Breaking Bad has been one of the most talked about shows in the past five years. Set in Albuquerque, the series followed the life of high school Chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Hell bent on securing a future for his family before he dies, Walter embarks on an action packed journey fuelled by extreme character transformations and exquisite moral dilemmas that make you want to bite the screen they’re so delicious.
The show is very raw, and gives an insight into the physical and psychological problems people must go through when they find out they have cancer. Millions of people die from cancer every year, and the more awareness that’s out there about it the better.
Cancer is a group of diseases, characterised by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. If the spread isn’t controlled then it can lead to death. We have come very far in our understanding of cancer, but considering how many lives are affected by it a lot more needs to be done.
I’ve never understood how governments around the world can justify spending 100’s of billions in tax payers hard worked money on war. However, when it comes to cancer, they only spend a fraction of that. It doesn’t add up, so I guess when shows like this come along and they shed light on cancer or other deadly human conditions its a very good thing.
If you are going to watch any TV series this year then I fully recommend watching Breaking Bad, as its an emotional roller-coaster ride that will stay with you for a long time.