The recent spate of television gorging led me to draft the sequel to All the Alans I Have Loved: All the Sauls edition. But, as it turns out, I only love two Sauls. As a result, I present Saul v. Saul: FIGHT! instead.
Saul Goodman – from Breaking Bad. He describes himself (and the wife of his dangerous client) as “Only the very best, with just the right amount of dirty”. His combination of slime and smarm coupled with brilliant and crafty legal work make him my favorite character on this show filled with amazing characters. Best quote: “Look, let’s start with some tough love, all right? Ready for this? Here goes: You two suck at peddling meth. Period.” His legal advice, the content of which about 90% is BS and 10% is genius, is delivered a mile a minute in a gravelly voice. And we all know how I swoon for a gravelly voice.
Saul Berenson – from Homeland. He is smart, sure, but also just so warm and cuddly and loving and it doesn’t hurt that he was, in another life, Inigo Montoya. I enjoy the father-like relationship he has with Angela Chase. He’s a mensch, no doubt, but sweet only takes you so far.
Winner: Better call Saul!