The best way to freak out a Breaking Bad fan
Breaking Bad is a huge show. It seems to be the benchmark for which to judge the quality of other shows. ‘The next Breaking Bad’ is a massive compliment now; we’ve graduated from ‘The next The Wire’.
It’s got many endearing qualities: interesting character development, the descent of a man, exciting eating sequences, drugs, a strange man who can’t control his emotions matched with a strange man who tolerates the misdemeanour’s of the other.
The acting’s not half bad as well.
*SEMI-SPOILER ALERT FROM HERE ON IN SO ONLY READ ON IF YOU’VE SEEN BREAKING BAD. I DON’T REALLY SPOIL ANYTHING THAT YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T ALREADY GUESSED FROM ALL THE CHAT WHICH GOES ON WITH BREAKING BAD THOUGH. “BIGGEST VILLAIN EVER…YADDA YADDA…TERRIBLE MAN ETC. YOU KNOW THE DRILL*
But how do you really freak out a Breaking Bad fan?
Well, if the fan is new and is still on the first series then it’s easy, start talking as if you’re about to give away a massive spoiler. Try saying something like: “have you seen the end of season 4! I couldn’t believe it when…”
Or talk about characters in the past tense: “Saul was a really dodgy lawyer”. Even if they’ve got no reason to believe it, they’ll probably think that character is dead.
But the way to freak out an avid fan, or at least someone who has seen the entire series, is to show them this website:
Walt Jr.’s handiwork is now with us in the real world. This terrified me.
Suddenly it made the whole series seem real and that Heisenberg may really exist.
It’s his smile. It’s the face. It’s the trust and love from Walt Jr. which went into making the website. It’s the family he is bound to let down. It’s that you can donate to save this terrible terrible man. It reeks with the stench of betrayal.
It’s also all written in Comic Sans, which makes most people want to wretch…
I do like it when TV shows and films do this. When they include a piece of the film in real life.
For instance, Despicable Me 2 have done it. When the main female protagonist (Lucy Wilde) gives Gru her number, it is an actual working number in America which diverts to a voicemail message for the character Lucy Wilde (the number is 626-584-5723 if you were wondering).
Or, now you can treat yourself to a can of Duff beer:
I’m sure it probably tastes terrible but it’s a nice nod.
So watch out for Walter White in real life, we’ve got no idea what really happened at the end of the show. We never saw for definite. There’s still a chance…