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.
Breaking Bad: Season 5 Trailers & Photos
Tv Season Info
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.
|Premiere Date:||Jul 15, 2012|
|Executive Producers:||Vince Gilligan, Michelle Maxwell MacLaren, Mark Johnson|
|Producers:||Vince Gilligan, Karen Moore, Michelle Maxwell MacLaren, Peter Gould, George mastras, Moira Walley-Beckett, Melissa Bernstein, Stewart A. Lyons, Tom Schnauz, Diane Mercer|
as Walter White
as Skyler White
as Jesse Pinkman
as Hank Schrader
as Marie Schrader
as Walter White Jr.
as Saul Goodman
as Gus Fring
as Jane Margolis
News & Interviews for Breaking Bad: Season 5
Friend Ratings for Breaking Bad: Season 5
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.Login
The show is an exercise in ethics and impossible choice, rooted in the heightened reality of our country's wracked and wretched West.
There's something about this show that just transcends, and keeps on transcending, popular entertainment. It just keeps getting better and better, going higher and higher, until mere words, mere platitudes, can no longer do it justice.
Breaking Bad delivers a final season that is as gripping and rewarding as we've come to expect. It's the show that knocks.
Breaking Bad is essential viewing: a Molotov cocktail of poverty, science and decline.
We get the neatness and the uncertainty, which shows a Heisenberg level of mastery.
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
The greatest show in the history of television
Probably the best written and acted show of all times.
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.
Discuss Breaking Bad on our TV talk forum!