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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.

Creator:

Vince Gilligan
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2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008  
Top Rated TV #4 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 151 wins & 238 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In the no-holds-barred world of Walt White, the end justifies the extreme. (season 2) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In an interview, Vince Gilligan admitted that the writer's strike that shortened season 1 ended up benefiting the show. He'd planned for Walt's evil side to emerge in a shocking season finale. The strike led him to write the evolution much more gradually. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, the "Br" and "Ba" in "Breaking Bad" are presented as if they are entries from a periodic table of elements. The additional pieces of information included are atomic number, atomic mass, oxidation states, and electron shell configuration. Each of these is depicted accurately for both Br (bromine) and Ba (barium), except the electron shell configuration for Ba is copied verbatim from Br. The periodic table that the entry for Ba is visually extracted from contains the correct information. The creators were most likely aware of this, but thought the opening had enough merit to warrant this disregard for correctness under artistic license. See more »

Quotes

Skyler White: And why did it feel so good?
Walter White: Because it's illegal.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

All episodes were rerun on an on-demand cable channel in some areas, without commercials but with additional scenes not included on AMC. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Giancarlo Esposito (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Breaking Bad Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Porter
Performed by Dave Porter
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User Reviews

 
Since GOT is over, this is Officially the Greatest show ever made
20 May 2019 | by agatt-87232See all my reviews

I was waiting to see how GOT ended. It should be the greatest but they failed miserably in the finale season especially the last 3 (mainly the finale) episode.

Writers need to take notes and be more like breaking bad. They had they ending planned out from the begging. They didn't try and build a massive brand or following behind the show and extend their seasons to do so. They stuck with their plan and created the greatest show we may ever see.

Thank you for existing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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