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Colombia’s remake of Breaking Bad is the worst show in TV history

Posted on Wednesday, 19 February by

The finale of Breaking Bad has come and gone but for those us who are looking to relive the trials and tribulations of Walter White, meet ‘Metastasis’ – Colombia’s atrocious remake of one of TV’s greatest series.

Judging from the extended trailer, there’s not a whole lot new about the series except translated character names and second-rate cast lookalikes. Walter White has become Walter Blanco, Jesse has turned into Jose and Hank is now Henry.

While it may look terrible on first glance, there’s high hopes that ‘Metastasis’ will find commercial success in Latin America, with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan acting as a show consultant. Instead of Los Pollos Hermanos, perhaps they’ll use Kentucky Fried Chicken too?

Colombian Breaking Bad

Walter White’s Colombian cousin, Walter Blanco

Metastasis

Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it…

Eagle-eyed Breaking Bad fans will notice the absence of an RV from the trailer and instead find a school bus – apparently, RVs just aren’t common in Colombia. Perhaps more worrying is the changing nature of slimey Lawyer Saul, who will now host a late-night talk show to dish out legal advice.

School Bus Breaking Bad

“Jose, we need to cook.”


Diego Trujillo, the man playing ‘Walter Blanco’, has said:

I was used to working on soap operas, where the characters are so two-dimensional…black or white, good or bad. And they stay the same from beginning to end of a series but Walter White transforms. For the first time, I had no idea how to play the part.”

Hank Breaking Bad

Hank Schrader is now Henry Navarro

Jessie Breaking Bad

Jessie Pinkman switches to Jose Miguel Rosas

Walt Jr Breaking Bad

Walt Jr. becomes Walt Jr. Blanco

Mike Breaking Bad

Mike Ehrmantraut is now Mario Rojas

Gus Breaking Bad

Gustavo “Gus” Fring is now Gustavo Cortés

Saul Breaking Bad

Saul Goodman translates to Saúl Bueno

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Corey Pellatt
22-year-old editor of SQ Magazine and Media Studies student at the University of Sussex. Freelance writer for clients including BHAFC.


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