Breaking Bad: Season 2 (2009)



Critic Consensus: Breaking Bad continues to soar, thanks to its artsy style and suspenseful thrills.


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Air date: Mar 8, 2009
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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.


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.
Bob Odenkirk
as Saul Goodman
Krysten Ritter
as Jane Margolis
John De Lancie
as Donald Margolis
Tess Harper
as Mrs. Pinkman
Dale Dickey
as Female Junkie
Sam McMurray
as Dr. Victor Brave
Jessica Hecht
as Gretchen Schwartz
David House
as Dr. Delcavoli
Harry Groener
as Dr. Chavez
Nigel Gibbs
as Sgt. Roberts
Philip Howell
as O.M.I. Attendant
Tomas Potts
as Tattooed Biker
Isaac Kappy
as Rowdy Prisoner
Ryan Scott Lee
as Neighborhood Kid
Cydne Schulte
as Tattooed Woman
Vic Browder
as Detective
Juliet Lopez
as O.M.I. Officer
Kieran Sequoia
as Local Correspondent
Richard Williams
as Community Leader No. 1
Christopher Dempsey
as Hospital Medic
Daniel Halleck
as Community Leader No. 2
Kat Sawyer
as Dr. Soper
Sheran Keyton
as Tio's Nurse
David Priemazon
as DEA Point Man
Ramsey Williams
as Supermarket Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad Season 2

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (16)

This brilliant second season of "Breaking Bad" is starting to earn a place in any discussion of the classics of the genre.

Feb 17, 2009 | Full Review…

"Breaking Bad" works as an unabashedly bold story about a man in extremis, told with the iconographic and ironic sensibility of Quentin Tarantino.

Feb 17, 2009 | Full Review…

"Breaking Bad" unfolds like a modern Western with a dark, absurd view of the world. It echoes "No Country for Old Men," yet there are unexpected moments of tenderness and comedy.

Feb 17, 2009 | Full Review…

Bryan Cranston's Walter remains one of the best-played characters on television, and he's surrounded by a strong cast that, knowingly or unknowingly, plays off his desperation.

Feb 17, 2009 | Full Review…

"Breaking Bad" is extraordinary, and if the rest of the season matches Sunday's premiere, an Emmy nomination for best drama seems certain.

Feb 17, 2009 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
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Episode two better have won some kind of Golden Globe for "Best Use of a Bell as a Dramatic Device".

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Culminates in one of the most shocking, tragic moments in show history.... It's absolutely crushing.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

But, for me, the stuff that Breaking Bad does best - the claustrophobic two handers, the dark absurd humour, Walt's ability to rationalise his moral decline - season two has it in spades.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Breaking Bad has been spinning these characters and stories like plates, and so far none of them have wobbled.

Jan 15, 2014 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

Season 2 keeps up the quality but eases on the pace.

Oct 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 2

Morbidly fascinating!

Overrated. Questionable writing.

This season, in my opinion, feels rather anti-climax, especially an opening scene that isn't in accordance with my expectations. Not as I expect, it also seems to be a strong impact for the following season. But, Breaking Bad became an arena between the cartel, fighting over territoriality, blue meth, and family problems. A variety of close-up shot, the POV shot, and wide shot became its own trademark. Although it feels flat on the ending, Breaking Bad has slick actors and a high-curiosity at first.

Marvelous storytelling. Saul, Jane, ABQ, Tuco, Gus, Mike... it all started in this season.

The second season of Breaking Bad further develops its cast of exellent characters and subverts expectations in devastating ways.

Behind great acting by Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad keeps surprising the audience and keeps touching moral ambiguities successfully.

This is where the series is really starting to get to it's biggest potential. Everything is so much developed and it's full of awesome things such as certain episodes, drama, acting, new characters and great twists.

better than the first season in a lot of ways, this is definitely when the show got more real and a lot more dark

Structurally perfect and compelling television.

Vince Gilligan you've done it again!

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