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October 4, 2013

DAVIS: Now that it's over, on to Breaking Bad

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — The “‘Lost’ Incident,” as I like to call it, did much to inspire a mindset that I’ve developed in the years that followed: Only watch TV shows that are already cancelled. There’s no emotional investment, because no matter how many episodes are streaming online, you can still think to yourself, if this was any good, it’d still be on TV — and your expectations are adjusted accordingly.

By all accounts, the finale of Breaking Bad delivered on everything that was promised in the preceding seasons and then some. It was a grand television event that will echo through the ages.

Now, I can’t verify this, because I only read the headlines (not the articles, since my journey to avoid spoilers is ongoing), but my Twitter feed wasn’t full of mourning and the hashtag #BreakingBadBetrayal, so I’m assuming people were generally pleased.

Reading my friends’ contented tweets and posts about the “best finale ever,” I was happy for them the way you’re happy when a friend wins an award. You recognize that it’s great, a wonderful experience and you’re proud they made it to the finish, but it doesn’t taste as sweet as drinking from the cup of victory yourself. You can’t always make decisions bast on past trauma; sometimes you have to take a leap of faith.

We’re at the start of a new season of TV programming and, though I missed the boat on Breaking Bad, there’s a chance that the next show you watch will be a hit.

As Adele sang in Turning the Tables, “Next time I’ll be braver,” but for now, I’ll probably wait until the final season of Breaking Bad is added to Netflix before I begin watching.

So if you see me out and about over the next year and half, remember: No spoilers.

Vincent Davis II is a DJ and market development specialist in the IT industry. Contact him at vincedavis06@gmail.com.

Vincent Davis II is a DJ and market development specialist in the IT industry. Contact him at vincedavis06@gmail.com.

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