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How Realistic is Breaking Bad? Show Creators Consult with Experts in Chemistry, Government

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Fans of Breaking Bad, a breathtaking show on AMC about a suburban meth dealer, have long praised it for its authenticity and seemingly strong sense of chemistry. 

Turns out, reports The Dallas Morning News, show leaders have been consulting with a chemist at the University of Oklahoma.

The show also uses an unnamed government agent to keep the show realistic, The Dallas Morning News reported.

“[Because] Walter White was talking to his students, I was able to dumb down certain moments of description and dialogue in the early episodes which held me until we had some help from some honest-to-god chemists, said show creator Vince Gilligan. We have a [chemist] named Dr. Donna Nelson at the University of Oklahoma who is very helpful to us and vets our scripts to make sure our chemistry dialogue is accurate and up to date. We also have a chemist with the Drug Enforcement Association based out of Dallas who has just been hugely helpful to us.”

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