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Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season (Sous-titres français)

Bryan Cranston , Aaron Paul , Adam Bernstein , Bronwen Hughes    Unrated   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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No one would confuse the desperate dad Bryan Cranston plays in this character-driven drama with the fun-loving Hal from Malcolm in the Middle. In AMC's Breaking Bad, Walter White lives in the suburbs with his wife--and wears tighty-whiteys--but the similarities end there. During the pilot, the cash-strapped chemistry teacher finds out he has inoperable lung cancer. He and Skyler (Deadwood's Anna Gunn) have one son, Walter Jr. (R.J. Mitte), and a daughter on the way. With two years to get his affairs in order, Walter comes up with a wild plan: he and former student Jesse (Aaron Paul), a drug dealer, will open a meth lab.

In the hands of creator Vince Gilligan (The X-Files), Bad's first season plays like the improbable offspring of Weeds and The Shield. With nothing left to lose, the Albuquerque 50-year-old uses his death sentence as a catalyst to break every rule he's ever followed while keeping his family--including Skyler's radiologist sister, Marie (Betsy Brandt), and her DEA agent husband, Hank (Dean Norris)--out of the loop. Throughout these seven episodes, Walt takes on a hostage, a dead body, and a partner who likes to sample his own product. Based on the description alone, the program shouldn't work as well as it does, except Gilligan and company keep the situations psychologically believable and Emmy winner Cranston makes Walt surprisingly sympathetic as he swings between compassion and self-interest. As he tells his students, "Chemistry is the study of change," a statement that applies equally well to the show, since Walt ends up in a very different place than the one he began. This three-disc set comes complete with cast and crew commentary, an installment of AMC's Shootout, two featurettes, deleted scenes, and screen tests. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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Breaking Bad ~ Season 1


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Breaking Bad - Season 1 DVD review Jan. 21 2010
Format:DVD
One of the - if not THE - best show on cable TV. This is a phenomenal show start to finish, everything from the concept, the writing, the cinematography, heck even the music compositions and soundtrack is awesome. My only beef with it is, and a minor at that, is the fact that are only 7 episodes. When Season 1 was filmed it was the year of the infamous Writers Guild Strike and of course it affected a lot of network shows (see: 24 season 6, brutal) so it falls short in that perspective but an otherwise flawless show. Also, the extras and trailers are a nice bonus. I'm very picky with the shows I watch but if you're a big fan of Dexter, The Wire, LOST, Weeds then I highly recommended Breaking Bad and can't wait for season 3 to start in March '10!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By K. Gordon TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
What can be said about this spectacular saga that hasn't been said before? One of the very
few series that competes with the best films in history for achievement in cinematic storytelling.
Like a great novel slowly unfolding, it's funny, heartbreaking, incredibly tense, deeply disturbing.

A nebbishy high-school science teacher finds he has lung cancer, so becomes a meth dealer to
make money for his family before his death. Often visually stunning, with a breathtaking
performance by Brian Cranston in the lead, and great work from all the supporting roles,
this portrait of a man's decent into hell couldn't be much better, and it just grows darker and
more disturbing each year.

In a way, thematically it recalls "The Godfather I and II" in how that epic charts Michael's journey
from innocence to darkness, along with the moral murkiness of the endless drive for money
and success - how we lose ourselves, so that succeeding and having ever more becomes an
end in itself for which we will pay any price, rather than a route to happiness, trapping us in a
game we can never win.

It may take a few episodes to get into, in this first season there was a lot of groundwork to lay,
but you oweit to yourself to try. This is powerful, important and utterly enthralling stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series! Dec 14 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Like most people I know that are aware of this show, they found it and OD'd on it, watching basically the entire series in a short period of time. It's a great show, the writing is solid, the acting is amazing and the premise is the most original thing to happen to TV in a long time.

The good:
-Every episode with a few little things that weren't aired in the original episodes (overall, most episodes are pretty close to what aired, very few bad words, only one nude scene that I can recall)
-Cast commentary provides insight into the characters and production of the show.
-Lots of other extras including screen tests for the actors, a photo gallery, cast interviews and behind the scenes features.

The Bad:
-Maybe I am a cheap individual, but I still feel like the price is a bit much for basically 7 episodes (it premiered during the year of the writers strike). I know there are extras and the show is really great, but come on. I honestly think this should be priced at or just under $20.
-No outtakes. I wish every show released on DVD had outtakes. I find them endlessly entertaining. Minor point and really my own preference, but I figured I would throw that in for those that are like me.

It's a pretty good set.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Television doesn't get any better Nov. 24 2009
By Len TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Chemistry gets lung cancer. He's living on a lousy teacher's salary. His wife in pregnant and doesn't work. His son is mildly handicapped. How's he going to provide a legacy? What are they going to live on should he die? He'll use his skills in chemistry to make crystal meth. How evil is that? Where's the line between right and wrong. How does a teacher relate used to the rules of regular life adapt to the do or die rules of the underworld. The contrasts are fantastic. His partner in crime, a former student still calls him Mr. White. How good is that? "Weeds" on cocaine. Very addictive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking Bad Season 1 Nov. 17 2013
By Dylan
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I Absolutely fell in love with this show. I decided to buy all seasons 1-4 in one shot, this show is addictive. One of the greatest t.v shows of the 21st Century. The season that started it all... Walter White (Aka: Heisenberg), Jesse, Hank, Walter Jr. (Flynn).. All Lovable characters. Looks amazing on Blu Ray!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking Bad Oct. 23 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This was such an awesome series I felt by ordering one season at a time would be the best way to review the whole series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth watching! July 1 2013
By Kaslo
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a weird story about a seemingly every day kind man. He has a nice family with attractive bright wife, a slighlty handicapped son and a baby on the way.

He is a teacher with chip on his shoulder who gets terminal cancer and feels a great need to get together enough money to keep his family after he is dead. Being a chemistry teacher he finds that he can make extremely pure coccaine ------ and thus begins the road down! Lots of great characters and lovely acting.

Sounds weird but I'd definitely worth watching. Watch a few episodes and you'll be hooked right in there!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Chemistry! July 15 2009
Format:DVD
Absolutely over the top! Intense drama, comedy, stinging social commentary. Wonderfully drawn, sympathetic characters at odds with people and obstacles that will rezonate with just about everyone. This is a whole different Brian Cranston with a real, struggling family and an almost unparalleled convergence of circumstances that lead him to essentially violate his entire ethical worldview. Oh, and how crazy and fun it all is. I can't wait for the second season!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
Saw it already, it's a gift, thanks!
Published 12 days ago by philbiz
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! and the fastest ever
Perfect! and the fastest ever!
Published 16 days ago by highlander
5.0 out of 5 stars This is it.
The best TV there ever was.
Published 1 month ago by Scissorpaws
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Like a new, fast delevery
Published 1 month ago by Mathieu
5.0 out of 5 stars Great characters and compelling
Great characters and compelling, sometimes shocking, storey line. Well-done! I've already watched season 2, as well, and am looking forward to more.
Published 1 month ago by june bold
5.0 out of 5 stars like i said before i will be see them soon ...
like i said before i will be see them soon and i know i won,t be disppointed and watching them thank you
Published 1 month ago by joseph e calleja
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Très bon service et produit.
Merci,
Gabriel Daniel
Published 1 month ago by Gabriel Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series!!
We loved the first season. It's a different show with great characters and an interesting story. Can't wait to watch the following seasons!
Published 3 months ago by Devon Cave
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping edgy drama of how a chemistry teacher makes the best of his...
how a chemistry teacher makes the best of his cancer death sentance and pays the bills cooking Meth
transfixed watching Breaking Bad
Published 4 months ago by Rebecca Horwood
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series.....but no-english subtitle
I suggest to buy it if you never watch the serie for 15$ or less its a good price. The only thing it bother is there is no subtitle in english for the series besides that its all... Read more
Published 5 months ago by MIKE
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