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 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.

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 (204)

  • Umm.....

    How do you work this? How do you get this show to work??? I really want to watch it
  • Most overrated show probably ever

    Before people start bashing me with dislikes I gotta say, I watched the entire series this summer because a friend of mine recommended me as the single best TV show to date, aswell I read reviews on several website recommending Breaking Bad as a must watch. By the end of the show I still dont get how or when this show got such insane amount of hype that made most people praise it as the Overlord of TV. I am not in any way saying Breaking Bad is bad, far from it, Bryan and Aaron are great actors, and the tragic plot is believable enough for me to stick with it to the end, but calling a show which only benefits from when Bryan and Aaron are around can't be called a Masterpiece. Breaking Bad isnt a masterpiece, its side characthers and villain are way far from original, Walter "home time" is the pure definition of bore, as an incredible slow pace, some episodes fell meaningless to the overall point of the story, the women on this show are a disgrace as characthers, one is worse than the next, etc.

    TL:DR - For some reason this show is highly overrated, described as one of the best shows around, but its that is just now true, at all. At best is good TV, a good drama, with a good anti-hero, a show that most of the times can figure out itself, if it should be a comedy or drama. Just dont be on the hypewagon, Breaking Bad isnt really that worth.moreless
  • Best TV show ever.

    The actors are great. The plot is great. Hell, EVERYTHING IS GREAT.
  • Best show you will EVER watch

    This show was amazing. Each season was better than the last. It had a great finale, which answered all of the questions the viewer could ask.

    I don't have any complaints about this show, except for the fact that it ended. This show had it all. Drama, action, comedy, thrillers, and so much more. We should thank Vince Gilligan, the creator of this show, for constructing such a masterpiece.

    9? Are you fu**ing kidding me?! This TV Show is very boring. I watched whole 1 season, even 1-2 episodes from the Season 2, as people said me, it gets better & better after some episodes, but I couldn't stand it anymore. It's not enthralling at all, even more, plot is very boring, nothing special. In short, guy (chemistry teacher) is dying from a cancer & he decides to do crazy stuff before he leaves this world & decides to make drugs (methamphetamine) with one of his former student & they sell it on a black market. And that's all! The only pros of this TV Show are some actors, which play really good, especially the main character, but it can't help this TV Show when plot is uninteresting & boring. During last episodes I was so bored, that I didn't even watch it normally. I was just listening to it & browsing the Internet at the same time. I quit at the beginning of the Season 2 & I don't even have a desire to continue it. Definitely not worth the . It's very, very overrated. I'm giving it 2 out of 10.moreless
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