David Strathairn

TV Picks: 'Better Call Saul,' 'The Blacklist,' 'The Jinx'

TV Picks: 'Better Call Saul,' 'The Blacklist,' 'The Jinx'

“Better Call Saul.” For months now, people have been eagerly awaiting the spinoff of “Breaking Bad.” Would it tarnish the legacy or enhance it? Exploit its parent story or exist independently from it? And would it be any good at all? Enhance, both and yes. Far more lighthearted and less immediately violent than its progenitor, “Better Call Saul” may or may not answer the big philosophical questions that have been foisted upon it, but it does prove that a series can satisfy fans and the network marketing department and still be very good. It also shows how a series can be both part of and apart from its parent. Because creators Vince Gilligan and...