Bob Odenkirk Speaks With THR About Saul; Saul Named One of Odenkirk’s Funniest Roles

breaking-bad-s5-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Bob Odenkirk speaks with The Hollywood Reporter about Better Call Saul, while Saul is deemed one of Odenkirk’s funniest characters by IFC. Plus, The Independent has the news that filming for Season 1 is done. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk, speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, describes Better Call Saul as ”85 percent drama, 15 percent comedy.”

• Saul Goodman is No. 3 on IFC‘s list of Bob Odenkirk’s funniest characters: “Bob is the ultimate scene stealer in Breaking Bad. Between his sarcastic quips and condescending advice, Saul became everyone’s favorite lawyer.”

The Independent reports that filming of Season 1 has wrapped, and Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are now in edit mode.
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Bob Odenkirk on Saul‘s Unique Qualities, Reveals Favorite Books

breaking-bad-episode-311-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Bob Odenkirk addresses Better Call Saul when speaking with Flavorwire and doing a Reddit AMA. Plus, he talks about his six favorite books with The Week. Read on for more:

• Talking to Flavorwire about his new book, A Load of Hooey, Bob Odenkirk says he believes Better Call Saul “will be a unique show, not really comparable to much else, and I think it will take a little time for critics and audiences to put it into perspective.”

• During a Reddit Ask Me Anything, Bob Odenkirk remarks that Better Call Saul is “not ‘more’ Breaking Bad…it’s a unique thing, and if you’ll give us a few episodes, you’ll really start to see the qualities that make it something altogether new.”

• Bob Odenkirk provides The Week with a list of his six favorite books, including The Dog of the South by Charles Portis and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Sony Pictures TV Boss Talks Saul; Salon Chats With Bob Odenkirk

better-call-saul-401-saul-odenkirk-325This week, the president of Sony Pictures Television talks about Better Call Saul, while Salon has a chat with Bob Odenkirk. Plus, Odenkirk tells New Hampshire Public Radio that Saul is “mindblowing.” Read on for more:

• The president of Sony Pictures Television says Better Call Saul is “going to force you to go back and check out things that happened in Breaking Bad to make sure you were clear about what you saw back then,” according to Variety.

Salon interviews Bob Odenkirk, who says that Saul is “a very different guy from what you think. I’ll put it that way. And yet it all makes sense, I think, because the writing is so good, and the writers have really challenged themselves and have come up great from it.”

• Interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio, Bob Odenkirk calls Better Call Saul “kind of mindblowing” and says Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are “setting new standards for me for the writing I’m reading and the work I get to do.”
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THR Spotlights Better Call Saul Video; Bob Odenkirk On Saul’s Past

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-325This week, The Hollywood Reporter and several other publications spotlight the Better Call Saul music video, while Bob Odenkirk sits down with 7×7 to talk about Saul’s past. Plus, Bob Odenkirk will appear at the New York Comedy Festival. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter spotlights the Better Call Saul promotional music video, which has a “hysterical tune” performed by Junior Brown and with lyrics by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Deadline observes that the video features some snippets of new scenes from the Breaking Bad spinoff.

Slate calls the song “surprisingly good,” while Rolling Stone says “the lyrics offer enough insight into Better Call Saul to get fans excited about the show’s possibilities.” The Boston Globe, CBS News, E! Online, HitFix, The Independent, MTV, The New York Post, Time, TVLine, Vulture, The Wall Street Journal, TheWrap and Zap2it also check out the music video.

• 7×7 interviews Bob Odenkirk, who reveals that Saul “has a rich past, full of heartbreak and pain. [His story] will resonate with anyone who has strived to be appreciated and who has gotten his ass kicked by life.”
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Video – “Better Call Saul” The Song, Featuring Lyrics by Show Creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould

More good news for fans waiting for another glimpse of Better Call Saul: AMC has just released the video premiere of an original song, “Better Call Saul,” featuring never-before-seen footage from the series. Performed by Junior Brown, the song’s lyrics were written by show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.

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Check out the lyrics below:

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Bob Odenkirk Speaks With Oregonian; Moviepilot Eager for Saul

breaking-bad-episode-313-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Bob Odenkirk talks with The Oregonian about Better Call Saul, while Moviepilot anticipates the return of Saul Goodman. Plus, The Telegraph shares what’s known about the show so far. Read on for more:

• Talking about Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk tells The Oregonian that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould “found so much in the character. It’s so rich and there’s such storytelling and amazing background and fullness and dimensionality.”

Moviepilot is excited that Better Call Saul, starring Breaking Bad‘s “sort of crooked but sort of not crooked lawyer,” will premiere soon, as it recounts Breaking Bad on its list of best TV shows.

The Telegraph shares everything there is to know so far about Better Call Saul, as does KpopStarz.
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WSJ Checks Out New Saul Clip; Robert Forster on Being Recognized for Bad

better-call-saul-episode-101-amen-saul-odenkirk-325This week, The Wall Street Journal checks out a new Better Call Saul clip, while Robert Forster tells Vulture about being recognized for Breaking Bad. Plus, RadioTimes compiles everything it can find about Better Call Saul. Read on for more:

The Wall Street Journal and Zap2it spotlight the newest Better Call Saul clip, with the latter noting that “it definitely shows off the Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) we all know and love trying his hand in the courtroom.”

• Robert Forster, who plays the Disappearer in Breaking Bad, tells Vulture he gets recognized for Breaking Bad and how “that episode of Breaking Bad was probably seen by more people than have ever seen Jackie Brown, even this many years later. It gave me a huge lift. Suddenly people start pointing and saying, ‘Hey, how ya doin’?'”

RadioTimes recaps “every nugget thrown our way for a comprehensive guide to what we know so far about Better Call Saul.”
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HITC Wants More Mike in Saul; Adweek on Cinnabon’s Saul Tweet

breaking-bad-saul-goodman-bob-odenkirk-office-325This week, Here Is The City is lobbying for lots of Mike in Better Call Saul, while Adweek takes note of Cinnabon’s tweet about Saul’s future after Breaking Bad. Plus, Law360 says lawyers can learn from Saul’s ways. Read on for more:

• London’s Here Is The City shares the five things it hopes to see in Better Call Saul, including “lots of Mike” and “a glimpse of Gus.”

Adweek reports that Cinnabon tweeted a response to Saul’s lament that “If I’m lucky, in a month from now, best-case scenario, I’m managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.”

Law360 points out what can be learned from fictional lawyers like Saul, whose “peskiness and persistence could be beneficial traits for lawyers in the real world,” if harnessed correctly.
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Bob Odenkirk Teases Better Call Saul; Connectivist Praises Saul‘s Promotion

better-call-saul-odenkirk-gilligan-first-look-325This week, E! Online gets a Better Call Saul tease from Bob Odenkirk, while The Connectivist is impressed by the publicity for the show. Plus, MStarz checks out Odenkirk’s best moments as Saul. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk tells E! Online, “Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have brought what everyone loved about Breaking Bad to Better Call Saul, all those cliffhanger moments, the tension, it’s all there and I think the fans are going to be super glad to have that back in their life.”

The Connectivist marvels, “With a cheesy website, teasers, and a fake billboard, AMC and creator Vince Gilligan are doing a masterful job of building anticipation” for Better Call Saul.

• In anticipation of Better Call Saul, MStarz selects Bob Odenkirk’s top five moments on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman.
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Bob Odenkirk Chats With USA Today About Saul; New Teaser Poses More Questions

better-call-saul-saul-odenkirk-tease-2-325This week, Bob Odenkirk chats with USA Today about Better Call Saul, while a new teaser for the show is highlighted by several news outlets. Plus, The Independent recommends watching the show or risk being in the “cultural doghouse.” Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk talks with USA Today, saying it’s “very eventful to be in young Saul’s life. It’s more complex than you know.”

• The U.K.’s The Independent advises watching Better Call Saul because “missing out will mean banishment to the cultural doghouse for most of next year.”

The Hollywood Reporter showcases a new Better Call Saul teaser that poses an important question, “Why did Jimmy McGill become Saul Goodman?” The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, Time, Vanity Fair and Zap2it also watch the clip.
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