To elaborate a bit on the first response, I think there really can be no overstating how great the writing is for Breaking Bad. It is easily the best show on tv at the moment, and arguably the best show in the history of the medium.
Of the shows you mentioned I haven't seen Walking Dead (zombie stuff just never appealed to me but I only hear good things about it), I've seen all of Lost (I'm in the camp who didn't like the end, but everything leading up to it was great) and I've seen about four episodes of Thrones. Thrones is interesting, again the setting isn't really my thing, but I could tell it is very well written and they are weaving a well thought out, intricate story, that sees character arcs connect is varying ways. I can see why it has an audience. So, maybe that will help you gauge how much weight my opinion should carry for you.
As for BB, I'd say the episodes themselves are a slow burn, build the tension type drama. It took me a few episodes to appreciate how good this technique is because when the pay off comes it has greater impact.
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