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

A professor at the University of Southern California gave Bryan Cranston lessons in chemistry basics for the series. So Cranston was able to correct some writer's mistakes. An actual DEA agent showed the crew and the cast how to make crystal meth. See more »

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When Walter vomits outside the RV, he is sick off-screen. However, when we see the whole screen, the ground is clean and dusty. 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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References The X-Files: The Erlenmeyer Flask (1994) See more »

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How to start a TV show
8 January 2013 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

I can't remember any TV show in the last decade, that was as critically acclaimed as Breaking Bad and while the show itself built up a huge fan base, I asked myself all the time, just how the goofy dad from "Malcom in the Middle" could give a settled performance in a drama series and how could I root for characters, who commit such a huge amount of crimes, but I tried it and what I saw emerged itself as the BEST TV Show, i have ever seen in my life. The pilot itself gives the viewer a great exposition of the main characters, especially it's protagonist, the chemistry teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston. While the pace is incredibly high, the scenes never feel rushed or hasted. Vince Gilligan's smart opening scene built up a huge momentum of suspense and while the whole cast made an incredible job, I was a little bit worried if the show could hold up the incredible quality of the pilot till the end of the season., but in the end "Pilot" was nothing more than the perfect way to start a TV Show, nothing more, nothing less.


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