A high school chemistry teacher is diagnosed with terminal cancer and begins producing meth to support his family. Walter White's descent into evil earns him a spot on the Mount Rushmore of TV criminals (between Omar Little and Tony Soprano). The show hit the trifecta of outstanding writing, characterization, and acting and sustained its quality through five seasons.
This period gangster series is better than Boardwalk Empire and approaches the Sopranos The Shelby brothers return from the First World War to build their criminal empire in Birmingham. The attention to period detail is meticulous and the Shelby's Romany gypsy background is a fresh twist on the Italian mafia. Do not miss.