Everyone who couldn’t watch the season finale of Breaking Bad at it’s normal time last night can join me in a tub of sorrow. I hate not being able to see things live.
The bulk of my entertainment in the last two weeks can be summed up in two words: Breaking Bad. I wasn’t an early adopter. I didn’t start watching it five years ago like a lot of people did. I’ve heard countless ramblings from co-workers, friends, family members and I think my cat even meowed something about about how scary Gus Fring was.
So the last two weeks my girlfriend and I dedicated ourselves to watching 61 episodes. Two days ago we caught up. Just in time for the finale. Which for us, was today.
I’ve had some time on my hands lately so I was able to catch up without strain. My girlfriend has to work daily in her television news job, so on top of working, she had to steer clear of Breaking Bad Twitter spoilers.
As we watched, we relished in the the dismay of Walt, his fear of nothing and how he tied up many loose ends in his final episode. 10.3 million viewers managed to catch the episode live. SocialGuide reported that Breaking Bad generated a total of 1.24 million tweets for its east/west coast viewings. That’s a lot of birds chirping and a lot of opportunity to spoil the beans if any of us tardy folks decided to take a peek.
My girlfriend managed to pull her face away form Instagram posts, Twitter mentions and retweets, Facebook divulges, and any other social medium that contained blatant ramblings of those who just don’t seem to grasp what a spoiler is.
It was a good ending, we get it already. Why you must ruin it will never compute for me.
In the end, we managed to evade all the coverage, lock ourselves out of the world’s entertainment and those who comment within. We caught the episode about 4:00pm. We thought it was great. I can’t believe Jesse ki****… Nevermind, that would be a spoiler.
And there were enough tweets to help you get your fix of the finale both pre and post-airing:
Well, this is it. The last episode ever of Breaking Bad. Thank you for sharing this ride with me. Without you we never would have lasted.
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) September 29, 2013
Let's do this bitch!!! Get ready everyone for some madness.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) September 29, 2013
So if you managed to catch the end of the series live, a day later or plan to order the series on iTunes (as we did), the dangerous tweets of giving away the finale are well to the bottom of the timeline now.
Congrats on evading it as we did. It’s tough to do in this social world we live in.