I've really enjoyed Breaking Bad, a series in which a nondescript high-school chemistry teacher, after being diagnosed with cancer, becomes a drug kingpin. It's part comic-crime thriller and part family drama. It's a grimy, funny, sometimes brutal story about a middle-age man, whose immanent death releases him from his dull, underachieving life, so that he can finally live (and break every rule while he's doing it).
I've been drawing Batman a lot lately. I don't know why.