Champions League Moves to Turner; ‘Unplugged’ Returns to MTV; ‘Better Call Saul’ Meets ‘Breaking Bad’; and More TV News

Christmas may be coming early for fans of Bryan Fuller’s critically adored Hannibal, an adaptation of Thomas Harris’ series of novels about Hannibal Lecter that was canceled by NBC just before a young FBI agent named Clarice Starling would have come into the story: Producer Martha De Laurentiis tweeted a photo of herself with Fuller,…

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Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.6, “Off Brand”

With last week’s spectacular “Chicanery” serving up a full hour of McGill fraternal drama and not so much as a check-in with the Mike and Gus half of the show, this week’s episode more than made up for the lack of Pollos-related plot movement, with appearances by Breaking Bad characters Victor, Tyrus, Krazy-8, and even…

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Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.3, “Sunk Costs”

One of the principal pleasures of Better Call Saul has been the way it consistently subverts the audience’s expectations, finding ways to surprise even as we know where the story is headed. We have always known that Jimmy would disgrace himself badly enough to have to assume a new name in order to continue as…

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Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.2, “Witness”

If you’re someone who has been impatient with the slow plot progress on Better Call Saul, this week’s episode likely did little to make you feel better — at least, up until the last scene. Up to this point, the audience being ahead of the characters has been a feature, not a bug; something the…

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Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.1, “Mabel”

The excitement I felt about the return last night of Better Call Saul, one of the best dramas on television, quickly turned to dread once the episode actually started. Like the last two Saul season premieres, it began in a black-and-white vignette of the sad life that Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene the Omaha Cinnabon Manager has…

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Five Questions for Season 2 of ‘Better Call Saul’

“Happy Monday” is seldom said unironically, but I for one am looking forward to tonight’s season 2 premiere of my favorite new show of last season, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould’s Breaking Bad prequel/spinoff Better Call Saul. What’s interesting about this show, which follows luckless attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) on a journey that Breaking…

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Put ‘Better Call Saul’ On Retainer

After ending one of the most critically acclaimed, universally loved drama series ever with its best season and a finale that pleased almost everyone, it would have been very easy for the creators of Breaking Bad to disappear to a tropical island on the SS Crystal Blue Persuasion.Instead, they decided to stay in Albequerque and…