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Breaking Bad vs. The Sopranos: Which Is the Ultimate Antihero Drama?

Two of the most acclaimed television series ever go head to head as we decide which of them is the greatest antihero drama according to Tomatometer, popularity, and more.

by | June 24, 2020 | Comments

It’s the battle of the Peak TV antiheroes as we pit Walter White against Tony Soprano in our latest episode of Vs. Which critically acclaimed series does best on the Tomatometer and which does best with fans? Which has the best characters and which is the most iconic? Mark Ellis zips up his hazmat suit and dives into the details to determine whether AMC’s Breaking Bad or HBO’s The Sopranos is the ultimate antihero drama.

Of course, if you don’t agree with our choice of winner, let us have it in the comments.



Thumbnail images by Ben Luener/©AMC courtesy Everett Collection and HBO

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