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Break for the border,
This review is from: Breaking Bad: Complete Second Season [Blu-ray] [Region A] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
Breaking Bad series 2 is an outstanding tv show, and more than rewards the slow build in series 1, not only does this second series reach its potential, it is perhaps one of the best series around and leaves the viewer hungry for season 3.
Bryan Cranston is superb as the high school teacher come drug kingpin and meth lab chemist Walter White, crossing the border between all american dad and underworld boss, he ventures more and more into his darkside, resulting in some of the tense kafka style dilemmas found in Dexter.
The cast in series 2 expands to include some excellent new characters, while developing nicely the characters from the short first series.
The series looks great, and continues to pull no punches when it comes to drugs and violence, and presents a less than glamorous reality of the addicts underworld, although the second series is somewhat less grisly than the first.
The only slight complaint is that the seeds planted in the stylized intros leading to the series finale, is a bit of a cop out when it finally arrives, considering the quality of the writing and the slow burn tension through-out, the ending just seems to jar.
Highly recommended to any fan of The Wire, Dexter, Oz and The Sopranos. Excellent.