The Award-Winning Series ‘Breaking Bad’ Films in New Hampshire, but Where Exactly?
SPOILER ALERT. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN BREAKING BAD (and you plan on it), LEAVE THIS ARTICLE.
But if you do not plan on watching it, get this!
Did you know that Breaking Bad ends in New Hampshire?
If you have not seen Breaking Bad, you need to. The show is widely considered one of the best series of all time.
The show won TONS of awards, including Television Program of the Year (2008-2013), Best Actor in a Drama Series, Best Drama Series, and MANY more.
Technically, the last episode of the series ends back in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but the episode starts in New Hampshire. And the second to last episode predominantly takes place in the Granite State.
Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, ends up leaving NM, where the majority of the series takes place, with a new identity. He is escaping the police, the cartel, and a lot of angry people who are after him following his run as a crystal meth cook.
With the help of Ed Galbraith, Walt moves to New Hampshire. Galbraith says,
You paid good money for this. You got two acres up here, lots of woods, nice, warm place. Seems to me just the spot for a man to rest up, think on things. If you look around, it's kinda beautiful.
This is accurate. The location of the cabin is in one of the most gorgeous parts of New Hampshire: Crawford Notch.
The cabin, according to a Breaking Bad Fandom page, "is an isolated cabin in the fictional Crawford County (Crawford Notch) in the White Mountain region of northern New Hampshire. It was where Walter White, using the pseudonym Mr. Lambert, lived for several months in exile after a nationwide manhunt for him had begun."
They represent Crawford Notch pretty well in the series.
According to the Breaking Bad Fandom Page, "the cabin has no access to a telephone, internet, or cable television in order to keep its existence a secret. The TV, freezer and lights are powered by a 15-amp generator running off liquified petroleum gas. There is a small wood-burner for heat and cooking."
This is how many people live in northern New Hampshire. The show does depict an exaggerated seclusion for dramatic effect, but you can really feel New Hampshire in all of the shots.
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