'Better Call Saul' Recap: Family Business

March 24, 2015 3:11 AM

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'Better Call Saul' Recap: Family Business

Better Call Saul: the feel-good hit of the season? It was tonight, anyway. This week's episode, "Rico," administered a mainline hit of happiness from the start. Hard work, brotherly love, sticking up for the downtrodden, sticking it to bullies in business suits — if you didn't know better, you'd think you'd tuned in to Disney movie about an underdog sports team. But the cinematography, pacing, and performances kept this surprisingly sweet Saul from sliding into schmaltz. You get to watch characters you like do something good, and do it very well. If that doesn't put a grin on your face the size of a James Morgan McGill Esq. billboard, your case is hopeless.

For once, hope's in full supply for Jimmy McGill. In the opening flashback sequence, our hero learns he's passed the New Mexico bar; he runs straight to his big-shot big brother Chuck, a founding partner in the firm where Jimmy is just a mailroom worker. Watch the legal eagle's reaction morph from s...

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