‘Breaking Bad’ Finale: Twitter Trends #BreakingBadFinale, #GoodbyeBreakingBad For Season 5 Ending

on September 29 2013 10:25 PM
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To the dismay of millions of “Breaking Bad” fans, the award-winning series came to an end on Sunday night, and Twitter users were there to provide their reactions with 140-character posts. The hashtags #BreakingBadFinale and #GoodbyeBreakingBad began to trend even before the final episode premiered at 9 p.m. EDT, but the Twitterverse erupted moments after the show’s final seconds.

“Breaking Bad” has been one of the most-talked-about television series, especially its final season. Last week, it won recognition as outstanding drama series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards show. Its creator, Vince Gilligan, got onstage and said, “Holy crap! I did not see this coming.” He added he thought the Netflix-only drama “House of Cards” was going to take the coveted award, and then backtracked and gave credit to the other contenders in the category.

Some Twitterati didn’t even watch the series finale, but were tweeting how they were trying to avoid social media, or begging that the show’s end not be spoiled.

“Breaking Bad” fans were generally happy to hear the finale would be an extra 15 minutes long, but some felt it was just so more commercials could be added in.

One commenter said the finale was the first time Walter White (Bryan Cranston) was honest during the five seasons of the show.

One of the most popular quotes of the night was what Walter said to Skyler during his goodbyes: “I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really, I was alive.”

However, most people talked about how they didn’t want to see “Breaking Bad” end: