If I had to pick one television show that had me in a nervous wreck, waiting to see what would happen next, it would be ‘Breaking Bad’. I’d say it is undoubtedly, the best TV show of all time. (Sorry, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans). It is really remarkable how a piece of entertainment can be so artistic and so entertaining at the same time without compromising on either of the two.
It is no secret that the best seasons of ‘Breaking Bad’ were the finals two seasons. The show kept hitting new heights with every episodes and the writing was almost perfect. So, when we set out to pick out the best episodes from the show, it came as no surprise that most of our picks were from the final two seasons. Here is a list of the top Breaking Bad episodes, ranked.
12. Better Call Saul (Season 2, Episode 8)
Starting off the list with the episode that features the introduction of the show’s most popular supporting actor – Saul Goodman, the slime ball sleazebag criminal lawyer, played by Bob Odenkirk. The popularity of the character enabled him to get a spin-off show with the same title of this episode, one that is definitely not on par with ‘Breaking Bad’ in terms of quality but worth a watch all the same. ‘Better Call Saul’ is one of the funny and lighter episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’, with a tinge of dark humour. While it does not add much to the story, ‘Better Call Saul’ is the definition of pure entertainment, it was an episode that signified just how versatile ‘Breaking Bad’ could be.
11. Salud (Season 4, Episode 10)
‘Breaking Bad’ at its dramatic best. Gus Fring killing off the cartel has always been one of my favourite sequences in the entire show, it’s unpredictability and spontaneity makes for a really interesting watch. It is often remarked that Season 4 was not the season of Heisenberg nor was it the season of Jesse Pinkman or any of the other leads for that matter but it was carried by the sensational performance of Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo Fring. There is a lot of truth to this statement, as can be seen from this episode, where the most tense moments feature Fring.