You may not know it but I am here to tell you that you are living in a golden age. A golden age of television dramas. A shining exemplar of this is Breaking Bad. The story of a man who, having noble and good motivations, makes a deal with the devil. The thing is, the devil is shrewd and doesn't give a damn about your intentions and he seldom comes out on the short end of a bargain. The series starts a bit slow but don't be put off by that. Watch the first few episodes knowing that the foundations being laid will be the basis for towering story. Every season the tension gets ratcheted up and up but unlike some shows (hello Lost) there is a payoff that not only makes sense but leaves you satisfied and eager for more. The characters are deep and well drawn. The acting is superb. You will find yourself loving and hating the main players by turns, rooting for and against them and when one or the other comes through a crisis you will feel as elated as they do...until you realize what they actually did to succeed and what you are cheering for. Of course they only did what they had to do. Don't we all?
Netflix Status: First 4 seasons are currently streaming