Tag: Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul Recap: Alpine Shepherd Boy

Alex Casey recaps the fifth episode of Lightbox’s much anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul. All I can say is, thank goodness there's finally been some light shed on Chuck's bizarre condition (candlelight of …

Better Call Saul Recap: S’all Good, Man

Alex Casey recaps the fourth episode of Lightbox’s much anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul. // Everyone is getting bloody tricked in this episode – the Kettlemans, Nacho, Jimmy, Chuck, innocent bystanders and even …

Monitor: Better Call Saul and Going Back to the Well

Monitor is a new bi-weekly column from Aaron Yap. Each edition will see him critically examine a new show or trend in current television. First up is Better Call Saul. // Much has been …

Better Call Saul Recap: Nacho Usual Suspect

Alex Casey recaps the third episode of Lightbox’s much anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul. // The episode opens with the sort of flashback we have come to know and love in Breaking Bad. A …

The Week in News: Smashed Palaces, Space Stations and Saul’s Big Start

We have rounded up the important TV news of the week, so you can impress your friends and family over the weekend. // Smashing News For Smash Palace Sky has announced this …

Better Call Saul Recap: “Uno” and “Mijo”

Alex Casey recaps the first two episodes of Lightbox's much anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul. // Episode One: “Uno” "If I'm lucky, in a month from now, best case scenario, I'm managing …

Fragmentary Thoughts: Better Call Saul

Fragmentary Thoughts is a new comic strip by José Barbosa, in which he'll tackle a different television show or phenomenon each month. The first is a response to the debut episode …

Inside the Lightbox: Order in the Court

Inside the Lightbox is a new sponsored feature where we mine the extensive Lightbox catalogue for cool shows you might like to watch. This week, to celebrate the premiere of Better …

Bad Week: Appointment Viewing With Better Call Saul

Checking in With… is a regular column which features a Spinoff writer watching one or more episodes of a current show and attempting to decode its appeal. This week, we …

Bad Week: Breaking Bitch With Skyler White

Alex Casey assembles a car boot full of internet ammunition to defend Skyler White against the haters to the bitter end. // "I'm a bitch, I'm a lover. I'm a child, I'm …

Bad Week: Throwback Thursday – The Best of Bob ‘Saul’ Odenkirk’s Mr Show

In this special Bad edition of Throwback Thursday, Joseph Harper looks back at Bob 'Saul' Odenkirk's alternative comedy career. // Before he joined the cast of Breaking Bad as unscrupulous attorney Saul Goodman, …

Bad Week: Serious Breaking Bad Data Journalism

Alex Casey heads down to The Spinoff lab to mix up a beaker of piping hot Breaking Bad stats. Some of them are made up, most of them are realer than …

Bad Week: Why Walter White Tells Us as Much About Economics as Chemistry

The New Zealand Initiative's Head of Research Eric Crampton breaks down the depressing drug market economics which drive Walter White to murder and mayhem. // The most successful anti-methamphetamine campaign ever …

Bad Week: Ranking the Gnarly Deaths of Breaking Bad

Alex Casey sifts through the mighty body count of Breaking Bad to rank her top ten most memorable deaths on the show. // The statistics of Breaking Bad are always impressive …

Bad Week: The Breaking Bad Season Five Diaries

Alex Casey has never watched a second of Breaking Bad, nor read anything about it. Going in completely blind, she has committed to watching the whole series over summer in …

Coming Soon to The Spinoff: Bad Week – a Breaking Bad Bender

An introduction to our forthcoming methfest 'Bad Week': a weeklong party dedicated to Breaking Bad, ahead of the launch of its spinoff Better Call Saul. On February 9th, New Zealand time, Breaking Bad prequel …

Summer in a Meth Lab: The Breaking Bad Season Four Diaries

Alex Casey has never watched a second of Breaking Bad, nor read anything about it. Going in completely blind, she has committed to watching the whole series over summer in …

Summer in a Meth Lab: The Breaking Bad Season Three Diaries

Alex Casey has never watched a second of Breaking Bad, nor read anything about it. Going in completely blind, she has committed to watching the whole series over summer in …

Summer in a Meth Lab: The Breaking Bad Season Two Diaries

Alex Casey has never watched a second of Breaking Bad, nor read anything about it. Going in completely blind, she has committed to watching the whole series over summer in …

Summer in a Meth Lab: The Breaking Bad Season One Diaries

Alex Casey has never watched a second of Breaking Bad, nor read anything about it. Going in completely blind, she has committed to watching the whole series over summer in …

2015 in Preview: Catch Up Club Breaks Bad

Unlike her Catch Up Club colleague Joseph Moore, Alex Casey has never seen a single second of Breaking Bad. With its spin-off Better Call Saul arriving on Lightbox in February, she's going to …

Better Call Saul: The Many Scummy Faces of Michael McKean

With the huge Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul arriving exclusively to Lightbox in February 2015, Alex Casey looks at the disturbing television timeline of cast member Michael McKean.// Playing Saul Goodman's brother Chuck in …

The Week in News: Birthdays, Bloopers and Big Little Lies

Happy 25th Birthday TV3 This week marks the 25th year of TV3, and much like an excited 25 year old having an entire birthday week – they are going on an …

Spunoff Competition 2014: And The Winners Are…

After a week of receiving pitches far more groundbreaking than anything on Dragon's Den, our Spunoff competition has closed. After much deliberation, here are the results. // We asked you, dear readers, to write …

The Week in News: Saul, Simpsons and Sick Commissions

Tingly Fingers for Better Call Saul Better Call Saul, one of the more hotly-anticipated shows for next year, has managed to maintain an almost unheard of level of mystery. The Breaking …