Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (+UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

[two_third]Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine, in order to secure his family’s financial future, teaming with his former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Heavily serialized, the series is known for positioning its characters in seemingly inextricable corners and has been labeled a contemporary western by its creator.[/two_third]

The series premiered on January 20, 2008 in the United States and Canada on the cable channel AMC and is a production of Sony Pictures Television. On August 14, 2011, AMC announced that Breaking Bad had been renewed for a fifth and final season consisting of 16 episodes. This final season is split into two parts, each consisting of 8 episodes and broadcast over the course of two years. The first half premiered on July 15, 2012 and concluded on September 2, 2012; the second half premiered on August 11, 2013, and the series finale aired on September 29, 2013.

Breaking Bad has received widespread critical acclaim, and is considered one of the greatest TV dramas of all time. Breaking Bad is now among the most-watched cable shows on American television, with audience numbers that doubled in the fifth season from the previous year’s episodes.

The series has won ten Primetime Emmy Awards, including three consecutive wins for Best Actor for Cranston, two wins for Best Supporting Actor for Paul, and one win for Best Supporting Actress for Gunn and Outstanding Drama Series after three nominations. The series was also nominated for a Best Television Series – Drama and Cranston three times for Best Actor, besides being nominated four times for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, winning once at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America named Breaking Bad the 13th best-written TV series of all time. That same year, Guinness World Records awarded its 5th season to be the highest-rated TV series season of all time, citing its Metacritic score of 99/100.

The Complete Series Collector’s Set Includes:

  • Collectible replica money barrel
  • Over 55 hours of special features from all seasons
  • All new two-hour documentary
  • 16 page booklet with letter from Vince Gilligan
  • Commemorative challenge coin designed by Vince Gilligan
  • Los Pollos Hermanos apron

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (+UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

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