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Michael McKean: “Better Call Saul” is about “the American escape hatch instead of the American dream”

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I don't even watch the show, but this is the best statement of life in contemporary America I have read in a long time:

"[I]f you’re going to be cheated of the attention and prestige you feel you should have, if you feel cheated of that, you’ll find a way to settle for the money. That’s the American way. If everything else goes off in your face, if your family can’t stand the sight of you, if you can’t hold a job, if you can’t stay away from drugs and booze, well, at least you can make a lot of money and have all this f-you money stacked up. It really is the American escape hatch instead of the American dream."

That's exactly what makes the show so fascinating.

People find all kinds of ways to justify the money they're getting through ill-gotten means. 

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