Breaking Bad/AMC/2008-2013 (Cancer)
Walter White, Sr. (Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher with advanced Stage III inoperable lung cancer. To provide for his family after his death and pay for his medical treatments, Walter Sr. decides to use his knowledge of chemistry and manufacture Methamphethamine, an illegal drug.
Walter Sr. partners with Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) one of his students at school. Together, they cook batches of meth while Jess uses his street contacts to find clientele who want to buy the stuff.
Using the alias of ‘Heisenberg’, Walter falls deeper into the rabbit hole of corruption, and soon became a ruthless killer in order to survive the treacherous world of the drug dealer.
Meanwhile, Walter Sr. tells his wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn) about his double life as a meth maker and she promptly asks for a divorce. And Walt’s partner, Jesse has a disagreement and both go their separate ways. This allows Walt to sell his goods to a Gus, a new partner who offers to pay him $3 million dollars for three months service, as well as a state-of-the-art laboratory manned by Gale (David Constabile), a talented lab tech. Later, Walter replaces Gale with his old partner Jesse and together they plot and kill Gus and blow up his meth lab.
Walter and Jesse then partner with a guy name Mike, whom they later kill, but not before Walter orders Mike to hire Jack Welker, a Neo-Nazi to kill ten of Mike’s informants who could squeal to the DEA. All the while, Walter manages to accumulate $80 million dollars which he keeps in a storage vault over seen by his wife, Skyler.
In the midst of all his shenanigans, Walter feared that his life as a drug dealer had become too dangerous, and so he relocated his family (at his wife’s insistence) to a safer home environment with friends.
Later, DEA agent Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) negotiates with Jesse to give up his partner, which Hank now knows is Walter White Sr., using the alias of Heisenberg. On the run, Walter buries his ill-gotten gains in the To’hajilee desert and hires Jack Welker again to murder Jesse. But things go wrong and the DEA agent Hank captures Walter and Jesse as they meet in the desert. Then Jack Welker arrives and kills Hank and takes most of Walter’s money, but leaves him a mere $11 million as a gesture of good will.
In the end, Walter Sr. quits the meth business and reunites with his wife, Skyler and their children, Walter, Jr. (RJ Mitte) and Holly (Elanor Anne Wenrich).
Soon after, Skyler and Walter Jr. hold Walter Sr. accountable for the death of DEA agent Hank Schrader (Skyler’s brother-in-law) and contact the police. Fleeing to New Hampshire, Walter Sr. holds up in a cabin.
Several months later, Walter Sr. (still struggling with cancer) returns to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a final visit with his family and then procures an automatic machine gun, kills Jack Welker and his gang members, frees his former partner, Jesse who had been forced into slavery to make meth for the gang, then succumbs to a gunshot wound received in the conflagration. Before he died, he managed to funnel $9 million dollars to his wife and kids.
See also: Breaking Bad (2)