‘Better Call Saul’ teaser, theme song

From Slate today:

We haven’t exactly been flooded with details on Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul in the lead up to its February premiere. Over the last few months, there’s been a music video, some snippets, and a brief clip of one scene. But now, AMC has dropped a new teaser featuring a lot more action — most notably, Saul, a.k.a. Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), yelling a lot.

It’s only a brief glimpse, but it does seem to indicate at least one thing for certain: Saul’s life was pretty stressful even before Walter White entered into the picture.

But I feel like I got more out of the leaked theme song, below. It’s performed by Junior Brown, and boasts lyrics by show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Enjoy. (And here are some more, very short, Saul clips.)

8 thoughts on “‘Better Call Saul’ teaser, theme song

  1. Bryan Caskey

    As a general rule, I don’t watch legal-themed television shows. I’ve never watched an episode of Law & Order, or CSI (Fill in the City) or Boston Legal, any of that stuff. Grisham based movies, sure. But otherwise, not my cup of tea.

    However, that trailer looks great. I would love to watch a semi-comedy series where Saul continually spits in the eye of the buttoned-down big firm lawyers. Anything that knocks big firms lawyers (who take themselves too seriously) down a peg sounds great.

    Lets just say…I know a guy, who knows a guy…who knows another guy.

    1. Kathryn Fenner

      The only legal-themed show I can stand since law school (L.A. Law) is The Good Wife, which, of course packs a ridiculous amount of once-in-a-lifetime cases, criminal ones at that, into a big firm in Chicago, but the firm politics is spot-on, and the law is, also.

      1. Brad Warthen Post author

        I’ve probably mentioned this here before, but when I went to work for ADCO and started having lawyers as clients (we’ve represented about 30 firms over the past few years), I came to a shocking realization: What most lawyers do is mind-numbingly, excruciatingly BORING. Like, I’d bang my head against a wall all day if that was what I was expected to do.

        Worse, even the ones who occasionally do something interesting are doing boring stuff 99 percent of the time.

        I had formed an erroneous impression of the law as an interesting profession during my 35-year newspaper career. That’s because, while I interacted with lawyers a LOT, it was always in the context of the most interesting cases of their entire careers, because they were the cases that made NEWS. And I mistakenly assumed that this was what they did all the time, since that was always what they were doing when I dealt with them.

        Big shock…

        1. Kathryn Fenner

          Mind-numbingly boring, but with vicious office politics and crazy, personality-disordered people at the top.

          1. Mark Stewart

            Well that’s a ringing endorsement of large law firms, Kathryn.

            Interestingly, attorneys do make good clients. That’s always been surprising to me – but doctors (all kinds) tend to live up to their billing.

          2. Bryan Caskey

            I have a smaller firm (three lawyers) so our office politics consist of what we want to grill on the office charcoal grill on Friday afternoons when the weather’s nice.

          1. Kathryn Fenner

            Yes, because most lawyers in town do not practice in large firms. If only I had learned “retail” law, but Emory taught us corporate finance, unless you really made an effort elsewise. I had no idea.

            Columbia lawyers are light years nicer than the ones I encountered in Chicago and those from NYC I did deals with. Of course, they are all superficially pleasant and “nice” but ….

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