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With no Breaking Bad to look forward to in 2014 (although the Better Call Saul spinoff might count), people are looking for another show to give them the same adrenaline rush that only the tragic tale of Walter White could provide. Luckily, we have some recommendations for shows you can watch that can almost fill the Breaking Bad-sized hole in your heart. 

1. The Shield

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Similarities:

  • Morally-complex anti-hero protagonist with a shaved head who is a destructive force in the lives of everyone close to him

  • Good mix between nail-biting, tension-filled drama and comedy

  • SO MANY GREAT TWISTS

  • DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS

  • Just the closest thing out there to Breaking Bad.

Differences:

  • Has a better ending. THAT’S RIGHT, THE ENDING IS BETTER.

  • Main character pretty much starts off in Evil-Walt mode instead of gradually moving there

  • Somehow gets darker than Breaking Bad ever got (and Breaking Bad had child-poisoning) - cats are strangled for no reason, there are brutal sexual assaults, and…the ending. Oh man, the ending.

Availability:

1st season and last season (?!) are streaming for free on Crackle.

Entire series is streaming with subscription to Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime.

DVD for all seven seasons is available for about $45.

Click here to see the other 3 shows that will remind you of the wacky adventures of Walter ‘n Jesse!