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.
Based on a 2012 New York Times best seller, but makes some changes that did not please fans of the book. The cast is terrific, but the series feels dragged out over eight episodes. A shorter series that stuck closer to the book could have been a home run, but this is a double at best.
As the son of a reputed judge gets involved in a hit and run, we see how even the most upright people break In order to save their family. The judge sacrifices relationships and subverts the law to save his son from a vengeful gangster.