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OTTplay Now You Know - Breaking Bad

In today’s episode, we’re taking you behind AMC’s award-winning crime drama Breaking Bad. Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad is considered by many as one of the most compelling crime series to ever drop on the small screen.

Nikhil Kumar
Jan 17, 2022
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Welcome to the podcast that brings you up to speed with lesser-known facts, anecdotes, trivia, and a whole lot more about your favorite movies and shows. This is OTTplay Now You Know and I am your host Nikhil. Stay locked.

In today’s episode, we’re taking you behind AMC’s award-winning crime drama Breaking Bad. Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad is considered by many as one of the most compelling crime series to ever drop on the small screen. Headlined by Bryan Cranston who plays the high school teacher Walter White and Aaron Paul who fills in as a young drug dealer, the show follows the misadventures that follow when White finds him in a life-altering situation and is compelled to take extreme measures. 

Here are a few facts you probably didn’t know about this show.

1. The two chemical elements bromine and barium, which are used for fire retardants and the manufacture of fireworks are usually abbreviated as Br and Ba respectively. The abbreviations which appear in the title credits of Breaking (Br) Bad (Ba) have nothing to do with the composition or manufacture of “crystal meth”.  

2. Producer-director Vince Gilligan personally selected the song Baby Blue by Badfinger to be played during the series' final scene, despite objections from his music team. The song was purchased from iTunes over 5,000 times the night of the finale's initial broadcast and re-entered the Billboard charts after nearly 40 years of its release.

3. Upsetting hard-core fans of the show, Vince Gilligan decided to end Breaking Bad in season 5 as he didn't want to make the audience feel that it was being dragged on for too long. He also feared the quality of the show would deteriorate in subsequent seasons if the show hadn’t folded up when it did. Breaking Bad has a total of 62 episodes.

4. The series was initially decided to be shot at Riverside, California. The decision was then changed to move it to Albuquerque to avail a tax rebate on production.

If you haven't watched the series yet , it's streaming exclusively on Netflix.

These were some of the lesser-known facts about your favorite Breaking Bad, I shall be back again with a brand new podcast to keep you informed and updated on the best shows or movies across streaming platforms. Until then it's your host Nikhil outta here.

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