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NPR Praises Saul; Yahoo Calls Saul One of 2018’s High Points

This week, NPR lauds Better Call Saul as one of the year’s best, while Yahoo calls the show one of 2018’s high points. Plus, Den of Geek has high praise for Season 4’s “Coushatta.” Read on for more:

NPR is a fan of Better Call Saul, which “continues to be a worthy successor of its parent program.”

Better Call Saul was one of TV’s high points this year, according to Yahoo, which observes that “you don’t have to know what’s in store for Jimmy to be riveted by his downfall, and the ripple effect it has on the people around him.”

• “Coushatta” is one of Den of Geek‘s best TV episodes of 2018: “Chock-full of wit, layered performances, tense showdowns, and alternating gut-busting and heart-wrenching scenes, ‘Coushatta’ is Season 4’s turning point and could stand as the last hurrah of the Jimmy-Kim relationship.”

• One of TVLine best quotes this year is Jimmy declaring to Kim, “It’s all good, man!”

Observer.com recommends a binge watch of Better Call Saul, declaring, “The greatest testament to the show’s power is that despite knowing the ultimate fate of Jimmy McGill, a.k.a. Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), we’re still captivated by his meandering path and continual struggles.”

Flickering Myth argues that Better Call Saul is “perhaps becoming much better than the original series that it is based upon.”

Collider recognizes Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn and Jonathan Banks as three of TV’s best actors this year, noting that “the heart of the show belongs to Seehorn, and this year, its soul belonged to Banks.”

Paste hails Kim as one of TV’s 25 best characters in 2018, because she “has emerged, over time, as a heroine on the order of Mad Men’s Peggy Olson or Halt and Catch Fire’s Donna Clark and Cameron Howe, a female foil so essential to the drama that she turns out to be its backbone.”

RadioTimes, ranking the year’s best shows, says of Better Call Saul that “if there was one standout scene it belonged to Rhea Seehorn as Jimmy’s long-suffering but loyal girlfriend Kim, whose bottled frustration exploded in the face of his nemesis, Howard. Stunning.”

The Guardian spotlights a reader who calls Better Call Saul “a Shakespearean-level tragedy, but still filled with laugh-out-loud moments and crazy setpieces. For me it overtook Breaking Bad a long time ago.”

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