For a long time, television series were mediocre, and people's standards were low. Now, series like The Wire and The Sopranos have taught us things that we didn't know were possible in the medium.
Look at Marc Shmuger's resume and the curriculum vitaes of other film executives. Look at the bios of the executives behind the best TV series. All in all, it's great to know that there are teams who are creating commercially viable, stunning art for our viewing pleasure.
Breaking Bad follows the story of Walt, a chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Instead of focusing on getting better, Walt turns to the underworld and begins selling and manufacturing methamphetamine. The show takes us on a journey as Walt visibly changes before our eyes. We are so invested in the character that we sympathize as he descends into darkness, seemingly losing the sense of humanity that was central to his character at the start.