Better Call Saul rounded off Season 2 with a finale that was, in keeping with the rest of this second run, extremely close to being perfection. Tragic, yes, but close to perfect nonetheless.
While the first season was very good, this took what it built and turned it into what is the best show of 2016 so far. It's a show made for Breaking Bad fans, and yet in many ways it's the anti-Breaking Bad. Walter White was a good man turned corrupt; Jimmy McGill is a corrupt man trying to be good.
It doesn't have any of Breaking Bad's urgency either. While not always a fast paced series, there was a sense of it moving forwards. With Better Call Saul, sometimes nothing happens, and yet, at the same time, everything happens.
The devil is, of course, in the detail. Better Call Saul contains some incredible performances, not least from Bob Odenkirk in the lead role, a rare actor you can make you laugh one minute and break your heart the next. But it's those details that really set it apart. It's probably the best shot show on TV right now, every scene looks stunning. And it packs so much in. Where one show will have two scenes, Better Call has one. Where a show will have a quick shot, Better Call Saul lingers.
With that attention to detail and connection to the Breaking Bad world, it's no surprise that it's packed full of Easter Eggs, and these are the best of them.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.