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New Escapist Column! On How Rhea Seehorn Made Kim Wexler the Best Character on Television…

I published a new In the Frame piece at The Escapist this evening. The Emmy nominations were announce this week, and there was a lot of good news in there – with nominations for Watchmen, The Good Place and Succession. However, there was one notable and glaring omission. It was an omission all the more notable for it fifth occurrence: Rhea Seehorn was overlooked.

Over the past fives seasons of Better Call Saul, Seehorn has quietly turned the character of Kim Wexler into the most compelling and engaging character on television. This is particularly notable because Kim exists in the context of a prequel to a series in which she was never mentioned and did not appear. Kim was arguably created as a bit of padding around the show’s ties to Breaking Bad, but has emerged as the most complex character in the show: a collection of riveting contradictions with much greater depth than initially appeared. She is astounding.

You can read the piece here, or click the picture below.

2 Responses

  1. Love her and her character. She definitely should have received an Emmy nomination this year.

  2. My law practice has reflected both Jimmy’s and Kim’s professional styles, and I have more emotional investment in them as a couple than I have ever invested in a fictional couple before. The moment that unlocked Kim for me was the moment (probably in season three) when she’s agonizing over punctuation marks in a legal brief. That struggle is real, people. She’s so meticulous and restrained in her work. The complete opposite of Jimmy.

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