As a devout TV addict, I feel obligated to let my readers know whenever a great new TV show debuts.
Last night's debut of Breaking Bad on the AMC channel was one of those moments like watching the first episode of HBO's Six Feet Under. I just knew it would be an instant classic.
The star plays Walter, a meek high school chemistry teacher with a flat affect.
When he discovers he has inoperable lung cancer, he realizes his death will bankrupt his family, so he comes up with a plan.
Through a series of coincidences, he hooks up with a slacker kid who was his former student. The kid just narrowly escaped being busted for the speed lab he and his partner Emilio ran. The kid was the salesman, Emilio was the meth cooker.
With Emilio busted, Walter tracked down the kid and offered to partner up with him.
Turns out Walter the chemist can cook pure, clear crystal meth, which makes his sidekick swoon with possibilities.
Dark hilarity ensues.
Breaking Bad runs on Sunday nights on AMC at 9 p.m. central.
Don't miss it.