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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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 Walter White (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Skyler White (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Jesse Pinkman (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Marie Schrader (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Walter White, Jr. (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Hank Schrader (62 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Saul Goodman (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Steven Gomez (34 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Mike Ehrmantraut (28 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Gustavo 'Gus' Fring (26 episodes, 2009-2011)
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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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Walter White: Chemist, Meth Cook, Heisenberg, Killer, Drug King Pin? (season 5, part 1) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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20 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Vince Gilligan personally selected Baby Blue by Badfinger as the song to be played during the series' final scene, despite numerous objections from his music team. The song was purchased from iTunes over 5,000 times the night of the finale's initial broadcast and re-entered the Billboard charts more than 40 years after it was first released. See more »

Goofs

Don Eladio is a Mexican drug kingpin. However, he speaks Spanish with a Cuban accent. The actor,portraying the character, Steven Bauer, is a Cuban-American. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Pinkman: Nah, come on man. Some straight like you, giant stick up his ass at like what, sixty, he's just gonna break bad?
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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, one for cast and crew members. See more »

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Referenced in A Haunted House 2 (2014) See more »

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Fallacies
Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, and Dave Porter
Performed by Twaughthammer
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Breaking Bad is the best television show
17 May 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Breaking Bad" is the best television show. Ever.

We start out with one main character, Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston), who is struggling to make ends meet working both as a high school chemistry teacher and part time at a car wash. Then he gets diagnosed with cancer. Then he breaks bad.

Teaming up with an unlikely sidekick, Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul), who is the immature "yo, bitch"-spouting, high-school-screw-up small-time drug dealer, Walt and Jesse both put their skills towards the drug world to try to make good by their families.

This show has been masterfully put together with layer upon layer of insight into some of the most interesting characters ever realized in the history of television. We have some very dark characters, and a lot of grey characters, and it all adds up to brilliant dialogue and plot lines.

The creator, writers, directors and actors have paid attention to every single detail, putting thought into every nuance in every character in every scene. Because of this attention to detail there is something for everyone in this show. Every thinking brain will immediately be attracted to the intelligence so evidently on display, that even if you're not a drug dealing chemist living in Albuquerque, you will find something in the characters that connects you to them and makes you hang on for dear life.

Get on your couch now and start watching "Breaking Bad" from the very beginning, and don't miss a single scene.


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