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Created in 2008 by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad has become the one of the biggest shows on cable and has created a huge following. This show is about Walter White a high school chemistry teacher that gets cancer and then changes his life in the most drastic way possible. By drastic change it means that he turns to cooking meth with a former student, Jesse Pinkman. Over the course of the show Walter and Jesse are in countless life or death situations and have to deal with many different problematic characters in order to survive and make money. Breaking Bad features a unique story line where the protagonist turns into the antagonist which hasn't really ever been done on cable television. With its fifth and final season coming up AMC looks to wrap up one of its highest rated television shows.

Walter White spent his whole life not taking risks and living it as a high school chemistry teacher that has the brains to do so much more. However this all changes when he finds out he has lung cancer and realizes that his family will have a tough time surviving without him. In order to change this he plans to make enough money for his family to survive on for the entirety of their lives. He plans to pay for housing, food, college for the kids, and any other expense they might run into. In order to make this kind of money he turns to the only thing he knows, chemistry, and with his chemistry knowledge he plans to make the man made highly addictive drug crystal meth.

Walter knows how to manufacture the drug through a series of chemical reactions but does not have the connections to sell it or market it. In order to do this he needs help and he looks to a former student who he knows is in the meth trade named Jesse Pinkman. Through some blackmail and some convincing Walter gets Jesse to join his team and this begins the adventure that Breaking Bad takes you on. Another main character in this story is Walter's step brother, Hank, who ironically is a DEA agent and will have to be dealt with continuously throughout the story. Due to Walter's calm perception as a high school teacher Hank will not expect anything until things get very serious.

Once Jesse and Walter team up they find that the crystal meth that they are cooking up is not just the usual stuff that is found on the street. Due to Walter's advanced knowledge of chemistry they are able to create crystal meth that is multiple levels ahead of the rest of the competition and the market sees this immediately. In a short period of time these two go from being nobodies in the drug market to working with huge drug dealers and even cartels. The meth that they create is highly regarded and has a unique blue characteristic that the DEA has been watching but cannot figure out where it is coming from. The adventure has begun and Walter White has made the money for his family to survive on but he figures that he should just keep going until the cancer finally takes him. However, when Walter beats cancer and is going to fully recover things get more complicated.

Breaking Bad is the unique cable show from AMC that features a high school teacher that turns to cooking meth in order to support his family financially once he realizes he might die of cancer. The development of Walter from non risk taking teacher to fearless master of crystal meth is the real focus on this show. How he and Jesse go from nothing to making millions of dollars in a very short period of time and how they react to this is another focus. This show has a large following and is highly regarded from critics with its unique story and ever developing characters. Breaking Bad is wrapped up in five seasons and has many different twists and turns to keep it interesting and fresh every episode.

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Breaking Bad Full Episode Guide

  • The series wraps up in the final episode.

  • Previous events set in motion proceed to a dramatic conclusion.

  • Everyone deals with the consequences of radically changed events.

  • Walter White's life heats up in a surprising manner.

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Too Many People Are Throwing Pizzas on the 'Breaking Bad' House

It's a well known fact that "Breaking Bad" has some seriously dedicated fans. That's great for the show, but as it turns out it's not so great for the people who live in Albuquerque...specifically at the former White residence. The people who live in the house that was used as Walter and Skylar White's home in the show have reported a very specific problem: people keep throwing pizzas on their roof. You may remember a scene in "Breaking Bad" in which Walt, frustrated with his family's lack of appreciation for him, throws an extra-large pizza onto the roof of his house, where it stays for more than a few days.

'Better Call Saul' Gets a Premiere Date and New Teaser

Set your calendars: "Better Call Saul" has an offical premiere date! The "Breaking Bad" spin-off will premiere on Sunday, February 9 at 10pm on AMC, with its second episode following the next day, Monday, February 10 at 10pm, which will be the show's regular time slot for the rest of the season. "Better Call Saul" will focus on the life of Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk) a number of years before he started working with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.

You Can Get 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures at Toys R Us Now

Toys "R" Us is in a bit of trouble with Florida moms...and maybe Hank Schraeder too. The toy store chain has begun selling "Breaking Bad" action figures, including a figure of Walter White as Heisenberg with an accompanying bag of meth, and a figure of Jesse Pinkman in a yellow hazmat suit. While fans of the hit AMC show are mostly excited about the new toy line, parents who bring young children to Toys "R" Us are less than enthused. "Anything to do with drugs is not doing the right thing," said Florida mom Susan Schrivjer in an interview with the Today show.

Watch 'Breaking Bad' Stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as Creepy Pawn Shop Owners

Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are back in shady business! This video from the Television Academy features "Breaking Bad" stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunited to play another pair of business partners...only this time, their business is at least barely legal. The sketch features the pair in character as shady pawn shop owners, dealing with Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she tries to sell off her Emmy for her role in "Veep." There are even jokes about winning leading vs.

'Breaking Bad' Is Now a One-Man Stage Show

"Breaking Bad" is done, and "Better Call Saul" won't be here until 2015. So, what can you do in the meantime? Getting tickets to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival might be a good idea. An American actor by the name of Miles Allen premiered a one-man show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and is planning to bring it to Edinburgh. Of course there are plenty of one-man shows out there, but this one is special: Allen re-enacts all 60 episodes of "Breaking Bad" in 60 minutes.

'Better Call Saul' Will Time-Jump, Could Include Multiple 'Breaking Bad' Cameos

This. Changes. Everything. Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, series creators of the "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul," have confirmed that "Better Call Saul" isn't really a true prequel to "Breaking Bad," as everyone thought it was going to be. In fact, the "Saul" narrative will jump around in time, and could include the sly lawyer's experiences before, during and after the events of the source show. In other words, we could be seeing brand-new performances from Bryan Cranston as Walter White in "Better Call Saul.

'Breaking Bad''s RJ Mitte Makes Father's Day Video for Walter White

On the face of it, the actions of “Breaking Bad”’s Walter White are neither very funny nor particularly family-friendly, but a new video from Screen Junkies pokes fun at the criminal antics of America’s favorite drug-dealing dad. In the video, RJ Mitte, who played White’s son, Walt Jr., in the series, pays tribute to his fictional father in honor of Father’s Day. “Most dads tell lame knock-knock jokes,” Mitte explains, “but you, you’re the one who knocks.

Bryan Cranston Still Thinks There Could Be More 'Breaking Bad'

It ain't over until Walter White says it's over. In an interview with CNN's Ashleigh Banfield, "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston said the words that every fan of the hit AMC show wants to hear: "Never say never." CAUTION: Spoilers for the final season of "Breaking Bad" follow! Banfield gushed about how much she loved the show, and offered her own fan theory to Cranston. "I wasn't so sure that you died," said Banfield. "I really wasn't.

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