Breaking Bad: Season 1 (2008)


Season 1
Breaking Bad

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Though at times it feels forced and its imagery can be gruesome, Breaking Bad is darkly gripping and features a strong sympathetic lead in Bryan Cranston.

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Critic Ratings: 42

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User Ratings: 4652

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 20, 2008

A high school chemistry teacher is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and resorts to selling methamphetamine to provide for his family when he is dead.

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Air date: Jan 27, 2008

Walt and Jesse try to decide what to do with the body of Emilio and their prisoner, Krazy 8.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2008

Walt is struggling to decide if it's best to kill Krazy 8 or let him go.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2008

Walt tells the rest of his family about his cancer. Jesse tries to make amends with his own parents.

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Air date: Feb 24, 2008

Walt rejects everyone who tries to help him with the cancer. Jesse tries his best to create Walt's meth, with the help of an old friend.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2008

Walt and Jesse sell their product to a new distributor, named Tuco.

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Air date: Mar 9, 2008

Walt and Jesse try to up their game by making more of the crystal every week for Tuco. Unfortunately, some of the ingredients they need is not easy to find. Meanwhile, Skyler realizes that her sister is a shoplifter.

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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 & Crew

Anna Gunn
Skyler White
Dean Norris
Hank Schrader
Bryan Cranston
Walter White
RJ Mitte
Walter White Jr.
Aaron Paul
Jesse Pinkman
Betsy Brandt
Marie Schrader
Carmen Serano
Carmen Molina
Max Arciniega
Krazy-8
Charles Baker
Skinny Pete
David House
Dr. Delcavoli
Raymond Cruz
Tuco Salamanca
Jessica Hecht
Gretchen Schwartz
John Koyama
Emilio Koyama
Jacob O'Brien Mulliken
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Carrie Fleming
Yuppie Woman
Gregory Chase
Dr. Belknap
Mike Miller
Jewelry Store Owner
George Mastras
Writer
Jim McKay
Director
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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (27)

It's unpredictable and stimulating, like the drug that White manufactures, but it produces a much safer high.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The show tries too hard to be socially relevant, with Walt representing a desperate middle class attempt to gain footing.

Jan 20, 2008 | Full Review…

Its achievement rarely matches its ambitions, but the effect is still pretty dope.

Jan 20, 2008 | Full Review…

Breaking Bad falls around the middle of the pack in the new wave of cable dramas. But it's got a solid cast and a good upside.

Jan 20, 2008 | Full Review…

Cranston's performance alone is enough to keep me watching for a while, but I'd like to see something resembling a completed formula, and soon.

Jan 20, 2008 | Full Review…

Occasionally, something will pop up to remind us of just how good television can be when smart writers come up with an intriguing concept and execute it well.

Jan 20, 2008 | Full Review…

So far the ride in the Winnebago has been worth even the price of having to see those jocks.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan has crafted a show that veers into black comedy over the course of the first three episodes, one that is bloody, unpleasant and tedious.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Cranston tackles the role with a measured intensity, bravely putting Walt's flaws and human frailties out on display for all to see. He manages to make you root for the guy even when you know his actions are seriously misguided.

Oct 18, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

About as addictive as any drama that has ever been on television.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The morality of Walter's actions and the bleakness of his situation will doubtless be explored in later episodes. But for now its unusual protagonist and offbeat humour show a good deal of promise.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Bryan Cranston's Walter White, high-school chemistry teacher by day and meth cooker by, well, later in the day, is compellingly screwed-up.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    Sirve como un ejemplo de como hacer una sección introductoria a algo mayor que sirve muy bien y que logra trascender de una manera asombrosa
  • Apr 10, 2021
    One of the best television shows of all time. Game of Thrones could never.
  • Mar 17, 2021
    Breaking Bad starts off as a slow burn that becomes an ultimate masterpiece.
  • Mar 14, 2021
    The Greatest Television Show of all time!
  • Mar 10, 2021
    Awesome! Amazing! The best ever!
  • Feb 25, 2021
    It may have a slow start, but Breaking Bad has a lot of great writing, and fantastic performances, especially from Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
  • Feb 20, 2021
    The first season is fantastic. A bit unnecessarily slow in the middle but still better than half the shows nowadays. Bryan Cranston is putting on the performance of a lifetime. You haven't seen perfect television until now. My Rating - 8.8/10
  • Feb 19, 2021
    WATCH IT NOW!!!!!!!!
  • Feb 01, 2021
    The first season of this MASTERPIECE has only begun, and I can't wait to see many more OUTSTANDING performances from Bryan Cranston (Heisenberg/Walter White) and Aaron Paul (Jesse)!
  • Feb 01, 2021
    It's superbly written, but Bryan Cranston is undoubtedly the highlight here.

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