TV Current TV Shows That Are Just Breaking Bad Ripoffs  

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List Rules Vote up the series that are most obviously trying to replicate the success of Breaking Bad.

Here, you'll find an extensive list of current TV shows trying to be Breaking Bad. Given it's widely considered one of the greatest TV shows of all time, it makes sense Breaking Bad would be an influence for many television writers and producers. While imitation is the highest form of flattery, most viewers and critics don't appreciate shows that are a little too similar to something that's already been done. These programs aren't just inspired by the Vince Gilligan series. They're current shows that are just Breaking Bad ripoffs. 


Which TV shows ripping off Breaking Bad will you find here? In Ozark, Jason Bateman stars as a family man dealing with drug lords and murderers, making his character seem eerily similar to Walter White. Other good shows copying Breaking Bad include Sneaky Pete, Fargo, and Mary Kills People.

Which Breaking Bad-esque show is the biggest ripoff? Help us decide by giving the most shameless imitations a thumbs up and please add any good series we may have missed.

Ozark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just Breaking Bad Ripoffs
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Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crimeozark drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a summer resort community in Missouri to wash money and pay off his debt to a Mexican drug lord (Esai Morales). ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, + more

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Snowfall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just Breaking Bad Ripoffs
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Snowfall (FX, 2017) is an American crime drama television series created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. Set in 1983 Los Angeles, the series revolves around the first crack epidemic and its impact on the culture of the city. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Michael Hyatt, + more

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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just Breaking Bad Ripoffs
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Sneaky Pete is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston. The series follows a released convict who adopts the identity of his cell mate in order to avoid his past life. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae, Libe Barer, Michael Drayer, + more

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Mary Kills People is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just Breaking Bad Ripoffs
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Mary Kills People

Mary Kills People (Lifetime, 2017) is a Canadian black comedy-drama television series created by Tara Armstrong. Single mother Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas) is an ER doctor by day, but by night she and her partner (Richard Short), a former plastic surgeon, moonlight as underground angels of death who help terminally ill patients slip away on their own terms. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Caroline Dhavernas, Jay Ryan, Richard Short, Lyriq Bent, Greg Bryk, + more

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