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"Breaking Bad" season premiere blows up on Twitter, wows critics

Actors Aaron Paul, Jonathan Banks, Bryan Cranston and Gustavo Fring in the fourth season premiere of "Breaking Bad" AMC

(CBS) "Breaking Bad" premiered Sunday night with a flurry of social media flair lighting up the Interwebs. Two words: Box cutter (more would be a spoiler for those watching it later on DVR).

Pictures: Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad"
Pictures: Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad"

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood weighed in favorably, with a tweet from "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof writing, "Every potential Supporting Actor Drama nominee for 2012 who watched BREAKING BAD tonight just quietly muttered, 'S--t.'"

Movie producer Scott Mosier ("Clerks," "Zack and Miri Make a Porno") tweeted, "Breaking Bad - favorite show on the air. Great - great stuff -"

And Kyle Killen, who wrote Jodie Foster's "The Beaver," writes, "Dear Breaking Bad, we give up - The Rest Of Television"

The critics loved the season premiere, too, with Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker writing, "'Bad' slices through prime-time cliches, depressingly predictable dialogue and plot turns, with the clean efficiency of a box cutter."

Also complimenting the writing on the series is James Poniewozik. "'Breaking Bad' is a very well-written show, and it's has some real corkers of speeches over three years," he writes in Time. "But 'Box Cutter' was also an example of how, in television, strong 'writing' can mean no dialogue at all."

What did you think of the season premiere? Let us know in the comments.