A high school chemistry teacher is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and resorts to selling methamphetamine to provide for his family when he is dead.
Q & A
Q: How is “Breaking Bad”’s Walter White like the Old Testament’s King Saul?
A popular television character and a biblical figure share more qualities than one would expect.
Q: How does Chuck on “Better Call Saul” embody characteristics of both Skyler and Walter White?
In a series where everyone's sense of morality is a bit off-kilter, "Better Call Saul" allows characters like Chuck to show similarities to both Skyler and Walter from "Breaking Bad."
Q: In “Breaking Bad,” why did Walter White leave Grey Matter?
Walter White felt inferior in the upper-class presence of Gretchen and her family, and left her (and Grey Matter) out of a feeling of extreme insecurity.
Q: What “Breaking Bad” Easter eggs can we find in “Better Call Saul”?
"Better Call Saul" is full of big and small references to "Breaking Bad," many of which are extremely easy to miss.
Q: Do I need to watch the original run of “The X-Files” to understand and enjoy Season 10?
What will you miss if you skip the first nine seasons?
Q: The Filmmaker’s Handbook: what are bridging shots and match cuts?
Bridging cuts are shots that connect disconnected moments in film. They indicate the passage of time or change of scenery through pleasing visuals. Match cuts perform a similar service but are achieved through post-production editing.
Q: How did “The Searchers” influence future filmmakers?
When "The Searchers" was released in 1956, did John Ford know his movie would influence future shows about a taxi driving lunatic, a drug dealing high school teacher, and an interstellar farm boy who lived a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Probably not.
Q: On “Breaking Bad,” what is Gustavo Fring’s background?
Gus Fring was one of television's greatest villains. Part of his mystique was formed on the fact that nobody really knows his past - he was simply a powerful drug dealer that came from mysterious beginnings.
Q: How did the cast of characters of “Breaking Bad” evolve as the seasons progressed?
Breaking Bad was a drama that ended in an entirely different place than the creators could ever have imagined. One of television's strongest dramas took a great approach to writing characters that let them evolve dramatically throughout the course of the show.
Q: How does the theme of family relationships define “Breaking Bad”?
Every relationship in the show seems to have some familial basis.
Q: How accurate is “Breaking Bad”‘s portrayal of crystal meth?
A few seasons into its run, the show hired Dr. Donna Nelson, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, as an advisor.
Q: What’s the meaning of the Pink Teddy Bear in “Breaking Bad”?
The image of a damaged pink teddy bear with a missing eye appears throughout the series.
Q: Is “Breaking Bad” really a morality play?
Vince Gilligan has said that the larger lesson of the series is that "actions have consequences."
Q: How much of “Breaking Bad”‘s Walter White, was shaped by the performer, Bryan Cranston?
Cranston made enormous contributions in developing his own character.
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