Networks: Netflix, AMC
Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehor

How the hell does Better Call Saul, a prequel/spin-off of one of television’s biggest pop culture phenomenons of recent memory (Breaking Bad), feel like one of the most slept-on shows on television today? Part of it might be its slow-and-steady pace. With seasons of television easing into a comfortable 10-episode zone, there are certain beats that viewers are looking for. Add onto that the idea that the series can (or even needs to) pile on the nostalgia and nods to the show that made it has to be frustrating. That said, season three found a way to debut Gus Fring, showcasing how he and Mike forged their unlikely partnership. It also chipped away at Jimmy’s psyche, giving him all the more reason to break bad. Heads might call him “Slippin’ Jimmy,” but his descent into Saul Goodman wasn’t banana peel-fast. Sleep if you want, but the beauty’s in the long con; one just hopes that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have their end-game mapped out properly...and that fans are ready to receive it. —khal

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