Breaking Bad

Credit AMC

NOW SHOWING

USA TV: AMC
UK TV: FX UK

ORIGINS

Vince Gilligan began to formulate the idea for the show during a phone call with a friend in 2005. He knew he wanted Bryan Cranston to play the role of Walter White because Cranston had played a racist with a terminal illness during season six of the X-Files.

CONTENT

The show debuted to average ratings but the numbers have slowly increased with each subsequent season. The first season was affected by the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike and only produced seven episodes. The next three seasons all had thirteen episodes. After negotiations throughout 2011, AMC announced that the show was renewed for sixteen more episodes that may be split over two seasons.

THETVCRITIC

I was tipped off about Breaking Bad by a kind reader in 2009 and was instantly intrigued by the show's clever premise. I wrote blog posts about the show during season three which are available in the blogs section. I began to write full length reviews starting with season four and began to record podcasts to accompany them.

I would love to go back and write reviews for the first three seasons of Breaking Bad, however it will probably be a long while before I have the time to do it.

November 2011

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