Where to Watch the 'Breaking Bad' Finale
Wistful, anxious, giddy or depressed. Regardless we're just more than 24 hours before perhaps the most awaited television moments this year: the series finale of Breaking Bad.
For those who can't wait, Reddit has a prediction thread for the enigmatically entitled "Felina." Everything from suicides to cooking pure batches to video footage from Skylar's baby shower in Season 1 has been bandied about in the forum.
Of course, there will be viewing parties, but none quite like the one we'll have at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Cinespia will screen the pilot episode of the series along with the finale. The cast and crew, including Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, will do a Q&A after the screening of the finale. Unfortunately, the $45 tickets sold out in a minute with proceeds benefiting the Kind Campaign.
For those who couldn't get tickets and don't have cable, there's hope:
Penny Lane Emerson is hosting a free viewing party in the back rooms of Busby's West in Santa Monica with a strict SHUT THE HELL UP policy being enforced.
Spot Lounge has been hosting viewing (and reviewing) parties throughout this season. It promises blue rock candy and "character-driven mixologist created drinks."
Jake's of Pasadena is also hosting a finale party if you're around the SGV. There will be $3.50 Domestic Pints and well drinks.
James Beach in Venice is hosting a viewing party. There will be $5 Blue Sky Margaritas and a full dinner menu. If you get there early, they'll be screening previous episodes.
Variety also reports on viewing parties across the country including a screening at Hotel Albuquerque in Breaking Bad's home town.
For those planning on hosting a viewing party, there are tons of ideas to make the event festive:
- Make Blue crystal meth rock candy and put them in baggies.
- Creating custom Heisenberg beer labels to place over Heinekens.
- Dress to impress.
- Booze, booze and more booze.
If you have to DVR the show and watch it later, Netflix released an app to help you avoid spoilers—a very "Modern Seinfeld" dilemma:
Jerry's vacation's ruined by the stress of avoiding Breaking Bad spoilers. Elaine's never seen the show, ruins a viewing party w/ questions.— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) August 11, 2013
How will you celebrate the end of Breaking Bad?