Newest Review: ... However Mr Gilligan ends the show I for one will feel bereft and am wondering just what will fill my 'Breaking Bad' fix..... more
Greatest show of all time
Member Name: bhayanid
Advantages: Amazing Acting and Story
Disadvantages: Little Slow
Ok firstly I get that my headline may seem a little over the top, but what you need to know first is that I have a huge interest in TV shows and movies, and in terms of american tv shows I literally watch everything out there ranging from the wire, sopranos,dexter, and a huge amount more.
However there is something about breaking bad that has been gripping from the start. It isn't on a major network in America, AMC, so hence doesn't get a huge amount of exposure, but AMC has garnered a reputation in recent years for producing top quality shows as can be seen with quality shows like The Walking Dead and Mad Men.
So I will try and keep spoilers and keep my focus to the main two characters Walt and Jesse played excellently by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul respectively. Now I am going to go out on a wing here and say that the chemistry between these two actors is intense to say the least, I have never seen a show where they literally bounce off each other, just pure brilliance.
So in terms of the plot, this can simply be described as an ordinary man, Walt, who finds out he has cancer and not long to live. He has lived a somewhat unfulfilled life and wants to leave enough money for his wife and son. To do this he uses his skills as a chemistry teacher and teats up with Jesse who is a former drop-out school student. Lets say he provides more street smarts to the working relationship. Again I want to be careful with my words in order not to ruin this amazing show, but essentially they create crystal meth, and the purest crystal meth in the world. This allows them to move up the drug chain and meet all starts of drug kingpins.
Of course if I were to find reasons why people don't like this show it would be maybe that the plot is quite slow, but thats just the style of the show. He isnt going to take down drug lords in a day, remember Rome wasn't built in a night.
What seperates this show from others is the characters and the writing. As well as the main two characters, we have countless others include the wife that you love to hate, the son, the brother in law, Hank and his wife Maria. Hank by the way is a DEA agent and spends all his time looking for this guy creating drugs, not knowing that he is in his very family.
Overall I would highly recommend this show to anyone that loves quality tv shows, especially ones that are produces in America, and it easily gets 5 stars from me.
Summary: A brilliant show