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.
Harry Bosch is a throwback to the classic LA noir detectives--a troubled loner determined to secure justice for all victims. Bosch shares a show runner and several actors from the Wire, as well as a focus on the realities of police work and politics.
A shrewd political operator and her money laundering husband flee Chicago for the Ozarks. Like the Americans or House of Cards, the series depicts a couple fighting against a sense of impending doom. Refreshing to have a crime drama set outside of LA or New York for a change.