Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

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To provide for his family's future after he is diagnosed with lung cancer, a chemistry genius turned high school teacher teams up with an ex-student to cook and sell the world's purest crystal meth.

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Cast

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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, White 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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The experiment is out of control. (season 3) See more »

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Trivia

The supposedly remote 'desert' sequences where the RV meth cooking sessions were covertly conducted, were simply filmed on the production facility backlot in New Mexico. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, the "Br" and "Ba" in "Breaking Bad" are presented as if they are entries from a periodic table of elements. The additional pieces of information included are atomic number, atomic mass, oxidation states, and electron shell configuration. Each of these is depicted accurately for both Br (bromine) and Ba (barium), except the electron shell configuration for Ba is copied verbatim from Br. Oddly, the periodic table that the entry for Ba is visually extracted from contains the correct information. However, the creators were most likely aware of this, but thought the opening had enough merit to warrant this disregard for correctness under artistic license. See more »

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Jesse Pinkman: Bitch!
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Referenced in Psych: The Break-Up (2014) See more »

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Brilliant Character Work In Pitch Black Comedy-Drama
21 January 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The age of Bryan Cranston has returned. Once universally lauded for his work in Malcolm In The Middle, there had yet to be a good vehicle for this man's particular talents. He has that rare gift of generating sympathy and manic-energy at the same time.

For those that would be content to label this show a Weeds knock-off, bear in mind that Breaking Bad is a new kind of monster. It touches on the very same themes, "living realistically as a middle class in the United States" which often makes us resort to extremes to survive. Like the mother and daughter team that robbed that bank. But the weed selling antics of Showtime's hit show is really nothing like "Bad." The Pilot was about as perfect a Pilot as I've ever seen, and much of it rests on Bryan Cranston's shoulders.

Cranston plays Cheimstry teacher Walter White. He has a loving wife, a child with Cerebal Palsy and another is on the way. He also happens to be dying from an inoperable lung cancer situation, which happened although he "never smoked." His finances in disarray, the once great student of science turns to crime to solve his problems.

He cooks Crystal Meth with a good for nothing ex-student. From the antics of the first episode, the show is leading towards a dark place, but a place of truth. This is a no nonsense black comedy.

For people that love Tarantino or the Coen's, this might be your cup of tea.


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