Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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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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Creator:

Vince Gilligan

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21 January 2008 | thebrainflow
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| Brilliant Character Work In Pitch Black Comedy-Drama
The age of Bryan Cranston has returned. Once universally lauded for his work in Malcolm In The Middle, there had yet to be a good vehicle for this man's particular talents. He has that rare gift of generating sympathy and manic-energy at the same time.

For those that would be content to label this show a Weeds knock-off, bear in mind that Breaking Bad is a new kind of monster. It touches on the very same themes, "living realistically as a middle class in the United States" which often makes us resort to extremes to survive. Like the mother and daughter team that robbed that bank. But the weed selling antics of Showtime's hit show is really nothing like "Bad." The Pilot was about as perfect a Pilot as I've ever seen, and much of it rests on Bryan Cranston's shoulders.

Cranston plays Cheimstry teacher Walter White. He has a loving wife, a child with Cerebal Palsy and another is on the way. He also happens to be dying from an inoperable lung cancer situation, which happened although he "never smoked." His finances in disarray, the once great student of science turns to crime to solve his problems.

He cooks Crystal Meth with a good for nothing ex-student. From the antics of the first episode, the show is leading towards a dark place, but a place of truth. This is a no nonsense black comedy.

For people that love Tarantino or the Coen's, this might be your cup of tea.

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Trivia

The remote desert sequences where the RV meth cooking sessions were covertly conducted were filmed on the production facility backlot in New Mexico.


Quotes

Declan (Ferreira, Louis): Who the hell are ya?
Walter White: You know.
Walter White: You all know exactly who I am.
Walter White: Say my name.
Declan (Ferreira, Louis): Do what? I don't...
Declan (Ferreira, Louis): I don't have a damn clue who the hell you are.
Walter White: Yeah, you do. I'm the cook.
Walter White: I'm the man who killed Gus Fring.
Declan (Ferreira, Louis): Bullshit. Cartel got Fring.
Walter White: Are you sure?
Walter White: ...
Walter White: ...


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.


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.


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.


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The Ecstasy Of Gold (The Good The Bad And The Ugly)
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Written by
Ennio Morricone
Performed by Edda Dell'Orso

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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