Plot: The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Fast Review: Better Call Saul is set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) meets the infamous Walter White. When we meet this shady lawyer, the man who will become Saul is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling anyone he can to make ends meet. Working alongside and often against Jimmy is fixer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks).
As we all know, this series is a spin-off from the hit TV series, Breaking Bad. Not often does a spin-off come close to its predecessor, but in the case of Better Call Saul, this series will definitely rival BB.
Great cast; Great locations; Great storylines; And great acting. Vince Gillian and Peter Gould have outdone themselves with this.
Verdict: Trust Me. I’m a lawyer 🙂
Rating: 10 out of 10
Ascension (TV Series)
Stars: Tricia Helfer, Gil Bellows, Brian Van Holt, Andrea Roth, Jacqueline Byers, Jessica Sipos
Plot: A young woman’s murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
Quick Review: 50 years into a 100 year space mission to find a new home planet, a murder takes place on board the spaceship, and all hell breaks loose. Yet, everything is not what it seems, as the crew of the ship believe that they are in deep space, when in reality, they are still on Earth, in a simulated spaceship, in an science lab of sorts.
Ascension was a good concept, but there were a number of flaws in this mini-series which did leave it somewhat disappointing.
Verdict: Deep Space None
My Rating: 5 out of 10