It’s been nearly three years since the hit AMC series BREAKING BAD ended, but its influence has been forever ingrained in television history. With its nuanced characters and topnotch storytelling, it’s a success that was well-deserved.
With the spinoff series, BETTER CALL SAUL, many didn’t feel that they’d be able to replicate that success, and while it’s true that BETTER CALL SAUL is by no means BREAKING BAD 2.0, it’s an amazing series in its own right. In many ways, the show is more nuanced than BREAKING BAD ever was, relying more on character than its plot or overall premise. It’s a slow burn, but one that’s definitely worth watching if you’re a fan of character studies.
Perhaps even more impressive is the amount of restraint the show has had in making callbacks to BREAKING BAD. It's a show that follows one of BREAKING BAD’s characters, after all, so it’d be easy to try and rest on that laurel pretty hard. But so far, they’ve focused more on strong writing and performances, and it’s with that in mind that we may end up with an appearance from one of BREAKING BAD’s lead actors, Aaron Paul.
In a recent interview with Collider, Paul talked about the strengths of BETTER CALL SAUL, and how it may open the gates for Jesse Pinkman to appear.
“To be honest, yeah. I think it would be great. I know that if it happens, it’s going to be for the right reasons. They’ll certainly do it the right way. They’re not just going to throw Jesse in, just to throw him in. It’s gotta make sense to the story. And I think it would be great. That’s what they’re doing with the show. They’re reintroducing the world of these characters and giving them a deeper look inside these characters’ lives, before BREAKING BAD began, and before Walt and Jesse are introduced to Saul Goodman. But, who knows? Jesse introduced Walt to Saul, so Jesse knew about that world. So, you never know.”
What do you think? Have you been keeping up with BETTER CALL SAUL, and do you think we need Jesse Pinkman to show up any time soon? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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