I am a latecomer to this, but a friend suggested to me that I would enjoy the TV show Breaking Bad, and boy was he right. It has occupied me almost every evening for the past month, as I have caught up to the current season five.
The show tells the story of a particularly destructive mid-life crisis, as a mild-mannered high school teacher slowly descends into the underworld of drug manufacturing. It is not the best TV drama of all time (I would probably vote for The Wire), but it is close. It is important to watch in sequence, so be sure to start with season one.