‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5 (Part 1) Premieres on Netflix Aug. 2

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Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad 5.2 Breaking Bad Season 5 (Part 1) Premieres on Netflix Aug. 2

For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting to catch up on Breaking Bad season 5, you can now breath a sigh of relief, as the Internet streaming giant Netflix will be releasing the episodes on Aug. 2, for your viewing pleasure.

Ever since HBO’s hit series The Sopranos split their final season in half back in 2006, other networks – as well as the film industry – have followed suit, so it was no surprise when writer/executive producer Vince Gilligan announced that he would do the same for the final season of Breaking Bad.  Whether or not this is the result of artistic expression or  financial gain is a topic for another time, but it is interesting to see this trend spreading throughout the entertainment world, with movie franchises such as Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games following the same model.

Finances aside, Netflix is an excellent way to watch quality series like Breaking Bad without the high costs of cable and satellite providers. As such, many have looked to online streaming services like Netflix to watch their favorite TV shows and movies.

Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad Breaking Bad Season 5 (Part 1) Premieres on Netflix Aug. 2

However, the wait can be unbearable as the never-ending onslaught of Twitter and Facebook posts can lead to unwanted spoilers for your favorite series. And since the final eight episodes should be an exciting conclusion to what many refer to as the best television series of all time – a conclusion co-star Aaron Paul has said will make you ‘S*** your pants’ –  here’s your chance to catch up.

Breaking Bad has proven that high quality dramas don’t just exist on the premium networks like HBO and Showtime.  There’s a reason why Bryan Cranston has won 3 Emmys for his role on the series; namely the strong writing of Vince Gilligan and the wonderful performance by Cranston.  In the age of the television anti-hero (Tony Soprano, Ray Donovan, Gaius Baltar), Cranston’s portrayal of Walter White is arguably the best.  His morally ambiguous lifestyle can lead to intense debates about whether or not he’s a “good guy,” but what remains true is that it’s impossible to take your eyes off of Cranston while he’s on screen.

Is Walter an example of a bad guy we can root for, or are his crimes unforgivable?  Gilligan has stated that the ending to the series will not be open-ended, but where does that leave Walter?  These questions and more will be answered in just a few weeks.

Breaking Bad season 5 (part 2) premieres August 11 @9pm on AMC

Source: Variety

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  1. It’s about time…
    I’ve been checking every day for the past 2 weeks or so.
    Yeah I’ve seen the episodes already but I want to refresh my memory.

    • same here…same here

  2. They should just stream episodes of the entire season on the companies website for a fee.

  3. I agree

  4. Been on netflix in uk since jan

  5. At first, I understand new episodes will air on Aug. 2

  6. Yeah it’s been on in the UK Netflix for ages, it’s funny because I have the DNS codes for the US Netflix and some other shows are also behind like The Killing

    Any who I seriously can’t wait to watch the first episode, Aug 12th in UK, I think im literally going to implode!!


  8. Looking forward to reviewing season 5 (part 1). Can’t wait till Aug 11 for part 2! Thanks for the heads-up!

  9. Its about timmmmmme gahhhhhhhhhhh dang!!!!!!

  10. POLLOS !!!!!

  11. TUCO!

  12. I’m glad it’s available somewhere. I thought AMC would rerun the first half of the season to refresh everyones memory but no.

  13. ray donovan comparison to tony soprano as anti hero? dexter if anything but not ray donovan

  14. Vamonos Pest!

  15. Is it me or does the machine gun in the trunk resembles the gun from scarface? “Say hello to my little friend!”

    • there was that scene where walt and walt jr are watching scarface together and they both repeat “say hello to my little friend”

  16. and he does mention “everyone dies at the end.” Walt referring to the movie Scarface. Symbolic? Will everyone die at the end of this show? Dang, that would be another Tarantino direction.

    • “everyone dies in this movie”

  17. Does anyone knlw when the final 8 episodes will be on netflix plz help I’m going to die!!!!

    • It’s going to be a few months at least. Probably a few weeks after the episodes hit DVD.

  18. When does season 5 part 2 come on netflix?


  19. When does the part2 of the 5th season coming to Netflix, I am dying I checked everyday and nothing.
    I need more Heisenberg and Jessie in my life.

  20. Okay, so I just sat here for about two weeks straight watching Breaking Bad on Netflix, because I heard how awesome it was. So…I just could not stop watching, got to the end of Season five which was the first part of the last episode and that’s it…!!!???!!! Where is the second part? Is there more??