If you have loved the series ‘Breaking Bad’, there is a high possibility that you have also come across its spinoff series ‘Better Call Saul‘. When Vince Gilligan came out with ‘Breaking Bad‘, he quickly established himself as one of the most innovative and creative voices working in contemporary television industry. ‘Breaking Bad’ went on to become not only a popular series but also is one of the greatest TV shows to have ever graced our television sets. Most of the spinoff shows which release every year are only made to utilize the popularity of the previous show to gain some extra cash while it is still fresh in the memory of the audiences. However, it can be firmly said that ‘Better Call Saul‘ is the farthest thing imaginable from the same. The series is a true masterpiece in its own right and is probably as good as ‘Breaking Bad’ in terms of interesting characters, a constantly evolving storyline and brilliant writing.
‘Better Call Saul’ centers around the character Saul Goodman who is the lawyer of Walter White in ‘Breaking Bad’. Even in the former show it becomes quite clear that Saul is a man with an intriguing past and a keeper of dark secrets. The character was quite developed in ‘Breaking Bad’, and here in ‘Better Call Saul’, we explore his past to figure out the reason why he becomes such a tour de force unto himself. Bob Odenkirk again does an absolutely fantastic job as Goodman. We can also see characters like Gus Fring, Hector Salamanca, Tuco and Mike in ‘Better Call Saul’ whom we have already seen in action in ‘Breaking Bad’. The plot follows a con artist-turned-lawyer who is one of the greatest written characters in modern day television. So, without further ado, here is the list of best TV series similar to ‘Better Call Saul’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these TV shows like ‘Better Call Saul’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
5. How To Get Away With Murder (2014 – )
Created by Peter Nowalk, ‘How To Get Away With Murder‘ follows the personal and professional life of a successful lawyer named Annalise Keating. Apart from reaping success and praise of her clients, Keating is a professor of law at a University. Five of her most promising students are recruited by her firm as interns and it is this association which proves to be fatal for Keating. Soon enough, Keating and these interns get involved in two murder cases, and it is Keating’s skills in dealing with such cases that has to come into its full effect if these people have any chance of avoiding jail time.
A thrilling TV show with an interesting premise and a highly talented ensemble cast are the USPs of this series. The character of Annalise Keating is masterfully portrayed by Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis. She also managed to grab the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in this series. The characters of Goodman and Keating are similar in many ways. They are very closely associated with criminals and do not even hesitate committing crimes themselves if the situation arises. It is this daring nature of theirs that makes both the characters fall in threatening situations, but with their sheer intelligence, they are able to avoid any severe damage either to their personal and professional spheres of life.
4. Breaking Bad (2008 – 2013)