Breaking Bad: Season 3 Reviews

October 18, 2019
I don't think season three is as structurally perfect as season two, and even after a rewatch there are some elements that don't work as well as they should. But the season is so visually and thematically ambitious that it doesn't really matter.
October 18, 2019
Walter has long since become irredeemable... But Cranston is magnetic; it's no wonder he snagged a third consecutive Emmy for this season.
October 17, 2019
A television show is at its best when the real drama occurs beneath the surface of the screen. That's exactly what is happening with this third season of Breaking Bad, and the effect is marvelous.
October 17, 2019
I was tugged in by the sheer physical grandeur of the cinematography... Then there was the dark wit and that cast of characters who were somehow both realistic and cartoonish, symbolic and unpredictable, giving it the aura of a fable.
January 15, 2014
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.
January 15, 2014
Through it all, Breaking Bad still has the power to make a viewer care about what befalls the Whites.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 15, 2014
The episode is improved significantly by the ongoing struggles of this season's early MVP, Hank.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 15, 2014
The scariest thing about "No Mas" was Walter's dialogue. And the funniest, too.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 21, 2010
"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.
March 21, 2010
It's a drama that has chosen the slow burn over the flashy explosion, and it's all the hotter for that choice.
March 21, 2010
Smartly written and produced and brilliantly played "Breaking Bad" is as good as a show on this subject could possibly get.
March 21, 2010
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.
March 21, 2010
The unforeseen twists in that road continue qualifying "Bad" as one of TV's best dramas.
Top Critic
March 21, 2010
The storytelling here is so sharp, so muscular, that you can almost feel your chest tighten as you watch.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
March 21, 2010
AMC's "Breaking Bad" - still the best drama you're not watching.
March 21, 2010
This is a series that has gone to greatness as fast as any of television's truly excellent offerings. It's also one of the most daring exercises in creative storytelling that anyone has attempted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 21, 2010
No other current TV series balances sensitivity and toughness the way Breaking Bad does.
Full Review | Original Score: A-