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 wife and teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, 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 Is a Chemist, Father, Compulsive Liar, Meth Cook, "Heisenberg", Killer, Cancer Survivor, Meth Master Chef, Drug King Pin? (season 5, part 1)
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Did You Know?
Hank Schrader's family name is also related to chemistry. The German scholar Gerhard Schrader (1903 - 1990) was the one, who accidentally discovered the first nerve gas ever. See more
In multiple episodes the view in the rear view and side mirrors is reversed from what it should be. It makes the driver in the trailing car appear to be sitting in the right front passenger seat of the car. See more
Nah, come on man. Some straight like you, giant stick up his ass at like what, sixty, he's just gonna break bad?
Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
Written by Dave Porter
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