Better Call Saul: Five-O
Are the actors in this series that much more talented than those in all the other TV shows out there, or is the writing, directing, and editing finally giving these talented people a stage on which to show off?
It was another great episode, but the flavor was very different tonight. It was all drama. There was only one joke in the whole 43 minutes. At any moment in the episode, someone could have told me that I was watching Breaking Bad and I wouldn’t have known the difference. In fact, this could have been just a flashback episode giving us background on one of our (other) favorite characters from that series. In that sense, it wasn’t as “original” or as difficult as the previous episodes. I dare to say this one was easier, but it was done oh, so well, like an Olympic diver picking a slightly less difficult dive, but perfecting it from jump to ziiip, as he disappears into the water not leaving a trace that he ever entered it. This was TV for those who love theater and drama, and the arts.
Note: I write these before I read any other reviews. Having just finished this, I quickly jumped to Rolling Stone’s review (spoilers!) and see that they were pretty impressed, too.