There are television series that define the era. Many notable ones were made available to streaming platforms, so they can now be accessed by everyone. Earlier televisions series like FRIENDS, Golden Girls, The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, True Detective, House of Cards, Downton Abbey and many others have been uploaded on the internet, and people could not stop binge-watching them. Even with so many television series already available, there is a continuous surge of new material. New television series that are edgier, more exciting, more thrilling, are also uploaded in these streaming sites and updated on a weekly or monthly or yearly basis.
However, there is a television show that changed the way storytelling is done on television, and this show is called Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad has changed the game for screenwriting and acting for the small screen. The series received several Emmy Awards such as Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Support Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress, and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Their creator and director Vince Gilligan received consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama for 2 years.
How many Emmys did they get?
Breaking Bad won 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series. The lead actors of the show also garnered Emmys of their own with Bryan Cranston earning 3 Emmys, winning 3 consecutive years, and Aaron Paul earning 2 Emmys after being nominated for 3 consecutive years.
The series has won several other awards including 12 Saturn Awards, 6 Writers Guild of America Awards, 8 Satellite Awards, 6 Critics’ Choice Television Awards, 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Directors Guild of America Awards and 2 Producers Guild of America Awards.
The shows the total number of nominations is 262, and the total number of wins is 110.
What is the story about, and why are people hooked?
The story is about a regular high school chemistry teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, who discovers he has stage-3 lung cancer and finds other means to get the finance he needs for his treatment. He gets involved with an old student Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, who is a small-time drug dealer. White falls deeper into the life of crime as he starts producing methamphetamine and starts expanding the business. They get into more trouble as they meet drug bosses along the way, trying to outdo each other.
The story is gripping and heart-stopping at every scene. And the way Vince Gilligan has masterfully crafted the scenes and the script all the more heightened the intensity of the show.