Breaking Bad 6 Seasons 2008

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_18_AND_OVER

A high school chemistry teacher resorts to selling drugs in order to provide for his family.

Starring:
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul
Runtime:
58 minutes

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Pilot

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Season 1
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    1. Pilot A high school chemistry teacher resorts to selling drugs in order to provide for his family.

    AGES_18_AND_OVER 58min 2008
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    2. Cat's in the Bag Their first aborted drug deal leaves Walt and Jesse to dispose of a pair of corpses, while Skyler suspects that her husband is up to no good.

    AGES_18_AND_OVER 48min 2008
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    3. And the Bag's in the River As Walt cleans up the mess that was left following his first drug deal, Skyler's getting too close to the truth about his double life forces him to consider telling her the truth about his illness.

    AGES_18_AND_OVER 48min 2008
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    4. Cancer Man Being forced to reveal the truth about his illness leaves Walt facing the prospect of how to pay for an expensive series of cancer treatments.

    AGES_18_AND_OVER 48min 2008
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    5. Gray Matter Skyler organizes an intervention to persuade Walt into accepting his former research partner's generous offer to pay for his cancer treatments.

    AGES_18_AND_OVER 48min 2008
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    6. Crazy Handful of Nothin As the side effects and cost of his treatment quickly mounts, Walt's demand that he find a wholesaler to buy their drugs lands Jesse in trouble with a hardened ex-con.

    AGES_18_AND_OVER 47min 2008
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    7. A No-Rough-Stuff Type Deal In the wake of Jesse's brush with death, Walt agrees to produce even more drugs for the ruthless Tuco, while Skyler suspects that her sister shoplifted an expensive baby shower present.

    AGES_18_AND_OVER 47min 2008
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    Breaking Bad - S01 Special - AMC's "The Making of Breaking Bad" Breaking Bad is a provocative new original one hour series from AMC chronicling the extraordinary lengths to which an ordinary man will go when face-to-face with the unspeakable emptiness of a life not fully lived.

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Vince Gilligan
Starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul
Supporting actors Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Rj Mitte
Season year 2008
Network Sony Pictures International
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark Grindell VINE VOICE on 7 Mar 2010
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2009? I watched one episode of this. Then got my kids (all of them old enough, don't worry) to watch it. And I tell you folks, nothing that year came close to this series, and we are all unreconstructed Doctor Who fans from the old school (whatever that means) and we were all totally in thrall to this amazing series.

Who is Brian Cranston? Don't know, but he deserves each and every award that he has received, been nominated for, and if there aren't any he hasn't got and you think he should have, for goodness sake get creative and INVENT one. Same goes for whathisface Gilligan and everyone else.

Where one earth do I start?

Maybe it's the deconstruction and disassembly of the American Dream.

Walter, a gifted chemistry teacher, one day wakes up and finds out that his persistent cough is lung cancer. That would be bad enough, but his circumstances are such that he is far more terrified about the future than any normal person would be given his diagnosis. The story is basically what he is prepared to do to try to make a future for his wife, his teenage son and his baby (who is about to arrive).

So far so good. But what a merry dance we are led into. We are tempted to believe that Walt really is very unfortunate, but as the series progresses, and believe me, it does so in fine style, we start to see faint but unmistakable inconsistencies in this apparent series of facts; we see (for instance) that his son is actually very intelligent, far from being helpless, he's a one of the series' strongest characters, and so it goes on - what really IS driving Walt?

What is REALLY going on?

I'll let you find out.

I don't know where to begin with the enormous questions that the series raises.
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294 of 313 people found the following review helpful By L. Hennessy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Sep 2009
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The synopsis (with NO SPOILERS):

A US chemistry teacher (Bryan Cranston, fom 'Malcolm in the Middle') discovers he has cancer, and has no way of paying the medical bills. One day it occurs to him that he could cover the needed expenses by making Crystal Meth - a drug which is in high demand on the streets. The series follows his adventures, and the ever-increasingly tangled web of lies that he weaves.

I've got to say how much I LOVED this series - season 1 is relatively short (7 episodes), but is filled with the kind of high-tension drama that made 'The Wire' so compelling. It's created by Vince Gilligan (the man behind 'The X-Files'* [*see comment]), and has the same quirky humour threaded all the way through - aided immensely by Cranston's witheringly caustic portrayal of a man who does not suffer fools gladly AT ALL, but ends up having to work with one.

As events unfurl, he is forced to keep bigger and bigger secrets from his wife and son...

I don't want to give the impression that this is primarily a comedy, because it isn't - it's a dark psychological drama with some great moments of equally dark humour - the cast are all exceptional, and the casting is spot-on. For example, Cranston's character has a son who has CP, so they cast RJ Mitte, an actor who actually has it in real life. This might seem a little worthy but when watching the series it works perfectly.

If you liked the grittiness of 'The Wire', the dark humour of 'The Sopranos' or the strange other-ness of 'The X-Files', I can recommend this to you WHOLEHEARTEDLY. Seriously - this is the best thing I've seen on TV for a long long time... and the good news is that series 2 is just as good, but 12 episodes long!

Take a chance - buy it - I promise you won't regret it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Potter on 11 Nov 2010
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Hitting 50. Baby on the way. Teaching high school chemistry. Lung cancer. A disabled son. Annoying In-Laws. Life isn't too peachy for Walter White, Nobel Prize winner. All it takes is his loudmouth DEA brother-in-law bragging about how much cash they find when they bust methamphetamine labs. Ka-ching. Green. It'll solve everything. He's got the know-how and the equipment to cook the meth, all he needs is a business partner.

The show takes things at a leisurely cinematic pace. At only 7 episodes length you expect all killer, no filler and it is with every episode having one great moment, at the very least. On top of that every episode is shot through with the feeling he's sitting on a powder keg that's just begging to explode spectacularly.

Like The Sopranos it has better laughs than most so-called comedies. They both manage to fit more drama into a single episode than some shows have in a whole season (Mad Men). Breaking Bad's the kind of rarity that's fully formed and ridiculously great in its first season.

2 stars for the DVD special features. They're nothing special, mostly highlights of the show you've just watched with a few titbits of information sprinkled on top.
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122 of 134 people found the following review helpful By Zeke Pliskin on 16 Jan 2010
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Now let's get one thing straight; this is a television program NOT for the faint at heart. If you like your viewing saccherine, with easy answers and everything wrapped up and snapped back to the beginning by the end of the episode, Breaking Bad is not for you. The premise alone should be enough to tell you that; a cancer-striken father who is a chemistry teacher turns to illegal drug manufacture with a not-too-bright ex-student and struggles with his own mortality and morality along the way, doing his best to hide the new career choice from his pregnant wife, son with cerebal palsy, medic sister-in-law and law enforcer brother. Yes, this isn't light-weight material by any means.

I'm not a fan of these shows that rely on "inflated sense of tension" to pump up the viewer's adrenaline levels while covering for poor scripting; stuff like 24, Lost and Prison Break started out well-enough but quickly descended into this cheap shock tactic approach to keep the audience hooked. Once I saw through this I stopped watching them completely and have been seeking out quality American shows that are well-produced and equally well-written, and I am happy to say that Breaking Bad is one of these. Not since I saw Firefly (a very different kind of show) have I enjoyed a television program this much.

Bryan Cranston is perfectly cast as Walt, the man who has to make tough choices to provide for his family. He so perfectly becomes the character that it was not until later I realised he was previously cast as Hal in Malcolm In The Middle. His emotional range is staggering; with a few well-timed gestures or vocalisations he can convey several feelings at once, and when Walt is in pain it is completely believable.
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