The heartbreaking finale of 'Breaking Bad' naturally blew up the internet, with reactions ranging from "ZOMG! Best finale ever!" to ('BB' SPOILER ALERT FOR LAST TIME!) "Could Walt really have snuck ricin into a packet of Stevia?"
You may also be annoyed with some of the things your friends are posting on Facebook and Twitter. We are too, and thus decided to offer up a list of some of the most irritating reactions people are having towards the finale of (un)arguably the greatest show of all time.
"No Spoilers Until I Watch It!"
Look, we get it. Spoilers are no fun. And some people, either because they can't contain their excitement or because they are big jerks, will inevitably drop spoilers on Facebook or Twitter. (Let's not even discuss the people or major media outlets who live-tweeted the episode like it was the VMAs.) But you can't expect everyone else to watch TV on your schedule.
If you're that concerned about spoilers, do what people did back before the internet and watch the show when it airs. Did you know that 121 million people watched the 'M*A*S*H' finale, and that was two hours long and had a scene where Alan Alda yells at a lady about a squawking chicken? 'Breaking Bad' has given you so many thrills. The least you could do is watch the show when it airs so it can go out on a ratings high. But if you prefer to watch it on DVR delay or stream it legally or illegally, then you should do the smart thing and avoid social media until you've watched it. Give it a day or so and everyone will go back to tweeting about their pumpkin spice latte. You can't expect people to not discuss something topical in a public forum. Complaining about spoilers on social media is like kicking a hornet's nest and then going, "Thanks for stinging me, jerks!"
"It Was Better/Worse Than the 'Sopranos'/'Lost'/'My Two Dads' Finale!"
The conversation Gretchen and Elliot were having before they got an unexpected visit from Walt could be seen as a metaphor for comparing the final episode of 'Breaking Bad' to other famous TV finales. You can't compare pizza and Thai food, and there's no point in comparing 'Breaking Bad's' ending to 'The Sopranos' or 'The Shield.' Even though they're all shows about anti-heroes, they each took decidedly different paths to their respective finales. Let 'Breaking Bad' be 'Breaking Bad.' And, please -- let's put the kibosh on jokes about the show all taking place inside a snow globe. There have been a million other famous finales since 'St. Elsewhere.' Nobody has a 'Six Feet Under' reference?
"I Don't Watch 'Breaking Bad' But I Have an Opinion Anyway!"
You don't have to watch the TV show everyone else is watching. But you also don't have to act all superior because you were looking at sloth photos on Pinterest between 9pm and 10pm on Sunday. You don't have to have an opinion about something just because everyone else does. It's okay. What you're doing is the equivalent of going to a museum and yelling, "I realize these are works of art, but I refuse to be enriched by them!"
"Now That 'Breaking Bad' Is Over I'm Never Watching TV Again!"
This one reared its pretentious head back when the 'The Wire' finale aired. Thanks for descending from on high to anoint 'Breaking Bad' as the one TV show worthy of your precious time. See you sometime around the final episode of 'Mad Men.'
'What Is 'Breaking Bad'???"
Unless you're 12, this is not something you should reveal in public. It's fine that you don't watch it, but pretending like you don't know what 'Breaking Bad' is just makes you one of those people who acts like they don't watch television but spends their lunch break watching 'Daily Show' clips and nights torrenting 'Downton Abbey' episodes.