After binging season 2 recently (and loving it to bits), I just couldn’t help but check in on season 3 (even though these days I prefer to wait for a series to be done its season before watching it). The first episode was pretty good, but oh man, episode 2, with the return of Los Pollos Hermanos… I’m so fucking in.
Well this sure is a lot better than I was expecting. Saul was never one of my favorite characters in Breaking Bad, and although I was happy to hear that a spinoff series was going to get made with him, that was basically because I knew that the same creative team would be behind it, and I wanted to spend more time in that world. Well, what we have here is truly a series that feels like it’s part of the Breaking Bad universe, told and shot in the same way, and I do really feel like I’m just watching more Breaking Bad, which is what I wanted. Also, the fantastic cameos and inclusion of Breaking Bad characters that we’ve seen so far have been pretty great – the whole desert scene in episode 2 was just beyond satisfying. Thank you, Vince Gilligan.