Breaking Bad 6 Seasons 2009

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Season 2
(874) IMDb 8.9/10
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The Walt's marriage is on the rocks when Skyler becomes fed up with Walt's secrecy. Meanwhile Walt comes to Jesse's aid when Jesse's behavior leads to his own self destruction.

Starring:
Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn
Runtime:
48 minutes
Original air date:
May 31, 2009

Available in HD on supported devices.

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Season 2

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Great writing, great acting.
imothatsall
I watch A LOT of TV and I can honestly say there has never been a show that was so riveting and so gripping from beginning to end as Breaking Bad.
Mac Bender
You will definitely get hooked if you watched one episode.
Gwen

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137 of 151 people found the following review helpful By William Martin on November 15, 2009
Format: DVD
I'll try to keep this short. If you've read the other reviews, you know the premise of the show. It has received many accolades and some awards. But you know what, there are many really good shows out there now, and it can be hard to keep up with all of them. So if you are still undecided as to whether this show is worth an investment of your time and money, I hope this helps.

If are an avid fan of the Sopranos and The Shield, you will love Breaking Bad.

Do you remember how both of those shows would, at their very best, leave you staring at the screen, with your heart pounding, saying to yourself "Holy S---"? Well, there are moments like that in Breaking Bad. Like the Sopranos, it effectively mixes dark comedy and violence. Like The Shield, it has episodes and plotlines that are incredibly intense. And like both of those shows, it features a protagonist leading a double life. The performance of Bryan Cranston, like those of James Gandolfini and Micheal Chiklis is one of the finest ever seen on televison. Your move.
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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Mac Bender on September 30, 2009
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I watch A LOT of TV and I can honestly say there has never been a show that was so riveting and so gripping from beginning to end as Breaking Bad. This show is a masterpiece through and through.

During the first season, we come to see how Bryan Cranston's character (acted brilliantly, by the way) could not be any more desperate. And just when you think things couldn't get more low, in comes season two with more problems and more desperation.

I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen this season, but my God, if you haven't seen it, get this DVD collection it will be so worth your time.
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53 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Shawn Oliver on June 14, 2009
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Now that everything was established in the short first season (writers strike) the second season gets things really going.

I will not spoil but I will say this show is now falling into history. It's one of the greatest shows of all time and will most likely only get better from here.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marc Schoenen on October 3, 2011
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In a nutshell, the story is about a high school chemistry teacher/husband/father who finds out he has terminal cancer. Realizing his family will be burdened beyond belief after his death, he sets out to secure their financial future by cooking and selling crystal meth with what little time he has left. Encountering all the problems one would expect from the situation, he seeks out and employs a former student of his who is a small-time CM dealer/user, all while trying to keep his cancer and newfound "hobby" a secret from his wife and DEA agent brother-in-law.

The writing is superb. Just further proving that all of the best creative work right now is in 60-minute TV, not films. The acting is fantastic - Bryan Cranston walks away with the Best TV Actor award each year. The show is also far and away above all others in their artistic use of light and camera.

But here's the thing: I've never seen a better "save the cat" show in my life. It's one thing for a show to place their characters in seemingly impossible situations but it's an entirely different thing to be able to creatively get the characters out all while maintaining believability. Despite the absolutely absurd situations these characters put themselves in, at no point do you question their motives or their decision making.

Yes, this is what would happen if this person tried to do this. Yes, this is how they would behave.

And it's always nothing short of fascinating.

I originally thought they would take a more absurdist/comedic POV to the story but, to my surprise, they went in the opposite direction. The story goes to some very dark, very real places.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By abe on June 28, 2011
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Many people I know will say that Mad Men is the best drama on AMC and TV in general. Honestly, I enjoy Breaking Bad much more than Mad Men, especially the second season. While Mad Men is a great show that makes you feel like you are in the time period, Breaking Bad offers the full spectrum of entertainment. Awesome acting, gripping storyline, funny moments, action packed scenes (from time to time), and the list goes on and on. I feel that this series is a must watch for anyone who enjoys drama.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Linda Kelley on September 2, 2009
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This is the very best program on television I've had the pleasure in seeing in years. I am not, nor know anyone who is a meth user but am riveted by this show.
AMC's "Breaking Bad" is extremely well written. The Emmy Brian ("Walt, Heizenburg") won for best TV actor last year was well earned. I only wish Brian and Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) could both win the Emmy for this seasons top prize, however only one can receive that coveted award.
Thanks for listening and Blessy Heart! Saffernellie
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Eydie Jerome on July 15, 2010
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If you thought season 1 was great, wait til you see season 2 (and season 3!). This show just keeps getting better and better. Great acting by all, especially Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston and fantastic writing.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By K. S. Halle on June 22, 2011
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Emotionally and socially accurate. What happens matches reality. But with a black-humor twist. First season had more optimism and action than second season. Picture's not quite so rosy -- but the show is just as addictive as the meth they cook. Slamming boring suburban life against high-octane drug dealer adventures, and watching the characters mature, their personalities grow, is awe inspiring in its brilliance and highly entertaining. Throw in loser side-kick with street smarts against socially challenged brilliant scientist, and you get someone like me spending this much time writing a review because it's so good I want to share.
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