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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

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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
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Betsy Brandt was pregnant during season two. Whenever she reached the point in the pregnancy that Skyler was supposed to be, the producers would do pick-up shots with her as the fake bare belly on Anna Gunn. See more »

Goofs

In the pilot episode Walt is celebrating his 50th birthday, S5 E4 Walt turns 51 and on the series finale he turns 52. However, it isn't until S4 E10 that Walt Jr, aka Flynn, celebrates his 16th birthday and in the finale episode he is coming up in his 18th birthday. The entire span of 6 seasons was to take place in 2 years of story line. See more »

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Walter White: I am not in danger, I am the danger.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits use chemical symbols from the periodic table of elements as part of names : bromine (Br), and barium (Ba) for the title, none for creator Vince Gilligan (except when he gets a V for Vanadium), one for cast and crew members. See more »

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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Spider-Man: Virtual Mortality (2015) See more »

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Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, and Dave Porter
Performed by Twaughthammer
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Mind Blowing
26 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

BREAKING BAD:Season One explodes like a sucker punch to the gut, and is nothing short of mind-blowing. The pilot for this series is a definite "Must See", and stands with the greats of Action/Adventure Television and Cinema. This segment begins at such a giddy peak, that you think the only way forward would be to tell the tale as a long flashback. However, through a marvelous piece of editing and writing, the plot miraculously moves forward from that point. Bryon Cranston's idiosyncratic performance is a joy to behold. He embodies a man who is against a rock, and an even harder place, who has no other option but to throttle his higher aspirations and grimly carry on. His solace and validation in middle-class morality and virtuous conduct is long gone. I eagerly look forward to more of this ambitious, entertaining series.


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