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Breaking Bad (TV Series)

8.8
100,904
Ratings
Synopsis
TV Series (2008-2013). 5 Seasons. Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family's financial ... [+]
Author Review
United StatesUnited States M
Tom Shales
The Washington Post
"A mondo-bizarro, dark-as-midnight, bitterly bleak tragicomedy (...) 'Breaking Bad' may give you an oddly gratifying case of the creeps"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly
"Breaking Bad mixes desperation and deviousness to yield a volatile, valuable product"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Alessandra Stanley
The New York Times
"It’s the pacing that makes 'Breaking Bad' more of a hard slog than a cautionary joy ride. It has good acting"  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Brian Lowry
Variety
"Series creator Vince Gilligan brings a quirky sensibility to the pilot, and the show grows increasingly rich and absorbing in the second and third hours"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
James Poniewozik
Time
"It's an uneven Coen Brothers--like mix of dark comedy and darker moral drama, but Cranston is amazing as a desperate, conflicted gangsta-nerd" NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Barry Garron
The Hollywood Reporter
"[A pilot] that is suspenseful and surprising. Cranston is always fun to watch, and 'Bad' is no exception."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
William Thomas
Empire
"Walt is the perfect anti-hero. Thanks in no small part to Cranston’s diamond-edged charm (...) It is fascinating, really (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Nancy Franklin
The New Yorker
"[It] is very well done, but it has a bleakness that seems to be manufactured for no good reason"  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Troy Patterson
Slate
"Its achievement rarely matches its ambitions, but the effect is still pretty dope."  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Donna Bowman
AV Club
"It's rough, it's ugly, and it's sometimes nauseating. I can't wait to see more."  POS
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