Breaking Bad was a “once in a life time” show. Other than Breaking Bad, there isn’t a show that I haven’t heard so many people say it was the best on television. There’s no doubt that the ending left their dedicated viewers wanting more, and, as so many fans claim, nothing can compare to it. Below, however, are some T.V. series, Movies, and Audiobooks that are similar to Breaking Bad. Stop by the library to check out some of your favorites!
The Wire– Similar to Breaking Bad, The Wire follows the crime drama that surrounds Baltimore’s drug trade. What makes The Wire unique is the differing view points between the police and their suspects.
Weeds– After a sudden and unexpected crisis, like Walter White, a house mom turns to growing and dealing illicit drugs in hopes that it will solve her subsequent financial woes. Weeds has an added layer of drama as the house mom keeps her selling secret from both her family and her best friend.
Better Call Saul– Although Better Call Saul isn’t expected on DVD until later this month, the spin-off of Breaking Bad features the story of James Morgan McGill, who is better known as Saul Goodman, six years prior to his appearance in Breaking Bad. Be sure to join the hold list for Better Call Saul if you were a huge fan of Breaking Bad!
Pulp Fiction– Some scenes in Breaking Bad are said to have echoed Tarantino’s work in Pulp Fiction. A clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers.
Once Upon a Time in the West– There is no doubt that there was a heavy Western influence on Breaking Bad. In fact, Vince Gilligan, creator and writer of Breaking Bad, has cited Once Upon a Time in the West as inspiration. This 1968 Western follows the revenge story of a woman, who teams up with an unlikely duo to find the killer of her family.
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk– “The first rule to Fight Club is you don’t talk about Fight Club.” When a listless office employee meets Tyler Durden, his ho-hum life takes a dramatic turn as a contender in amateur bare-knuckle street fighting matches, that soon develop a fanatical following. Check out the movie adaptation featuring Brad Pitt.
Wolf of Wall Street– The former head of the notorious investment firm, Stratton Oakmont, describes the rise and fall of his financial empire, his life jet-setting glamour and excesses, and the scandal that destroyed his empire, sent him to prison, and led to a near-fatal brush with drug abuse. Check out the movie adaptation featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.