‘Better Call Saul’ Country Music Video Breaks Good, Man

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 10.06.14 in News

Breaking Bad viewers now have a musical reason to hope for the best from the upcoming spin-off centered around Saul Goodman, the sleazy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. Sure, when it comes to attempts to ride the coattails of a beloved show, for every Frasier there’s a The Tortellis (look it up!). But with the first season of Better Call Saul set to premiere in February 2015, AMC has already renewed it for a second go-round. And the country music video below, performed by Junior Brown and written by showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, offers a promising glimpse of the mordant humor that could be on display in the new series. The clip, which brings to mind the narcocorrido video that opens a season two episode of Breaking Bad, shows Brown playing his double-neck “guit-steel” guitar while dryly intoning lyrics about murder, arson and shoplifting a George Foreman grill from Wal-Mart. Smiling female models, Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune-style, present TV screens with clips of Odenkirk in wonderfully oleaginous character. The Ghostbusters may have to move down on your smartphone “favorites.”