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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: 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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Alex’s journey to Dicebreaker began with writing insightful video game coverage for outlets such as Kotaku, Waypoint and PC Gamer. Her unique approach to analysing pop culture and knack for witty storytelling finally secured her a forever home producing news, features and reviews with the Dicebreaker team. She’s also obsessed with playing Vampire: The Masquerade, and won’t stop talking about it.

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