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Why 'Better Call Saul' Is the Most Anticipated TV Spinoff Ever

by Raphael Chestang 5:51 PM PST, January 30, 2015
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The Breaking Bad prequel series, Better Call Saul, is being called the most anticipated TV spinoff ever and with good reason.

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Esquire made the bold claim that the first few episodes are even better than Breaking Bad's, and according to show co-creator Vince Gilligan, they're saving the best for later.

"The first three are not even the best three," Vince said at the Better Call Saul premiere Thursday night. "They get better after that."

"Breaking Bad ended before people were done with it," star Bob Odenkirk (a.k.a. Saul Goodman) said at the Better Call Saul premiere Thursday night. "We hope the audience will come along. If they do they'll be rewarded. These guys are great storytellers."

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Esquire's Stephen Marche praised Bob's performance.

"I will say Bob Odenkirk is totally compelling all the time," Stephen told ET. "This is a more comical show. It's funnier. It's more satirical than Breaking Bad was."

Bob and Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut) are the only two Breaking Bad actors on the new show, which include a host of new characters such as Saul Goodman's house-bound brother played by actor Michael McKean.

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"Breaking Bad was a show about crime or around crime and what that does to the soul," Michael said. "This is more about the law and what it does to the brain."

The premiere of Better Call Saul airs with a special two-night event on Sunday, Feb. 8 and Monday, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. on AMC.

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