In 6 years, Better Call Saul was nominated for 46 Emmys but did not win any.

In 6 years, Better Call Saul was nominated for 46 Emmys but did not win any. 

Last night, The Squid Game actor Lee Jung-jae, not Bob Odenkirk, won the award for best actor. Rhae Seehorn is not the lead actress in Ozark. Instead, Julia Garner is. And ted lasso for the best series. 

The message is clear: Emmy owners don't want art or complicated shows on TV. They want action, drama, yellow journalism, and things that are easy, cheap, and popular. 

The best show ever is Better Call Saul. 

After the success of Breaking Bad, only Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould could top themselves by making Better Call Saul. It's likely that only they will be able to top themselves in a few years. 

Better Call Saul was much better in terms of quality, artistry, and skill than Breaking Bad. They did it without rushing or taking easy ways out. They never went around the long way. On the other hand. They were always taking chances. They did art, which no one had ever seen on TV in any country. 

They started a new, completely separate series from a scene in Breaking Bad in which Walter White and Jesse Pinkman kidnap Saul Goodman one night, take him to the desert, and he screams, "It wasn't me; it was Nachos." Shouldn't I send them Lalo instead? " 

Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould didn't know who Nacho and Lalo were when they wrote the script for Season 2 of Breaking Bad. It was just filler dialogue. 

Any lazy writer and producer would have taken on Lalo's topic from the first season of Better Call Saul and written dozens of chapters like Law and Order, The Good Wife, Suits, or How to Get Away with Murder, with new conflicts in every chapter and character mannequins: good very good and bad very bad. And immediate solutions. End of the chapter... Next.... 

But Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould aren't just any producers. Vince Gilligan is Vince Gilligan, and Peter Gould is Peter Gould. They took us deep into Saul Godman's world and gave us James Morgan "Jimmy" McGill, a character we didn't know about. They also gave us his brother Chuck McGill, Howard Hamlin, and Kim Wexler, who risked everything by letting go of her audience at an orphanage. 

Still, they could have taken a short cut and gone straight to Lalo Salamanca from the first season. From there, they could have explored Gustavo "Gus" Fring's world and then moved on to Royal Pal. Or, they could have kept the audience interested by having Bryan Cranston make cameos as Walter White, which would have been nice but a very cheap way to do it. 

But no, they showed us Chuck McGill and Howard Hamlin and made us love and hate them. And Kim Wexler, well, who doesn't love her? She lived her breaking bad and then regretted it and found her life again. 

Better Call Saul is perfect because of the writing of the scripts, the intelligence of the dialogue, the boldness of each character's dramatic arc, the subtle suspense, the cliffhangers, the creation of the scenes, the photography, the lighting, the dressing room, the choice of colors for each protagonist (not just his dressing room, but his whole environment), the blank shots and black, the locations, the actors, actresses, the direction, post-production, videographers, etc. 

Better Call Saul episodes were always new and surprising, and sometimes they were hard to understand. What's going on? Why isn't what I thought was going to happen happening? It's Better Call Saul, the great masterpiece of television.


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