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5.0 out of 5 stars As Good as The Shield and The Sopranos, November 15, 2009
This review is from: Breaking Bad: Season 2 (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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Showing 1-10 of 14 posts in this discussion
Initial post: May 6, 2010 1:34:05 PM PDT
Jean says:
Yes, exactly! After watching some of the episodes, I find myself starting at the now blank screen, shell-shocked, saying those very words - "Holy sh**t!". I am watching season 3 now. It is almost too intense. But I can't tear myself away. Amazing show. Perhaps the best ever.

Posted on May 14, 2010 8:24:39 PM PDT
Well said. Season three is even better.

Posted on May 23, 2010 10:10:12 PM PDT
I beg to differ I HATED The Shield.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2010 9:41:58 AM PDT
Dave says:
Thor, no. I have to just say no to you. Just stop it. If you hated the Shield you cannot post comments or reviews ever again on television related topics. Vic Mackey and Walter White are two of the greatest protagonists in the history of television.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2010 6:11:55 AM PDT
T. Mimouni says:
Read this review : http://www.amazon.com/review/R1EFF2SI2JHG21/ref=cm_cr_rev_detup_redir?_encoding=UTF8&cdPage=1&asin=B003MPH6EI&newContentNum=3&store=digital-video&newContentID=Mx152YIJTGK856M#Mx1KY4RSWZGEEV0

This reviewer nailed it!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2011 7:51:35 PM PST
J. Dowty says:
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Posted on Jun 5, 2011 11:17:09 AM PDT
Raaawwwrrrrr! MUST BUY!

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 4:00:41 AM PST
The thing that I loved about "The Shield" that puts it above "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" to me is that it had (in additional to constant, furious momentum) a gameplan. Everything tied in, season to season - they didn't just make it up on the spur of the moment as other shows fall into. There was a master plan. Watching "The Shield" all the way through from the start, it's awesome. Looking forward to watching "Breaking Bad".

Posted on May 5, 2013 3:02:31 PM PDT
M. Fonseca says:
I beg to differ. I couldn't care less for The Sopranos.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2013 12:33:02 AM PDT
Me either M Fonseca. Sopranos seemed to be all kill, nothing else but 'eat a lot without washing their hands' ( afterwards ). It was a bad era for tv and movies I guess.
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