This is the best written, best acted tv drama I have ever watched. This includes The Sopranos, The Wire, and Mad Men. From beginning to end, the show never lost its edge.
Regarding some other reviews...
Breaking Bad was not cancelled. It ended on its own terms.
Dexter is not even in the same category as Breaking Bad. Dexter lost it's mojo after The Trinity Killer. And the season finale of Dexter sucked.
Overrated? Do us all a favor and throw your tv remote control in the trash. You're the reason good shows that require a brain to watch are always on the verge of cancellation while shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians remain on the air.
Breaking Bad was the kind of show that went from strength to strength every season. From Walter being a mild mannered high school teacher who's intentions seemed honorable to a feared well known drug maker who uses the alias Heisenberg. This is a show that along with great progressive writing, violence, drug making and the ultimate good to bad story makes is one HARDASS TV show.
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".
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.
I dont know what is wrong with the people who run the shows. This show had a 99 out of 100 on that Metric website and suprise suprise, a cancellation came up anyways. How come all the decent shows get cut before a finale like My Name is Earl and Sym-Biotic Titan? This show shows us how society clearly is loosing quality with its cancellation and I bet something stupier will take this shows spot and run longer.
For those giving this 10 out of 10, did you actually watch the first 3 seasons? and compare it to other shows like Prison break. There were way too much boring and slow episodes in a series which apparently is 'the best tv show ever ' lol . This is why I think it's overrated. The episode 'fly' in season 3 was one of the most boring tv episode I've seen on tv. The first 3 seasons were as slow as hell. Only season 4 and 5 deserve such high rating
I don't need so say anything. This show is great, it has it's drama filled moments, it's action, and it's darkly comic. But seriously you've heard this all before. It's a clever television show with some of the greatest moments in TV history. I may not have finished it, but so far it's promising. Even if there is some filler here and there. I'd say Breaking Bad is Just about Immortal.
Breaking Bad was the best ever tv serial that i've watched like an addict. it was one of the best things that happened in my life. this was ground breaking from every aspect. even the ratings in online is not below 9 out of 10.
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