Breaking Bad is one of the most iconic shows ever made in the 21st Century and continues to be watched and rewatched worldwide. Interest in the show came back after the release of El Camino on Netflix and led to people exploring more shows within the same crime-drama genre. So here’s a list of 5 must-watch shows for you if you enjoyed Breaking Bad.
1. Sons Of Anarchy
Sons Of Anarchy is one of those shows that makes a compelling watch for the viewer and has various moments that can make you go on the edge of your seat, literally. Love, brotherhood, loyalty, betrayal, and redemption are consistent themes throughout the show. The show explored vigilantism, government corruption, and racism, and depicted an outlaw motorcycle club as an analogy for human transformation. This is a drama show that is an all-time favourite of all crime lovers.
2. The Wire
One of the best-acclaimed shows in the crime drama genre. However, when the show failed to win any major awards, it came as a shock to the fans.
The Wire had received universal praise for its realistic portrayal of urban life and accurate exploration of society and politics. The show also explored different parts of the city and employed different situation storylines while maintaining the same characters. The series has a been a subject of study at various institutions and former U.S. President Barack Obama cited the show as his favourite television series.
3. The Sopranos
Not many television series or films can manage to capture the life of mobsters, but The Sopranos accomplished that and got the attention and praise it deserved. The series follows Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization. The show received universal acclaim from critics while lead actor James Gandolfini himself earned three Emmys for his role as Tony Soprano. Be sure you don’t miss this one!
A crime comedy-drama series that effectively blends comedy with crime.
When a suburban mother turns to deal with marijuana in order to maintain her lifestyle. When her husband dies, she finds out just how her entire neighbourhood is an addict.
This show was Showtimes highest rated at the time of its release and ran successfully for eight seasons. A sequel season titled Weeds 4.20 is in development and is set 10 years after the conclusion of the original series.
Based on the 1996 Oscar-winning film of the same name by the Coen Brothers. Coen brothers films have a high influence in the making of the show.
The series follows an anthology format, with each season set in a different era, and with a different story and mostly new characters and cast, although there is minor overlap. The series currently has three seasons and a fourth one is one the way. Fargo is the one recommendation on this list that has a dark tone and has plenty of that dark and dry humour.
The antihero characters in this series are fun to watch and keeps the viewer engaged and guessing about what can happen next.
Fargo is a must-watch for all and don’t forget to check out the original 1996 film too!
So this list of crime series will definitely make your binge-watching enjoyable and fulfil your hunger for the crime genre! Happy Watching!