Since 2008, fans of Breaking Bad
(9 p.m. Sundays, AMC) have watched the show’s central character, Walter
White (Bryan Cranston), make like the series’ title and slowly shed his
morals, becoming a more ruthless beast — a far cry from his beginnings
as a meek, sickly chemistry teacher.
When high school chemistry
teacher/part-time car washer Walter White was faced with this grim
conundrum, he sought out a former student-turned-delinquent and created a
new formula of crystal meth to pay for his medical bills and provide a
safety net for his growing family. A six-time Emmy-winner, Breaking Bad goes beyond your standard
good-person-gone-bad/drug-related drama. The writing is outstanding and
each character’s performance is spot-on.