Introducing Breaking Bad…

Bryan Cranston stars in the hit US drama series that got millions of Brits hooked…

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What is it? The US drama phenomenon which follows the financial rise and moral fall of Walter White: a mild-mannered chemistry teacher who turns his expertise to producing crystal meth after a cancer diagnosis leaves him fearing for the financial future of his family.

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Who’s in it? Bryan Cranston gives a career-best performance as Walter White, while co-star Aaron Paul has become renowned for his profane portrayal of drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. Supporting is Anna Gunn as Walt’s wife Skyler White, Dean Norris as brother-in-law DEA agent Hank Schrader, and Bob Odenkirk as criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. 

Where can I watch it? Breaking Bad has had turbulent history when it comes to being broadcast in the UK – with it being dropped from both cable channel FX and Channel 5. The best way to watch it now, however, is through online streaming service Netflix – which has all five seasons – or to buy the box set.  

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Highlight? Its actual highlight would be a cruel, cruel spoiler, so we’ll just settle for the scene in which Walter White completes his transformation into villanous alter-ego Heisenberg by telling his wife, “I am not the one in danger, Skyler. I AM the danger!”