Breaking Bad

2008 • AMC
807 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (7)

1 Pilot
Unassuming high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) discovers he has lung cancer. Desperate to secure his family's financial future and finally free from the fear that had always inhibited him, Walt teams up with a former student to turn a used RV into a mobile drug lab. Guest stars: Max Arciniega, John Koyama, Steven Michael Quezada Written by: Vince Gilligan Directed by: Vince Gilligan
2 Cat's in the Bag...
Walt and Jesse (Aaron Paul) attempt to tie up loose ends. The desperate situation gets more complicated with the flip of a coin. Walt's wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn), becomes suspicious of Walt's strange behavior.
3 and the Bag's in the River
Walt and Jesse clean up last week's mess and Walt must face holding up his end of the deal. Walt's DEA agent brother-in-law, Hank (Dean Norris), warns Walt, Jr. (RJ Mitte) about the dangers of drugs.
4 Cancer Man
The DEA suspects there's a new drug kingpin operating in Albuquerque. Walt and Skyler reveal Walt's diagnosis to the rest of the family. A repressed Walt channels his anger. Jesse makes a surprise visit to his strait-laced family.
5 Gray Matter
Walt and Skyler attend the birthday party of an affluent former colleague. Jesse attempts to go straight. Skyler organizes an intervention to convince Walt to seek treatment, but the financial burden weighs heavily on him.
6 Crazy Handful of Nothin
Walt and Jesse cook more meth although Walt is plagued by the side effects of chemotherapy. Jesse's accomplice, Skinny Pete, makes an important introduction, and Walt strikes a surprising deal. The DEA's investigation intensifies.
7 A No-Rough-Stuff Type Deal
Walt becomes more comfortable with his new criminal identity. Jesse, still reeling from what has transpired under his roof, decides to sell his house. Skyler's sister, Marie (Betsy Brandt), throws Skyler a baby shower and gives a questionable gift.

About this show

A mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher unexpectedly adopts a criminal new lifestyle in the highly anticipated new one hour series BREAKING BAD from Sony Pictures Television. The provocative drama depicts the extraordinary lengths to which a man will go in order to provide for his family.
807 reviews
Adam Rivard
May 28, 2018
By far the best show ever made. The transformation of Walter White is simply amazing. His cancer diagnosis unleashes the man he always wanted to be but was too afraid to become. The supporting characters are all amazing. Hank, Jesse, Gus and Mike all deserve shows of their own. I could watch this series a couple times a year and always find something new to appreciate. I highly recommend Better Call Saul after viewing Breaking Bad.
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Laura Beard
February 9, 2015
When I heard about the show I said it wasn't my cuppa tea. I was tricked into watching the first several episodes and from there, I'd be lying if I didn't admit I was from that point hooked. Waiting for each week to pass so I could watch the next episode was too much. I kept stating that once a week was not enough. Breaking Bad was the best.. absolutely brilliant. Everything must come to an end and it's a shame this show had to! Everyone's part was played so well. The producers, writers, cast, etc.
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Jen D
April 29, 2020
One of the best shows ever created in my opinion! The story line is phenomenal and so consistently enjoyably intense and along with that the casting for characters and character development is outstanding. Bryan Cranston delivers a top notch performance and it is arguable, between he and Aaron Paul, which is the most compelling between the two. I do not have one critique for this show and will watch it through many more times as it seems to get better each time.
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