Six time Emmy Award winner Breaking Bad is a landmark for AMC in establishing a reputation for high quality drama. Producer Vince Gilligan delivers a wickedly uncomfortable look into the crystal meth culture of Albuquerque in all its terrible detail. Earning high praise for cinematography, as well as three consecutive Emmy Awards for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for leading man Bryan Cranston; Breaking Bad takes an alarming honest look at the numerous facets of the drug trade and lifestyle, as well as those who battle it.
Three seasons of Breaking Bad have chronicled the exploits of Walter White (Cranston) White, a high school chemistry teacher and cancer victim turned crystal meth "cook"; and his partner, former failed student and low level street dealer Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul
) Break Bad and throw in together to produce a highly potent brand of crystal meth. Surrounding and often affected in unexpected ways by Walt and Jesse's dealings is a fantastic supporting cast of friends and family. Skyler White (Anna Gunn
) is the quintessential supportive wife and mother, to a point. Walter Junior (RJ Mitte
) adds a level of depth and sincerity to the show that only a family with a bright, funny and hilariously teenage child with disabilities could fully understand, but that any adult could relate with. Skyler's sister Marie Shrader (Betsy Brandt
) and husband and DEA operative Hank round out the White family, making for a wholly different layer of tension than that normally experienced by the White family.