Breaking Bad has been a great series, and even until today years after it had its finale, people still list it as their favorite TV show. After all, Breaking Bad is unlike any other series you have seen on TV before, since it still remain as he most innovative TV series that premiered on TV.

Breaking Bad has succeeded in having a huge following by simply telling a gripping stories. In the show Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston’s character Walter White is a doughy high school chemistry teacher who initially lead a pretty boring and normal life however over the course of the story different turn of events took place which definitely caught the viewers off guard.

The main lead character Walter White has transformed from a pretty boring chemistry teacher to a fearless and stone hearted drug lord, which Bryan Cranston must have expected from Vince Gilligan, since he said in one interview that he definitely knew that the creator Vince Gilligan is attempting to show something which is never been shown on a national TV. A TV show about a chemistry teacher who cooks crystal meth to pay for his lung cancer treatments is pretty original in premise alone. But it’s where the story grew from that original premise that made it truly unique.

The show will definitely not take off that well if the roles are played by other actors. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul definitely made the show more interesting by their great acting skills. Breaking Bad would fall apart without Bryan Cranston’s phenomenal performance as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman. This also made Cranston career since when the show debuted in the year 2008, Bryan Cranston was never considered an established actor but he made a name for himself when Breaking Bad started.

Bryan Cranston also won four Emmys for his Walter White role, of course his co actors shone too since other casts like Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Anna Gunn as Skyler and Dean Norris as Hunk all won awards for their respective roles as well.

There are a lot of shows that tackles on drugs and crimes as well, but all of them seem to just showcase similar things and does not really show something new to the audience. Breaking Bad was different because it was aided by an incredible color palette thanks to the setting in New Mexico desert, which made Breaking Bad as visually striking as anything on the television. The innovative cinematography with lighting and camera movement as the series went on is spot on. So kudos to the cinematographers who worked on the show as well for making the show aesthetically pleasing.

The series is filled with moments like that one, whether it is big and small, the visuals is being enhanced by the great writing and acting shown on the TV. Breaking Bad proved the always underrated importance of imbuing television with a distinct visual flair, one watchers can instantly recognize. I find myself often thinking about the series’ indelible images—Gus Fring walking out of the nursing home room, the shootout in “To’hajiilee.” I’d be hard pressed to recall a single image from some of Breaking Bad‘s contemporaries in the genre.