The Gate Packed for Breaking Bad Sunday Night
What is it about Breaking Bad that attracts so many young, male Brooklynites? I mean, I happen to love the show (and I am female) , but it was mostly guys sitting at the bar and at the tables of The Gate, a neighborhood bar on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn.
Indeed, the size of last night’s crowd surprised me. Maybe it was the rain that pulled people into the bar from the wet patio.
But I think it’s the mesmerizing world of Breaking Bad and its dark characters that attracts them.
Indeed, it wasn’t just that the bar was crowded, it was crowded with people who came specifically to see Breaking Bad. Some had take-in dinner with them: burritos, Chinese, pizza from a nearby pizzeria.
Overall, it was a festive but focused atmosphere. All eyes were on the sets above the bar. When something shocking happened (Skyler in the pool, Skyler in conversation with Walt), the crowd gasped .Whenever anything involves Mike, the crowd gets excited and exclamations of “Mike” can be heard.
Last night’s episode focused on domestic issues. Walt continues his downward slide toward unlikability and pure evil while Skyler is getting to a “I’m not sure I can take anymore of this” position. There was hardly any gun violence, almost no meth production, but still the episode was spooky as hell.
Clearly, the Gate is the place to be on Sunday night at 10PM if you are a big fan of Breaking Bad. Bring your dinner.