Lately, it seems like every cable show from Mad Men to Game of Thrones gets the viewing party treatment in bars all over the city. According to The Airship, there were at least two Breaking Bad finale events in Park Slope alone:
I arrived at Union Hall for the premiere screening of Breaking Bad’s final season at 8:34 P.M., four minutes after doors had opened. The bouncer asked whether I was there for the screening or for dinner, and as soon as I answered, he told me, “We’re filled up to capacity. People have been lining up since 6:30 to get in for this.”
With roughly 20 minutes to spare before the premiere began, I attempted to speed-walk a mile to Halyards, the nearest bar I could think of that was also screening Breaking Bad. A couple outside warned me about the crowding, and although Halyards was letting people in, the audience was packed in so tight that viewers were squeezed right up against the projector screen. Everyone had staked their spots. There literally wasn’t any room.
This does not sound like fun to me, at all. Just imagining the epic shushing that must go on at these events makes me break out in hives. What about you? Have you ever gone to a bar to watch a TV show?