The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Better Call Saul may never rival the epic bloodshed of its parent series, but the show is often devastating in more understated ways. And the show's existential dread has never felt more apparent than at Season 4's end.
Season 4 will likely continue to dish out details about Gus' past and as long as the series continues to show restraint in its use of one of its most iconic characters, audiences will continue to reap the benefits.
A uniquely American television world in which it's impossible to not tell a compelling story... It's the storytelling infrastructure. It can no longer fail - it has ceased to have the capacity to be anything other than one of TV's best shows.
As the series' fourth season inflicts real tragedy upon its characters, it's a catalyst for listlessness-and in Better Call Saul, idle hands are the Devil's workshop in BCS and everyone's open for business.
Gilligan's skill as a storyteller has always been to wriggle out of corners he's painted himself into, and with McKean's departure from the cast, he turned what could've been a fatal blow into an opportunity for reflection and growth.