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Salon, Forbes Name Saul One of TV’s Best; Vulture on ACE Eddie Nods

This week, Salon and Forbes both name Better Call Saul one of TV’s best shows, while Vulture reports that Saul is nominated for a trio of ACE Eddie awards. Plus, Lionel Shriver talks up the drama in the NewStatesman. Read on for more:

Salon deems Better Call Saul one of the year’s 15 best series, with the end of Season 2 “sending Slippin’ Jimmy further down the path toward transforming into Saul Goodman, the shady Breaking Bad lawyer viewers first came to love.”

Forbes ranks Better Call Saul the No. 2 show on TV this year, noting, “Rhea Seehorn’s quiet-but-commanding performance this season was not only Emmy-worthy, it was the dramatic catalyst behind one of the best shows on television.”

• Reporting on the ACE Eddie Award nominations, Vulture notes that “television editors have been watching a lot of Better Call Saul: The AMC show scooped three of the five slots for Best Edited One-Hour Series, Commercial.”

• Lionel Shriver writes in the NewStatesman that she admires Better Call Saul, which is “plotted on an intentionally smaller scale” than Breaking Bad yet “also has its gonzo side.”

Better Call Saul makes The Plain Dealer‘s list of the year’s top 10 shows: “Every bit as harrowing as it is humorous, the compelling Breaking Bad prequel built on its gritty world with a riveting second season. And most riveting of all is the work of Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean.”

• Chuck recording Jimmy’s admission of guilt in “Klick” (“Is this the catalyst that turns Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman?”) is one of Screener‘s most epic TV moments in 2016.

Polygon, ranking the year’s best shows, proclaims, “Both Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn have been revelations on Better Call Saul, which no longer needs to be measured against its predecessor — it’s its own wonderful thing.”

Nerdist spotlights “incredibly realistic pop culture-inspired cakes,” including one that looks like Bob Odenkirk in character as Jimmy/Saul.

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