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Old October 1 2013, 03:55 AM   #1
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Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

It's really shameful.

As covered by:

Entertainment Weekly
http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/09/30/br...d-lost-finale/

Pajiba
http://www.pajiba.com/trade_news/twi...e-horrible.php

Here's a pertinent quote for you:

Entertainment Weekly wrote:

"TV writers are not in the service industry. If they deliver an overlong series finale that awkwardly transforms a story that used to be very morally ambiguous into a story that sanctifies its protagonist’s self-sacrifice (which both Lost and Breaking Bad did), then the appropriate response is to talk about it, criticize it, complain about it, argue that it’s actually great, whatever…and then move the hell on."

So when you decide to resurrect the heinous and awful crime Lost and Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse committed against you, try to remember that when you go after them three years later, you just look like an ignorant and hateful fucking moron.

I mean, seriously. What is wrong with people that they feel the need to do this?

I get it with the Star Trek. We're all crazy. People bitch and moan for five years about the last movie and how terrible they thought it was and how awful the new one will be, and yet BOOM! Y'all go and spent $30 to see the damn thing in IMAX 3D. That's par for the course around here.

But what stupid shitbucket goes out of their way to trash talk an episode of TV from three years ago? Why can't it just be about how good the Breaking Bad finale was? Why go that extra step? What psychological damage is there in these people that they have to strike back one more time?

Seriously. What's the deal?
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Old October 1 2013, 04:04 AM   #2
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Re: Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

That's the kind of thing that happens in a society that embraces things like twitter. Nothing to get riled up about.
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Old October 1 2013, 04:16 AM   #3
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Re: Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

Yeah you are overblowing this. They weren't even that mean. Every series finale gets compared with every other series finale.

Most people love Breaking Bad's ending and most people hate LOST non-ending. That's just a fact, so people talked about it on Twitter. Are we going to have a topic on everything that is pointless on Twitter? Because it's twitter, it's all pointless.

How about we talk about how John McCain had a Twitter bitch fit over some baseball team going for a swim and calling them overpaid brats when the government shuts down in 45 minutes, yet Congress will still get paid?
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Old October 1 2013, 07:27 AM   #4
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Re: Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

Hating Lindeloff for the Lost finale is so 2010. I mean, haven't they seen Prometheus?
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Old October 1 2013, 08:01 AM   #5
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Haters are gonna hate...'tis best to ignore the twits.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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Re: Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

My friend Kay's lately blog happened to be about this.

The Object of Disaffection

Some pertinent quotes:

Kay wrote:
Of course, the Internet pre-judges EVERYTHING. We see trailers and clips and interviews and behind-the-scenes stuff so much that by the time the thing airs or is released, there's no perspective there anymore. It's not anyone's fault, I guess. The monster has to be fed. But I haven't watched one clip from Gravity. I didn't watch any behind-the-scenes stuff from the Star Trek movies and avoided all spoilers (I should get a special award for that, based on the number of people whose goal was to make sure people knew all the spoilers, regardless of whether they wanted to or not, which is really super shitty, by the way, and you should all be ashamed of yourselves unless you're a ten-year-old).
Kay wrote:
When I saw Star Wars (yes, I am old because I saw it in a theater when it first came out, so deal with it), I didn't know anything about it. I lived in a small town and we had one movie theater but it was Spanish at the time, so we had to go to the big city to see movies. A friend of mine had seen it and when I asked him what it was about, he said, "Some guy saves a princess." That's all I knew. Some guy saves a princess. And then I saw it, and that's when I decided that I just wasn't going to be the person who was armed with all the information going into a movie. Same with Raiders of the Lost Ark. Knew nothing. And then magic.

I got magic from the Lost finale. And the Battlestar Galactica finale. And the Breaking Bad finale. All without speculating or trying to figure out how the shows would end.
You guys might think this is all overreaction but it really is a disturbing and pathetic behavior that has just gotten worse with every year.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:54 PM   #7
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Re: Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

Your friend seems to be putting undue focus on jerkwad fans as if this is a new phenomenon.

I also reject the idea that you can have fans who love a show/movie/whatever and fans who hate it, and nothing in between. This "us vs. them" mentality is childish. The vocal jerks make up a tiny minority and don't really deserve all this attention. I'd also generally not take twitter posts as indicative of anything other than the depths to which assholes will sink when given a global soapbox and 140 characters at a time to shout with.
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Old October 1 2013, 04:01 PM   #8
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Shurik wrote: View Post
Hating Lindeloff for the Lost finale is so 2010. I mean, haven't they seen Prometheus?
Yes because few people say that movie. It was also only a waste of two hours and not six years.

Jimmy Kimmel made the joke "Breaking Bad even explained why there was a polar bear on the island". It's called jokes, you need a sense of humour to survive this world.

I'm sure Lindeloff cares being he is laughing to the bank.
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Old October 1 2013, 09:09 PM   #9
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Re: Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

Considering this is a forum that has sections devoted to TV shows that, in the most recent case, haven't had new episodes in the best part of a decade, I suspect most people here won't be in the "Move the hell on once it's over" camp.

Not seen much Lost or Breaking Bad, but considering the former (fairly or not) has one of the most infamous last episodes in the history of American TV, it's going to be pretty much the baseline for comparisons with any other Big Last Ever Episode events. At least until something comes along that goes down even more like a cup of cold vomit with a lot of viewers.

Of course, there's also the irony of starting a thread about moaning about people moaning.
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Old October 2 2013, 12:03 AM   #10
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Re: Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

^^ Yep. The same kind of stuff goes on here at TBBS ALL the time.
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Old October 2 2013, 02:36 AM   #11
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gblews wrote: View Post
^^ Yep. The same kind of stuff goes on here at TBBS ALL the time.
Exactly. Often revolving around JJ Abrams' Star Trek.

"Did you see that new awesome thing?"

"I did! It was awesome...unlike JJ Abrams' Star Trek which raped my entire family's childhood with its sucky suckness!!!! Lens flares111 Lens flares!!!!!"
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Old October 2 2013, 05:26 AM   #12
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Re: Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

There's a fairly big difference between posting on TBBS and flaming the writer on Twitter. One is fine, if occasionally annoying, and the other is acting like a spoiled brat.
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Old October 2 2013, 06:07 AM   #13
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Re: Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

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There's a fairly big difference between posting on TBBS and flaming the writer on Twitter. One is fine, if occasionally annoying, and the other is acting like a spoiled brat.
I don't think there is any difference at all. Both venues are perfectly dismissible by the subject of the hate, especially if the flamer is just some random internet person. Why is twitter suddenly so important that saying bad stuff on it is some moral failure of humankind?

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Jimmy Kimmel made the joke "Breaking Bad even explained why there was a polar bear on the island".
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Old October 2 2013, 08:41 AM   #14
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Re: Twitter Idiots Use Breaking Bad Finale to Bitch About Lost

I have no problem with people continuing to bitch about the Lost finale among themselves or on message boards like this one (even though I happened to really like it myself).

But constantly sending snarky and hateful comments to Lindelof and Cuse themselves all these years later just seems incredibly petty and childish to me.
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Old October 2 2013, 09:16 AM   #15
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For some reason after reading this thread I really really really want to troll JMS on Twitter. I mean.. I won't... But it is damned tempting
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