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But, like all great TV shows, the story is really not that simple.

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And it evolves over time, with each season somehow—and miraculously—managing to top the one before it. Regularly cited as one of the greatest television series of all time Rolling Stone ranked it number three on its list of the 100 best shows, right in between Mad Men and The Wirehere are 25 things you might not have known about Breaking Bad, which aired its finale episode on September 29, 2013.

Like the worst meeting I ever had … The woman we [were] pitching to could not have been less interested—not even in my story, but about whether I actually lived or died.

They were particularly interested in casting either Matthew Broderick or John Cusack in the lead.

  1. I think that's really good, because I know we've all had our favorite shows that were really interesting up to a certain point, but maybe they just go too far, and then there's no going back from it. But I did one episode and then I agreed to do two more with the caveat that I wanted to be part of a filmmaking family.
  2. When asked about whether he had any regrets about the show or any of its storylines, Gilligan admitted to one. Isn't there anybody else?
  3. Gilligan was glad it worked out the way it did. Like the worst meeting I ever had … The woman we [were] pitching to could not have been less interested—not even in my story, but about whether I actually lived or died.

Isn't there anybody else? The network brass watched the episode, and agreed. And I would be a sobbing mess watching week to week on Breaking Bad. Gilligan was glad it worked out the way it did. You want to really keep the show exciting and interesting and keep 'em watching. All of that to say that those last two episodes, because of that, would have been really big episodes, and would have taken the characters into a hugely different realm than that they were already in, and it would have been a hard thing to come back from, coming into season two.

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We're building more slowly than we otherwise would have built. I think that's really good, because I know we've all had our favorite shows that were really interesting up to a certain point, but maybe they just go too far, and then there's no going back from it.

To me, the trick is to do as little as possible with the characters, and yet keep them as interesting as possible. It's a real balancing act. And Vince Gilligan did a fantastic job of getting most of the science right. And I am just thrilled with that.

I think Vince Gilligan is a genius, and you can quote me on that! I wanted to develop a character. But I did one episode and then I agreed to do two more with the caveat that I wanted to be part of a filmmaking family. Vince told me that I changed the game and raised the bar for the show. And their writing inspired me to think, to create someone who was polite, threatening and poignant. Juxtaposed to Philip Michael [Thomas] and Don [Johnson], who were at times a bit full of themselves but were doing a little bit of acting, Eddie was just doing his job.

And I wanted Gus to be in that mode. And then that was augmented by the visual effects work of a guy named Bill Powloski and his crew, who digitally married a three-dimensional sculpture that KNB EFX created with the reality of the film scene. And it took months to do. Which, considering there are 62 episodes, seems a little on the low side.

Though Walter White and his family live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, the home that you see in exterior shots is actually 3828 Piermont Drive NE, a private home in Albuquerque that has become a pretty major tourist attraction. Speaking of that infamous pizza scene: It really was Cranston who threw it, and he managed to do it in one take. A fight scene between Jesse and Tuco Raymond Cruz turned serious when Cruz ended up accidentally knocking Paul unconscious.

  1. Just another fun day on the set of Breaking Bad! Juxtaposed to Philip Michael [Thomas] and Don [Johnson], who were at times a bit full of themselves but were doing a little bit of acting, Eddie was just doing his job.
  2. Jesse's teeth were a little too perfect. Though Walter White and his family live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, the home that you see in exterior shots is actually 3828 Piermont Drive NE, a private home in Albuquerque that has become a pretty major tourist attraction.
  3. Speaking of that infamous pizza scene. And it took months to do.
  4. You want to really keep the show exciting and interesting and keep 'em watching.

Raymond just thought I was acting so he continued and kicked me in the side and picked me up over his shoulder and threw me against the house, but in reality I was pretty much unconscious. Just another fun day on the set of Breaking Bad!

When that day was over, I couldn't be happier that it was over because I really, truly felt I was living those tortured moments with Jesse. There are a lot of friends on that crew. It was an emotional day to say the least on set—a lot of tears. When asked about whether he had any regrets about the show or any of its storylines, Gilligan admitted to one: Jesse's teeth were a little too perfect.

There were all the beatings he took, and, of course, he was using meth, which is brutal on your teeth.

He'd probably have terrible teeth in real life. Warren Buffet was a fan of the series, and even showed up to its fifth season premiere.

The 62nd element on the periodic table is Samariumwhich is used to treat a range of cancers, including lung cancer. BuzzFeed created a thorough breakdown of some of the most memorable ones. In 2012, a chemistry teacher named William Duncan was arrested for selling meth; in 2011, Irina Kristya 74-year-old math professor, was arrested for running a meth lab.