Breaking Bad: Season 2 (2009)

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

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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 8, 2009
2
Air date: Mar 15, 2009
3
Air date: Mar 22, 2009
4
Air date: Mar 29, 2009
5
Air date: Apr 5, 2009
6
Air date: Apr 12, 2009
7
Air date: Apr 19, 2009
8
Air date: Apr 26, 2009
9
Air date: May 3, 2009
10
Air date: May 10, 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.

Cast

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…
Top Critic

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

½

Season 2 of Breaking Bad dives in deeper and presents a more suspenseful ride. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul's continuous majesty as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman creates for a compelling season. 4.5/5

EugeneB

Super Reviewer

½

All the pieces were set on S02 for the nailbiting upcoming showdowns. This season moves slowly, but with intricate detail. All that happens has a consequence and our characters will know that the hard way. S02 is a bit more focused on family ties, with Walter slowly growing more worried with Jesse as if he was his own child, but still manipulating him for his own ends.

Francisco G

Super Reviewer

RyanR

Super Reviewer

½

Having it's ups and downs, season two of "Breaking Bad" is not quite a letdown, but more of a roller coaster ride of emotions. I felt myself loving some of the episodes, hating some of the episodes, and just not wanting to view the awkward ones. This is the one season in this series that teeters back and forth for me, because while he lies to his family, we can't help but side with them and have a very uncomfortable time watching. It can be a pretty uneasy viewing experience. Bryan Cranston however; improves on his performance from the first season if that even seems possible, making for one hell of a turn-around by the seasons finale. Not to say that it isn't, but the second season feels the least climatic of the bunch. The writing is still very solid, the acting stronger than ever, and the plot twists and eerieness are all still present. Overall, I had agreat time watching it, but I felt that this season needed a bit more flavour to go with the subject matter. It is still highly, highly recommended.

KJP

Super Reviewer

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