“Better Call Saul” fans, what did you think of the Season 3 premiere written by Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould and directed by Gilligan? Let us know by voting in our poll below. Titled “Mabel,” the hour found Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) trying to bond with his brother Chuck (Michael McKean), while Mike (Jonathan Banks) sought to discover who was following him. Will Mike’s investigation eventually lead him to Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), who’s set to make his first appearance on “Better Call Saul” after so many years wreaking havoc on parent series “Breaking Bad”?
“Breaking Bad” is a tough act to follow, but “Better Call Saul” has managed to live up to those high standards, at least according to the Emmy Awards. The AMC drama has earned a whopping 14 Emmy nominations for its first two seasons, including back-to-back bids for Best Drama Series, Best Actor for Odenkirk and Best Supporting Actor for Banks.
Gold Derby readers are currently buzzing about the “Better Call Saul” Season 3 premiere in our fun TV forums. Read some of their comments below, and then be sure to join the discussion after voting in our poll.
Hunterbergfeld: “I loved this. I was 100% captivated by Banks’s performance and the mystery. I was on the edge of my seat about Chuck’s plan. Rhea Seehorn was fantastic with her small screen time. McKean was also great. I really liked this episode.”
Jack Jansen: “Few other programs have captivated me this year so far aside from this one.”
Cobalt Blue: “Solid premiere. I could do without the show’s indulging in itself sometimes, but I did like the ingenuity of Mike’s scheme and figuring it out along the way well enough.”
Courtney: “Really loved this episode. Kim is one of my favorite characters on TV for sure. All the performances are amazing and the directing constantly stands out to me.”
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