Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series that originally aired on the network AMC for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013. The show’s main character is Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine, in order to secure his family’s financial future before he dies, teaming with his former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). The show, created and produced by Vince Gilligan, was set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Throughout the series, Walter produces and sells meth to earn money in order to secure the financial future of his family: his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn), and children Walter, Jr. (RJ Mitte) and Holly (Elanor Anne Wenrich). The show also features Skyler’s sister Marie Schrader, and her husband Hank (Dean Norris), a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent who is avid in solving the case involving the meth empire. Walter teams up with lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), who helps him get into contact with drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). In the fifth season, Walter heavily involves himself with Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), Todd Alquist (Jesse Plemons) and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser).
Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the great television series of all time. By its end, the series was among the most-watched cable shows on American television. The show received numerous awards, including ten Primetime Emmy Awards, eight Satellite Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a People’s Choice Award. On August 14, 2011, AMC renewed Breaking Bad for a fifth and final season. The series finale aired on September 29, 2013. — WIKIPEDIA
Five seasons of Breaking Bad. I thought, it will never grow on me. Yes, i admit i am 7 months late from the airing…But as i reached the last episode, the last scene, where Walt White was finally facing the music, so to speak, I felt a tug in my heart. Not hard, but enough to know that though he screwed himself really bad in this series, he will be missed. The time that i spent marathoning him and his ingenious skills in cooking blue meth, dodging bullets here and there, escaping any circumstance, by luck or chance. The love and hate relationship with Jesse Pinkman, his family Skyler, Junior, Hank and Marie. They were all my companion every night before i get to bed. And must I say, they bored the life out of me sometimes, but still i went on. And boy, I was glad i saw through it till the end.
THE END. The most fitting end to the series that anybody can think about. Since Mr. White did a lot of bad doings, he must pay for all of this. In a way, we can say that he deserved this. But of course, he won’t go unless he made sure that everybody who crossed him will be going down with him. And the love for Jesse, that was so obvious! I never had an inkling that he doesn’t care personally for this kid. The methods he used were somewhat against the morals and guilt but only all for the concern he felt he must do to save his family and this junkie-kid.
On the same note, Jesse Pinkman who lived up to the end of the series was supposed to die at the end of season 1, originally. I remembered chancing upon this article on the net. I’m glad it, didn’t happen. Because Aaron Paul truly did an awesome job in acting as a very screwed-up junkie.
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Although, it ended with a sad note, deaths here and there, it also ended with a bang..oops! i mean bangs! (you know what i mean if you have seen the finale!) Mr. White explained to his wife, Skyler, he did “the breaking bad act” all for himself. Not for his family or anyone, but for himself. Because he was good at it. And most all, because he felt alive.
I couldn’t agree more, Mr. White!
To all the casts and crew of Breaking Bad,
thank you for making the bad…. SO GOOD!