Breaking Bad

AMC (ended 2013)



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Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) stars in this drama focused on a mid-life crisis gone bad for an underachieving high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after discovering he has lung cancer. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to gain financial security for his family, Walter White joins forces with an old student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), in a quest that follows their entry into a dangerous world of drugs and crime. Breaking Bad is produced by High Bridge Productions, Inc. and Gran Via Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television for AMC Television. Filming takes place in New Mexico.

Breaking Bad has won 8 major category Primetime Emmys from 2008-2012, despite not qualifying for awards in 2011. Most notably, Bryan Cranston has won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama three times in a row from 2008 to 2010. Aaron Paul won for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama in 2010 and again in 2012, where he beat fan favorite Giancarlo Esposito. Anna Gunn won for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama in 2013. The show also picked up the Outstanding Drama award in 2013. The show has 45 critical wins and 109 nominations in total.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

Walter White

Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul

Jesse Pinkman

Anna Gunn

Anna Gunn

Skyler White

Betsy Brandt

Betsy Brandt

Marie Schrader

Dean Norris

Dean Norris

Hank Schrader

RJ Mitte

RJ Mitte

Walter White Jr.

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Fan Reviews (184)

  • Most love it, few hate it and I think...

    the scripts are well written, the applied movie techniques are extraordinary, the same goes for the superb acting.

    I've now completed the show, watched every episode, so it must have gotten to me. But it was more for the fact that I've read and heard so much about how amazing it is, "best TV-show ever", so I wanted to form my own opinion.

    There were definitely exciting episodes, shocking moments, funny scenes and unexpected turns. Adding to that goes my first sentence. Real good arguments for A1 (ha!) entertainment.

    On the downside are, strictly speaking from my point of view, the unappealing characters (there was none that I could have voted for most of the times which makes it very difficult for me to enjoy a show completely). Sure, Jesse was easy to be liked, most of the time, Saul's "business skills" were quite hilarious, and also Mike had an interesting code of honour. But the rest was often annoying, their actions sometimes quite unnerving and unemotional vs too emotional, which was maybe intended.

    So, concluding my review, the idea behind the story is cleverly executed and original, but I cannot wholeheartedly call this "the best TV-show ever".moreless
  • most overrated show ever

    yucks i hate this show , is boring as the hell , i want every minute of my life back .
  • Overhyped

    I liked the first season, but like many shows, it was all downhill from there.

    The final season was okay, but it was not nearly as amazing as all the hype and raves would lead one to believe.

    The worst part about it is that the "Breaking Bad" finale got so much attention and coverage while the "Dexter" finale passed by almost unnoticed at the same time.

  • Overrated!

    This is, for some reason the most overrated show on television.

    It's just so painfully boring, the characters as well as the plot.

    It appears as if the writers had this idea which could have been really great, but

    then had no idea how to build an interesting story out of it.

    The "plot twist" at the beginning of some episodes are just irrelevant story elements

    which have no real meaning to the whole story.

    I really do not understand, why this tv series is so hyped...moreless
  • Will go down as one of the best

    With the further popularization of the anti-hero, few tv shows or films do it quite as well Breaking Bad. From start to finish, we are gifted with superb acting, writing, directing, editing, and plot twists galore.

    We watch as the average joe Walter White turns into one of the most dispicable main characters to ever grace our television screens, and yet we find ourselves rooting for him every step of the way - or at least most of the time; season 4 gets to a point where hating Walter becomes a welcoming thought. Every aspect of this show is flawless, even if you think it is slow - plot needs development, and that means some episodes will have mostly, if not all, dialouge and less action/physical thrill. And that is what makes this show so amazing - it is not as much about the 45 minutes, as it is about walking this life with Walter White and everyone involved, through the deception, the twists, the decisions, and the thrill of it all. That is great tv, and Breaking Bad defines just that.moreless

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