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Bob Odenkirk says Better Call Saul is more drama than comedy

Ever since it was announced, there’s been some question as to the tone of AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul—confusion exacerbated by the early suggestion that it could be a half-hour comedy, and the fact that conduct unbecoming the legal profession is inherently hilarious. (See also: Bad Judge, NBC begs of you.) But now Bob Odenkirk has set the record straight, telling The Hollywood Reporter that the 2002-set prequel is “a total drama, man.” He then immediately clarified those remarks with a more exacting, Walter White-approved ratio: “It’s 85 percent drama, 15 percent comedy,” Odenkirk said. In other words, the precise formula for pure crystal meth.


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