This week, Bob Odenkirk tells Rolling Stone why he’s thrilled by Better Call Saul, while Rhea Seehorn talks (or doesn’t talk) about Jimmy and Kim’s relationship. Plus, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould share why the show’s title sequence (purposely) looks so bad. Read on for more:
• Rolling Stone interviews Bob Odenkirk, who says, of Better Call Saul, “I’m thrilled, amazed and astounded at how well it has played for people. It’s so much fun to have this many ideas, that much story, that many surprises in one hour of TV.”
• Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Rhea Seehorn declines to define Jimmy and Kim’s relationship but says, “They’ve done a great job at making that as grey and as complex as that statement should be.”
• Speaking with Yahoo TV about Kim and Jimmy, Rhea Seehorn adds, “She’s a confidant, but not a judge. I think that’s just one of the reasons that Jimmy can relax around her. Then the audience does get to see this relaxed, very charismatic, sexy version of him.”
• Rhea Seehorn tells Variety she enjoys playing Kim because “I think it’s kind of awesome that they’ve written this woman who has her own ambition and is not just reactionary. She has a plan.”
• Speaking with HitFix, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould discuss the show’s low-rent title sequence, saying “the idea is that Saul Goodman is a man who hires the lowest bidder when it comes to making television commercials and such.”
• Ahead of this week’s episode, Jonathan Banks tells The Hollywood Reporter he wouldn’t mind more action scenes, saying, “Mike is the dark thread to Breaking Bad. Do I want to do more of that kind of drama? Sure. Why not.”
• The Associated Press asserts that Better Call Saul “has emerged not only as TV’s most beguiling tragicomedy, but also a favorite hunting ground for high-alert Easter eggheads.”
• Speaking of which, Uproxx shares “all the incredibly neat details” that viewers might have missed in the latest episode.
• Albuquerque Journal interviews Patrick Fabian, who says, “Howard tolerates Jimmy because of his brother. Jimmy isn’t a threat or anything to him. Charles ‘Chuck’ McGill is a valuable asset.”
• Jonathan Banks is hailed by both Entertainment Weekly, for “giving a tour-de-force, Emmy-worthy performance,” and TVLine, who names Banks performer of the week, because he “made sure we felt every ache in his alter ego’s heretofore hidden heart.”
• The Blasting News asks, “Why aren’t you watching Better Call Saul yet?”
• Albuquerque’s KRQE speaks with a group of senior citizens who made their TV debuts in “Bingo.”
• For recaps and reviews of Season 1, Episode 7, “Bingo,” check out A.V. Club, Channel Guide Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, GQ, The Guardian, HitFix, IGN, Indiewire, Mashable, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, TV.com, Vulture, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
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