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Better Call Saul is the perfect encapsulation of tragedy and comedy

So funny it hurts.

A screenshot of Better Call Saul.
Image credit: Netflix

I’ve never seen Breaking Bad.

The hit television show, the entirety of which is available to watch on Netflix, became one of the cultural touchstones of the 2010s. Nevertheless, I’ve always stayed away from it. The main reason being that it has, especially now, the veneer of being too dark, cool and edgy.

Walter White is an excellent example of a character whose identity was inadvertently stolen by its audience. Despite not watching the show, I get the distinct impression that the creators never intended viewers to get behind White, considering his descent from loving family man to hardened drug dealer. Nevertheless, he became so iconic and ticked enough of the right boxes that a certain section of the audience worshipped him as ‘the man who knocks’.

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Alex Meehan

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After writing for Kotaku UK, Waypoint and Official Xbox Magazine, Alex became a member of the Dicebreaker editorial family. Having been producing news, features, previews and opinion pieces for Dicebreaker for the past three years, Alex has had plenty of opportunity to indulge in her love of meaty strategy board games and gothic RPGS. Besides writing, Alex appears in Dicebreaker’s D&D actual play series Storybreakers and haunts the occasional stream on the Dicebreaker YouTube channel.