A Summary of Breaking Bad
by: Dakota Pruemer/Staff Writer
What an insane ride this has been! Those who have watched AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad know exactly what I am talking about. If any of you have not watched this genius TV show, I would first like to console you about all the fantastic entertainment you have missed out on. I am sure you are probably thinking to yourself, “Is it really that good?” and to that my only response is this: yes it is! I am sure you have heard people talking about this show before, but do you know what the show is about?
The show’s protagonist, Walter White, is the typical husband, father, and high school chemistry teacher until he becomes diagnosed with lung cancer. Being told he only has months to live sparks something in Walt’s mind, and he starts wondering how he is going to provide for his family after his death. It weighs heavily on his mind, but while on a ride along with his DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) brother-in-law to bust a meth lab, Walt witnesses one of his former students running from the scene. Later that night, Walt finds Jesse, the former student, and convinces him to assist him in getting into the meth business. They make a perfect team, with a few more than imperfect comedic moments, with Walter as the cook, and Jesse as the distributor. The show stars Bryan Cranston, of Malcolm in the Middle and Seinfeld fame, and Aaron Paul. With 62 episodes in the entire series and the show over, I am not quite sure what to do with my free time, other than re-watching it on Netflix. Now that you know what the show is all about, if you think this sounds interesting to you in the slightest, I would highly recommend watching Breaking Bad. You will not be disappointed.