Breaking Bad: Season 1 (2008)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Jan 20, 2008
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Air date: Jan 27, 2008
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Air date: Feb 10, 2008
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Air date: Feb 17, 2008
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Air date: Feb 24, 2008
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Air date: Mar 2, 2008
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Air date: Mar 9, 2008

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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 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (21)

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…
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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…

Breaking Bad explores an anxious slice of contemporary life, at just the moment its restrained protagonist cuts loose into unchained mania.

Jan 20, 2008 | Full Review…
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What a show.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

There's a reason it's the biggest watercooler series to arrive in the last decade.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

While the pilot let viewers know how exhilarating the show would be, the third episode let them know how brutal it would become too...

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

A poignant, and at times, downright heartbreaking series.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 1

Difficult to watch. A tv classic

Morbidly fascinating!

Great first season to one of the best shows. Gilligan implemented foreshadowing of events of much later seasons early on

Overrated. Questionable writing.

It's a fantastic show. An achievement of sorts in he history of Television. Because the transition of a smart well meaning man to pure and absolute evil is so poetic that you can't help but root for the guy who ends up poisoning a little kid. Even after all the horrible shit he did he is still the character you want to win. That's character development and fantastic writing.

The season that started everything, solid beggining

A best show, you can watch in this era.

it was very good to start of the show

A show about stupid people (or just too smart for their own good) making drugs. Frustrating!

Good start to the best tv series of all time.

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