'Breaking Bad': The essentials
Sometimes, a TV phenomenon comes along that's too huge to ignore. Think: "The Sopranos," "Friends," "LOST," "Sex and the City." (Yes, even that last one.) Now, it's happening with "Breaking Bad." Though it started from humble roots on AMC, the show's viewership has exploded thanks to Netflix, DVRs, iTunes and a deeply obsessed fan base. After the series concludes Sunday, even if you won't be watching, EVERYONE will be talking about it. We pulled together 12 essential episodes to watch before the finale, whether you're a "Breaking Bad" virgin or just a longtime viewer looking for a refresher course. Spoilers obviously abound, so stay away if you're worried about that kind of stuff.