Breaking Bad: Season 5 (2012 - 2013)

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Season 5
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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.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 15, 2012
2
Air date: Jul 22, 2012
3
Air date: Jul 29, 2012
4
Air date: Aug 5, 2012
5
Air date: Aug 12, 2012
6
Air date: Aug 19, 2012
7
Air date: Aug 26, 2012
8
Air date: Sep 2, 2012
9
Air date: Sep 9, 2013
10
Air date: Sep 16, 2013
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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.

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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad Season 5

All Critics (95) | Top Critics (45)

The most finely crafted drama on television nailed the most spine-tingling series finale in modern TV.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…
NPR
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This was certainly a fitting end to Breaking Bad. Taut, aggressive, mesmerizing. A bit loose in the plotting and logistics, but true and fair to its characters to the bitter end.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

A terrific, tense [premiere] directed by Cranston and written by Peter Gould that holds up to some astronomically high expectations.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Breaking Bad managed to be the sum of its parts, foregrounding compelling details involving the twisted nature of Walt's universe that made its reasonably tidy conclusion beside the point.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…
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I didn't mind the lack of jaw-dropping surprises, because that slow unraveling made such perfect emotional sense.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…
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I wouldn't have had the finale go this way, but I wasn't ever watching Breaking Bad to have it go the way I wanted... It's art. It's complicated. I didn't really like it, but I still loved it.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…
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The second half of season five had some great individual episodes, but felt slightly schematic. And the show's finale was maybe the most conventional of the entire series.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

A brilliant, maddening, shocking, all-consuming piece of storytelling that will never be forgotten by all those who saw it.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

With Season 5, few can argue that Breaking Bad is exiting at a creative peak, thanks to the triple nerve-frying episodes "Rabid Dog", "To'hajiilee", and "Ozymandias."

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

A final run of episodes that both matched and sometimes outdid what had come before artistically.

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

With only fifteen episodes to go before the saga closes, we'll all have answers sooner than we hope. But for now, the journey is as intoxicating as it's ever been.

Oct 18, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This final batch of Breaking Bad is one of the best run of episodes TV has ever offered.

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

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 5

  • 2d ago
    The best of the five series, with a compelling and moving final episode.
  • 2d ago
    This is by far the greatest TV show of all time. An absolute must watch!!!
  • 6d ago
    Done watching the final season yesterday in preparation for the Netflix Movie titled EL CAMINO. On thr 5th season, I noticed that they divided the story into two: 1st half is Walter White, Jessie Pinkman and Ermenstraut teamed up to go back to business and take over Guy Pring's customer and the 2nd half is when DEA finally found out that Walter White is HEISENBERG. What I learned from this season is the ramification of having a huuuuge money by being consistent to their fake stories and being cautious not to leave evidence. It gives me a realization that having LOTS of money doesn't give you peace of mind especially if you earned it in a sinful way. Another lesson is about trust and sacrifice. Sometimes, your effort and intention is insufficient to justify a wrongdoings. Like from the past season, Walter White cleverly took down the goons who took his millions by creating a remote-controlled gun machine and to save Jessie Pinkman from their slavery shows his fatherly, unconditional love. 💞💕.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    A roller-coaster of emotions while watching this show.
  • Jan 12, 2020
    Breaking Bad: Season 5 is a Triumph of Television ending The show on a huge high note completely sticking the landing. Absolutly Unbelievable.
  • Jan 09, 2020
    This series is the best one I've ever watched..😍👌👌
  • Jan 09, 2020
    the best season ever, yes I was tortured watching the previous seasons but this one really deserves
  • Jan 06, 2020
    Si duda una de las mejores series de la historia ,con un gran elenco y un guion perfecto, con todo el esfuerzo del director vince gilligan
  • Jan 06, 2020
    Breaking Bad is one of the best series I have ever watched. The narrative is so well wirtten and cohesive, and the characters are so well developed... Must see!
  • Jan 05, 2020
    great ending for one of the best tv series ever created.

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