Breaking Bad: An Ordinary Man's Extraordinary Journey

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In summary, "Breaking Bad" follows the story of Walt White, an ordinary chemistry teacher who turns to producing and selling meth after being diagnosed with cancer. He teams up with a former student and faces challenges from his brother-in-law, a DEA agent. The show has received critical acclaim and has won multiple awards. The first episode can be found on AMC's website and the show is highly praised for its writing and acting, particularly Bryan Cranston's performance as Walt.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Bad
Synopsis: 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!

Critical Acclaim: It has won six Emmy Awards—including three consecutive wins for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Cranston—in addition to numerous other awards and nominations.

Here is the first epsiode: http://www.amctv.com/originals/breakingbad/

The show is awesome!
 
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Kevin_Axion said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Bad
Synopsis: 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!

Critical Acclaim: It has won six Emmy Awards—including three consecutive wins for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Cranston—in addition to numerous other awards and nominations.

Here is the first epsiode: http://www.amctv.com/originals/breakingbad/

The show is awesome!

Have you seen the acid-bathtub episode? That show is everyone with a chemistry background's deepest wish: a show for them.

Great acting too, especially from Cranston who was just the perfect choice for the role. Granted, it was a bit odd to see 'Malcom's' dad go meth-cook, but hey! :)
 
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I just started watching it but yea I saw that part.
 

1. What is "Breaking Bad: An Ordinary Man's Extraordinary Journey" about?

"Breaking Bad: An Ordinary Man's Extraordinary Journey" is a biographical book about the life and career of Bryan Cranston, the actor who played the lead role of Walter White in the hit TV show "Breaking Bad". It chronicles his journey from struggling actor to award-winning star.

2. How is this book different from other books about "Breaking Bad"?

Unlike other books about "Breaking Bad" which focus on the show itself, this book is a personal memoir written by Bryan Cranston. It offers a unique and intimate perspective on the making of the show and the impact it had on his life.

3. Is this book suitable for readers who have not watched "Breaking Bad"?

While having prior knowledge of "Breaking Bad" may enhance the reading experience, this book can still be enjoyed by readers who have not watched the show. It provides enough background information and context to understand the story and its significance.

4. What insights does this book offer about Bryan Cranston's acting career?

"Breaking Bad: An Ordinary Man's Extraordinary Journey" offers a behind-the-scenes look at Bryan Cranston's career, including his early struggles, his breakthrough role in "Breaking Bad", and his approach to acting. It also delves into the challenges and rewards of playing a complex and morally ambiguous character.

5. How is the writing style of this book?

Bryan Cranston's writing style is engaging and humorous, making the book an easy and enjoyable read. He also offers candid and introspective reflections on his life and career, making it a thought-provoking read as well.

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