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The greatest TV drama ever is also the greatest morality play

Published 18/05/2014 | 02:30

Breaking Bad hailed as a classic
Breaking Bad hailed as a classic

'I never watch television any more," said a friend in the film business. "We see everything now on box sets. Or via the computer." For drama, that is now the trend. The box set – where the whole series is delivered to you in one go – is king.

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And that's how I have caught up with the American TV drama which has come to dominate my life. I set aside time every week to view episodes from it. When days are trying or vexatious, I look forward to drowning my worries in another episode at nightfall.

To me, 'Breaking Bad' is simply the best TV drama that has ever been made. And I'm not alone in this judgment: it has been voted "the highest rated show of all time" by the Guinness Book of Records. It's been the most watched cable TV show ever in America, and has garnered more than 20 awards for excellence. All deserved.

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