Breaking Bad

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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 16 major category Primetime Emmy Awards from 2008-2014, despite not qualifying for awards in 2011. Most notably, Bryan Cranston has won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times (2008-2010, 2014) during the series' run. Aaron Paul won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series three times (2010, 2012, 2014). In 2012, he beat fan favorite Giancarlo Esposito in the same nomination category. Anna Gunn won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series twice (2013, 2014). The show also picked up the Outstanding Drama Series award in 2013 and 2014. The show has 98 critical wins and 168 nominations in total. Critics have largely agreed that Breaking Bad was generally one of the best shows on television, praised for its acting, writing, directing, cinematography, and feature content.


By the end of the series, the producing team consists of Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Michelle MacLaren, Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Peter Gould, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett, Bryan Cranston, Diane Mercer and Stewart Lyons.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Best Crime drama

      10
      Best Crime drama on TV
    • Science B.

      10
      Inspires me with its 5 heros



      --Who enjoys to do what he learnt. - A Chemist



      --Who wants to save every penny for his only offspring - A Grand dad



      --Who loves kids and was spoiled when he was kid - A Teen



      --Who is escape artist and master mind -An awesome lawyer



      --Who will kick ass all until he die -A brave police
    • BREAKING BAD

      3.0
      ALL I WANT TO SAY IT'S THAT THE LAST SEASON IF BREAKING BAD IS THE WORST, I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW A WRITER CAN HAVE A TWISTED MIND TO WRITE SUCH TERRIBLE THINGS AND SO DISGUSTING I DIDN'T FINISH BECAUSE IT WAS TOO MUCH, AND I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE, YOU NEED TO BE SICK TO WRITE A STORY LIKE THIS .....

    • The Bar has been set set for other shows to meet

      10
      Breaking Bad has set a standard for other dramas to meet, pure and simple. Negative reviews say that episodes were slow or boring but what they miss was that those episodes were REAL. Those episodes showed real life and how drama really plays out. Life is not constant gun play play and explosions,

      In Vietnam, the Land of BAD THINGS, our Marines were not constantly blown away. It was long stretches of silence and waiting for action that explained the rest of their lives.

      This is the same of BB.

      This the genius and madness of Breaking Bad.

      The slow but real descent from every day but under appreciated utilized and mind of Walter White to Heisenberg. It plays out like any great Greek tragedy.

      Other great shows like The Wire, The Shield, The Sopranos show this but Breaking Bad excels in this. And now Better Call Saul is extending the story. I didn't know what to expect from the spin off but I have been amazed by how true and even beyond it has gone with the world of BB it is going.

      You owe it to yourself to immerse yourself in this series and of course its source, Breaking Bad.

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    • A bit over rated but a great show.

      8.0
      The first few seasons were a bit meh... A little above average, but it was needed so that the ending could be great. It was all about the character, walter whites development. From innocent teacher to HEISENBERG MUAHAHAHAHA. The last few seasons were better than... Super amazing ninja yea. Must watch.
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    Drama, Suspense

    Themes

    coping with death, parents and children, quest for hope, Medical, Crime