Breaking Bad: Season 2 (2009)


Season 2
Breaking Bad

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 34


Audience Score

User Ratings: 3415
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Air date: Mar 8, 2009
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Air date: Mar 29, 2009
Air date: Apr 5, 2009
Air date: Apr 12, 2009
Air date: Apr 19, 2009
Air date: Apr 26, 2009
Air date: May 3, 2009
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.


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 (34) | Top Critics (20)

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

Even stronger than the superb first run. It takes all the elements that worked and cranks them up... adding an almost Vonnegut-esque sense of bleak whimsy to the increasingly surreal proceedings.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Scary, funny, dramatic, and honestly moving, Breaking Bad is remarkable television that pulls off that amazing trick of feeling both genuine and completely original at the same time.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A drama on the order of The Sopranos or The Shield, it's not about things -- and people -- getting better so much as it is about the struggle for survival.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

I found [the season finale] to stretch way beyond the show's established believability (and viewers' trust therein)... It's a bleak and ridiculous "cosmic" twist on par with a doctor accidentally replacing Tony Soprano's heart with an ape's.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

So many scenes in this beautifully filmed series are so disturbing that they overwhelm the occasional moments of dark humor. But the performances make it interesting and intense viewing that is as hard to look away from as a tragic car accident.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Besides the superlative storytelling and cinematography, the acting is on another level on Breaking Bad, as every actor is performing like they're in a prestige picture and not a serialized TV series.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Episode for episode and scene for scene, season two is a great example of how to intensify personal stories with images that have metaphoric dimensions but don't push too hard, instead letting their meanings emerge through spectacle.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 2

  • 4d ago
    the plot thickens as Skylar is getting suspicious of the constant disappearance of walt.
  • 5d ago
    Amazing !! Must see for anyone. Things are really picking up now.
  • 5d ago
    Season 2 takes what was so amazing about the first season and adds even more greatness! This season introduces new compelling characters and more intriguing storylines that you can't miss!
  • Oct 08, 2019
    The show keeps getting better as you go on! Not as good as the following seasons but a great continuation of the 1st. the addition of more episodes allows for WAY more story telling and the story is even better than the 1st season.
  • Oct 03, 2019
    Very boring, but there are some parts that are pretty fun
  • Sep 29, 2019
    Unlike the first season I got bored although that i know that they are preparing for something but I can say that this is season is boring good
  • Sep 08, 2019
    I liked the first season , this one is even better
  • Sep 06, 2019
    Great characters cool moments
  • Aug 19, 2019
    The level of foreshadow in Breaking Bad's second season (off the charts) combined with an increased amount of Heisenberg makes it even more fun than season one.
  • Aug 14, 2019
    I have watched all 05 seasons My Rating 10/10 !!!No Spoilers!!! A story of chemistry teacher who have lungs cancer and married family guy with kids and running from very bad financial crises. Its A tremendous film to get comprehensive info how drugs mafia works how drugs dealing system works how much difficulties a normal guy will face in this industry and how much money involved in this black market. It a full of action film full of crimes but its also a roller coaster of emotions when you will watch you will emotionally get attached with jesse character. I love the dialogue When Walt says there is no f**king God so don't wait for him and solve your f**king issues. It makes it interesting how a family guy manages his family life and criminal life separately and makes connections and links of his words in order to not get caught he was successful. I Loved the series, A must watch series for Action lover and Crime genre films lover. Best Regards

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