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Television Review

Why ‘Breaking Bad’ is as good as it ever was

It is time to enter the savoring phase for “Breaking Bad” fans. Sunday night at 10, the AMC drama begins its fifth season and final run of 16 episodes. (The season will be split in half, with eight episodes airing this summer and eight in 2013.)

Hopes are high that the complete transformation of Walt White from mild-mannered chemistry teacher to cold-blooded drug kingpin will live up to expectations already set by the critically acclaimed series, which has netted star Bryan Cranston three Emmy awards for best actor.

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