Breaking Bad will likely go down as the greatest show of our time, if not any time. From 2008-2013, and over 62 episodes, the journey of Walter White was unlike any other experience in television history.
Some things on TV, and entertainment, and life in general, are overhyped. Thanks to Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan and everyone else who worked on it, Breaking Bad is not one of those things.
Much of Breaking Bad Season 1 was slow and methodical, more a means of laying a foundation for what was to come than a compelling drama in its own right. The pilot, however, set the stage for the journey of Walter White with what is still one of Breaking Bad's finest installments, and not just because it got the show picked up by AMC. From that insane opening scene in the RV to his cancer diagnosis, ride-along with Hank, half-naked cook-a-thon with Pinkman and the confrontation with the dealers that almost got him killed before he even began his rise to power, the transformation of Mr. Chipps into Scarface had begun.