Given the end of Better Call Saul, your Pretty Much Pop host Mark Linsenmayer, plus NY Times entertainment writer/philosophy professor Lawrence Ware, novelist/writing professor Sarahlyn Bruck, and philosopher/musician Al Baker discuss this strange TV “franchise” that amazingly produced a prequel that was arguably better than the original. We cover the characterization and pacing, novelistic TV vs. not having a plot roadmap in advance, and whether we want to see another installment in this world.
A few articles we consulted included:
- “Breaking Bad vs Better Call Saul: Which Series Is Better?” by Frazier Tharpe
- “What’s next for the ‘Breaking Bad’ universe?” By Adam Starkey
- “Giancarlo Esposito Wants A Gus Fring Breaking Bad Prequel” by Eddie Makuch
- “Current TV Shows That Are Just Breaking Bad Ripoffs” from Ranker
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