Critic Consensus: Breaking Bad's well-toned storytelling flares up this season with dramatic story changes and calculated direction.
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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.
as Walter White
as Skyler White
as Jesse Pinkman
as Hank Schrader
as Marie Schrader
as Walter White Jr.
as Gus Fring
as Donald Margolis
as Steven Gomez
as Group Leader
as Don Salamanco
as Ted Beneke
as Anchor No. 1
as Juan Bolsa
as Anchor No. 2
as Anchor No. 3
as Cartel Gunman No. 1
as Anchor No. 4
as Cartel Gunman No. 2
as Cartel Gunman No. 3
as Cartel Gunman No. 4
as Sad-Faced Girl
as Emotional Woman
as Wide-Eyed Boy
as Rookie Officer
as Friendly Guy
as Bingo Lady
as Old Crawler
as Saul Goodman
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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.
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.
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.
Through it all, Breaking Bad still has the power to make a viewer care about what befalls the Whites.
The transition into season 3 is very smooth. This episode works excellently as an episode and also as a season primer.
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
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.
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.