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Rank the Seasons of 'Breaking Bad'  

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Grab a Xanax and prepare for your heart rate to increase - we're ranking the best seasons of Vince Gilligan's hit TV series, Breaking Bad. From the first time we meet Walt and Jesse, to the explosive series finale, there was no shortage of titillating moments to keep viewers on the edge of there seats throughout all five incredible seasons of Breaking Bad

What was the best season of Breaking Bad? Seasons 5 tops our list - it has been widely touted as the most perfect series finale of all time. Gilligan didn't waste anyone's time by drawing out the series with useless, winding plot lines. Instead, he ended Breaking Bad in a natural place that made the most sense, even if it did send BrBa fans worldwide spiraling into withdrawal. 

You may think that the seasons with the highest body counts were best, or you might feel that Walt's creation of the Heisenberg alter-ego defined the series. Perhaps you believe that the nursing home explosion was one of the most epic hits in history, or maybe it revved you up when the white supremacist gang took out ten potential informants that might have brought down the Heisenberg drug operation. The best thing about Breaking Bad is that the moments when Walt is fighting for his family are just as intriguing as the moments when he's building up his drug empire.

Vote up the best seasons of Breaking Bad, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section, b*tch! 

 

Breaking Bad - Season 5 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rank the Seasons of 'Breaking Bad'
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The fifth and final season of Breaking Bad premiered on July 15, 2012 and contains 16 episodes. This season features revelations, retirements, and betrayals.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Say My Name," "Ozymandias"and "Felina."

Notable Plot Points
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  • Walt and Jesse team up with the Vamanos Pest team in a new meth production operation.
  • Hank finds the Gale-inscribed Walt Whitman book.
  • Walt and Jesse have a final showdown with the white supremacists.
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Breaking Bad - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rank the Seasons of 'Breaking Bad'
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The fourth season of Breaking Bad premiered on July 17, 2011 and contains 13 episodes. This season finds Walt and Jesse running Gus' lab.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Box Cutter," "Hermanos" and "Face Off."

Notable Plot Points:

  • Walt and Jesse face the repercussions of Gale's execution.
  • Jesse's friendship with Mike develops as Gus tries to push Jesse and Walt apart.
  • Brock is poisoned.
  • Don Salamanca helps Walt kill Gus.
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Breaking Bad - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rank the Seasons of 'Breaking Bad'
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The third season of Breaking Bad premiered on March 21, 2010 and contains 13 episodes. This season finds Walt's family-life affected by his business.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "No Más," "One Minute," and "Fly."
 

Notable Plot Points:

  • Walt tells Skyler about the meth production.
  • Walt goes to work for Gus with a new assistant, Gale.
  • Jesse becomes romantically involved with Andrea.
  • Walt tells Jesse to kill Gale.
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Breaking Bad - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rank the Seasons of 'Breaking Bad'
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The second season of Breaking Bad premiered on March 8, 2009 and contains 13 episodes. This season finds Walt and Jesse dealing with the aftermath of the showdown at Tuco's house.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Seven Thirty-Seven," "Better Call Saul" and "ABQ."

Notable Plot Points:

  • Walt and Jesse go back to cooking.
  • Walt hires Saul.
  • Combo is assassinated.
  • Jesse becomes involved with his ex-drug addict neighbor, Jane.
  • Walt watches Jane die.
  • Skyler and Walt separate.
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