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Better Call Satirical Saul


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2/11/2015
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If you haven’t watched Breaking Bad, then you aren’t likely to know who Saul Goodman is. Saul is a lawyer and although weak in many respects he gets an “A” for effort as he tries to overcome his shortcomings with legal creativity. As a regular character on Breaking Bad he is the meth kingpin’s go-to-lawyer assisting criminals to do whatever he can muster to help them maneuver within the legal system in their quest to create the largest most successful drug empire in the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [From AMC-TV.]

Rolling Stone Magazine, Trailer

Mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White thinks his life can't get much worse. His salary barely makes ends meet, a situation not likely to improve once his pregnant wife gives birth, and their teenage son is battling cerebral palsy. But Walter is dumbstruck when he learns he has terminal cancer. Realizing that his illness probably will ruin his family financially, Walter makes a desperate bid to earn as much money as he can in the time he has left by turning an old RV into a meth lab on wheels.

Saul's flawed character hits on every prejudice society has against lawyers. To us lawyers it is the darkest of humor as Odenkirk develops and turns the deepest darkest stereotypical flaws into a law office business model; while in the courtroom he turns bits and pieces of evidence into an argument worth listening to just because you have to hear the next layer of legal gymnastics he churns into an argument. His mind constantly spins the evidence toward a not-so-guilty verdict. In the end you just have to love Saul's twisted character. He is the legal equivalent of one of Putin's Russian cronies with the moral fiber of a Fox News Anchor.

Wikipedia defines satire as, Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society.



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