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Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

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A chemistry teacher diagnosed with a terminal lung cancer teams up with his former student to cook and sell crystal meth.

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Series cast summary:
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 Walter White (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Skyler White (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Jesse Pinkman (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Hank Schrader (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Marie Schrader (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Walter White, Jr. (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Saul Goodman (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Steven Gomez (34 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Mike Ehrmantraut (28 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Gustavo 'Gus' Fring (26 episodes, 2009-2011)
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When chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose. He lives with his teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, and his wife, in New Mexico. Determined to ensure that his family will have a secure future, Walt embarks on a career of drugs and crime. He proves to be remarkably proficient in this new world as he begins manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with one of his former students. The series tracks the impacts of a fatal diagnosis on a regular, hard working man, and explores how a fatal diagnosis affects his morality and transforms him into a major player of the drug trade. Written by WellardRockard, jackenyon

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Walter White: Chemist, Meth Cook, Hiesenberg, Killer, Drug King Pin? (season 5, part 1) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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20 January 2008 (USA)  »

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In season 1, the real name of the actor who played Crazy 8 was Max Arciniega. This was the name of the close associate of Gustavo Fring and co-founder of the Los Pollos Hermanos franchises as shown in the Episode 'Hermanos' in Season 4. See more »

Goofs

In Walter White's back yard you will notice an outline of a fire place right by their sliding back door, but inside the reverse wall is the dining room/kitchen. Their fire place inside should be on the side of the house. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Pinkman: Nah, come on man. Some straight like you, giant stick up his ass at like what, sixty, he's just gonna break bad?
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Referenced in Family Guy: Baking Bad (2014) See more »

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Fallacies
Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, and Dave Porter
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99.44% Brilliance
15 April 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

To say this program has great writing is an understatement. BB has the best writing I have ever had the pleasure of listing & reading (I always leave the captioning on). The acting is top notch by Cranston. It is also very good by Aaron Paul (Pinkman), Dean Norris (Hank), Betsy Brandt (Marie), RJ Mitte (Walt junior). Unfortunately, it feels like Anna Gunn (Skyler) is the weak link. It is hard to know if the Gilligan is trying to make a somewhat awkward and unlikable character, or if it is just not hitting the mark. I prefer to think that the writing is intentionally odd for Skyler for some reason, and that we will get to learn more in the episodes and seasons to come. The dialogue is absolutely brilliant for the most part – it almost always rings true. The episodes are gripping (for the most part). The story is brutal and comedic at the same time. I have to opt for a 10/10 because there is not another program that comes close – even Dexter which I've been enjoying for 5 seasons doesn't have the writing or acting to stand up to BB.


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