A trashed motel room littered with broken bottles, an overturned TV and a pair of cheap high-heels.
A recently abandoned table complete with a lighter, half-full glasses and a still-burning spliff in the ashtray.
A horizontal mirror on the vibrating bed occupied by open mascara, a credit card and blurry traces of cocaine.
And on the side table next to the bed is the phone book, hastily opened to attorney Saul Goodman’s cheesy advertisement: “Your one stop shop for all your legal needs.”
The good news about the new trailer for “Better Call Saul,” AMC’s “Breaking Bad” spin-off premiering Feb. 8 and 9: The aesthetics are familiar. The alluring use of the unknown. The realistic portrayal of depravity in New Mexico. The flat lights and sharp camera angles.
The bad news: The video’s only 30 seconds long.
Think AMC can make “Saul” the kind of intelligent, must-see TV “Breaking Bad” was for five gorgeous seasons?