'Better Call Saul' episode 2 review: 'Mijo'

February 10, 2015 8:53 PM

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With its second episode, "Mijo," Better Call Saul finally obtains Breaking Bad's mojo. That's more than just some cheeky wordplay; the new spin-off series from Peter Gould and Bad creator Vince Gilligan is finally coming into its own in the exact same week that the original premiered. Fans fearing it won't live up to the hype, rejoice.

From its frantically edited close-up shots of Tuco (Raymond Cruz) chopping up red peppers, "Mijo" thrusts a kinetic reborn energy which Sunday's "Uno" flirted heavily with, but this sophomore episode truly excels upon. From its cold opening onward, the universe of Breaking Bad once again thrives in ...

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