Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Pilot 

Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, chemistry teacher Walter White teams up with a former student to cook and sell crystal meth.

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Just days after his 50th birthday, chemistry teacher Walter White's life of quiet desperation completely transforms when he's diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. To support his pregnant wife and son, he partners with Jesse, a former student, to turn an old RV into a mobile meth lab. But their first attempt at unloading their product takes a deadly turn when Jesse introduces Walt to his unstable business associates. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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20 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Walt is showing to Jesse the chemistry supplies he stole from the school, he mentions that he's got an "Erlenmeyer flask". This is an inside-joke reference to The X-Files (1993) (which featured an episode titled The X-Files: The Erlenmeyer Flask (1994)). Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad, was a writer and producer on several seasons of 'The X-Files'. See more »

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When Walt walks out of his school and drops the plastic jar, it is very audible that the jar was dropped by a foley artist inside, not outside. There is too much ring. See more »

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[first lines]
Walter H. White: My name is Walter Hartwell White. I live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 87104. To all law enforcement entities, this is not an admission of guilt. I am speaking to my family now.
[covers camera momentarily]
Walter H. White: Skyler, you are the love of my life, I hope you know that. Walter junior, you're my big man. There are... there are going to be some things, things that you'll come to learn about me in the next few days. I just want you to know that, no matter how it may look...
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Spoofed in The Boondocks: Breaking Grandad (2014) See more »

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Tamacun
Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela
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Amazing start
26 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I had heard a lot about Breaking Bad, and everything good, so I decided to check it. And, well, I have to say that if the pilot is anything to go by, this series is going to be great.

At all starts quite simply: Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher, your average embittered high school teacher, faints and at the hospital is told that he has cancer. He then sees on the news that you can get a lot of money by selling drugs and ask his brother-in-law, who is a DEA agent, if he can go with him on his next assignment. And when that happens, one of the drug dealers is Jesse Pinkman, one his ex-students, who is able to run away without anyone but his former teacher to notice. White goes to visit him and... well, they team up.

This pilot is how pilots should be. It catches you with its pace, its dialogs, everyone's work... The dialogs are amazing, some situations really, really funny, even if it is supposed to be a drama, it has great direction and the actors do an amazing work. And the chemistry between Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul... A perfect couple. The end of the episode is just amazing. Everything is done almost to perfection, Cranston is amazing and you will not expect anything of what will happen. As said above, an amazing start.


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