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Television Review

‘Breaking Bad’ loses no steam

Dean Norris as Hank.

And yes, I completely realize that the kudos for “Breaking Bad” sometimes veer into hyperbole, that my opening paragraph could probably double as a parody of a fawning “Breaking Bad” review. And yet, if I want to be honest, I can’t do anything but lavish praise on the show, which returns Sunday night at 9 for the final eight episodes. “Breaking Bad” actually may become one of the rare prestige TV dramas that doesn’t falter in its later seasons. If Sunday’s episode is any indication of the quality of the last seven hours of season 5, the show may ultimately have a close-to-perfect run.

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