Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, chemistry teacher Walter White teams up with his former student, Jesse Pinkman, to cook and sell crystal meth.

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Chad's Girlfriend (as Roberta Marquez)
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Storyline

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

The school Walter teaches at was filmed in Rio Rancho High School in Rio Rancho, NM, a suburb of Albuquerque. Minor alterations to the school were made such as replacing the whiteboards in the classrooms with blackboards and the use of attendance bells. See more »

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The two kids are very surprised to see Walter working at the car wash when he's cleaning the wheels of their car. And Walter is surprised to see them. But since Walter had just been inside working the cash register, they all would have seen each other only minutes before at the cash register when they paid for their car wash. They shouldn't have been at all surprised outside. 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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Edited into Breaking Bad: Ozymandias (2013) See more »

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Tamacun
Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela
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Perfect combination of comedic dramatic gold!
9 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of AMC. I consider Mad Men to be the best show airing on TV, and The Walking Dead and Rubicon from this year were also very impressive. I decided to catch a glimpse of the Pilot for Breaking Bad, since it is so far the only show I had never watched.

The Pilot was an amazing hour of television. It had subtle and effective writing, introduced characters, and had an amazing performance by Bryan Cranston. I know he has won the Emmy three times in a row, so I was glad I was able finally able to watch him in this show. Absolutely amazing! His facial expressions, the change in his actions and character throughout the Pilot was perfectly portrayed. He has created an absolutely interesting and emerging character, and whenever he on screen one is determined not to look away.

Seeing as how this was the first episode, I cannot start raving about the entire show, but the Pilot and the second episode were both amazing, and dare I say it, perhaps had the strongest Pilot from any AMC show.


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