Breaking Bad and Leicas – Roden Issue 067, April 4, 2022 by Craig Mod
As Better Call Saul wraps up this evening, I figured it was finally time to share this excerpt from Craig Mod’s Roden newsletter.
All of that is a sort of rambling preamble to say: Better Call Saul feels like a miracle. It feels like Breaking Bad’s first three or four seasons were Gilligan’s warmup to excising all cruft from scripts. Saul is pure narrative, pure gold.
I enjoy when people come into something I love. Craig is right that his approach to skipping chunks of Breaking Bad would drive show purists insane. Heck, I rarely listen to music albums out of order.
But Craig’s recognition and appreciation of Better Call Saul is a testament to the prequel’s effectiveness. I am glad AMC let this odd-sounding spin-off be made and grow into a show that surpasses the original. I’m excited to see what Vince Gilligan and crew come up with next after stepping out from under this Breaking Bad clout.
After tonight, it will be Saul Gone. What has been a significant part of my life for the past decade comes to a close; just as a new chapter prepares itself to be written.