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Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

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


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Series cast summary:
 Walter White (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Skyler White (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Jesse Pinkman (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Hank Schrader (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Marie Schrader (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Walter White, Jr. (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Saul Goodman (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
 Steven Gomez (34 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Mike Ehrmantraut (28 episodes, 2009-2012)
 Gustavo 'Gus' Fring (26 episodes, 2009-2011)


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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20 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Did You Know?


As the show progressed, Vince Gilligan noticed he had to stop criticizing Walt about how evil he was becoming in front of Bryan Cranston, because he was hurting the actor's feelings. See more »


In multiple episodes the view in the rear view and side mirrors is reversed , making it appear that the driver in the trailing car is sitting in the right front passenger seat. See more »


Walter White: I've got your restraining order right here.
[grabs crotch]
Walter White: Restrain this!
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Featured in 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) See more »


Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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Incredible Show
11 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to echo another reviewer on here and say that as of the past many years I have not watched television, save PBS, Discovery, or History channel. And the news, of course. There has been nothing except The Sopranos and Family Guy in the realm of series that warranted my attention. Almost everything out there is stupid drivel that insults the intelligence of educated human beings.

But Now !! Now we have Breaking Bad !!!

All I can say is: HOLY S**T !!! This is the best television series I've ever seen, and really goes into the realm of feature films as well, as far as being in my top ten. I cannot think of anything as of late that punched me in the face like this show did. I absolutely love it. If you have not seen it, do yourself a HUGE favor and rent the first season so you'll know what's going on, and you can see the transition of the characters. This show is beautifully written with plot twists coming in refreshing ways, and at just the right times. Some of what is shown I was surprised they put it on television,... and that's a great thing !! The acting is brilliant, and the themes are amazing, timeless and timely, and are presented to us in thought provoking ways that leave me pondering philosophical ideas long after the show is over. Yeah, this is a TV series !!! On AMC !! Hard to believe. This is one I'm raving about to everyone I know, and hope keeps going for a long, long time !!! Thanks to everyone involved with this genius show !!!

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