Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul

Season Two

DVD - 2016
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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murielcrooks
Apr 21, 2018

excellent series enjoying every second of it.

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Daneliz
Jan 21, 2018

This series just keeps getting better and better. I had to go online to find out what happened in Season 3 Episode 1 (which is available on DVD) because the series is so very well written that you get vested in the characters. As good as Breaking Bad, I think. Even more of a challenge for Gilligan, as you are now seeing some of the characters from Breaking Bad and he has to keep the story line integrity between the two shows. Was trying to remember where we first met Mike in BB and I think it was security for the chicken fast food drug lord.

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reginator_22
Jan 11, 2018

Solid season! Love seeing the change from Jimmy McGill to Saul Goodman!!

More of the same delightfully dark and peculiar drama. If you enjoyed the first season, you'll enjoy this second season. I'm looking forward to season three when more Breaking Bad characters show up (such as Gus Fring, the chicken/meth guy).

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lukasevansherman
Feb 16, 2017

While I agree to some extent with CatfoodShawn (see below), I didn't find the second season of "Better Call Saul" so much slow as deliberately paced. It's a risky proposition to do a spin off a beloved show ("Breaking Bad") with a beloved character (Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman), but they pulled it off. The show is lighter in tone than "Breaking Bad" (It kinda had to be.), but still has its murky moral moments. The show takes place when Saul was Jimmy McGill, a hustling lawyer forever in the shadow of his successful, but unhealthy older brother (Michael McKean). This season deepens the relationship between the brothers and between Jimmy and a fellow lawyer, played by by Rhea Seehorn. And, of course, there's a subplot developing the character and back story of Mike, played by the wonderfully stoic and hatchet faced Jonathan Banks. The ending of the season does leave things open, but I don't think that's a fault. Also, Tuco!

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jimg2000
Dec 08, 2016

The saga continues for the compassionate street lawyer Saul Goodman and the enigmatic strong man Mike Ehrmantraut, characters from "Breaking Bad." Another season of clever writing and many LOL moments when Saul charmed his long time girlfriend while maintaining a perilous relationship with his nemesis brother; Mike jumped thru deadly dangerous hoops to care for his daughter-in-law and granddaughter; and introduction of the lethal enforcers, known as the Cousins, from "Breaking Bad."

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CatfoodShawn
Nov 28, 2016

I keep telling myself to trust the writers and producer of this show, and that they must have a clear, and interesting, plot line in place for these characters, but it is trying my patience, I have to tell you. At the finish of the second season, we don't know much of anything more than we knew from the first, and both seasons are quite slow. Not unwatchable. I'm not anywhere near ready to say I wouldn't, or won't pick up the third season, but it is trying my patience just enough for me to comment on it here. The character arc is interesting. Just s...l...o...w.........

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reginator_22
Jan 17, 2018

Cliff Main: Excuse me, can I have everyone's attention please? Everyone can hear me? Good. Frankly, this is not a conversation I ever thought I would have in my professional career. But it's been brought to my attention that we have an ongoing situation in the washroom. Someone is not flushing. Once is an accident, maybe even twice. Three times, nah, it's a pattern.
Erin: And we're not talking about a number one.
Cliff Main: Yes, thank you, Erin. Now I'm not here to shame anyone, nor do I even want to know who did it. But—
Jimmy McGill: Uh, Cliff, it was me.
Cliff Main: Jimmy, I just said I didn't want to know!
Jimmy McGill: Hey, we need the water. I read somewhere the Santa Fe Watershed is down two full inches this year. Every time you flush a toilet, you waste a gallon of water. A gallon! What could be greener than this?
Cliff Main: They're low-flow toilets, Jimmy! From now on, flush!
Jimmy McGill: That's... good, good thinking.

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2016

My brother is not a bad person. He has a good heart. It's just... he can't help himself. And everyone's left picking up the pieces.
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Jimmy, if I put you in charge of payroll, would that mean I'd be okay with you giving everyone a million-dollar bonus?
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I know he's not perfect. And I know he cuts corners. But you're the one who made him this way. He idolizes you, he accepts you, he takes care of you. And all he ever wanted was your love and support. But all you've ever done is judge him. You never believed in him, you never wanted him to succeed. [beat] And you know what? I feel sorry for him. [beat] And I feel sorry for you.”
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You're my brother and I love you, but you're like an alcoholic who refuses to admit he's got a problem. Now someone's given you the keys to the school bus, and I'm not gonna let you drive it off a cliff!

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2016

“Lawyer jokes from e5 "Rebecca:

" What's the difference between a vacuum cleaner and a lawyer on a motorcycle? The vacuum cleaner has the dirt bag on the inside.
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What do you get when you cross the Godfather with a lawyer? An offer you can't understand.
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Why do they bury lawyers under 20 feet of dirt? Because deep down, they're really good people.
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Uh, w-what do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 60? "Your Honor."
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What's the difference between a tick and a lawyer? The tick falls off when you're dead! Bam!
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How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb? Classic setup here. Three... one to climb the ladder, one to shake it, and one to sue the ladder company.
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Um, what do lawyers and sperm have in common? 3 million... No, wait. Um, 1 in 3 million... have a chance of becoming a human being.
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What do you call 25 attorneys buried up to their chins in cement? Not enough cement.”

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2016

Mike is happy if she is:

Do you like it?
-If you're happy, I'm happy. Do you like it?
Yeah, I do, but I'm...
-But what?
It's a lot of money. I know... I'm like a broken record, but it is.
-You don't worry about that. We'll make it happen, whatever the cost.
Mike.
-Hey, I'm serious. Not another thought. If you want it, it's yours.
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I took that job because it was the right decision. A steady paycheck... done. A place to live that's more than, oh, 5 square feet... boom. A car that's all one color... nailed it. I'm good. I got what I wanted.”

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jimg2000
Dec 09, 2016

Lawyer jokes from e5 "Rebecca:"
What's the difference between a vacuum cleaner and a lawyer on a motorcycle? The vacuum cleaner has the dirt bag on the inside.
===
What do you get when you cross the Godfather with a lawyer? An offer you can't understand.
===
Why do they bury lawyers under 20 feet of dirt? Because deep down, they're really good people.
===
Uh, w-what do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 60? "Your Honor."
===
What's the difference between a tick and a lawyer? The tick falls off when you're dead! Bam!
===
How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb? Classic setup here. Three... one to climb the
ladder, one to shake it, and one to sue the ladder company.
===
Um, what do lawyers and sperm have in common? 3 million... No, wait. Um, 1 in 3 million... have a chance of becoming a human being.
===
What do you call 25 attorneys buried up to their chins in cement? Not enough cement.

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jimg2000
Dec 09, 2016

Mike is happy if she is:
Do you like it?
-If you're happy, I'm happy. Do you like it?
Yeah, I do, but I'm...
-But what?
It's a lot of money. I know... I'm like a broken record, but it is.
-You don't worry about that. We'll make it happen, whatever the cost.
Mike.
-Hey, I'm serious. Not another thought. If you want it, it's yours.
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I took that job because it was the right decision. A steady paycheck... done. A place to live that's more
than, oh, 5 square feet... boom. A car that's all one color... nailed it. I'm good. I got what I wanted.

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jimg2000
Dec 08, 2016

Extensive collection of quotes in Wikiquote for both Seasons 1&2 on this date, e.g.:
Chuck McGill: He's capable of this! You know he is!
Kim Wexler: I know he's not perfect. And I know he cuts corners. But you're the one who made him this way. He idolizes you, he accepts you, he takes care of you. And all he ever wanted was your love and support. But all you've ever done is judge him. You never believed in him, you never wanted him to succeed. [beat] And you know what? I feel sorry for him. [beat] And I feel sorry for you.

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Coarse Language: Some explicit language.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Frightening? No. Intense? Depends. Not action-packed, edge-of-your-seat intense. More of a psychological intensity now and then.

Sexual Content: Not much. Pretty safe in that regard.

Violence: A killing or two. Nothing explicit or gory, really. And this is a show where the criminal underworld plays a growing role.

Coarse Language: A bit of swearing here and there but not much and not very nasty.

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