Network: AMC
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, Jonathan Banks
Complex co-sign: Once you break bad, there's no going back. That's true whether you're a character in this crime drama about high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Cranston), who becomes a meth manufacturer, or just a viewer. Season three was the show's darkest and best yet, with newly divorced Walt and his recovering junkie partner, Jesse Pinkman (Paul), accepting their crumbled personal lives and finally embracing the role of bad guy, only to tangle with drug kingpins and assassins who are far more sinister and dangerous than they. Just thinking about how dope this show is and how much we need it has our fiendish asses ready to fellate somebody for another hit. And we're only half joking.