Breaking Bad fans, considering they enjoy a show with tons of murder, double-crossing, and drug producing, are probably the type of fan you don't want to cross. Case-in-point: After Apple cut their iTunes season five pass in half, forcing them to purchase it again at the start of the second half of season five even though it's technically still the same season, they got pissed. So pissed, according to Uproxx, that now they're suing Apple, claiming that the company owes them between $14.99 and $22.99 to those who purchased season five last year and were forced to repurchase it this year after the midseason premiere.
Apple, a word of advice right now: Tread lightly.
The class-action lawsuit was filed in California last week, and reads as follows:
When a consumer buys a ticket to a football game, he does not have to leave at halftime. When a consumer buys an opera ticket, he does not get kicked out at intermission. When a consumer buys a “Season Pass” to a full season of television shows on iTunes, that consumer should get access to the full season. [...]
The iTunes informational page regarding the Season Pass option explained (and still explains, as of the date of the filing of this complaint) that “[p]urchasing a Season Pass of a television show gets you every episode in that season and at a better price than if you were to purchase it one episode at a time.” (emphasis added)
YEAH. STICK IT TO THE MAN, GUYS. But really, while $14.99 to $22.99 doesn't seem like a lot of money, this actually kind of could be a big case—if the people win (and they probably will), it'll likely change the way Apple distributes season passes to shows through iTunes.
Unfortunately, they were not able to secure Saul Goodman as their lawyer, despite numerous attempts to contact him through his not-toll free number and his website.