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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
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.
Additional Contributors: Gilligan, Vince
Cranston, Bryan - 1956- - Actor
Gunn, Anna - 1968- - Actor
Mitte, R. J. - Actor
Paul, Aaron - 1979- - Actor
Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1435938550
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama BREAKING
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Report This 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).

Report This 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!!

Report This 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.

Report This 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. :-)

Report This Jul 07, 2013
  • mjayh rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Is there anything more alarming and entertaining than an intelligent but over-the-top-desperate dude making a lot of wrong choices? Dark but funny--and not like anything else.

The closed captioning is not in English

Report This Jul 01, 2013
  • turnitup rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I couldn't get into it - I tried, just too many disasters in this guys life.

Breaking Bad season 1 is a great start to one of the best shows on television. The series follows Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who gets floored by the news that he has lung cancer. Scared at the thought of leaving his family in financial difficulty, Walter decides to uncharacteristically start cooking meth. He teams up with Jesse Pinkman to carry out this operation. Although the subject matters are very dark and disturbing, the show finds a way to keep you interested in every episode. It seems as if every episode leaves you on the edge and wanting to see the next. Season 1 slowly but surely develops the character of Walter White, and Bryan Cranston does an amazing job playing him. Walter turns from a by the book teacher to a meth cooking maniac as the show progresses. The show is also able to provide some humorous moments throughout the seriousness of a task. Breaking Bad is a show I would recommend anyone to start because it is worth the time.

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Report This 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.

Report This 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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