I'm a huge fan of Breaking Bad - I own all that's available on Blu-ray and have watched them all multiple times. I just love it - everything about it is superb, from the writing to the acting (and actor Bryan Cranston is fantastic as Walter White).
I'll admit, I also didn't take to it at first - it took me two attempts (a few months apart) to 'get into' just the first episode, but once I had the first 3 or 4 under my belt I was well and truly hooked.
There are so many twists and turns, it's mostly highly unpredictable and, well, anyone who hasn't watched it really should give the first few episodes a go. In fact, I'd say there is more well written drama in just one episode than what most series manage in a whole season.
I can't speak highly enough of it (and I'm EXTREMELY fussy when it comes to my entertainment).
Incidentally, all episodes (so far) are available on Netflix UK (and US, presumably other countries too?). So that's all the first four seasons and the fifth (and sadly final) season up to episode 9 (so far). The new episodes for the remainder of season 5 are shown every Sunday in the US and are then available on Netflix (UK AND US!) on the Monday, so season 5 episode 10 is on Netflix on Monday 19th August. The last episode will be episode 16 ........ then that's it.
For anyone who's still unsure, please do try the first few episodes. I'd be highly surprised if it doesn't hook you.
Here it is on Netflix UK -http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70143836
Obviously you need to subscribe to Netflix to watch it, but you can get the first month for free (then leave if you like).