brian-mcgee - September 25, 2019
We've spent the past few years in a pop culture quagmire wherein people seem to want more and more from their favorite shows and films, but they also don't know when to leave well enough alone. One of the reasons that Breaking Bad became a cultural phenomenon was that Netflix gave people access to the entire series, allowing people to binge watch it in the nascent days of that hobby.
It makes sense, then, that Netflix would be the home not only for the prequel series Better Call Saul but also for the upcoming feature length film El Camino, which picks up mere moments after Jesse Pinkman got a quasi-happy ending in the Breaking Bad series finale. I have to think that series creator Vince Gilligan has a pretty good story to tell, otherwise he wouldn't tell it, but I'm also aware that no one is immune to the allure of literal dump trucks filled with money being driven to your house as an incentive to create new stories in the Breaking Bad universe.
Either way, it'll be nice to see Aaron Paul back in the one role he's got a complete mastery of. Not that he's really stumbled as an actor since the series ended, but he'll likely never get a role this well crafted ever again. El Camino premieres on Netflix October 11.
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