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'Breaking Bad' Synopsis and General Information


'Breaking Bad' Synopsis and General Information

The White Family

© Doug Hyun/AMC


January 20, 2008

When is it on?:

During its regular season run (which is varied), the series airs Sundays at 10pm EST on AMC.

Where is the series filmed?:

New Mexico

It's All in a Name:

What does it mean to "Break Bad"? According to the book How to Speak Southern by Steve Mitchell, the definition reads: To behave in a violent, wanton, or outrageous manner for no discernible reason.


  • Bryan Cranston as Walter White
  • Anna Gunn as Skyler White
  • Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
  • Dean Norris as Hank Schrader
  • Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader
  • RJ Mitte as Walter White Jr.

Get to Know thw 'Breaking Bad' Characters:


Walt White is an ordinary chemistry teacher sleeping his way through life, but when he is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, he finally wakes up and begins to live life to the fullest. Realizing that he needs to provide financially for his pregnant wife and special needs son once he's gone, Walt puts his chemistry skills to use by creating a rolling meth lab.

Walt teams up with former student Jesse Pinkman, who teaches him about the entrepreneurial world of drug dealing. The two set up shop in a converted RV and before they know it, business is booming.

No road to success comes without its share of problems and for Walt that comes in the form of an obnoxious brother-in-law Hank -- who happens to be a Drug Enforcement Agent!
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