JANUARY 20, 2008
“Breaking Bad” is a critically acclaimed American television drama series that aired on AMC from 2008 to 2013. The show follows the story of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Along with his former student, Jesse Pinkman, White becomes a methamphetamine manufacturer and distributor, using his chemistry expertise to create high-quality meth.
“Breaking Bad” was created by Vince Gilligan, who also served as the show’s executive producer. The series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, and also features supporting performances by Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, and Betsy Brandt.
“Breaking Bad” was praised for its complex characters, intricate plot, and visual style, and won numerous awards during its run, including 16 Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. The series has been widely regarded as one of the greatest television shows of all time, and has inspired numerous spin-off projects, including the prequel series “Better Call Saul.”