American TV Classics: The Best Shows on AMC

Premium cable networks like HBO and Showtime used to have a monopoly on small screen storytelling, but ever since the basic cable channel American Movie Classics (AMC) branched out into producing television shows, they’ve been giving their subscription-based competitors a run for their money.

Some of the most critically acclaimed series in the last decade were produced by AMC and can be enjoyed by anyone with a basic cable package. Here are the 12 best AMC shows that are just waiting to be binge-watched.

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is widely considered to be one of the best shows to ever grace the small screen and Bryan Cranston’s Emmy award-winning portrayal of a mild-mannered science teacher turned drug kingpin is nothing less than captivating.

Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad tells the story of Walter White, a family man whose cancer diagnosis forces him to cook and sell meth in order to support his family and pay his medical bills. What unfolds is a six season long epic tale of a good man’s decent into the criminal underworld and his transformation into a complicated, and at times despicable, anti-hero.

Critics and audiences went so wild for Walter White that AMC green lit the spin-off series Better Call Saul before Breaking Bad had even ended.

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