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LA Times on Odenkirk Golden Globes Nod; EW Reports Critics’ Choice Win

This week, the Los Angeles Times reports on Bob Odenkirk getting a Golden Globe nomination, while TVLine notes that Better Call Saul is being named to the AFI’s list. Plus, Odenkirk wins the best actor drama prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Read on for more:

• According to the Los Angeles Times, Bob Odenkirk has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category of best actor in a television series, drama.

• Flavorwire names Season 2, Episode 6, “Bali Ha’i” one of the 10 best episodes of 2016, saying the show “does some of its best work with wordless scenes.”

• Indiewire ranks Season 2, Episode 8, “Fifi” as one of the best episodes of the year, explaining “that when we watch this episode, we know why it’s one of the best shows on television.”

TVLine reports that Better Call Saul made the American Film Institute’s annual list of the year’s 10 best TV shows for the second year in a row.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Bob Odenkirk won for Best Actor in a Drama Series at the Critics’ Choice Awards, joking, “Your vote machines broke. I love that I walked by an upset Denzel Washington.” Saul also places on their list of the 20 best shows of the year.

NPR commends Rhea Seehorn in the montage in “Rebecca” because she “shows us Kim’s drive, her skills, and — as the montage progresses and it becomes clear that those skills may not be enough — the thin, thready pulse of sadness beneath them.”

Yahoo TV names the show one of the year’s best dramas because “I loved the escalation in tension between Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy and Michael McKean’s Chuck, brothers with deep bonds that are frayed by emotional razors.”

Vulture ranks Better Call Saul one of 2016’s 10 best TV shows because of moments “that stopped the heart and bum-rushed the adrenaline, all while serving the broader theme of this second run of episodes: that there’s something deliciously appealing in deceiving others.”

Uproxx deems Better Call Saul one of the year’s top 10 shows because, in Season 2, it “split time between being a straightforward Breaking Bad prequel… and something much harder to define but no less compelling.”

TVLine was impressed by Michael McKean’s performance in the Season 2 finale, “Klick,” saying, “McKean’s masterful portrayal of a weakened, vulnerable Chuck McGill was so convincing in the Season 2 finale, we didn’t suspect he was setting up his brother Jimmy to confess to forging documents in the Mesa Verde case.”

• Rhea Seehorn gave one of 2016’s best TV performances, according to Flavorwire, because “so many of Better Call Saul’s emotional beats are written between the lines, and Rhea Seehorn proved excellent at letting the viewer into Kim’s headspace through wordless gestures and facial expressions.”

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