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Breaking bad : a cultural history

Author: Lara C Stache
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Series: Cultural history of television.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"As one of the most critically acclaimed shows of all time, Breaking Bad explored the life and crimes of a high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin of the American Southwest. As Walter White and his former student Jesse Pinkman become deeply entwined in the drug world, their narrative leaves a trail of bodies strewn across the show's five seasons--a story that resulted in more than 15 Emmy awards. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stache, Lara C. 1981- author.
Breaking bad
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lara C Stache
ISBN: 9781442278264 1442278269
OCLC Number: 973920524
Description: xxi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Walter White: the good, the bad, or the in-between? --
Antihero or villain: how Walter White resists the labels --
The evolution of Heisenberg --
Does Walt want to die? --
Pt. 2. Breaking bad and culture --
Morality, legality, and everything in between --
Just say no?: drug use and abuse in Breaking bad --
Marketing Breaking bad: a sign of the times --
Pt. 3. Being bad in Walt's world --
Bad ass mama: Skyler White --
Breaking down the bad guys --
The anti-Walts of Breaking bad: Jesse and Hank --
Conclusion: a perfect ending --
The episodes: an opinionated compendium.
Series Title: Cultural history of television.
Responsibility: Lara C. Stache.


This book focuses on Breaking Bad's fascinating characters and complex story lines, while also looking at how the program challenges viewers and analyzes what did and did not work. The author  Read more...
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This entry in the 'Cultural History of Television' series is a stunning dissection of Breaking Bad, the critically acclaimed AMC TV series following Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) path from Read more...

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