Anytime that a television show is immensely successful, it develops a large fan base that likes to produce some conjecture and theory that typically goes far beyond the individual episodes themselves. No one could argue with the fact that two of the most likely shows for this sort of thing would be “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead.” The truth is, many fans have actually linked these two shows together and believe that they exist within the same universe, even though they actually take place in different locations and have never had any solid plot lines that would confirm or deny this theory.
If that is the case, then why are fans so convinced these two shows are actually connected? It comes down to having dedicated fans of each television show that pay close attention to the things that are going on as opposed to merely being casual observers. In reality, fans have thought that these two shows existed within the same universe almost since “The Walking Dead” started. During the first season, Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus, was actually seen stashing crystals that were identical to the meth crystals made by Walter White, the main character in “Breaking Bad.” This got fans thinking and before long, many of them were talking. It didn’t take long after that for a theory to be bred in the brains of many dedicated fans that the two shows were actually connected, even if the powers-that-be didn’t openly acknowledge that fact.
A couple of seasons passed and during season four, there was certain dialogue, again involving Dixon, that virtually convinced fans that had long held this theory that they were indeed correct. The dialogue seemed to be referring to another character in the “Breaking Bad” television show. Without a doubt, this got fans excited and it sort of stirred the pot, effectively getting this entire topic going yet again.
Fast forward to present-day, and consider “Fear The Walking Dead,” a spin-off of the original “The Walking Dead.” This is perhaps the biggest indication that fans have been right all along. In the show, as Madison approaches the trading post in an attempt to get water, you hear none other than the same music playing from the show “Breaking Bad.” You guessed it, the same background music in both shows. This is the event that has fans raving that they are indeed right and that “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” are indeed from same universe.
If you really stop and think about it, the theory starts to make sense, especially when you consider that the same background music is used for both “Breaking Bad” and “Fear The Walking Dead.” Anyone that was willing to write the theory off as something that a bunch of overly dedicated fans just cooked up might very well have to eat those words, as it seems as though the two are connected after all. Now, fans eagerly await even more clues in order to further solidify their theory and silence the naysayers. You have to admit, it does make the whole thing even more interesting. Maybe at some point there will be some type of crossover in the form of guest appearances and such, but for now, fans seem to be satisfied with what they have already experienced.