It's time to cook, as the complete series of Breaking Bad is selling on the PlayStation Store for just $9.99 for the time being. The sale is a part of Sony's overall March sale, which includes several Sony Pictures movies and television shows for really low prices, but as this is a particularly great deal, some people are theorizing it to be a pricing error. As the five-season series has a list price of $119.99, this means those who purchase the complete series during the Sony sale will be saving 91% off the original retail price. Oddly enough, the deal is only for the HD version of the series, as the lower-quality SD version is still listed at $119.99.
Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad originally ran on AMC for five seasons between 2008 and 2013. It starred Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns to cooking methamphetamine to pay for his medical treatments following his devastating cancer diagnosis. Also starring alongside Cranston is Aaron Paul as fan favorite character Jesse Pinkman, a former student of "Mr. White" who assists him with the cooking and distribution of their patented "blue sky" meth. Because the chemistry between the two actors is incredible, their casting went a long way towards making Breaking Bad the highly-entertaining show that it is.
Also starring on the show are Anna Gunn and R. J. Mitte as Walter's wife and son, with Dean Norris and Betsy Brandt as his in-laws. Giancarlo Esposito also stars as the iconic villain Gus Fring, who serves as the primary antagonist for much of the series, with Jonathan Banks playing his right hand man Mike Ehrmantraut. The show is also notable for introducing Bob Odenkirk as conman lawyer Saul Goodman, a role which Odenkirk continues to play in the spin-off series Better Call Saul. Along with the high quality writing, Breaking Bad has also received wide praise for the acting of every member of its cast, as each of them were certainly perfect in their respective roles.
The Breaking Bad franchise continues to expand with new episodes of Better Call Saul premiering on AMC every Monday night. As a prequel series, Better Call Saul includes many characters from its parent series, including several who've been killed during the Breaking Bad timeline. This gives fans the opportunity to see more of several major characters they likely thought they'd never see again following their respective deaths on Breaking Bad. It's also been very intriguing to see how Saul Goodman came to be in the years before Breaking Bad starts, and the spin-off is must-see television for any fan of the original show.
In any case, this just might be the chepeast deal we've seen yet for the entire Breaking Bad series, and if you've got a PlayStation 4, now may be the time to bite on adding it to your digital collection. Take it from me when I say the series never gets old, even after revisiting it multiple times, and it's well worth ten dollars. Thanks to Wario64 on Twitter for pointing out this awesome deal!