Breaking Bad fans: did you know that post-finale depression is a real thing? Of course you do, because ever since Sunday night, you've likely been living under the same black cloud of despair as I have been, staring woefully at your television and wondering if it will ever display such a memorably heartbreaking show ever again.
There's even a Scientific American article on the psychology of why we love a show the author describes as "one of the most tragic, stressful, gut-wrenching television experiences I have ever endured." It made us feel terrible -- and we LOVED EVERY MINUTE.
As we struggle to move on in a Breaking-Bad-free world, let us take a moment to acknowledge our reactions to the fact that it's over -- and the steps of grief we'll be experiencing. (Finale spoilers ahead!)
No really, it's over.
Well but wait, maybe it's not really over?
Okay no, for sure it's definitely over.
God damn it.
We just -- we have to try to put on a brave face.
It'll be okay. It will. It'll ... yeah.
You know what, I can't pretend. It's NOT okay. It's not.
Goodbye, Breaking Bad. We will never, ever forget you.
Will you miss Breaking Bad?
Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside