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Breaking Bad: Season 3 (2010)




Critic Consensus: Breaking Bad's well-toned storytelling flares up this season with dramatic story changes and calculated direction.


Air date: Mar 21, 2010
Air date: Mar 28, 2010
Air date: Apr 4, 2010
Air date: Apr 11, 2010
Air date: Apr 18, 2010
Air date: Apr 25, 2010
Air date: May 2, 2010
Air date: May 9, 2010
Air date: May 16, 2010
Air date: May 23, 2010
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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.

Genre: Drama
Network: AMC
Premiere Date: Mar 21, 2010
Executive Producer:
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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.
Matt Jones
as Badger
John De Lancie
as Donald Margolis
Jere Burns
as Group Leader
Mark Margolis
as Don Salamanco
Danny Trejo
as Tortuga
Kaija Bales
as Granddaughter
Ashleigh Banfield
as Anchor No. 1
Javier Grajeda
as Juan Bolsa
Marla Tellez
as Anchor No. 2
Jeff Maher
as Anchor No. 3
Eddie J. Fernandez
as Cartel Gunman No. 1
Dana Cortez
as Anchor No. 4
Ben Bray
as Cartel Gunman No. 2
Toby Holguin
as Cartel Gunman No. 3
Eddie Perez
as Cartel Gunman No. 4
Taylor Cranston
as Sad-Faced Girl
Robin Dearden
as Emotional Woman
Galen Hutchison
as Wide-Eyed Boy
Daniel Champine
as Rookie Officer
Jesus Mayorga
as Friendly Guy
Shari Rhodes
as Bingo Lady
Lorel Medina
as Daughter
Cicelo Solano
as Old Crawler
Bob Odenkirk
as Saul Goodman
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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 3

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (13)

What makes the show so good - no, what makes it so great - is that every choice comes with fallout and all the equations in the world can't control it.

Full Review… | January 15, 2014

With its sense of place, its spare dialogue and its oddball peripheral characters, Breaking Bad is the closest that TV comes to the best Coen brothers movies. That's pretty high praise.

Full Review… | January 15, 2014
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

While slow at times, the third season premiere of Breaking Bad provides viewers with just a taste of what's to come as it's the second and third episodes where things start coming together and series really kicks back into gear.

Full Review… | January 15, 2014

Through it all, Breaking Bad still has the power to make a viewer care about what befalls the Whites.

Full Review… | January 15, 2014
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

The transition into season 3 is very smooth. This episode works excellently as an episode and also as a season primer.

Full Review… | January 15, 2014
IGN Movies

The episode is improved significantly by the ongoing struggles of this season's early MVP, Hank.

Full Review… | January 15, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 3


Breaking Bad Season 3 is filled with enthralling drama all thanks to Vince Gilligan's crafty production and Cranston, Paul & ensemble's unblemished bond. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Picking up some momentum, the third season of "Breaking Bad" improves heavily off of the previous season, but only relies on the emotional core of all the characters and the steaks are not quite as high as they could be. Aaron Paul is the stand out of this season, giving a few monologue-like performances in specific scenes, that litterally took my breath away. As you start to like the characters doing bad things, you actually begin to hate the ones trying to do good. I loved how this show toys with you, making you usure of every move. "Breaking Bad" is known to play out very unpredictable and throw twists at you, and there is no shortage of that here. I will admit, up until a few years ago, I was never a huge television fan, but after catching up on everything that is being called gret, I would almost say my love for film is matched by tekevision at the moment. This third season is gripping, thrilling, and emotionally satisying, but I am still waiting for the big punch that I know is coming.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Family is still the centerpiece of Season 03 but with a different approach to it, this time more towards acceptance and with freaky family relations (check Tuco's cousins who came solely for revenge). Continues the sharp writing, with more polish and things start coming together to what was introduced throughout S01 a S02. An incredibly perfect season, that despite it's slow pace, knows exacly what to do with it's characters, giving a dimension that is rare to see on TV lately and I take that at any given day. Things would get even better on the next two seasons, blending not just brilliant character development but unbearable moments of constant tension.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

RJ Smoove
Ryan Rutherford

Super Reviewer

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