10 Reasons Better Call Saul Is Better Than The Walking Dead
10. The Characters Are Written And Developed Much Better
Despite only having aired two seasons with twenty episodes in total, most of the characters in Better Call
Saul are much better developed than those in The Walking Dead, perhaps with
the exception of the core cast. That said, this is more of an inevitable consequence of having appeared in close to 100
episodes as opposed to good character development. Newer characters are hit and miss, depending on how much
energy the writers have.
If it wanted to, The Walking Dead could create some deep characters and explore different aspects of humanity, but instead it usually only offers superficial
insights into human nature in trying times. Saul on the other hand,
is much more successful in offering us deeper, more insightful characters. The relationship
between Jimmy and his brother Chuck is one of the most complex and
nuanced sibling relationships on television. Mike's slow
transformation into Breaking Bad's hardened killer
whilst Jimmy and Kim's not-so-clear-cut relationship is full of
little intricacies from the start.
Compare this to a character like Rick
Grimes and you can see how chances to explore the deepest regions of such
a character still haven’t been fully realised. In a relatively short space of time he has
transitioned from good cop and family man into a savage killer. In many
cases he isn't much better than the 'bad guys' he is hacking to pieces,
and yet the show doesn't really try to explore this contradiction at any meaningful level.
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