By Ashton Samson
Every once in a while, something monumental springs into existence that unintentionally emphasizes the need for our society to do things in a less brisk and more leisurely manner. The Covid-19 Pandemic, for all the grief and sorrow it caused on a global scale, taught me that spending time with one’s family as a homebody can be more fulfilling and important than rushing from one stress-inducing place to the next in a cyclical and harried manner.
If you understandably would rather not learn this important lesson from a pandemic, look no further than the less deadly and more comforting world of television. Better Call Saul Season 6A is classic Vince Gilligan, a carefully constructed and gradual explosion into television mastery that emphasizes how a slow accumulation of details and plot can lead to a fulfilling denouement. Take things slow, in reality and in scriptwriting!
An Explosive Season Premiere
But that’s the key word, “impress.” If one attempts to utilize the Gilligan structure with lackluster, one dimensional characters and without decent dialogue or good scene construction, this structure is really going to fail. This is not to say that having good characters and dialogue is not important for other types of scripts, but when making a structural choice to place strong emphasis on character development and the spinning together of minute details that lead to a fascinating conclusion, it is more essential than ever to have these elements properly featured.