LIGHT ROOM: Breaking Bad (AMC)
Breaking Bad, a new series airing on AMC, holds promise. Bryan Cranston is the star and thus far he’s outstanding — he has the look of quiet desperation mixed with inner rage down pat. Cranston plays a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a meth dealer when he’s diagnosed with terminal lung cancer (See, it pays to pay attention in school!). Yes, the set up is an awful lot like Weeds, but the show is an hourly drama instead of a half hour comedy. Anyway, it’s worth adding to the TiVo.