Breaking Bad: Season 5 (2012 - 2013)

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Critic Consensus: Breaking Bad's final season cements its status as one of television's great series, propelling its narrative to an explosive conclusion with sharp direction and assured storytelling.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2012
2
Air date: Jul 22, 2012
3
Air date: Jul 29, 2012
4
Air date: Aug 5, 2012
5
Air date: Aug 12, 2012
6
Air date: Aug 19, 2012
7
Air date: Aug 26, 2012
8
Air date: Sep 2, 2012
9
Air date: Sep 9, 2013
10
Air date: Sep 16, 2013
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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 5

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (26)

The show is an exercise in ethics and impossible choice, rooted in the heightened reality of our country's wracked and wretched West.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Breaking Bad is essential viewing: a Molotov cocktail of poverty, science and decline.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Take a bow, Vince Gilligan.

Sep 30, 2013 | Full Review…

Because Breaking Bad is great art, the drama invites many different interpretations.

Sep 30, 2013 | Full Review…

Breaking Bad is more than science. It's intelligent design.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Breaking Bad is the quintessential series of our binge-watching TV era.

Aug 12, 2013 | Full Review…

I realised just how long I had been gritting my jaw and holding my head in my hands whilst watching for the past month, and to have it all just calmly end was the perfect release.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The second and third to last episodes of the series might be the two best in Breaking Bad history.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

This is the end that Breaking Bad deserved. [Full Review in Spanish]

Sep 23, 2018 | Full Review…

We aren't so much suckers in our sympathy for Walt as paralyzed friends who can't quite believe a man we cared for could change so quickly or so thoroughly.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 5

The fifth and final season of Breaking Bad closes in grand fashion. A show carried by fantastic writing and monumental performances from its cast leaves fans and viewers to halt in satisfaction. Vince Gilligan's meth-junkie-filled-drama leaves their stamp as a landmark drama series. 5/5

EugeneB

Super Reviewer

The greatest show in the history of television

KameronW

Super Reviewer

Probably the best written and acted show of all times.

JensS

Super Reviewer

There have been perfect episodes, near-perfect seasons, and some picture perfect techical elements throughout the entire duration of this show, but "Breaking Bad" season five is the definition of perfection (for television). Every single episode of this season is gripping and raw. Each episode builds more and more tension leading into the incredibly emotional finale that left me more satisfied than I could have ever imagined. This is the best the writing has ever been for this show and these actors knew they were drawing to a close, because it did not matter how much screen time they were given, they gave it their all. I thought season four gave every character their times to shine, but this season does than tenfold. The conclusion of "Breaking Bad" is unlike anything television has ever had the balls to do, and I admired that to the point of actually tearing up. There are a few imperfect moments throughout the show, but you can't really complain too much, because the filmmakers knew exactly how to realistically bring you along for the entire ride without think of anything as being farfetched. A perfect conslusion to an otherwise, near-perfect show.

KJP

Super Reviewer

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