Critic Consensus: Better Call Saul shows no signs of slipping in season 3, as the introduction of more familiar faces causes the inevitable transformation of its lead to pick up exciting speed.
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Series 3 of Better Caul Saul picks up where Series 2 left off and sees Chuck with a potentially incriminating tape recording of Jimmy's confession.
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Three seasons in, and Better Call Saul is fully hitting its stride. There's no better time for it, too, as the series is creeping ever closer to Jimmy McGill going full Saul Goodman.
In its masterful third season, it really broke free from the shadow of its predecessor, as Bob Odenkirk added new dimensions of slime and shame to his portrayal of hustling lawyer Slippin' Jimmy McGill.
Better Call Saul is a show about how we become agents of our own destruction, in large part because of where we choose to store our treasure, which is to say, find our meaning.
We already know Bob Odenkirk's Jimmy will become a lawyer so amoral it's played for laughs. And with that knowledge in place, Better Call Saul can tell a deeper story: the hows and whys of the journey, rather than the destination.
Saul does more than shake off the spin-off curse of contempt-breeding familiarity and diminishing returns -- it becomes a singular, slow-motion tragedy, a car-wreck that takes its time getting to the inevitable carnage.
Audience Reviews for Better Call Saul: Season 3
I'm not a fan of Bob Odenkirk's raspy voice. Sorry. Annoys the crap out of me. Having written that Jimmy McGill, Odenkirk's character, (before becoming Saul) is becoming one of television's most provocative characters.
The third season of Better Call Saul took giant leaps towards icon TV series status after two seasons of solid, but not stellar, storytelling.
It's as if the first two seasons were part of a long act one. Now this third season propelled us into act two with sizzling set-up for the Saul Goodman years.
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