Aired on: AMC
Day & Slot: Sunday 10 PM
Last aired episode: Face Off, 9th October 2011
Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Breaking Bad tells a story about a school chemistry teacher and his desperate attempt to make his family financially secure before he dies of terminal lung cancer.
Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is unable to make ends meet as a chemistry teacher and to make things worse, he has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He is left with no choice but to produce and sell methamphetamine with help from his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) so that his family does not come under financial trouble after his demise and also for his expensive anticancer treatment. White’s wife is also pregnant with second child. Pinkman is White’s partner in crime who has been in the meth business for quite some time.
This drama is produced by Sony Pictures Television and broadcasted in AMC channel. It has completed four seasons and recently the channel has announced for an upcoming season five. The other cast in the drama include Skyler White (Anna Gunn) as White’s caring wife, Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) who is White’s brother in law but is a DEA agent, Marie Schrader (Betsy Brandt) as White’s sister but is a kleptomaniac, as Walter White, Jr. (RJ Mitte), White’s son who is a patient of cerebral palsy.
Though Walter is hesitant to continue selling meth, yet his financial instability and huge medical bills forces him to continue the crime with Jesse but with time they face lot of problems like police, law, rival gangs etc. Also, his personal life suffers and his wife starts suspecting him and demands for a divorce as he devotes much of his time in drug dealings and supplies. Professionally too things get worse for Walter where everything appears bleak and dark.
The show has received huge critical appreciation for brilliant storyline, acting and cinematography. Breaking Bad has been listed as one of the top ten television series in 2010-11 by American Film Institute. Many critics have rated season four of the drama as the best season of 2011.The series is widely acclaimed as it is full of drama, action, suspense as well as dark comedy.
Breaking bad is the winner of six Emmy Awards the award for outstanding lead actor for three consecutive years has gone to Cranston. Till now the show has bagged 16 awards and has been nominated for 40 awards.
|№||#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|34||1||"Box Cutter"||Adam Bernstein||Vince Gilligan||July 17, 2011||2.58|
|35||2||"Thirty-Eight Snub"||Michelle MacLaren||George Mastras||July 24, 2011||1.97|
|36||3||"Open House"||David Slade||Sam Catlin||July 31, 2011||1.71|
|37||4||"Bullet Points"||Colin Bucksey||Moira Walley-Beckett||August 7, 2011||1.83|
|38||5||"Shotgun"||Michelle MacLaren||Thomas Schnauz||August 14, 2011||1.75|
|39||6||"Cornered"||Michael Slovis||Gennifer Hutchison||August 21, 2011||1.67|
|40||7||"Problem Dog"||Peter Gould||Peter Gould||August 28, 2011||1.91|
|41||8||"Hermanos"||Johan Renck||Sam Catlin & George Mastras||September 4, 2011||1.98|
|42||9||"Bug"||Terry McDonough||Moira Walley-Beckett & Thomas Schnauz||September 11, 2011||1.89|
|43||10||"Salud"||Michelle MacLaren||Peter Gould & Gennifer Hutchison||September 18, 2011||1.80|
|44||11||"Crawl Space"||Scott Winant||George Mastras & Sam Catlin||September 25, 2011||1.55|
|45||12||"End Times"||Vince Gilligan||Thomas Schnauz & Moira Walley-Beckett||October 2, 2011||1.73|
|46||13||"Face Off"||Vince Gilligan||Vince Gilligan||October 9, 2011||1.90|