Breaking Bad: Season 3 (2010)



Critic Consensus: Breaking Bad's well-toned storytelling flares up this season with dramatic story changes and calculated direction.


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Air date: Mar 21, 2010
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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 3

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (13)

With its sense of place, its spare dialogue and its oddball peripheral characters, Breaking Bad is the closest that TV comes to the best Coen brothers movies. That's pretty high praise.

Jan 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Through it all, Breaking Bad still has the power to make a viewer care about what befalls the Whites.

Jan 15, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The shadows are deep enough over "Breaking Bad" that it's hard to imagine a ray of hope or light shining through anywhere. But the actors and writers are so good that, like Walt, we'll keep looking for it.

Mar 21, 2010 | Full Review…

AMC's "Breaking Bad" - still the best drama you're not watching.

Mar 21, 2010 | Full Review…

"Breaking Bad'' is one of the most cinematic TV series I've ever seen, a visually sophisticated work in which every shot has been micromanaged, every color has something to say.

Mar 21, 2010 | Full Review…

The storytelling here is so sharp, so muscular, that you can almost feel your chest tighten as you watch.

Mar 21, 2010 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
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It's incredible how when any minor character is given more than a moment of screentime, they will always reveal the world's darkest stories.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Ends with one of the most "WTF" moments on the show.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The show has been slow to heat up this season, even while it's been as absorbing as always... But last night's episode went in with one, and then turned right around blew the holy hell out of high-impactness at the end. This was good f---ing tv.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

What makes the show so good - no, what makes it so great - is that every choice comes with fallout and all the equations in the world can't control it.

Jan 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 3


Breaking Bad Season 3 is filled with enthralling drama all thanks to Vince Gilligan's crafty production and Cranston, Paul & ensemble's unblemished bond. 4.5/5


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Picking up some momentum, the third season of "Breaking Bad" improves heavily off of the previous season, but only relies on the emotional core of all the characters and the steaks are not quite as high as they could be. Aaron Paul is the stand out of this season, giving a few monologue-like performances in specific scenes, that litterally took my breath away. As you start to like the characters doing bad things, you actually begin to hate the ones trying to do good. I loved how this show toys with you, making you usure of every move. "Breaking Bad" is known to play out very unpredictable and throw twists at you, and there is no shortage of that here. I will admit, up until a few years ago, I was never a huge television fan, but after catching up on everything that is being called gret, I would almost say my love for film is matched by tekevision at the moment. This third season is gripping, thrilling, and emotionally satisying, but I am still waiting for the big punch that I know is coming.


Super Reviewer

Family is still the centerpiece of Season 03 but with a different approach to it, this time more towards acceptance and with freaky family relations (check Tuco's cousins who came solely for revenge). Continues the sharp writing, with more polish and things start coming together to what was introduced throughout S01 a S02. An incredibly perfect season, that despite it's slow pace, knows exacly what to do with it's characters, giving a dimension that is rare to see on TV lately and I take that at any given day. Things would get even better on the next two seasons, blending not just brilliant character development but unbearable moments of constant tension.

Francisco G

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