Last night, Breaking Bad ended with a bang. And a billion tweets. So even if you didn't watch all five seasons of AMC's Emmy-winning drama, after wading through all those live tweets on your feed, you probably still have an opinion on how it all ended. And your opinion matters.
Most of Twitter—the barometer of snap judgments—loved the finale. Patton Oswalt loved it, Rosie O'Donnel loved it, Ann Coulter loved it (we think? She tweeted, "#BreakingBad shows the importance of having a gun in the home." OK...)
But some people hated it. Here are 11 of them:
Just so everyone knows, I hated the breaking bad finale. #sorryboutit? Honey OnYour Pancake (@Zachry_Carlton) September 30, 2013
So am I the only one that hated the Breaking Bad finale?? wetfdstamp (@wetfdstamp) September 30, 2013
I'd like to congratulate myself on being the only person who hated the Breaking Bad finale? Lauren Bevil (@lbevil) September 30, 2013
I really hated the ending to breaking bad. #BreakingBadFinale? Azucena Gonzalez (@voldyismoldy) September 30, 2013
I think I hated the Breaking Bad finale? Poop McDougle (@BerenstainGer) September 30, 2013
I hated the breaking bad finale? Scott Wilson (@ScottWilson32) September 30, 2013
I hated the Breaking Bad finale. End of story. Unpopular opinion right here.? Elizabeth Bliss (@LixxyThePixxiie) September 30, 2013
Hated the finale of Breaking Bad? Scott Belbeck (@Scotizle) September 30, 2013
Am I think only person who hated the #BreakingBadFinale? Mia Hunter Streets (@GaGaXforever) September 30, 2013
Somewhat disappointed by the Breaking Bad finale. It?s not even bad, just left me feeling highly ?meh?.? Andreas Fuchs (@antifuchs) September 30, 2013
Well. You can't please everyone.
A lesson Lost cocreator Damon Lindelof probably knows better than anyone. Lindelof and his writing staff were some of the firsts to face the pressure of ending a true television juggernaut in an era of social media, rabid fanboys and an all-consuming obsession with the watercooler.
Jack saves the Island (we think). The smoke monster dies (right?). And everyone lives happily ever after (maybe). Or they were dead the whole time (maybe?). Or they were dead just some of the time (uh...).
As the credits rolled on the B.B. finale, Lindelof, a self-proclaimed Breaking Bad superfan, has been mobbed with mean-spirited tweets comparing how the curtains closed on both series. "How do worthless f--kheads like you get hired when there are people with actual talent like Vince Gilligan around?" one particularly angry tweeter wrote, which Lindelof retweeted.
But again, not everyone bought into the Twitter hive mind. Here are 15 people who liked the Lost finale better, thankyouverymuch:
Still liked Lost better.? mike schaub (@mike_schaub) September 30, 2013
I liked Lost better.? Optimistic Chad (@OptimisticChad) September 30, 2013
Still liked the Lost and The Wire finales more though. Better emotional payoffs. "Ozymandias" is the true finale IMO #BreakingBad? M. Guzman (@Mixhail) September 30, 2013
Finales I liked better than Breaking Bad: LOST.? Phillip Phorward (@PhilthePill) September 30, 2013
To everyone who liked breaking bad. Lost is something you would like. 100x better? Joshua Kon (@Konman81) September 30, 2013
I'll admit it, I liked #Lost finale better, but I guess that's the wided-eyed optimist in me. Still, Breaking Bad was (nearly) perfect.? Bryan Kessler (@kesslerbs) September 30, 2013
I liked Prison Break and Lost better than Breaking Bad? Randy Oreens (@ItBegins2012) September 30, 2013
I know why I'm about to say will shock many people, but I think Lost's final episode was better than Breaking Bad's (which was still great).? Britton Peele (@BrittonPeele) September 30, 2013
@DamonLindelof Breaking Bad was awesome. But Lost's ending was better!? Matthew Nicholls (@MattieNicholls) September 30, 2013
just for the record, I still like Lost and its ending better in case anyone was wondering... @DamonLindelof? Rivers Wallace (@DrFrostyWalrus) September 30, 2013
@DamonLindelof I still don't think BB was Better than lost! Lost ended beautiful! It had closure I guess people didn't understand.? Simon Campos (@aLost_Reality) September 30, 2013
Still think LOST was a better show than Breaking Bad. Seacrest OUT.? RMC (@Clapper10) September 30, 2013