Ten fun facts about Breaking Bad


Fact 1
It is the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series.

Fact 2
Walter turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's financial future before he dies, partnering with his former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).

Fact 3
Breaking Bad has received widespread critical acclaim, and is regarded as one of the greatest TV dramas of all time.


Fact 4
Progression of each season resulted in extremely positive word-of-mouth, which has led to a steady increase in popularity.

Fact 5
The series has won ten Primetime Emmy Awards—including three consecutive wins for Best Actor for Cranston, two wins for Best Supporting Actor for Paul and one win for Best Supporting Actress for Gunn and Outstanding Drama Series after three nominations. The series was also nominated for an Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and Cranston three times for Best Actor, besides being nominated four times for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, winning once at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Fact 6
Breaking Bad is now among the most-watched cable shows on American television, the audience numbers having doubled from the previous year's episodes.

Fact 7
In 2013, the Writers Guild of America named Breaking Bad the 13th best-written TV series of all time.

Fact 8
In 2013, Guinness World Records awarded it the highest-rated TV series of all time, citing a Metacritic score of 99/100.

Fact 9
Jesse was originally going to die by the end of season one. However, the creators changed their minds after seeing Aaron Paul's performance.

Fact 10
Walter White's alias, Heisenberg, is a tribute to Werner Heisenberg, who formulated the uncertainty principle, which states that it is impossible to determine simultaneously both the position and velocity of an electron or any other particle with any great degree of accuracy or certainty.


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is an American television crime drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan.

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