Better Call Saul

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Name: Better Call Saul
Abbreviation(s): BCS
Creator: Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould
Date(s): February 8, 2015 – present
Medium: Television
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Better Call Saul on Wikipedia
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Better Call Saul is an American crime drama series. It is a spin-off and prequel to Breaking Bad.


The series follows former con artist Jimmy McGill, later known as Saul Goodman as he attempts to kickstart his career as a lawyer and (unsuccessfully) leave his criminal past behind, with the help of his partner and significant other Kim Wexler. Jimmy comes into conflict with his brother mentally ill Chuck McGill, who thinks he does not deserve to be a lawyer. Chuck, who founded a law firm, Hamlin, Hamlin McGill (HHM) with the now deceased father of fellow lawyer Howard Hamlin, tries to end Jimmy's law career. Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut helps provide for the family of his dead son by venturing further into Albuquerque's criminal underworld, eventually taking his place as drug lord Gustavo Fring's top man as Gustavo plots his revenge against fellow drug lord Hector Salamanca. Ignacio "Nacho" Varga, a drug dealer working the Salamanca family, is drawn further into the criminal underworld as his father's livelihood and life are threatened.

Characters and Pairings


  • Jimmy McGill (aka Saul Goodman), a struggling lawyer and former scam artist. Also the main character of the show.
  • Kim Wexler, Jimmy's fellow lawyer and girlfriend. Former employee of HHM.
  • Mike Ehrmantraut, a former police officer who later becomes a private investigator/bodyguard/cleaner.
  • Howard Hamlin, a main partner at HHM.
  • Chuck McGill, a main partner at HHM and one of the series' antagonists.
  • Ignacio "Nacho" Varga, a member of the Salamanca gang who later becomes a double agent.
  • Gus Fring, owner of Los Pollos Hermanos, which is a front for his cocaine network. Superficially in alliance with the Salamanca gang.
  • Eduardo "Lalo" Salamanca, nephew of Don Hector (Hector Salamanca). Takes control in the later seasons after Hector is incapacitated.

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The fandom overlaps significantly with the Breaking Bad fandom, as the shows take place in the same universe and share some characters, and crossovers are frequent.






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