In case you needed proof of why Saul Goodman got his own spin-off show, we’ve got you covered. AMC’s Better Call Saul will premiere in less than a week now, and the scheming smart-mouth lawyer will be taking up a lot more screentime. But as long as he continues to give us some of his hysterical one-liners like these ones compiled from Breaking Bad, the new show definitely has potential.
Jesse Pinkman says it best when he opens the video collection, “You don’t want a criminal lawyer. You want a CRIMINAL lawyer.” And the sweet-talking Saul does his magic. The compilation, created by Tastefully Offensive features all of Saul’s best lines mixed in with his frequent catch-phrase, and appropriately the name of his upcoming show Better Call Saul. Some of these lines are more memorable than others. The one I remember best of all from the series was when Saul meets Skylar for the first time:
”Clearly his taste in women is the same as his taste in lawyers. Only the very best, with just the right amount of dirty.”
Or the classic response when things get tough:
”The Starship Enterprise had a self destruct button, I’m just saying.”
Saul Goodman may be many things, but he does have one thing going for him: a quick wit. And it is one of the more endearing qualities because yes, it is fun to laugh at, but it also can sometimes seem like his coping mechanism. His silly jokes, and stupid comebacks could be hiding a deeper man, and Vince Gilligan's new spinoff series is going to explore the man underneath (with some of classic one-liners, we’re sure).
The premise of the new AMC series is taking a look into Saul Goodman’s past and what he was before he sat in his over-the-top, constitution-wallpapered office. Take a look at the dramatic trailer of Saul’s life before he met Walter White.
The show is still bound to be jam-packed with low-life dealings and money-making schemes among a bunch of Saul’s quick-witted smart-mouthing. But, the trailer promises a look into a different side of Saul, one where he could actually be out to do some good.
While there’s no way the new series can live up to its predecessor, I mean come on, this is Breaking Bad we’re talking about, at least we can look forward to more compilations of creative one-liners from the sensational Saul. Better Call Saul will air on AMC with a special two-night series premiere on Sunday February 8th and Monday February 9th at 10/9c.