Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

We can't even wait for the DVD release to tell you about this one. AMC's Breaking Bad ($2 per episode) really did come out of nowhere and has been a source of complete and total jubilation. Sure, The Wire trumps it since it's in its fifth and final season, but no other show produces the same sick but undeniable joy. Adequately geeky with all the chemistry, sufficiently debased with acid baths, ample meth and pissing blood, and still manages to build characters in complex and interesting ways that are not in the least bit over bearing. Finally the whole Falling Down-esque fits of despair and subsequent out-lashings draw more completely satisfying moments of schadenfreude than any show in recent memory. The season finale airs next weekend, but the episode are available for download from Amazon.

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