As the premiere of “Breaking Bad” moves forward from long scene to long scene, it goes from strength to strength.
I realize that the kudos for “Breaking Bad” sometimes veer into hyperbole. 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. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.