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AMC's Breaking Bad is a show that seems to get a ton of critical respect but not much public notice.

Bryan Cranston won his third consecutive Lead Actor Emmy for playing Walter White, the terminally ill chemistry teacher with nothing to lose but with no finances for his family's future after he goes, who enters the insane, comical, tragic, violent, complex world of illicit drugs for what he hopes will be quick and easy money. Aaron Paul, who plays Mr. White's sidekick Jesse Pinkman, the high school dropout wannabe gangsta forced to rapidly, immediately grow up, won his first Emmy for Supporting Actor.

Vindication for the finest, most addictive show on television today.
 

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I think BB gets too close to the truth about many issues and that makes everyone uncomfortable including award deciders.

I cooled on BB a bit after a certain episode that frankly grossed me completely out, but its won be back over.

Cranston is amazing..one of the best roles in history? I think so.He's so human and its very raw to watch him grapple with his new life.
 

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Breaking Bad is fantastic - I'm soo glad those two won.

I just can't wait for season 3 to come out on DVD - I missed it on TV. I'll be running out to buy it on day 1.
 

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BB - yes, simply the best. I'd say that the Emmys have zero credibility (mostly based on The Wire getting shafted year after year, and then this year, Edie Falco winning for Best Actress (I'll give her that - she's good), but in a comedy?! Nurse Jackie ==> not a comedy. Closer to a tragedy. i don't think I've ever even snickered during that show. If it is, then Breaking Bad is a comedy as well, because I've laughed my ass off at some of the stuff on that show), but with Cranston and Paul winning this year, and this being Cranston's third win a row, I'll say that they have some credibility.

I was thinking about Mad Men, and if you took that show and put it in a different setting (modern day ad agency), it's just a decent show. People are way too caught up in the "isn't it outrageous that women smoked when pregnant" types of things that are portrayed.
 

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Even Edie Falco was surprised to win. I guess you could call Nurse Jackie a very dark comedy--I have laughed at some of the predicaments the characters get themselves into.
 
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