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Breaking Bad 

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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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Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bryan Cranston ...  Walter White 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Anna Gunn ...  Skyler White 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Aaron Paul ...  Jesse Pinkman 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Betsy Brandt ...  Marie Schrader 62 episodes, 2008-2013
RJ Mitte ...  Walter White, Jr. 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Dean Norris ...  Hank Schrader 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Bob Odenkirk ...  Saul Goodman 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Steven Michael Quezada ...  Steven Gomez 34 episodes, 2008-2013
Jonathan Banks ...  Mike Ehrmantraut 28 episodes, 2009-2012
Giancarlo Esposito ...  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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Power Corrodes (season 5, part 1) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking Bad See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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When Jesse refers to moving to Oregon in season 1. He is talking about the huge meth market in Southern Oregon. See more »

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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 »

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Ted Beneke: [Opens door] Can I help you?
Kuby: Yeah! Thanks.
[Kuby and Huell walk past Beneke, into Beneke's house]
Ted Beneke: Hey, you can't just... what's this about?
Kuby: I'll tell you what this is about, Mr. Beneke. It's about you and me doing our best to keep Huell happy.
Ted Beneke: Huell? Who's Huell?
Kuby: [Pointing at Huell] This is Huell. Huell, are you happy?
Huell: Reasonably.
Kuby: What would make you unhappy?
Huell: This little mofo not doing what he's told.
[...]
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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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Flawless Storytelling
5 August 2019 | by The_Fox_rates_thingsSee all my reviews

If I had to characterize Breaking Bad in comparison to other high-quality TV shows, I would call it "the show that never did anything wrong". BrBa has a flawless storyarc, which neatly connects the first episode of season 1 with the final episode of season 5. The ending of the series, which has often been the weak point of many other great shows, feels almost inevitable - as many great endings in literature also do.

There is so much to be praised about this show. What impressed me most was perhaps the attention to detail. This is also the show where no loose end was ever forgotten - and, if not tied up, it would usually come back to haunt Walter White or some other character. There is also a strong sense of fate or even karma in this show - at one point literally hitting the protagonist out of the blue sky (if you have seen the show, you understand the reference). Walter White's cancer in the end becomes a metaphor for his own malice, that is slowly metastasizing in his soul. In the end, the philosophical question is whether one becomes bad because of one's deeds (while continuously rationalizing them as necessary and inevitable) or whether one does bad things because it is already part of one's character. The title, "Breaking Bad", seems to point towards the latter, whereas the ending of the show rather points towards the former.

The show often uses metaphor and allusion - sometimes in a way that will only be noticed by the most attentive of observers. For example, the curious model of a car Walter drives has been known to be a "underachiever" with unrealized potential, much like his owner. Minor details like an unrepaired crack in a windshield or a rotting pizza on a roof are constant reminders of the sinister events that have seeped into the suburban lifestyle - and they are milestones of Walter's moral journey into darkness, until things are beyond repair. Keep in mind that this is the man who feels compelled to "fix things" like a random shaky table with a napkin, but who becomes so power-hungry that he eventually declares: "I'm not in the money business. I'm not in the drug business. I'm in the empire business."

The psychology of Walter White would lend itself to filling pages, but the same could be said for many other characters. I will never look at harmless hobbies like rock-collecting in the same way again - and the color purple has also gained some unpleasant connotations. I have also learned that a Roomba cannot fix a broken home and childhood.

Perhaps the last piece of praise: the whacky humor of the show. There were moments when I simply did not know whether I should laugh or cry (I will never be able to use an ATM without thinking of this show). BrBa also has it's very unique take on American consumer culture and middle class suburban lifestyle - there is a lot of brilliant social and political commentary in this show (which, by the way, has been further developed in "Better Call Saul").

Altogther, this show is a nearly perfect package and incredibly well-crafted. Do not miss out!


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