Walter Blanco

Friday, July 04, 2014


"Metastasis" is an almost scene-by-scene Spanish-language remake of the hit show "Breaking Bad." In it, Walter White is replaced by Walter Blanco, played by Colombian actor Diego Trujillo — who has also worked on remakes of "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy." Brooke speaks with Trujillo about remaking popular American shows in Spanish.

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Comments [7]

chris from la habra

The spanish version of breaking bad sucks u
They failed miserably none of my freands watch it

Aug. 17 2014 01:08 AM

Ahh, I stand corrected. Too many Walters. Thank you Pigmeat

Jul. 08 2014 07:12 PM
Margarita from Melbourne, Australia

The headline I just received in the email is incorrect if it states "The Spanish Walter White Looks Just as Menacing in His Underwear" because he is in fact, NOT Spanish but Colombian so he's either the Colombian Walter White or the Spanish-speaking Walter White, sheesh!

Jul. 07 2014 11:07 AM
Pigmeat from Chicago

Walter Cronkite refers to the Jorge Ramos story.

Jul. 06 2014 01:54 PM

Uh, Walter White not Walter Cronkite. There is such a big difference. Wasn't there a story about typos on Weekend Edition this morning? Too funny. The little mistakes now and then are as fun as OTM is great.

Jul. 06 2014 10:19 AM
johanna mcfadden

I enjoyed your article on Breaking Bad. What was the name of the song that was played at the end of the program I just didn't get the name. Thanks

Jul. 05 2014 05:14 PM
B. Vlasak from Iowa City, Iowa

Rarely have I found OtM to be off-topic, but this piece was, as Mr. Varela pointed out later on in the episode, a work of veneer insofar as it did not address any real cultural differences (or similarities, for that matter). Part of me wondered if it was an exploration of *style* differences by way of using a well-known cultural icon — or if it was a way to lure otherwise inaccessible listeners; however, even if that were the case, the ambiguity as to what piece was actually about serves as testament to its relative strength and substance when placed in context with the rest of the show.

Jul. 05 2014 12:38 PM

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