Lots of opportunities for making yourself happy in the new year. The most anticipated new show on the horizon has got to be Better Call Saul.
Better Call Saul is the prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and often against, Jimmy is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks), a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer.”
Returning favorites include:
January 8: Portlandia on IFC returns for a 5th season. (Get caught up with the January 1st marathon.)
January 11: The underseen Episodes on Showtime with Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc. Try to get caught up before the new season. (One more great television show about a crappy television show — this formula works. See also: The Comeback which just finished its 2nd season.)
Have to wait till April for Silicon Valley 🙁
May 11: Louie on FX.
And sometime in spring we get Maron on IFC. Who doesn’t equate Marc Maron with springtime?