There’s no doubting that Breaking Bad was one of the most addictive television dramas to ever grace our living room screens. It included Walter White, a flawed protagonist, cartel drug lords, meth addicts, dark comedy, and excellent writing and acting. What more could you possibly want?

After concluding a show like that, it's difficult to go on. After seeing the entirety of Breaking Bad, the standard has been raised to new heights, and you can no longer accept second best. That's why I've produced a list of 5 series that I'm confident will fill the need left by Breaking Bad in your heart.


Ozark is the current television drama that comes closest to Breaking Bad. Let's just say there are a few parallels, some of which involve the cartel, and others which concern the whole atmosphere, which reminds us all too well of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Mr. White's meth problem.

Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) is entangled in a money-laundering plan gone bad in this well-crafted series. He and his family go to Ozark, Missouri, where he and his wife strive to repay a large debt owed to a Mexican drug gang in order to keep their family safe. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? If dark criminal thrillers with a hint of family relations are your thing, this is a show you should watch.

Better Call Saul

This is a Breaking Bad spinoff. We follow Jimmy McGill six years before he meets Walter White in Better Call Saul, and discover how this small-time lawyer steadily mingles with evil until it's too late and he ends up as one of television's most legendary crooks, Saul Goodman!
The series features a lot of comedy, much more than Breaking Bad, so if you like the drama of Breaking Bad but needed a laugh or two to lighten things up, this show is for you. It's unquestionably a must-see for any Breaking Bad fan.

The Sopranos

If you're looking for high-quality television, The Sopranos is the show for you. Tony Soprano (the late James Gandolfini) is a mafia leader who deals with psychiatric disorders and the pressures of overseeing a criminal empire in this HBO original.

Every episode is jam-packed with award-winning writing and performances. When it first aired in 1999, The Sopranos became one of the most popular programs on television, earning 21 Emmys throughout its run. It is still regarded as one of the finest dramas of all time, 15 years later, due to its rich character development and engaging narrative.

The Wire

The Wire's plot focuses on drugs, same like Breaking Bad's, but unlike Walter White and his Albuquerque gang, The Wire gets up close and personal with street-savvy drug dealers and the cops who scramble to get them.

From afar, The Wire may not appear as glamorous as Breaking Bad, but don't let that deter you. It will enthrall you in the same way that Breaking Bad did, and it is a masterpiece that will keep you enthralled by the people and their stories, which change from season to season, each focused on a different part of Baltimore. This is one drama you don't want to miss, and we speak for all Breaking Bad fans when we say that.


This one is thought provoking at so many levels. It's so good that I watched all the episodes within two weeks. You'll find that characters make some stupid decisions, which might annoy you. Still, you can’t help but fall in love with the characters and story.

Weeds is a television drama that depicts how anyone may be pushed to their breaking point and compelled to take a dark road. It's absolutely as engrossing as Breaking Bad, with unforgettable moments.

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