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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 20, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Universal acclaim- based on 1752 Ratings

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  • Summary: Walter (Bryan Cranston) has more trouble on his hands with drug lord Gus Fring (Giancarlo Eposito).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jul 13, 2011
    100
    They know how great the show looks, they know how much their actors can give them, and they know just how much they can get away with.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jul 12, 2011
    100
    Either appropriately or ironically for a show about meth cookers, Bad is simply one of TV's great addictions.
  3. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Aug 1, 2011
    100
    The visual style pours as much emotional juice into the boiling, moody brew that Gilligan cooks up as his actors' searing performances do.
  4. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jul 13, 2011
    100
    Breaking Bad is unquestionably one of the greatest dramas in TV history. What it should be rewarded and applauded for is the wanton willingness to throw the concomitant success of all that away in the service of the story.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 18, 2011
    100
    None of these twists are for the faint of heart, which is why Breaking Bad is a smart, thought-provoking TV show that elevates the artistic achievements of the medium.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Holcomb
    Jul 20, 2011
    100
    This is one of the rarest finds on television: a show where cast and character are so perfectly matched by a creator who understands exactly what journey he wants take his audience on.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jul 14, 2011
    80
    Like "The Sopranos," Breaking Bad finds nuance and drama within this compromised world, and in the process suggests intriguing and sometimes unsettling parallels to the world in which the rest of us live.

See all 15 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 153
  1. Jul 16, 2012
    10
    Could be the best season yet. Acting is top notch, the locations are beautiful, the directing and cinematography is the best I've everCould be the best season yet. Acting is top notch, the locations are beautiful, the directing and cinematography is the best I've ever seen.Highly recommend this show Expand
  2. DND
    Oct 16, 2011
    10
    This is what we were waiting for a long time. The tension which has been taken with the previous seasons had come to its logical end. EpicThis is what we were waiting for a long time. The tension which has been taken with the previous seasons had come to its logical end. Epic final with no P.S. You will have to accept the supremacy of Walter's mind. Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2011
    10
    This season was mind blowing. It's slow at the beginning, but which season isn't? The ending is so amazing, but somewhat predictable. ButThis season was mind blowing. It's slow at the beginning, but which season isn't? The ending is so amazing, but somewhat predictable. But that's ok! For once, you get what you expect! Amazing season, amazing show and amazing televison. Expand
  4. Oct 9, 2013
    10
    I cannot fathom how excellent season four was. I re-watched it again this year (2013) and the twists and the momentum of it all isI cannot fathom how excellent season four was. I re-watched it again this year (2013) and the twists and the momentum of it all is fascinating. A true masterpiece of television. Expand
  5. Oct 9, 2011
    10
    This season for me has been absolute perfection in TV drama - one of the best series of any show I've ever seen, I would not change a thing.This season for me has been absolute perfection in TV drama - one of the best series of any show I've ever seen, I would not change a thing. Every episode is well paced and leaves you on the edge of your seat. It's also still fresh and unpredictable. Very satisfying season! Expand
  6. Nov 20, 2012
    10
    The acting is better than ever the scene at the end of Crawl Space(the tenth episode) was Cranstons best performance yet... he got robbed atThe acting is better than ever the scene at the end of Crawl Space(the tenth episode) was Cranstons best performance yet... he got robbed at the Emmys and Golden Globes Expand
  7. Nov 2, 2011
    2
    I don't get the love for this show. Yeah, it's well made and well acted, but everything about it is forced and not really edge-of-seatI don't get the love for this show. Yeah, it's well made and well acted, but everything about it is forced and not really edge-of-seat dramatic for me. Expand

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