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Breaking Bad

2008 - 2013
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
TV Series
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Avg Percentile 83.88% from 5741 total ratings

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Rated 02 Sep 2015
100
97th
Riveting. Features masterful writing, acting, directing, and cinematography throughout. Season 5's "Ozymandias" - arguably the series' true climax - might be the best episode of TV I've ever seen.
Rated 15 Sep 2015
94
96th
It amazes me to this day how much of this show the writers made up as it went. As it progresses, it goes from "good" to "great" to "HOLY GOD HOW THE FUCK DOES A SHOW THIS AMAZING EXIST IN A WORLD BOUNDED BY THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS?!" This show contains some of the best characterization, and character moments, I've ever seen anywhere. It beautifully, perfectly accomplishes exactly the kind of things that take years of trust and knowledge of the characters to build, and it all works.
Rated 05 Sep 2015
90
93rd
I was discussing with one of my friends how both of us very strongly connected with Walt. That's when I realized that this is really just a power fantasy for the cynical. It's about how we all want to be two steps ahead so we can say "fuck you" to everybody while still being human enough to bumble our way though ignorance and mistakes. And in the end, it doesn't end well for us. At the end we just want to go back to when things were simple and chaotic. Before we became worse than what we hated.
Rated 20 Oct 2015
100
98th
Flawless crime drama with just the right dash of dark humour.
Rated 28 Sep 2015
84
97th
The overarching character arc from antihero to villain is what ties this together, but the wealth of performances (that deepen after the first few episodes), the irresistible humor, the tension, the visual direction, and the pay-offs are what make this great. One of my favorite TV shows of all time.
Rated 01 Sep 2015
90
96th
Exactly what television series are supposed to be. Instead of trying to replicate the direction of film, which in that regard is a much superior format, it emphasizes writing. Employing a gigantic character arc that is impossible to pull off in a shorter time span. That last season was simply amazing. Loved the humor.
Rated 03 Sep 2015
80
80th
'Breaking Bad' is a rather shrewd feminist satire of the male ego, notable for two things: 1) The transformation of the main protagonist from anti-hero into full on bad guy. 2) The impressively dark peaks. But when all is said and done we have to ask ourselves: Is this 'The Wire'? Answer is no. No it is not.
Rated 02 Sep 2015
5
42nd
Seems to strive for an air of authenticity despite being totally ludicrous, which is a balancing act I'd argue the show fails to pull off. More easily recognizable as a comedy than a drama. Super boring up until the 4th season when it finally starts to make something of itself. Bryan Cranston and Giancarlo Esposito are the highlights. Vince Gilligan is an unremarkable writer and moralist. Malcolm in the Middle was better.
Rated 06 Sep 2015
95
97th
Seasons 1-5: One of the best television runs of all time. No question about it. A deep character study of the typical patriarch and unruly student. Except with meth. I've watched the series twice now, and I will watch it again. It's amazing.
Rated 05 Sep 2015
88
97th
Such a wonderful premise of a typical normal family patriarch slowly devolving to his base emotions , brought on by some bad news. It's over the top and silly at times, but it's so well acted that one rarely feels taken out of moment.
Rated 20 Nov 2015
100
99th
When people speak of the golden age of television, I immediately think of Breaking Bad as the shining, kingly example. It is perfectly written, perfectly acted, perfectly framed and directed, perfectly paced. From the first episode, it's as addictive as everyone's lauded it is, and every minute starts to blink away until you're craving the next episode. It's frankly the best television drama ever crafted.
Rated 01 Sep 2015
92
98th
Cranston's insanely good performance made the show believable, despite how outlandish everything really was. And watching the final season was one of my fondest television zeitgeist memories. On rewatch, I note that the first season's biggest flaw--some thin characters--is turned on its head by giving basically everybody other than Junior really unbeatable character developments and plot arcs. Solidly my #2 tv drama (at least maybe until I finish the Sopranos).
Rated 29 Sep 2015
9
98th
A phenomenal, excitement/action/twist-packed crime thriller and an intimate character study about a man slowly losing his soul, that manages to be both in a near-perfect 50/50 balance without ever losing sight of one or the other. Some of the most gripping individual scenes in TV history, like the shootout in "One Minute" or the opening desert scene of "Ozymandias." A few points off for a bunch of poorly-developed Nazis taking over as the villains at the end. Nazis, you ain't no Gus Fring.
Rated 01 Sep 2015
75
81st
A prophetic document for what has so far culminated in Jan 6. The key moment seems to be the destruction of the dream of the 'selfmade-carefree-millionaire-friend', who stole the idea of a now restless, bullied high school teacher. And rather than having to dumbly smile, accepting a facade in distributive justice, a repressed fantasy has with momentous force become a reality; a move to power from outside the law, bringing up the oblivious drug dealers, into the hidden rooms of high-end busines
Rated 03 Sep 2015
95
96th
Say my rating. (Note: At time of posting, I was the first one to make this joke and thus should be excused from how bad it is)
Rated 29 Nov 2015
100
90th
Everything comes together here, great writing and such a strong cast. At times hard to even take in how good this show is.
Rated 16 Oct 2015
100
98th
Breaking Bad is the pinnacle of TV drama. While the focus is certainly the transformation of Walter White, the richness of the periphery truly elevates his story. I don't think I've ever seen a show that so successfully builds suspense over multiple seasons toward a thunderous finish.
Rated 22 Oct 2015
99
98th
Bryan Cranston's transformation from chemistry teacher to drug king pin is easily the finest performance I have ever witnessed on television. Breaking Bad bad did everything right to keep you guessing and inching your way to the end of your seat. By the time the series ended you couldn't even sit through the emotional tension, you had to pace the room and question every bit of decision making and every word that was spoken. Easily top 3 best series of all time, no doubt about it.
Rated 01 Sep 2015
9
95th
There isn't much to say other than Breaking Bad is one of the best tv series of all time. The script isn't the best, it goes around in circles, and if you read into it you realize that a lot of what happened in the show was coincidental. Turns out, it's those coincidences that make it such a great show. The actors all shined in their roles (yes, even Skyler), and they knew to stop before it had a chance to become boring.
Rated 06 Sep 2015
85
94th
One Minute and Ozymandias being among the best episodes from any tv show ever!
Rated 14 Oct 2015
100
99th
I guess I'm not a big fan of "important" TV dramas, having completely failed to appreciate Mad Men, Homeland, The X-Files, True Blood, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Oz, House of Cards, Deadwood, and The Wire -- the characters never meant anything to me and I didn't care what happened to them. Breaking Bad is a rare exception, a ridiculously impressive dramatic achievement in all respects, maintaining an ever-escalating level of white-knuckle tension throughout the length of its entire run.
Rated 08 Sep 2015
4
70th
For high-octane thrills, it's likely that no other show has equaled it.
Rated 05 Sep 2015
92
98th
The slightly unusual hype that encompassed the final couple of seasons was a bit weird and irritating, but credit were its due, moments of the final season are among the greatest television ever made. White is an amazing character, and it's shot beautifully.
Rated 28 Nov 2015
85
98th
Each episode is like a hit of crystal meth, a sudden euphoric rush followed by needing more when it's all over. Unlike crystal meth however, watching Breaking Bad doesnt make your teeth fall out or force you to turn tricks behind the Kwik-E-Mart
Rated 28 Sep 2015
95
99th
One of the best TV shows ever made. Complete series.
Rated 02 Sep 2015
80
96th
Yeah,science...BITCH!
Rated 06 Sep 2015
95
98th
I'd never jumped out of my seat and yelled at the television until I watched this show.
Rated 27 Oct 2022
65
74th
2. sezon bitince bırakıldı. berbat bir dizi değil ancak 60 saat vakit harcanacak kadar da iyi değil. her bölüm başlarına gelen onlarca olay Akasya Durağı tadında. uyuşturucu satıcısı da olsalar bi insanın her gün böyle aksiyonlu yaşamı olmaz. başrolün motivasyonu da "inanılmaz önemli" değildi. dizinin devamını bilmiyorum ama verilen puanlara akıl sır erdiremedim. diziyi başyapıt yapacak tek şey; iki erkek başrolün oyunculuğu ve açık alanlardaki sinematografi. geri kalan her şey ortalama.
Rated 01 Sep 2015
16
45th
It has the word "BAD" in it come on guys how good can this be. I've never even seen it
Rated 31 Oct 2015
92
94th
One of the few shows where the pilot is enough to garner a recommendation. No one had seen anything like it before, the father from Malcolm in the Middle, in his underwear careening through the desert in a beat-up combi, refitted to cook meth. Also of merit, the occasional utilisation of chemistry 'magic' to get out of various situations.
Rated 08 Jan 2016
100
99th
The pizza on the roof scene will go down in history as the best thing ever.
Rated 09 Apr 2016
70
83rd
Breaking Bad is brilliantly acted and well-written. It's almost always intense, and showcases a great character study along with plenty of action and occasional humour. It's also massively overrated. Often slow, with unlikable characters and an irritating fan base. Nevertheless, it's a cultural phenomenon that deserves (at least some of) the praise it has received.
Rated 27 May 2016
96
98th
Breaking Bad is quite possibly the finest television series to ever hit the small screen.
Rated 27 Dec 2016
10
97th
The ideal to which all other crime dramas should be measured up to.
Rated 08 Dec 2016
99
99th
Aside from a few severe, head-scratching missteps, this show is a miraculous emergence of storytellers and actors coming together to create an incredibly engaging epic of pride and greed.
Rated 19 Jan 2016
98
99th
Set the new bar for what serialized television is capable of.
Rated 23 Sep 2015
10
5th
I gave up after two episodes and have no other word to describe this than "moronic".
Rated 06 Mar 2019
45
47th
When Walt first breaks bad, there's a feeling of machismo escapism to it all-- a fantasy to be later punctured by the full consequences of Walt's selfishness, insecurity and degraded morals. Or at least, I guess that's how we're supposed to feel as viewers. When Walt is forced later in the series to confront people even more evil than he (Neo-nazis! Gasp!), it's a fist-pumping, badass celebration whenever he triumphs. In other words, this series really wants to have its cake and eat it too
Rated 02 Sep 2015
85
92nd
For the fist couple of seasons, I wasn't that into it. Sure it was good, but not a binge-watching show like some of it's contemporaries. But by the end of season 3 the slow build up pays off, and the final two seasons become an intense tour de force as the world falls apart, eventually culminating in one of the most satisfying finales in TV history.
Rated 31 Oct 2017
100
99th
fuck it, I'm gonna be a total dork and rate it this high because, having watched the whole show from start to finish, I don't see how any lower mark could do it justice
Rated 18 Jul 2017
40
10th
I don't get it. Am I supposed to praise this series as the best TV production ever? It was alright, but as I recall, there were many rough spots. I even got bored/annoyed sometimes, but had nothing better to do at the time.
Rated 29 Oct 2016
98
99th
There was pretty everything done top notch. And the quality last till last season, last episode.
Rated 16 Jul 2019
85
86th
While it has some fascinating character arcs, I'm very hesitant to call it the GOAT, or even the decade. It took me 3 tries to finally finish the show, the first two times getting stuck during the slow second season, and while the later seasons really amp up the tension, and feature some genuinely great episodes, the pseudo-heroic finale felt dissonant to the themes of the show and the show as a whole had maybe a few too many plot contrivances. Call it a lukewarm endorsement.
Rated 24 Jan 2016
72
56th
The problem is that the entire story is told in the first season (maybe even the first episode tbh) and the rest is just hit or miss plotlines that mostly repackage and recycle the same ideas. It's still very slick and entertaining but treads close to meaningless exploitation trash. Yes Bryan Cranston is brilliant in the role and probably the reason I enjoyed it to the end, although there were a lot of good performances from both cast and crew.
Rated 15 Apr 2017
97
99th
Breaking Bad's timeless story, finite performances, and striking visuals lend credence to the often-repeated claim that this is one of the finest television series to ever hit the small screen.
Rated 29 Mar 2016
95
90th
great acting and great writing all together in one
Rated 04 Sep 2015
99
99th
Totally engrossing. Loses 1 point for the ending which was really the only imperfection in this entire series. Beautiful cinematography, excellent acting.
Rated 29 Sep 2016
98
97th
After an occasionally slow start, this becomes a masterpiece.
Rated 22 Nov 2017
40
18th
Saying way overrated is falling short. En episode about killing a fly... whatever! and then "Sunset" a Thrilling one. One or two in a season like this one do not compensate me to see the whole thing. After the sixth episode of the four season, I stopped watching. Something positive? Walter's wife and her evolution throughout the series. Period. I even prefer "Better Call Saul" although is not the big thing either.
Rated 04 Aug 2016
40
24th
Jesse is dumb enough that watching this literally makes me stupider. And then there's Skyler, the nails-on-chalk woman. I'll pass.
Rated 06 Sep 2015
9
93rd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRL4uIVzVWI
Rated 12 Jun 2016
88
96th
Watched this again recently and it is shocking to me how fucking perfect it is. The acting, directing, and writing is absolutely spot-on. I never realized how great a character Skyler is too. Easy to hate sure but she fucking nailed it. Don't even need to mention Cranston haha.
Rated 20 Mar 2016
100
99th
perfect
Rated 11 Sep 2018
87
93rd
What takes this from being an engaging crime drama and moves it into the realm of greatest shows ever made is the timeless performance of Bryan Cranston. Oh, and everything and everyone else is fantastic as well.
Rated 02 Oct 2020
64
60th
People forget how much of this was boring.
Rated 30 May 2017
75
87th
Starts off a 90, very enthralling and you can't turn your eyes away. Ends as a 65, where implausible and cheesy plot-lines drop the quality somewhat.
Rated 15 Jun 2017
95
99th
The best TV series I've ever seen.
Rated 03 Sep 2015
85
98th
2. Seeing it for a second time 13 years later it is still a phenomenal piece of TV. The writing for the vast majority of the show is incredible, with main and side characters alike written painfully well, matched only by the acting levels without match of pretty much the whole cast. What can I say that hasn't been said already? Vince Gilligan and the filmmakers managed to create cult-level characters and an original story that will stand the test of time. Season 5 is gut-wrenching to watch.
Rated 26 Oct 2015
93
90th
goodbye baby blue!
Rated 30 Nov 2022
90
53rd
Masterpiece
Rated 01 Nov 2017
100
99th
Just wow. I think there was not one single episode that bored me. That has never happened before. Superb.
Rated 09 Jan 2021
70
23rd
This is just a well done show about a man getting worse. If I want to see that I will just look around, possibly into a mirror. It also makes no sense that Walter (incompetent as a criminal) is so competent a chemist and yet ends up as an unhappy chemistry teacher. A higher paying career would have been easily available. If you like this show your mind is a sad and desolate place. I hate you, Game of Thrones, and can't like this show.
Rated 23 Oct 2019
97
92nd
Deserving of its place on the Mount Rushmore of television, Breaking Bad features some of the greatest writing of any tv show to date, and the hubris-laden fall of Walter White is something to behold.
Rated 10 Jul 2020
90
0th
This is a down to earth movie about a family man who goes into drug dealing to leave money for his family. Turns out, he's good at it.
Rated 05 Sep 2015
86
94th
This along with the Punisher and Fight Club forms the Holy Trinity of popular culture that a lot of guys miss the entire point of. BB is a great show but if anything wraps up TOO satisfyingly, with all the i's dotted & t's crossed (extending to the El Camino movie). Better Call Saul is slightly superior.
Rated 08 Jul 2017
87
91st
[through season 5] A very skillful use of the episodic form.
Rated 10 Sep 2015
87
86th
Accurately portrays the state of the job market we're in today, so it makes being a crack cook/dealer look like a viable and respectable profession. Just about every episode is great, though the show falters here and there (s4 opener, the disappointing reveal in s5p1 finale), you gotta commend the story writers for crafting and weaving this tale and keeping up the ante throughout 4 seasons, whilst letting it appropriately simmer down in the final season.
Rated 12 Jun 2019
30
14th
I've watched an uncountable number of episodes of this, waiting for it to get good. The only thing that distinguishes this from any other dumb prestige show is better lighting.
Rated 23 Sep 2022
80
59th
Excelente serie. Si no fuese por la última temporada, siendo ésta la más débil de todas, le daría el 10/10, lastimosamente pudo ser mejor.
Rated 13 Oct 2019
90
98th
1.Sezon=85/100 2.Sezon-87/100 3.Sezon-90/100 4.Sezon-87/100 5.Sezon-90/100
Rated 03 Oct 2015
90
93rd
MAKE A SEPARATE WEBSITE FOR TV, OR MINIMALLY BREAK THE SHOW DOWN BY INDIVIDUAL SEASONS - Honestly the first few seasons are somewhat forgettable. The show doesn't start to get really good until Gus enters the picture, more specifically when Walter tells Skylar that he is "the one who knocks". The progression of Walter White is one of the best character studies ever done in the modern TV era. The episodes leading up to the series finale was hands down some of the best television I've ever seen.
Rated 24 Jul 2018
93
99th
I'd argue this is the best TV show of all time. Season 4 and 5 are peak action movies with some of the greatest TV episodes ever.
Rated 15 Feb 2024
95
98th
ironically its quite an addictive show, tho masterful storytelling and cinematography.
Rated 11 Mar 2018
74
57th
Only made it into second season.
Rated 27 Feb 2021
96
93rd
While the beginning almost lost me, it becomes much stronger than it started.
Rated 10 Dec 2020
85
91st
Very exciting show. Well written characters, even though it conforms to the television norms set by previous prestige shows like The Wire and The Sopranos. Incredibly enjoyable, all the same, though.
Rated 05 Jul 2023
100
94th
darkly addictive
Rated 01 Sep 2015
75
81st
Criticker needs to break shows down by seasons. Season 2 gets a 100, Season 5: Part 1 gets, like, a 50.
Rated 27 Oct 2019
100
97th
The best TV drama I have seen to date. Perfection!
Rated 01 Oct 2017
8
64th
Breaking Bad treads a lot of water in its five season run but it's worth it because it truly is a gigantic, violent epic of Shakespearean proportions anchored by one of the greatest performances in television history from Bryan Cranston.
Rated 29 Oct 2015
82
91st
-fly episode
Rated 05 Sep 2015
10
98th
S1: 9 / S2: 8 / S3: 9 / S4: 10 / S5A: 10 / S5B: 9
Rated 26 Apr 2023
55
17th
Worth watching a few episodes, but all the psychopathic characters get on my nerves long term.
Rated 28 Jun 2020
75
77th
never has a media product been so rewarded by an audience for its log line. and while the series is mostly ostentatious fanservice that eventually redeems itself, you gotta wade through hours of "awesomeness" to get there. every bit as mind-grating as comic book writing and comic book readers combined.
Rated 28 Apr 2016
19
99th
W4E2P2S2V1M2A2R4. Almost didn't like it as much as everyone told me I would. Then it ended.
Rated 31 Dec 2017
100
99th
O kadar mükemmel bir dizi ki daha iyisini yapabileceklerini sanmıyorum. Her şeyiyle mükemmel. Oyuncularıyla, kamera açılarıyla, senaryosuyla, karekter değişimi ile... Her şeyiyle. Bir dizide nasıl final yapılırın örneği bu dizi. Belki 5 kere tekrar tekrar izlemişimdir baştan sona. Heisenberg forever!
Rated 05 Sep 2016
12
89th
if you dont know what this is you must be one of those un - contacted amazonian tribesman. pinnacle of modern television. the greatest show, and near piece of film work over all, of our time.
Rated 01 Jan 2022
2
46th
Baffling motivations, plot-holes, that lazy tv writing thing where nobody tells anyone anything, only a dozen people exist in the whole state... It's almost OK.
Rated 25 Apr 2020
79
82nd
ilk 4 sezon için.
Rated 03 Aug 2023
100
99th
A great show that just kept getting better all the way up to the end. At the start, I wasn't all that sure about the show. It was even sort of a comedy at that point, but as it went on, things got more and more crazy and the ending was fantastic.
Rated 10 Jun 2020
95
94th
So good, I saw it twice.
Rated 25 Jan 2020
98
94th
One of the best T.V. shows ever made, bar none
Rated 15 Sep 2015
8
85th
The first 3 seasons are great, good mix of drama and comedy. Then came season 4, which is still good up to the last few episodes, in which a character sets up a needlessly complicated plan to manipulate another character into helping him execute another plan, which fails, prompting another plan. Then, as it enters season 5, characters devolve into caricatures and the story advances through multiple deus ex machina. Fortunately, it wraps up nicely with a straightforward ending.
Rated 27 Jul 2022
89
88th
There is a genuine reason why this show became so extremely popular well written cool visual effects and high stakes the characters themselves can become a little annoying but I think that’s because almost none of them are meant to be likeable / redeemable
Rated 17 Oct 2020
75
66th
The first season is great. The second is good. After that... it's a decline and fall.
Rated 04 Feb 2023
92
97th
Loved the first 4 seasons, with the ending for season 4 being the best climax episode to a TV show ever. They should have stopped after season 4. I've tried three times to get through the final season, but it just goes off the rails and becomes a bit too unbelievable. I just don't buy the Charles Chipping to Tony Montana transformation that Walter morphs into. And I just wanted to strangle Skyler, whose every appearance grinds the action to an abrupt halt.
Rated 10 Jan 2022
100
0th
The story of a man discovering who he truly is when faced with the prospect of death. A masterpiece of story telling, acting, character development, allusion, imagery, directing, etc. This show is the golden standard against which all shows should be compared.
Rated 31 Dec 2021
90
93rd
I just hate Jesse... but the show is amazing.
Rated 17 Jan 2024
87
55th
Obviously, excellent show and most people agree. However, I feel as though sometimes the plots are hard to follow, and I feel as though they abandoned Walter's... established book-smarts after the first season. I would've liked more references to how he was originally, his chemical knowledge, his college-learning. (P.S. Skyler White Deserves Better.)
Rated 06 Feb 2018
100
99th
great of all time.

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