TV Shows Like Breaking Bad in the UK

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) - Breaking Bad _Season 5 - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

By Mason Mallett | 6 Dec 2018 at 10:38am


Breaking Bad is one of the top series of all time. It was one of the most-watched cable shows on American television, and it also took the UK by storm when it hit Netflix.

With Breaking bad being such a good series, you’re probably wanting to see what other shows are like it. If so then look no further, here’s a list of great TV series like Breaking Bad to keep your binge-watch addiction happy!



Ozark TV show image
Ozark is a perfect series to watch if you’re looking for shows like Breaking Bad. Although the story-line is quite different it has similar vibes along with a great storyline. Ozark follows Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) who is on the move with his family after a money-laundering scheme with a Mexican drug lord goes wrong. In order for Marty to keep his family safe, he must pay of the massive debt.

Ozark is available to watch on Netflix.


Narcos TV show image
Drugs, drugs and more drugs. Narcos is a series which follows the cocaine trade in Columbia and the stories of drug lords and kingpins including the infamous Pablo Escobar. The series looks at the conflict, politics and life one of the most valuable commodities harbours.

Narcos is available to watch on Netflix.

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Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul TV show imageBetter Call Saul is a spin-off series of Breaking Bad, so this is a definite must watch if you’re looking for shows like Breaking Bad. The series follows Saul, who is the attorney for Walter White in Breaking Bad when he is a small time attorney trying to make a name for himself six years prior to meeting Walter White.

Better Call Saul is available on Netflix.

The Wire

The Wire TV show

The Wire is a critically acclaimed series with some critics saying it’s the best series ever made. The show is like Breaking Bad as one of the main themes of the series is around drugs. The Wire is set Baltimore, Maryland exploring the drug scene through the eyes of both drug dealers and law enforcement. Along with drugs the series looks at the government, education and the print news media.

The Wire is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.


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