It was an amazing show. I watched every episode of Season 1, unsure if I'd watch the next one. By the end, I was hooked despite the depressing tone. It has the strongest multi-season story I've seen in a show, and one of the best, most satisfying conclusions. It shows what happens when the show runner is allowed to execute to a plan, and not have to artificially stretch to milk a success for the network, or be cut short and not be able to fulfill all the promises. Incredibly, it didn't really sag, and had minimal apparent course corrections and dropped plot lines.Is it the best show on TV. Possibly. Arguably. But I don't think so. Why? Because I can't easily recommend it, even to my wife. It is too depressing, too horrible. It's not actually that violent -- Revolution and Black List I think are more violent and they're on network TV. But Breaking Bad's violence matters. It defines the characters: it's frightening. When I suggest it to a friend, it's with a litany of caveats. My favorite, best shows, I recklessly recommend to everyone (and boggle when they don't watch )Amazing show. Glad I got to see all of it; especially in a compressed fashion.