Breaking Bad ends its incredible run tonight. At least, that’s what I hear.
I mean, I know it’s ending. I inferred the ‘incredible’ part. ‘Cause I never watched it.
Unlike my friends Jeff Drake and Wendy Molyneux, I haven’t attempted to binge watch every episode prior to tonight’s series finale. Nor have I felt like the’ last person in America’ who hasn’t watched Walter White and Jesse Pinkman’s meth odyssey in the desert.
(I knew Jeff and Wendy were out there.)
I actually felt kinda proud that I had held out all this time…although I had never planned not to watch the show.
But now I have Netflix. Now I can.
So yesterday I watched Season 1 and began Season 2. I am on an airplane headed westward as I type this, so all will be resolved by the time I land. But if I hope to finish the series on my terms and not have the ending ruined, I will simply have to follow sage advice given to Ben Affleck after he was recently cast as the new Batman:
“Stay off Twitter for a couple of days.”
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Who’s watching The Office finale tonight?
And who’s watching the show for the first time in two years?
I’ll admit it.
When Michael Scott aka Steve Carell left The Office in 2011, I was part of a highly vocal minority — perhaps it was even a majority in some circles — who felt the show should end with his exit.
But the show producers — both in shock that Steve left and in denial that the money train was running out of steam — deluded themselves that they could keep on keepin’ on.
The first season without Steve floundered. The second became ‘the farewell season.’ And now that Dunder Mifflin is finally closing its doors, I feel a teeny tiny bit responsible.
Did I show any loyalty after Steve left? No.
Did I check in from time-to-time to see if my instincts were right that the show would suck without him? Yes.
Will I watch tonight and wish the show wasn’t being canceled? No.
Am I hoping Steve Carell shows up somewhere? Yes.
(It would be the best episode in two years.)
Note — Steve DID appear on the finale. It was amazeballs.
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Can you see me?
A few weeks ago, I was an extra in this White Castle commercial. I know I was. I was there. And I saw the ad for the first time during tonight’s episode of Community.
I recognize the locations, that red convertible, the principal actors. I saw my scenes.
But I’m not there.
It was those poppin’ White Castle heads. They reduced me to a blurry smudge.
What a coincidence — that’s how I feel when I eat White Castles.
Truth in advertising — who’d have thunk it?!
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Yesterday I mentioned I was doing something that scared me. As it turned out, that ‘thing’ stretched into today as well.
I was a contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
Two days, you say? The show only lasts a half hour.
You are correct. I spent two days in holding, waiting to be selected to play the game.
Holding is a small room with couches and two windows. You can’t use your cellphone or the Internet or have any contact with the outside world. The game show producers keep all potential contestants sequestered there to eliminate any appearance or chance of cheating.
I did finally get to meet Meredith and play the show late this afternoon. She is as nice as she appears; I made her laugh so hard at one point, they had to stop tape — that’s a personal point of pride.
I can’t talk about the questions I received or reveal the outcome of my game; all I’m legally able to say is “tune in next year” (which is when my episode will most likely air).
When I am notified of the air date, I’ll pass it along.
Everyone watching? Now, that’s really scary.
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