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Quick-Thoughts: Better Call Saul Season 5

Warning: Very Minor and Vague Spoilers for Seasons 4-5 of Better Call Saul Ahead!

Holy smokes, the cinematography in this show has suddenly quadrupled in quality! Whoever caused the budget increase at AMC, you deserve one hell of a medal. 

Season 5 of Better Call Saul might just be, in hindsight, the lovely Kim Wexler’s season, despite Jimmy having to face some of his biggest challenges yet as he digs deeper and deeper into doing business with the cartel. It appears that Kim’s unforeseen transformation into the Saul-Goodman-type (that season 4 literally had approached with our lead, Jimmy McGill, and almost immediately retracted by the end of season 5) is what will cause viewers to ache in anticipation for this show’s upcoming finale. 

It still blows my mind that the show is continuing to find addictively scrumptious circumstances to place our main characters in while only a few moments away from the Breaking Bad timeline. Mike’s arc of accepting his immutable state of affairs gets full resolution in these newest episodes. Nacho’s slow gateway into liberty while working under the hands of the notorious Gus Fring is becoming more menacing than ever before. Lalo Salamanca has become an antagonist personality that ranks up with some of Gilligan’s most memorable villains. 

And, believe me when I say it, the second half of this season is unimaginably riveting in every possible sense that you’ve come to expect from top-tier writing on Gilligan’s part; this dude has peaked once again when it comes to his obsessive storytelling. There’s no shame now in expecting only the best from Season 6, AKA, the final season of this legendary spin-off. 

Plus, if Bob Odenkirk doesnt win, AGAIN, next year at the Golden Globes, we riot like madmen! His performance gets crazier and crazier season after season.

Better Call Saul Season 5 Math:

Magic Man = A

50% Off = A-

The Guy for This = A

Namaste = A

Dedicado a Max = A

Wexler v. Goodman = A+

JMM = A+

Bagman = A+

Bad Choice Road = A+

Something Unforgivable = A+

Final Verdict: A

“Better Call Saul” season 5 is now available to stream on Amazon Prime and Vudu.

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