1. Breaking Bad, 'Felina' (2013)
Like a racehorse on crystal meth, this hit AMC drama galloped out of the gate in 2008 and never looked back, picking up speed (and accolades) with each passing season. The tale of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a terminally ill high-school chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime, took viewers on a white-knuckle ride of emotions – sometimes funny, sometimes stressful, but always engaging. After five seasons, the series' finale, which aired in September 2013, pulled no punches: Walt outsmarted everyone, killed his enemies, dropped money off to his family and set his captive right-hand man, Jesse (Aaron Paul), free. Our "everyman" drug kingpin did all of this before dying – not from cancer but a gunshot wound – on the floor of his treasured meth lab while Badfinger's "Baby Blue" played. Call it a happy-ish ending for America's favorite antihero.