Giancarlo Esposito is the reason I started to watch (and subsequently became OBSESSED with) Breaking Bad. The storyline is a fantastical mix of reality and absurdity, believable craziness that leaves me yelling at the end of each episode "what the fuck!?! That was crazy!"
I've been let down by other TV show loves before, but Breaking Bad hasn't led me astray, even through the 4-TV-seasons-in-three-months bender I recently had to undertake to get caught up with the drama. If you have 2,162 hours to spare (and believe me, you do), I strongly recommend injecting all 46 episodes into your eyeballs. It's an addiction well worth the trouble.
Though I am sad, SAD, to see my favorite character go down, there could not have been a more thuggish ruggish way to go. RIP Gustavo Fring!