Breaking Bad: about the series

Breaking Bad: The Series

Breaking Bad is a crime drama television series following the two-year-long story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte), who has cerebral palsy. When is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live, with a new sense of fearlessness White chooses to turn to a dangerous life of crime, teaming with his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) to produce and sell methamphetamine in order to secure his family’s financial future before he dies.

The series, created and produced by Vince Gilligan, premiered on January 20, 2008 in the United States and Canada on the cable channel AMC, receiving widespread critical acclaim. Labeled by its creator a contemporary western, Breaking Bad is now widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time.

The series finale aired on September 29, 2013. By its end, Breaking Bad was among the most-watched cable shows on American television, with audience numbers that doubled in the fifth season from the previous year’s episodes. The series has won ten Primetime Emmy Awards, including three consecutive wins for Best Actor for Bryan Cranston, two wins for Best Supporting Actor for Aaron Paul, a Best Supporting Actress win for Anna Gunn, and the Outstanding Drama Series in 2013, after three nominations.

Breaking Bad has also been nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards and won Best Television Series – Drama and Best Actor for Cranston for its last season, besides him being nominated four times for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, winning once at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America named Breaking Bad the 13th best-written TV series of all time. That same year, Guinness World Records called it the highest-rated TV series of all time, citing its season 5 Metacritic score of 99 out of 100.

icon-film  Season 1 [2008]

icon-film  Season 2 [2009]

icon-film  Season 3 [2010]

icon-film  Season 4 [2011]

icon-film  Season 5 [2012-2013]

 icon-male  icon-female  Cast and characters

 icon-video-camera  Crew


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