What do you do when you have cancer and a family to support while working in a largely unfulfilling job which pays no nowhere near what you could have earned had you not walked away from the company you helped create? That’s the kind of incredibly crazy question Vince Gilligan tried to answer with Breaking Bad, and used an actor he had met while directing an episode of The X-Files to tell his story. Essentially, he used the Heisenberg principle to create an ever-changing character who kept us watching simply because we could not predict what he was going to do next.
The scenarios in the show seemed reasonable when presented but I think we all know that it was not very realistic. We were wrong. Who would have suspected that an I.T. teacher from Cardiff, Wales would have been found with a lab in his home worth $1.5 million which he used to make cocaine? Maybe Zeus would have suspected this actually, I hear he had a great time Wales.
Macphallan Kuwale obviously didn’t have a Jesse to set up deals for him as he was rumoured to not only be involved in high-level dealing but also in street-level cocaine sales, under the name “Mac”, which is actually the same name as my dog. Maybe Kuwale is also a fan of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and thought “Charlie” was a bit clichè? Who knows. I’ll not spoil the ending of Breaking Bad, but it doesn’t end in a three and a half year jail sentence and a lifetime ban from teaching. That’s Kuwale’s story. [Source]