Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion

Alan Sepinwall, Max Dalton

AMC’s Breaking Bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) into a cold, calculating meth kingpin. Breaking Bad 101 collects esteemed critic Alan Sepinwall’s (Uproxx) popular Breaking Bad recaps in book form, featuring new, exclusive essays and completely revised and updated commentary—as well as insights from and interviews with the creative masterminds behind Breaking Bad. The ultimate critical companion for one of the greatest television dramas of all time, Breaking Bad 101 offers fans Sepinwall’s smart, funny, and incisive analysis of the psychology and filmmaking craft behind each episode and celebrates the series’ unique place in pop-culture history.

Creator Bio

Alan Sepinwall is currently the television critic for Prior to Uproxx and HitFix, Sepinwall spent fourteen years as a columnist for Newark, NJ's The Star Ledger. His thoughts on television have appeared in the New York Times, Time magazine,,, and Variety. Slate has said Sepinwall “changed the nature of television criticism” and called him the “acknowledged king of the form.” Sepinwall is also author of The Revolution Was Televised. The New Yorker called it “a smart and substantive walk through the past fifteen years of television drama.” 

Price £12.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 23 October 2018
Pages 288
Height 229mm
Width 152mm
Illustrations 12 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN-13 9781419732140