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Cross Heisenberg at your peril,
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This review is from: Breaking Bad: The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
Breaking Bad: receiver of numerous accolades, plaudits, and much critical acclaim. And no wonder. It is and has been a PHENOMENALLY good show and utterly addictive.
The story begins with mild-mannered, unassuming chemistry teacher Walter White who, after receiving devastating medical news, is motivated to evaluate his life and achievements. Not happy with the revelation, he concludes that the only way to safeguard his family's future when he is gone is to put his chemistry flare to more 'profitable' use. But lacking the street-smarts needed to peddle his product, Walt enlists the help of ex-student and dropout (and amateur meth cook), Jesse Pinkman. So begins a journey that yields untold riches, but at what cost?
Walt is a stone cold, calculating psycho by season 5, and with so many players and so much scrutiny it's inevitable that his downfall is just a matter of time. Hunger for money, power and influence has clouded Walt's judgement, made him lose sight of why he began down this road in the first place. Jesse continues to struggle to hold it together. Hank could finally be closing in on his man. Enforcer Mike, along with Saul (dodgy lawyer, and source of some great one liners), have become my two favourite supporting cast members. But hey, to be honest there is not a weak character on the show.
For anybody who HASN'T seen it yet!?, but is thinking about it, believe me you are in for an absolute treat. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul (Walt and Jesse) could do a lot worse than being eternally associated with Breaking Bad. Easily in my top 3 favourite shows ever!