3. Breaking Bad
Why It’s Perfect…[adsense-inline]One of the most innovative TV series of the last decade, Breaking Bad, the unlikely sounding show about the crystal meth dealing, cancer suffering chemistry teacher, kept viewers gripped right until the end.
In the non-stop finale, Walter has a final showdown with Uncle Jack and the neo-nazis, disposes of them with an M60 machine gun (in his car boot), frees Jesse and also manages to tie up a whole load of other ongoing threads (i.e. Lydia).
The final scene sees Walter finally succumb to his cancer, slumping to the floor as the cops rush in. Badfinger’s Baby Blue plays us out as the camera pans up from Walter’s body – a perfect ending to an incredible series.