Vince Gilligan’s epic drama about a school chemistry teacher turned criminal mastermind was an interesting and a binge-worthy watch. Breaking Bad is unique, and it explores the storyline in a never seen before manner. If you want to witness a similar dynamism, you should consider watching these shows listed below.
This American crime drama TV series is set in Baltimore, Maryland where a joint homicide and narcotics team has been assigned to bring down Avon Barksdale.
The show has been praised for its literary themes and its accurate exploration of society and politics. It was also lauded for a realistic portrayal of urban life.
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy is an American action crime drama TV series that follows the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club that has been operating in Charming, a fictional town in California.
The story centers around Tony Soprano, a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster who tries to balance his family life with his nefarious activities.
The show has been regarded as one of the most fantastic TV series of all time and won multiple major awards including Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.
Fargo is a black comedy crime drama series inspired by the eponymous 1996 film that was written and directed by the Coen Brothers. The show is based on true events with three long seasons being set primarily in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. The fourth season is now ready for its release at the end of this month which will be set in the 1950s, in Kansas City, Missouri.
This American dark comedy-drama series is primarily set in the fictional town of Agrestic, California. The show follows Nancy’s life as she gets drawn into the criminal system and relocates her family to protect her children and stay out of jail.
Weeds was Showtime’s highest-rated series in the first year and received positive critical reviews.
Deadwood received high critical acclaim for writing and McShane’s performance. The show is based on the real Deadwood, South Dakota and some of the characters being real people with noted moments in history.
The story centers around Seth Bullock who relocates to a gold mining camp known as Deadwood where he and his partner plan to start a hardware business.
Orange Is The New Black
Orange Is The New Black is one of the most-watched shows on Netflix. The show received widespread acclaim and awards mostly in the category of Best Series and Best Direction.
The series is centered around a New York woman, Piper Chapman who is convicted for helping her former lover.
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul is a spin-off of Vince Gilligan’s previous series Breaking Bad. The story follows the transformation of James McGill, who was formerly a con artist. He attempts at becoming a respectable lawyer trying to impersonate the glitz of the criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.
The show received critical acclaim, especially for acting, writing and direction.
Here is our list of similar shows that should be able to give you a similar Breaking Bad vibe.