experience than usual, in the best, albeit still anxiety-provoking way.

The Times

The Times

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Less cartoony and schlocky than BB, it's altogether deeper, slower and cleverer.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Better Call Saul continues to be the consistently underrated best thing on Netflix since the start of its penultimate series a few weeks ago. It's bowling along with its slow but unstoppable momentum.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Better Call Saul returns with loads of color, swagger, and pitch-black humor.

Variety

Variety

press

Better Call Saul, in the early going of its fifth and penultimate season, remains the picture of white-knuckled but real restraint.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

So in Season 5, the best thing about "Better Call Saul" is still its minimalism, its quiet spaces, its willingness to linger on details, like a frazzled prosecutor's struggle to get a bag of chips out of a courthouse vending machine.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The writers haven't always known how to position his personal choices and make them sympathetic, but these episodes do, especially as they've underlined how Nacho is almost the intersection of Lalo and Gus' polar personalities.

NPR

NPR

press

The new season proves "Better Call Saul" remains one of the finest shows on television, with visually ambitious storytelling used to depict complex characters headed for a tragic end.

Vulture

Vulture

press

Like so much else in this season of Better Call Saul, that makes watching a more consistently nerve-wracking experience than usual, in the best, albeit still anxiety-provoking way.

The Times

The Times

press

Less cartoony and schlocky than BB, it's altogether deeper, slower and cleverer.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Better Call Saul continues to be the consistently underrated best thing on Netflix since the start of its penultimate series a few weeks ago. It's bowling along with its slow but unstoppable momentum.