Will ‘Better Call Saul’ do as well as ‘Breaking Bad’ at Emmys?

Will AMC’s new breakout series “Better Call Saul” replace its parent show “Breaking Bad” on the Emmy roster this year for Best Drama Series? And will Bob Odenkirk take Bryan Cranston‘s slot as Best Drama Actor? Gold Derby’s forum posters sure think so. Scroll down to read their passionate pleas.

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ThemeParks4Life: EXCELLENT premiere! While I wouldn’t say it was as good as “Breaking Bad’s” pilot (I never expected it to be), it established itself as its own show. As far as the Emmys go, I feel comfortable in saying that unless something else pops up, Vince Gilligan is locked for Directing. Fantastic shots and direction by him. This would also make a winning submission for Bob Odenkirk, keep your eye out.

unsunganthem: This is everything you’d want a spin-off of a great series to be: it’s original while paying lip-service to and maintaining the same tone as “BrBa.” I will definitely continue to watch and (hopefully) enjoy the show. Will it ever be as great as its parent series? Maybe. Maybe not. It sure is off to a fine start though.

patmcb: I had no expectations with this show, thinking it would simply not be that good. I was wrong! Odenkirk’s performance in the first two episodes has been the biggest surprise and I am very impressed. Hoping he gets an Emmy nomination. The writing is very good as well.

msnowden1: There are some episodes of television shows that get you officially hooked onto the show. There’s “College” for The Sopranos, “Crazy Handful of Nothin'” for Breaking Bad, and now “Nacho”‘ for Better Call Saul. This show just keeps getting better and better. However, I’m still waiting to find out the sexual history between Kim and Jimmy.

Denis: Michael McKean was so good on that opening scene with Odenkirk, he has Emmy win painted all over his performance. He just need a tape.

FrozenBarbie: Dammit. Now I’m torn. Up until tonight, I’d been rooting for Walton Goggins for Best Supporting Actor. But Jonathan Banks may have just stolen my cold, black heart with his performance in this episode.

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