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Rich character study? Black comedy? Better Call Saul!

By Ben LaRoche ’15

Bob Odenkirk stars as Saul Goodman in AMC's "Breaking Bad" spinoff, "Better Call Saul."

Bob Odenkirk stars as Saul Goodman in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul.”

For years, AMC’s flagship show “Breaking Bad”  dominated ratings, reviews, and coffee break conversations alike. It was undoubtably a smash hit and its enormous impact left many of us with a deep entertainment void. Would another show be able to fill the huge gap “Breaking Bad” left behind after its departure? Well, “Better Call Saul” is taking on the challenge.

“Better Call Saul” is a prequel series to “Breaking Bad” that focuses on fan-favorite character Saul Goodman, long before he was helping Walt launder money. Saul is still a struggling young(ish) lawyer who’s just trying to make a living using his half clever, half scummy (and almost lovable) tactics to win over the judge and jury.

Top 5 Television Shows of 2013

by Danica Nadeau, ‘15

You’re all probably thinking I am crazy, but actually, neither “Breaking Bad” nor AMC’s “The Walking Dead” are on my list, meaning to most of you, I probably don’t know what I am talking about. In all honesty, I am not into zombies, but I am interested in shows that focus on deception and make the viewer think about what truly is happening, which probably explains why “Scandal” and “American Horror Story” are my top two shows of 2103.

1. ScandalScandal

“Scandal” is perfection. It hits every great element that a show can have. From love to concealed truths, what else could someone want in a show? To all you “Breaking Bad” lovers, a big heads up. This show does not have meth labs. And to you “Walking Dead” fanatics, no zombies will be dragging their way onto the screen of Scandal, but that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy watching it, because I bet you will!