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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Air date: Jan 20, 2008

High-school chemistry teacher Walter White learns he is dying of lung cancer and takes steps to ensure his family's financial future.

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Air date: Jan 27, 2008

Following their debacle in the desert, Walter and Jesse are left with a mess to dispose of; Skyler grows suspicious of Walt's recent activity.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2008

Walter and Jesse clean up after the bathtub incident; Hank warns Walter Jr. about the danger of drugs.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2008

The DEA suspects there is a new drug kingpin; Skyler learns about Walter's diagnosis; Walter channels his anger at an explosive target.

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Air date: Feb 24, 2008

Walter and Skyler attend a party for a former science colleague; Jesse attempts to go straight; Skyler organizes an intervention.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2008

Walter is plagued by the side effects of chemotherapy; Skinny Pete makes an introduction to Jesse; the DEA is rounding up suspects.

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Air date: Mar 9, 2008

Walter embraces his new identity after a PTA meeting; Jesse decides to sell his aunt's house; Marie throws a baby shower for Skyler.

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Cast & Crew

Bryan Cranston
Walter White

Actor
Aaron Paul
Jesse Pinkman

Actor
Anna Gunn
Skyler White

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Dean Norris
Hank Schrader

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RJ Mitte
Walter White Jr.

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Betsy Brandt
Marie Schrader

Actor
Max Arciniega
Krazy-8

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Raymond Cruz
Tuco Salamanca

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Jessica Hecht
Gretchen Schwartz

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John Koyama
Emilio Koyama

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Steven Michael Quezada
Steven Gomez

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Kyle Bornheimer
Ken Wins

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William Sterchi
Manager

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Jesus Jr.
No-Doze

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David House
Dr. Delcavoli

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Carmen Serano
Carmen Molina

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Cesar Garcia
Gonzo

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Mike Miller
Jewelry Store Owner

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Evan Bobrick
Chad

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Charles Baker
Skinny Pete

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Jim McKay
Director
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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 1

  • 18h ago
    The acting, writing, cinematography and pacing is fantastic. I honestly have no complaints at all.
  • 6d ago
    One of the greatest shows of all time
  • Aug 03, 2022
    The first couple of episodes seem to drag with nothing much going on which stopped me watching it many years ago. I gave it another try and after pushing past the first two episodes it got interesting FAST! 😃 Maybe I'm a bit harsh on the star rating, but there's nothing worse the putting of an entire good series because of the first episodes.
  • Aug 01, 2022
    A brilliant introduction to the greatest TV show ever. Sure it may be the weakest season in the series, but it is still an awesome season, that just shows how great this show is. Watching this again after season 5, it is amazing how the show has progressed with the characters and story.
  • Jul 31, 2022
    The greatest show of all time
  • Jul 25, 2022
    Led me to loving and hating characters at the same time. Breaking Bad is very mature in all aspects but does not lack the charm present in other shows of equal quality and less grotesque imagery.
  • Jul 22, 2022
    Issues a slow and gruesome set up, only for a well done close-up, readying for a bigger transition.
  • Jul 22, 2022
    Best TV show ever. Starts out slow with a character who seems pathetic ... stick around.
  • Jul 18, 2022
    A great start to the series. Season 1 of breaking bad is iconic and memorable, you can enjoy the show and every episode throughout this season. The characters like Walter, Jesse, and hank are truly great and important throughout this season. Breaking bad is unique and different, and full of greatness in the show.
  • Jul 14, 2022
    Weakest of all the seasons but still one of the best things on TV. They struggle at parts but this season really helped them find their footing.

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