‘Better Call Saul’ co-creators well aware of expectations, challenges

Better Call Saul season 1At this point in time, there is no avoiding that expectations are high for “Better Call Saul” to be something great. Anytime that you are both within the “Breaking Bad” world, and also feature a few of the same characters, it is impossible to make everyone who watches you happy.

Ultimately, we know that there are going to be many who dislike this show, if for no other reason than that this is something that always happens. Is there a way to avoid some of that inevitable letdown that comes with all of this hype? More than anything else, we would just advise you to remember here that this show is not actually “Breaking Bad,” and the only thing that such comparisons will do is hurt you as a viewer.

This is something that in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, show co-creator Peter Gould is very conscious to point out:

“We have this glorious thing — a built-in audience that knows this character and that’s interested in the world of the show — but the truth is, this isn’t Breaking Bad.”

Fellow creator Vince Gilligan concurs with that, saying that while it would be disingenuous for the show to ignore its roots, the goal here is to remind you that this is a show about Saul Goodman, and not about Walter White. That is why you are not going to see a cameo from either Aaron Paul or Bryan Cranston during the show’s first season, since they really want to create as much separation as they can.

Is there anything that you would like to see on the new “Better Call Saul” season? Share with a comment.

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