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
Walter White: Chemist, Meth Cook, Hiesenberg, Killer, Drug King Pin? (season 5, part 1)
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Did You Know?
Gus Fring was originally written as a character named Kesyer Söze (a reference to The Usual Suspects
(1995)). Söze was supposed to appear late in the first season but a writers strike shortened the season. Giancarlo Esposito
who played Gus appeared in The Usual Suspects. See more
In the opening credits letters in the names are highlighted in green so as to represent a chemical element symbol. However, Michael Slovis, the Director of Photography, for several of the beginning episodes, they highlight the Ch. There is no chemical element symbol Ch. After a number of episodes they caught it and thereafter they only highlighted the C. See more
Better call Saul!
Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
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