Breaking Bad

The Complete First Season
(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Breaking Bad

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After an unremarkable chemistry teacher learns he has terminal cancer, he turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones. Includes all 7 episodes. Features bonus previews; commentaries; deleted and extended scenes.
Title: Breaking bad
The complete first season
Publisher: [Culver City, CA] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 346 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Sony Pictures Television
Notes: Title from container
Series created by Vince Gilligan
Special features include: audio commentary on pilot episode and "Crazy handful of nothin" by by creator and cast including Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston; making of Breaking bad; screen tests; deleted scenes; Vince Gilligan's photo gallery; inside Breaking bad; AMC shootout--Interview with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, and Mark Johnson
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Disc 1. Pilot ; The cat's in the bag ; And the bag's in the river
disc 2. Cancer man ; Gray matter ; Crazy handful of nothin'
disc 3. A no-rough-stuff-type deal
Summary: After an unremarkable chemistry teacher learns he has terminal cancer, he turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones. Includes all 7 episodes. Features bonus previews; commentaries; deleted and extended scenes.
ISBN: 1435938550
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama BREAKING
Performers: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul.
Event: Originally broadcast as episodes of the television series on AMC in 2008
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Other Language: Closed-captioned
English dialogue; French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles
Subject Headings: Chemistry teachers Drama Drug traffic Drama Terminally ill Drama
Genre/Form: Television programs
Television series
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Chemistry teachers
Drug traffic
Terminally ill
Publisher No: 28042 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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After an unremarkable chemistry teacher learns he has terminal cancer, he turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.

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Jul 07, 2014
  • gamgroves rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed season one, but found it to be a slower pace than expected.

May 27, 2014
  • MizPerez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant story twists, nail biting suspense and some dark humor. We are totally hooked and binging on the series. Do yourself a favor and place a hold or check out the next series in line at the same time. We are now on the 4th series and can't wait to pick it up.

Breaking Bad is a movie about a high school chemistry teacher that decides to start cooking meth with his old drug dealing student to provide for his family. The plot of the first season of Breaking Bad is amazing. You follow Walter White change from being an innocent high school chemistry teacher to a criminal all for his family. Watching Bryan Cranston become this drug cook is very different after watching him in Malcom in the Middle, but he pulls it off wonderfully. Along side with Jesse Pinkman, the right hand man to Walter. The show adds a very good problem Walter has to constantly face, his brother in law. His brother is a drug enforcement officer that is trying to find the new meth cook in town, little does he know it is his brother in law Their personalities are constantly clashing which makes for very humorous events but also very dark events. The actors in Breaking Bad make you get emotionally connected to each and single one of them. You watch them grow as the season goes on. Constant plot twists and traumatic events kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more. The first season does a great job of getting watchers to get hooked on the show and keep watching future seasons. This season only has seven episodes but these episodes were very well done. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in suspenseful, humorous and dark events. I give Breaking Bad season 1 a 10/10.

May 14, 2014
  • aveda rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Totally love this series. We are hooked. The acting is amazing. Season two just came in!!! Can't wait.

Apr 02, 2014
  • lswanston rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this, plain and simple. Nuff said?

Cannot wait to see Season Two!!

I highly recommend watching this (for Mature viewers only).

Jan 19, 2014
  • cat_moda rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A terrific start to an excellent series. The story begins innocently and then by the end of season one you start to see Walter White transforming, but one cannot imagine how much he transforms as the series goes on. Season One hooks you in, so be sure to have seasons 2-6 on hand because you will want to binge watch this awesome series!!

Dec 16, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Bravo to the writers and actors on this urban legend crime/family drama that kept me on the edge of my couch most of the time. Love the chemistry lessons as well. (For cc in English, connect to TV via AV port instead of HDMI but will loose a bit of resolution. Also available via Netflix.)

Season 1 of AMC’s Breaking Bad follows high school chemistry teacher Walter White, who is diagnosed with stage-three terminal lung cancer and given a life expectancy of just two more years. Walter, with little time left to provide for his family, turns to cooking crystal meth along with a former student and meth dealer Jesse Pinkman, in his last efforts to leave his wife, son, and pre-born daughter with money before he passes away. The first season of Breaking Bad is nothing short of brilliant due to an excellent plot, interesting characters, and outstanding acting.

Breaking Bad manages to capture the audience’s attention not only within the first episode, but within the shows first scene. The action and suspense in this series-opening scene is just a sample of what the rest of the season holds, and sets the audience up for what is to be an excellent viewing experience.

A large part of what makes Breaking Bad season 1 so exciting to watch is the diverse set of characters. Watching Walter, a scholarly high school teacher, cooking meth is always amusing as being involved in the drug business is far outside of what he’s used to, and this shows in his actions. The character of Jesse Pinkman also adds to the shows enjoyment as watching his often poor decisions in difficult situations is always entertaining. Walter’s brother-in-law and DEA agent Hank also adds the element of humour to the show with his constant wisecracks, which are often inappropriately funny. Along with the excellent characters are the brilliant actors who play them, with Brian Cranston doing an outstanding job as Walter as well as Aaron Paul as Jesse. The two play their roles extraordinarily, and really bring the characters to life.

Overall, Breaking Bad season 1 is a remarkable season of television, and earns a perfect score of 10/10. This show should be recommended to anyone, as the suspense, excitement, and humour is enough to leave anyone satisfied. The first season certainly succeeds in getting its viewers hooked on the show, and will definitely make them come back for more in season 2.

Jul 17, 2013
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an interesting series with outstanding writing and acting. A great commentary on the U.S. healthcare system, too. Hey, I even learned some science while watching it. :-)

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Jun 06, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Nudity and sexual situations. Not for children for sure.


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Apr 21, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Jesse: And that'll cut through a lock? Because this is supposed to be one big-xxx lock.
Walter: In World War II, the Germans had an artillery piece – it's the biggest in the world – called the Gustav Gun, and it weighed a thousand tons. And the Gustav was capable of firing a seven-ton shell and hitting a target, accurately, twenty-three miles away. [chuckles] I mean, you could drop bombs on it every day for a month without every disabling it. But, drop a commando – one man, with just a bag of this – and he could melt right through four inches of steel and destroy that gun forever.

Apr 21, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Walter: Of course I do. Skyler, you've read the statistics. These doctors...talking about surviving. One year, two years, like it's the only thing that matters. But what good is it, to just survive if I am too sick to work, to enjoy a meal, to make love? For what time I have left, I want to live in my own house. I want to sleep in my own bed. I don't wanna choke down 30 or 40 pills every single day, lose my hair, and lie around too tired to get up...and so nauseated that I can't even move my head. And you cleaning up after me? Me, with...some dead man, some artificially alive...just marking time? No. No. And that's how you would remember me. That's the worst part. So...that is my thought process, Skyler. I'm sorry. I just...I choose not to do it.

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