ABOUT THE SHOW
Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years to live. With a new sense of fearlessness, and a desire to secure his family’s financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime, where he ascends to power. The series explores how a fatal diagnosis, such as White’s, releases a typcial man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild family man to kingpin of the drug trade.
Okay, I have to admit I have never watched this show, until very recently. Even though I heard positively glowing reviews from nearly everyone I’ve ever spoken to regarding Breaking Bad, I wasn’t very interested in watching some science teacher, with lung cancer, turn into a Meth-Dealer. I’m not a exactly big fan of science, or cancer, or tweakers.
However, that being said, with limited choices these days, I accidentally stumbled upon the pilot episode.
I was immediately HOOKED.
And by hooked I mean I watched EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of Season One – in ONE sitting.
For – 7 hours. IN A ROW
And then I took a three hour nap, only to wake up, and watch EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of Season Two – in ONE sitting.
For – 13 hours. IN A ROW.
And then I took another three hour nap, only to wake up, and watch EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of Season Three – in ONE sitting.
For another 13 hours. IN A ROW.
Because I HAD TO KNOW what happened next.
Now, I don’t think I’ve ever said this about any others show, but the series Breaking Bad is the same level of quality as DEXTER.
Maybe it’s even better.
And that speaks volumes.
I highly recommend any and EVERY ONE watches this.
It’s real, it’s raw, it’s heart-wrenching, anxiety-producing, fascinatingly, BRILLIANT.
Creator, and writer, Vince Gilligan, is a flippen genius.
Bryan Cranston, who plays Walt White, has won an Emmy for each season.
I’ve never been more eager for a new season of a TV show than I am right now, waiting for S04.
Oh, and when you see my Facebook Status Updates with these references:
“Los Pollos Hermanos” / “Heisenberg” / I Love Jessie / Go Mr. White! / Yay Science
…. you’ll know what I am talking about!
That is all.
The series received numerous awards and nominations, including 16 Primetime Emmy Awards and 58 nominations, including winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 and 2014. It also won two Peabody Awards, one in 2008 and one in 2013. For his portrayal of Walter White, Bryan Cranston won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times, in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014. Cranston also won the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama in 2009 and the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series: Drama in 2008, 2009, and 2010, as well as the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television in 2012. Aaron Paul won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Paul also won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television in 2010 and 2012. Anna Gunn won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2014. For his work on season four, Giancarlo Esposito won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In 2010 and 2012, Breaking Bad won the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, as well as the TCA Award for Program of the Year in 2013. In 2009 and 2010, the series won the Satellite Award for Best Television Series – Drama, along with the Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The series won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series in both 2012 and 2013. In 2013, it was named No. 13 in a list of the 101 Best-Written TV Series of All Time by the Writers Guild of America and won, for the first time, the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.
- Overall, the show has won 110 industry awards and been nominated for 262.
- Breaking Bad entered the Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed show of all time.