The AMC TV Series ‘Breaking Bad’ is relentlessly entertaining. I admit I am an addict to it.
I had disconnected cable TV more than a year ago and so had no access to the AMC channel. A few months ago, my good friend Prakash Murthy tweeted saying Netflix was now streaming the first three seasons. And after watching the very first episode I realized its magnetic effect.
Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) stars in this drama focused on a mid-life crisis gone bad for an underachieving high school chemistry teacher who cooks and sells Meth after he discovers that he has lung cancer and has perhaps months to live.
With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to gain financial security for his family, Walter White joins forces with an old student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), in a quest that follows their entry into a dangerous world of drugs and crime. Filming and story takes place in New Mexico.
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Meth is one of US’s most dangerous drug and the production and use of this addictive stimulant also known as speed — is rampant, especially in rural areas. It remains a growing problem in rural America, filling jails, straining police and threatening children and neighbors with exposure to toxic chemicals. It’s also severely addictive. Unfortunately many young women in the Midwest seek this as the drug of choice as an alternative to over-the-counter weight loss aids.
Like the drug, this show is highly addictive!
Breaking Bad has won 7 major category Primetime Emmys since 2008. Its by far the best TV show I have seen in my life.