AMC’s Breaking Bad Finale Set For Tonight
By Space Coast Daily // September 28, 2013
Finale airs Sun. Sep. 29 at 9/8c on AMC.
ABOVE VIDEO: All bad things must come to an end. Relive some of the greatest Breaking Bad moments in this recap trailer.
Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy.
White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family’s financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world.
The series explores how a fatal diagnosis such as White’s releases a typical man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild family man to a kingpin of the drug trade.
Premiering on January 20, 2008, the series is broadcast 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. The series finale is scheduled to air on September 29, 2013.
WIDESPREAD CRITICAL ACCLAIM
Breaking Bad has received widespread critical acclaim, and is considered one of the greatest TV dramas of all time. Progression of each season resulted in extremely positive word-of-mouth, which has led to a steady increase in popularity.
This culminated in rapid growth because of recent availability on multiple platforms, such as Netflix. Breaking Bad is now among the most-watched cable shows on American television, the audience numbers having doubled 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.
BREAKING BAD NOMINATED FOR AN GOLDEN GLOBE
The series was also nominated for an Golden Globe Award for 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 it the highest-rated TV series of all time, citing a Metacritic score of 99/100.
ABOVE VIDEO: Sneak peak of the season finale. Don’t miss the series finale of Breaking Bad, Sun. Sept. 29 at 9/8c.