Aaron Paul Ranks 'Breaking Bad' Up There With The Very Best of All Time

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Aaron Paul played fan-favourite Jesse in Breaking Bad, the AMC sleeper hit that would become one of the most talked about shows of all time. During its run, the meth drama dominated the Internet, especially during season 5 when fandom and viewership reached an all time high.

Breaking Bad Jesse Pinkman and Walter WhiteJesse Pinkman and Walter White suit up for another cook in AMC's 'Breaking Bad'

TV’s history is dominated by a few key moments, and not many are bigger than the introduction of the slow-burning, multi season American drama, exploring themes of loneliness, economic deprivation, crime corruption and, above all, family. The Sopranos paved the way, and, alongside shows like The Wire, Mad Men, The West Wing and Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad sits amidst that pantheon.

For Paul, who – spoiler alert – enjoyed 5 great seasons on the show – it’s the very best. "I'm biased but I do think it's one of the greatest television shows that's ever been made,” he explained, admitting that he still watches old episodes on Netflix from time to time. 

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Paul was also glad that there are still newcomers to the show – ready to embark on the journey of their lives alongside Walt, Jesse, Skyler and Hank – since it came to a close in September 2013. "As long as people are watching it and enjoying it, it's amazing what Netflix is doing now. Some people just love to binge watch and can't wait a week. I have [watched old episodes]."

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And with ‘Better Call Saul’, the upcoming spin-off form Breaking Bad featuring Bob Odenkirk, Walt and Jesse’s criminal lawyer, fans will be able to enjoy more from the mind of Vince Gilligan. What’s more, Paul’s in. “Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there,” Paul said in an interview in March. “I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days — because it’s all a prequel — it would be fun.”


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