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Breaking Bad: Season 5 (2012-2013)

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Critic Consensus: Breaking Bad's final season cements its status as one of television's great series, propelling its narrative to an explosive conclusion with sharp direction and assured storytelling.

Episodes

Air date: Jul 15, 2012
Air date: Jul 22, 2012
Air date: Jul 29, 2012
Air date: Aug 5, 2012
Air date: Aug 12, 2012
Air date: Aug 19, 2012
Air date: Aug 26, 2012
Air date: Sep 2, 2012

Tv Season Info

Informed he has terminal cancer, an underachieving chemistry genius turned high school teacher uses his expertise to secretly provide for his family by producing the world's highest quality crystal meth.

Cast

Bryan Cranston
as Walter White
Anna Gunn
as Skyler White
Aaron Paul
as Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris
as Hank Schrader
Betsy Brandt
as Marie Schrader
RJ Mitte
as Walter White Jr.
Bob Odenkirk
as Saul Goodman
Patrick Sane
as Frankie
Krysten Ritter
as Jane Margolis
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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 5

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (24)

There's something about this show that just transcends, and keeps on transcending, popular entertainment. It just keeps getting better and better, going higher and higher, until mere words, mere platitudes, can no longer do it justice.

Full Review… | June 10, 2014
Combustible Celluloid

Breaking Bad delivers a final season that is as gripping and rewarding as we've come to expect. It's the show that knocks.

Full Review… | January 16, 2014
Flix Capacitor

Breaking Bad is essential viewing: a Molotov cocktail of poverty, science and decline.

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
New Statesman

We get the neatness and the uncertainty, which shows a Heisenberg level of mastery.

Full Review… | September 30, 2013

Take a bow, Vince Gilligan.

Full Review… | September 30, 2013
Denver Post
Top Critic

Because Breaking Bad is great art, the drama invites many different interpretations.

Full Review… | September 30, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 5

Probably the best written and acted show of all times.

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Jens S.

Super Reviewer

There have been perfect episodes, near-perfect seasons, and some picture perfect techical elements throughout the entire duration of this show, but "Breaking Bad" season five is the definition of perfection (for television). Every single episode of this season is gripping and raw. Each episode builds more and more tension leading into the incredibly emotional finale that left me more satisfied than I could have ever imagined. This is the best the writing has ever been for this show and these actors knew they were drawing to a close, because it did not matter how much screen time they were given, they gave it their all. I thought season four gave every character their times to shine, but this season does than tenfold. The conclusion of "Breaking Bad" is unlike anything television has ever had the balls to do, and I admired that to the point of actually tearing up. There are a few imperfect moments throughout the show, but you can't really complain too much, because the filmmakers knew exactly how to realistically bring you along for the entire ride without think of anything as being farfetched. A perfect conslusion to an otherwise, near-perfect show.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

The fifth and final season of Breaking Bad closes in grand fashion. A show carried by fantastic writing and monumental performances from its cast leaves fans and viewers to halt in satisfaction. Vince Gilligan's meth-junkie-filled-drama leaves their stamp as a landmark drama series. 5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

The transformation Walt has gone through until now is unbelievable. He's become a monster unlike anything anyone could've imagined. The last speech between Gretched and Eliot on Granite State sum up this season very well. It's a much more Walt centric ride until the end and rightfully so, because everyone around him will suffer severe consequences, himself included. A devastating and very dark season that concludes a simple but brilliant TV show with a golden key. It has the most devastating scenes, the coolest action sequences, inventive dialogues and shots and a very suiting but bitter ending. I wouldn't have it any other war. Well played to everyone involved.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

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