Why Breaking Bad is Full of Swimming Pools

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  • Published on:  Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • In Breaking Bad, why do terrible things keep happening around the swimming pools? Today let's take a look at the secret symbolism of the pool and find out how this all-American fixture has been offering us a secret window into the story - and characters like Walter White and Gus Fring - all along.Additional Works Cited: Maheux, Ged. "Breaking Bad’s Swimming Pool Symbolism." 29 Sept. 2013, gedblog.com/2013/09/29/swimming-pool-symbolism-in-breaking-bad/. "What's up with Walter sitting by the pool?" Reddit, reddit.com/r/breakingbad/comments/23te7e/whats_up_with_walter_sitting_by_the_pool/.If you like this video, subscribe to our channel or support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thetakeFollow The Take on Instagram: http://instagram.com/ThisIsTheTake, Twitter: http://twitter.com/ThisIsTheTake, and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThisIsTheTakeWe are The Take (formerly ScreenPrism).
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  • margareth michelina

    margareth michelina

     2 months ago +642

    The True Stars of Breaking Bad:
    1. Breakfasts
    2. The Pool
    3. Answering Machines
    4. Walt's Underwear
    5. Rocks, I mean Minerals.

  • Fryderyk Łaski

    Fryderyk Łaski

     2 months ago +1921

    The Take: All the secrets behind forks in Breaking Bad

  • yoloswag thuglifeselfie

    yoloswag thuglifeselfie

     2 months ago +1531

    This show continues to blow my mind, years after. I learn something new every time I watch it

  • Alex Armogan

    Alex Armogan

     2 months ago +1301

    Who else hopes this channel never stops analyzing breaking bad? Always intriguing and fun to watch these videos.

  • M w M

    M w M

     2 months ago +251

    The take: breaking bad is the deepest show on the planet
    Vince Gilligan: nope I just like pools

  • Satwinder Singh

    Satwinder Singh

     2 months ago +983

    Ah yes, I needed a breaking bad video after watching game of thrones last week

  • pointless irony

    pointless irony

     2 months ago +850

    A 15 minute video about swimming pools? Hell yeah

  • Sagarneel Ghoshal

    Sagarneel Ghoshal

     2 months ago +745

    Skyler: Wanna hear a joke?
    Walt: OK
    Skyler: knock kno-
    Walt: I am the one who knocks

  • my 7th life

    my 7th life

     2 months ago +237

    Also notice how walt's shirt is the same color as the bear. Symbolizing that HE is the contaminant in his life like the bear in his pool

  • Sifat Shams

    Sifat Shams

     2 months ago +308

    Something I never hear anyone else mention: Bryan Cranston has one of the most badass sounding voices ever.

  • Timo


     2 months ago +53

    Hector Salamanca: Any last words?
    Gus: HAAAWWW

  • Sifat Shams

    Sifat Shams

     2 months ago +221

    BB is, in my opinion, one of the very few works of fiction that TOTALLY lives up to its reputation. In a world full of both overrated and underrated books, movies, shows, etc, that's something to truly cherish.

  • MM H

    MM H

     2 months ago +256

    Only Saul Goodman uses Swimming Pool correctly in BCS

  • VlogUntilDawn


     2 months ago +271

    It’s so weird. I have never thought of the use of pools in Breaking Bad, but as soon as I saw the title I immediately thought of several negative things that revolve around pools in the show. Such a good video.

  • Venus Athena

    Venus Athena

     2 months ago +423

    You guys even can make me watching 15 minutes about swimming pool without make it boring. I'm speechless

  • Tanaji Sahastrabuddhe

    Tanaji Sahastrabuddhe

     2 months ago +39

    Game of Throns : Winter is coming
    Breaking Bad : I Am The Winter!

  • Rara Avis

    Rara Avis

     2 months ago +241

    Sometimes I wonder, if the scriptwriters really think that deep...or if maybe a pool is sometimes just a pool.
    But it’s always nice to revisit great series like BB, so, who cares...😄

  • Pikminiman


     2 months ago +139

    I tend to think a story as "great literature" when it can be interpreted in many disparate, deep, yet equally valid ways. There's really no doubt in my mind that Breaking Bad is great literature, and I'm confident history will remember it as such.

  • the king of cool

    the king of cool

     2 months ago +166

    Heisenberg: Say my name.
    Some dope dealer: You're the best ever.
    Heisenberg: You're goddamn right.