Breaking Bad fans love, and I mean LOVE, that show. Last week, when the final episode of the edgy drama aired, Breaking Bad fanatics were met with mixed emotions. They were thrilled on how the show ended, but many were hit with a sense of loss and now they are attempting to manage their grief.
One group of fans found closure in a unique way. David Layman, who happens to be a science teacher (just like Walter White) and fans from the Facebook group “Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour” posted a very real looking obituary in the Albuquerque Journal.
“I’ve been a humongous Breaking Bad’ fan since the beginning,” Layman told the Journal. “Putting the obit in the paper was fitting, because the series was based in Albuquerque and it provides some of us some closure.”
But you know what’s interesting about this, that people became such big fans of such a flawed character. This is something that has been occurring with the anti-heroes in these popular shows from Dexter to the Sopranos, audiences actually end up rooting and sometimes loving the bad guys. Walter White is one of those characters. A flawed man, who was up to no good, but you just couldn’t help but have his side. So much so that his “death” moved viewers to put a real life obit in the local paper. RIP Walter White. Now that is the power of good writing, acting, and excellent TV magic.
Photo Source: Albuquerque Journal