This is a show that not many Canadians have had a chance to see (it runs on AMC) and they are missing something. It is funny, quirky and touching. And fantastic!
Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) used to be a successful chemist, but he is now a middle-aged high school chemistry teacher. He is married and has a teenage son with cerebral palsy. Bryan finds out that his wife is pregnant, he has terminal cancer and only has a short time to live. In order to take care of his family after he is gone he decides to use his skills as a chemist to cook crystal meth with one of his former students. The lies begin to accumulate, but Walter will not give up his newfound profession until he feels he has enough money for his family to be comfortable after he dies.
Episode 1: Pilot: Just after his 50th birthday Walter is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. To support his son (played by RJ Mitte) with cerebral palsy and pregnant wife (played by Anna Gunn), Walter teams up with his former student, Jesse (played by Aaron Paul), a drug dealer, to start cooking and selling crystal meth.
Episode 2: The Cat's in the Bag: Skylar still doesn't know about Walter's condition, so she is suspicious about his strange behaviour.
Episode 3: …And the Bag's in the River: Walter has to make a life or death decision. Walter's DEA agent brother-in-law Hank (played by Dean Norris) believes that Walter Jr. is smoking pot.
Episode 4: Cancer Man: Walter and Skylar tell the family about his lung cancer. Jesse, while still coming down from a crystal meth high, visits his family.
Episode 5: Gray Matter: Walter refuses to undergo an expensive treatment, so Skylar holds a family intervention.
Episode 6: Crazy Handful of Nothin': Walter sets up a big crystal meth sale with Jesse's help with local drug lord, Tuco (played by Raymond Cruz). The DEA begins to suspect that there is big new player on the crystal meth front.
Episode 7: A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal: Walter and Jesse have to search high and low for ingredients to make the stock of crystal meth they owe Tuco.
Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Previews for Resident Evil: Regeneration, Against the Dark, Red Sands, Screamers: The Hunting, The Ledger, Passengers, The Poker Club, Rescue Me: Seasons 1-4, The Shield: Seasons 1-6, Blu-ray Disc is High Definition, Inside Breaking Bad, Making of Breaking Bad, AMC Shootout-Interview with Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston, Screen Tests, Breaking Bad on AMC, Vince Gilligan's Photo Gallery