Real Lawyer Reacts to Better Call Saul (Episode 1)

Why do bad things happen to good lawyers? Before he was Saul Goodman he was Jimmy McGill -- but he was always a great lawyer. Today we’re going to review Better Call Saul. Stay until the end for my Legal Realism Grade!

I loved Breaking Bad. And Saul Goodman was one of my favorite characters. Despite being down on his luck and faking his own name, he somehow always managed to give good legal advice to certain meth dealers in Albuquerque. Not surprisingly I REALLY enjoyed this show. Are there other episodes that are particularly good? Would you like me to react to another one? Let me know in the comments!

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I get asked a lot about whether being a practicing attorney is like being a lawyer on TV. I love watching legal movies and courtroom dramas. It's one of the reasons I decided to become a lawyer. But sometimes they make me want to pull my hair out because they are ridiculous. Today I'm taking a break from teaching law students how to kick ass in law school to take on lawyers in the movies and on TV. While all legal movies and shows take dramatic license to make things more interesting (nobody wants to see hundreds of hours of brief writing), many of them have a grain of truth.

This is part of a continuing series of "Lawyer Reaction" videos. Got a legal movie or TV show you'd like me to critique? Let me know in the comments!

Props to Dr. Mike's Real Doctor Reacts ( ) and Wired's Technique Critique ( ) for the inspiration.

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  1. LegalEagle


    2 жыл мурун

    What episode should I do next? Also, check out my reactions to Suits, The Good Wife, A Few Good Men and tons more:

    • Berril Vargas Masís

      Berril Vargas Masís

      25 күн мурун

      Better call Saul Season 3 episode 5 Jimmy vs Chuck!!!!!

    • spp_caleb


      Ай мурун

      Do godfather 2

    • John Hall

      John Hall

      Ай мурун

      you prob dont read these but What about To kill a mockingbird or from the hip

    • Fanzindel


      Ай мурун

      All of them 👌

    • Nitzan G

      Nitzan G

      2 ай мурун

      Can you review Better Call Saul Season 3 episode 5?

  2. zombiecupcakes01


    2 күн мурун

    My dad was an attorney for 30+ years and said the same exact stuff you did here. It was his favorite show of all time. I miss him every day. He would have loved your breakdown, too. Thank you.

  3. pomykal dest

    pomykal dest

    2 күн мурун

    The bewildered drug apically terrify because birthday coincidentally launch unto a boundless ikebana. sick, womanly refrigerator

  4. Fu Shin

    Fu Shin

    3 күн мурун

    Lawyers are greedy lying sons of bitches.

  5. StrayKittyCat


    4 күн мурун

    This is a thing now? It’s a tv show for entertainment. If you have time to sit around to analyze then you don’t have a job.

  6. XGN Frogz

    XGN Frogz

    7 күн мурун

    Gideon V Wainwright, one of the fundamental cases for AP Gov.

  7. Justin Haugse

    Justin Haugse

    7 күн мурун

    One of the writers of the show, George Mastras I believe, also wrote on Breaking Bad and he's a lawyer so I'm sure Bob worked very close with him on both shows

  8. Lord Bug Spray

    Lord Bug Spray

    9 күн мурун

    Man bro you want some video with your mid roll ads?

  9. Wesley Reiber

    Wesley Reiber

    11 күн мурун

    Objection! 2 years no 2nd review of better call Saul!

  10. Nathan Nakonieczny

    Nathan Nakonieczny

    11 күн мурун

    Objection: 7:56 if evidence is already been seen by the jury can't it be reviewed for closing argument? I'm not sure.

  11. alex avil

    alex avil

    13 күн мурун

    The mexican comunity need channels what talking about the laws (i m sorry for My English)

  12. Cash Money

    Cash Money

    13 күн мурун

    Do Jimmy vs chuck

  13. Khaitlin Knoll

    Khaitlin Knoll

    14 күн мурун

    Yeah so where the next episode

  14. Brandon Lam

    Brandon Lam

    14 күн мурун

    Where is episode 2???????????

  15. ir0nknight kcorb

    ir0nknight kcorb

    15 күн мурун

    I am bating 1000 representing myself. great video.

  16. subyayap


    20 күн мурун

    An ad every 2 minutes... Frustrating!

  17. gammaraider


    20 күн мурун

    The fact that 90% of these tactics are also used by used car salesmen indicates to me that the jury system is inherently flawed. Theres a reason most western countries don’t use it.

  18. cat -.-

    cat -.-

    21 күн мурун

    I really really wish this guy do a analysis to the Coushatta Louisiana mail scam episode!!

  19. Dani Molusco

    Dani Molusco

    21 күн мурун

    Please review the episode called Chicanery!!

  20. David A. Yorkson

    David A. Yorkson

    23 күн мурун

    Dear LegalEagle, I've watched quite a few of your vides, and you frequentle mention the difference betwee a criminal lawsuit and a civil lawsuit and I don' know very well the difference. Could you make a video explaining the differences?

  21. Meg McCormack

    Meg McCormack

    25 күн мурун

    Can you maybe do a reaction to the ethics episode when they have the “trial” with his brother? I think it’s season 3, episode 2...

  22. Robeon Mew

    Robeon Mew

    26 күн мурун

    Saul Goodman is such a good lawyer, Better nerf Irelia.

  23. Daniel Kurmann

    Daniel Kurmann

    26 күн мурун

    Objection! Wouldn’t that video be heresay. It proves the matter asserted

  24. edohhhhh


    26 күн мурун

    Can you go over the ppd and bar vs Jimmy case as a lawyerv

  25. Edward Yeung

    Edward Yeung

    26 күн мурун


  26. Gee Lahrie

    Gee Lahrie

    26 күн мурун

    NO objection! Informative, well prepared and clearly stated. Thank you.

  27. Marcos Bittar

    Marcos Bittar

    Ай мурун

    Since when is doctor strange a lawyer

  28. smarm


    Ай мурун

    Objection! I have no idea what I'm talking about but you're very charismatic and have a radio voice so you could be talking about trash bags being healthy for breakfast and I'd believe you!

  29. youcrazycat1


    Ай мурун

    Substitute teacher reacts to School of Rock.

  30. Ben L.

    Ben L.

    Ай мурун

    Can you react to the chicanery scene? It's one of my favorite courtroom drama scenes up there with that one scene with Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men.

  31. Jen Purple

    Jen Purple

    Ай мурун

    Right cheek, shaving mishap?

  32. inveterate Foreigner

    inveterate Foreigner

    Ай мурун

    Objekshun! ..."dispositive"? Why not "negative"?

  33. Burhan Budak

    Burhan Budak

    Ай мурун

    OBJECTION, his name wasn't Saul Goodman yet, it's Jimmy McNeil.

  34. mathew riedhammer

    mathew riedhammer

    Ай мурун

    Please do more for better call saul

  35. shyboy2112


    Ай мурун

    Do more of BCS please!

  36. Donny Shields

    Donny Shields

    Ай мурун

    That guy in red at 11:51 looks like Jammidodger

  37. Anh Tran

    Anh Tran

    Ай мурун

    Whoever said the evidence speaks for itself obviously never met Donald Trump.

  38. Jens B

    Jens B

    Ай мурун

    Does he keep changing the thumbnail for this video or am I going crazy?

  39. Jose Norman Abreu

    Jose Norman Abreu

    Ай мурун

    Good review, cute lawyer.

  40. Reuben May

    Reuben May

    Ай мурун

    Next time dead person reacts to dying

  41. wulphstein


    Ай мурун

    Sheister liberal lawyer.

  42. e _tron

    e _tron

    Ай мурун

    Review dark waters with mark Ruffalo

  43. JC P

    JC P

    Ай мурун

    He keeps calling him Saul Goodman. His name is Jimmy McGill the whole show...this show is about the journey of how he became Saul Goodman.

  44. ray wood

    ray wood

    Ай мурун

    My dads a criminal defense attorney and you can’t believe how real better call Sal is. Especially for those store front lawyers like my dad

  45. bluedragonfive


    Ай мурун

    legal eagle you really gotta do more episodes of better call saul!

  46. Ghost_user


    Ай мурун

    So that's why I saw a bunch of weird dudes talking to themselves in the mirror of the bathroom when I went to court

  47. jjdude00


    Ай мурун

    How have you not reviewed season 3 episode 5 yet?

  48. Jon Wiseman

    Jon Wiseman

    Ай мурун

    God there is something about LegalEagle talking up one of my favorite shows that just feels so vindicating

  49. Stephan Vaudiau

    Stephan Vaudiau

    Ай мурун

    Objection! It's been two years since this Better Call Saul reaction!

  50. Dio Brando

    Dio Brando

    Ай мурун

    Is it just me... Or this guy looks like Johnny sins but with hair.....

  51. Tommy T

    Tommy T

    Ай мурун

    Damn homie never reacted to better call saul again?

  52. [CC]erino Kripperino

    [CC]erino Kripperino

    Ай мурун

    you look very lawyery, are you a lawyer?

  53. Paandaas


    Ай мурун

    Squat Cobbler

  54. Dre


    Ай мурун


  55. YaManK3nsh1


    Ай мурун

    Real Zombie reacts to The Walking Dead

  56. Jamal Peoples

    Jamal Peoples

    Ай мурун

    I knew people that pulled scams all the time. One lady would qould drive to different states and get hit by delivery trucks. Always got paid.

  57. Orkar Isber

    Orkar Isber

    Ай мурун

    so when will you do more episodes of better call saul?^^

  58. Lost Somewhere

    Lost Somewhere

    Ай мурун

    Jim from the office type looks

  59. david zenyth

    david zenyth

    Ай мурун

    Lawyer Jim Halpert reacts to Saul Goodman.

  60. Sebastian Moore

    Sebastian Moore

    Ай мурун

    Our legal system just feels like a game...

  61. Christain Carvalho

    Christain Carvalho

    Ай мурун

    "Due process in court of law and all that stuff. look at my suit"

  62. Daniel Lee

    Daniel Lee

    Ай мурун

    OBJECTION! Where’s the other BCS episodes dude??

  63. Omar Salas

    Omar Salas

    Ай мурун

    Why is it that the greatest ideas ever come when we are in the restroom

  64. John Hall

    John Hall

    Ай мурун

    did you ever lawyer future episodes of BCS?

  65. Oliver V

    Oliver V

    Ай мурун

    Can't wait for real drug lord reacts to breaking bad!

  66. Adrian Chazz

    Adrian Chazz

    Ай мурун

    Could you react to Chuck's declaration against Jimmy? (I think y'all know which one I'm talking about) *Chicanery. S3E5.*

  67. SeaSasquatch


    Ай мурун


  68. Daniel Campbell

    Daniel Campbell

    Ай мурун

    I really want to see him do a reaction to the Squat Cobbler episode.

  69. Viktor Aggerholm

    Viktor Aggerholm

    Ай мурун

    08:24 are you even watching the video? You paused the video, without having your fingers near a mouse or a keyboard

  70. B R I C K.

    B R I C K.

    Ай мурун

    Objection! Jimmy wasn't going to pursue a fraudulent lawsuit. He was going stop a fraudulent lawsuit in order to gain the trust of a potential client

  71. Cole L

    Cole L

    Ай мурун

    This guy looks like deadpool’s actor

  72. Wyatt Cole

    Wyatt Cole

    Ай мурун

    I remember a lot more in the first episode

  73. Jose Velazco

    Jose Velazco

    Ай мурун

    Real serial killer reacts to Dexter

  74. Gustavo Kauffmann

    Gustavo Kauffmann

    Ай мурун

    Objection! We want more Better Call Saul reactions

  75. Fl1mm3r


    Ай мурун

    i swear this guy is just older john krasinski

  76. CTEXTV


    Ай мурун

    I’d love to see more Better Call Saul videos, but you should also do Cobra Kai. Just finished season 3 on Netflix, so may laws broken.

  77. Bryan Schmidt

    Bryan Schmidt

    Ай мурун

    omg, did you really say "dispositive"???!!!!!

  78. Solo Business

    Solo Business

    Ай мурун

    His name is jimmy not Saul I hate that he keeps saying saul

  79. Bylo Band

    Bylo Band

    Ай мурун

    OBJECTION: In 'Better Call Saul' season 1, his name is Jimmy McGill, not Saul Goodman.

  80. Igor Kudinov

    Igor Kudinov

    Ай мурун

    Objection. Walter wasn’t a psychopath. Not in a medical sense, not in a common sense. Average bad guy with poor judgments.

  81. Brandon Link

    Brandon Link

    Ай мурун

    This seems like it'll be a fun series, oh wait it's the only video posted about it and it's almost 3 years old, damn you algorithm!

  82. Panoptical Dreams

    Panoptical Dreams

    Ай мурун

    Better Call Saul was, dare I say, better than Breaking Bad. And I love Breaking Bad.

  83. BigotGaming


    Ай мурун

    remove random crits

  84. Elise S. Corner

    Elise S. Corner

    Ай мурун

    I want mooooooore

  85. im not your friend buddy

    im not your friend buddy

    Ай мурун

    civil law is where attorneys swoop in to drink our blood not save our bacon.

  86. Jail cat Jones

    Jail cat Jones

    Ай мурун

    Fun fact that's the same bathroom from liar liar

  87. AgariBeast


    Ай мурун

    Real Alien reacts to Alien

  88. AgariBeast


    Ай мурун

    Real Nazi reacts to Jo-Jo Rabbit.

  89. Levi Phillips

    Levi Phillips

    Ай мурун

    Objection! You should react to an episode of Trailer Park Boys

  90. David Brewer

    David Brewer

    Ай мурун

    Cmon man, give us another episode i’m starvin brother

  91. Fanzindel


    Ай мурун

    How is there not a video for every episode?

  92. Eric London

    Eric London

    Ай мурун

    Everybody 'hates' lawyers,....until they need one, ........then they become your only friend.

  93. Peak Nonsense

    Peak Nonsense

    Ай мурун

    I'd hire Saul over this 🤡

  94. Jxian


    Ай мурун

    We guess we need real hitman to review Hitman

  95. LilBit


    Ай мурун

    My God, you’re hott!

    • Scottish Lad

      Scottish Lad

      Ай мурун

      Alright cowboy, keep the hands out your pants.

  96. Polo Müller

    Polo Müller

    Ай мурун

    Please do Chicaneryyyy

  97. John R

    John R

    Ай мурун

    Ah season 1, back when calling Howard a jerk was an OK thing to do

  98. Knight of the New Jerusalem

    Knight of the New Jerusalem

    Ай мурун

    Objection: why haven't you made 'the baliff will tackle you' t-shirts yet?

  99. Cloaker 451

    Cloaker 451

    Ай мурун

    What did the teens do?

  100. Peter Alexander

    Peter Alexander

    Ай мурун