Lucky Hank Review: A fine Saul Goodman follow-up for Bob Odenkirk
The story’s random, offbeat comedic undertones help alleviate any problems a person would have with the dramatic aspects of the show. It finds a great balance between the two genres, but this strategy may not always be a home game for every viewer, especially early in a show. A scene where Hank gets a spiral binder forked through his nose leads us to believe the show will use shock comedy and grotesque circumstances as a means of laughter, but then that style is used in the first two episodes that were made available to critics , never seen again .
It is vital for Lucky Hank to find out if they will focus more on an element of Hank’s life, and it’s also interesting to find out if the supporting characters mean anything in their own right without serving Hank’s story. The camaraderie among the college’s other faculty is a unique and eclectic mix of personalities. Scenes where we get to see interactions between these bit characters are reminiscent of the trails The office or Parks and Recreation used to build worlds. Increasing screen time for these folks without Hank will help make the show a better workplace comedy, but that may not be what the creators are looking for.
The crux of the program is to see the many different perspectives of a midlife crisis. This indecisive mix of scenes from home life, work and life with friends that we see in Hank’s work most likely serves the purpose and themes presented here. Aging poses special challenges that affect other areas of life disproportionately. Sometimes work is more relevant one day, and this exacerbates problems in a person’s personal life. The screen time for each of these issues is not equal and this allows for immersive and relatable audio for viewers. It’s also a little confusing because TV fans often need a streamlined and focused show rather than one that meanders like their own daily lives.
However, all of these minor concerns will be irrelevant to this show’s main fan base. It’s safe to assume that a large portion of the people tuning in on March 19th will be fans of Better call Saul who are still reeling from the incredible finale in August 2022. Odenkirk has become a legend in these circles and it would be fitting to get any crumbs from him, but to get a full fledged series less than a year after he left TV screens is a privilege that I and so many do appreciate others. He brings a calmness and comfort that is hard to beat in show business. It’s no surprise he’s bringing his “A” game back, but it’s still something to be commended. Hopefully, a double dose of Odenkirk will persuade Emmy voters to finally present him with his long-deserved trophy at September’s awards show.
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