In case any of you haven’t been on the Internet for the past two weeks, the show Breaking Bad had it’s series finale last night. I’ve never watched Breaking Bad myself (I KNOW. I’m going to very soon I swear), but I can totally empathize when my friends who are legit depressed because their favorite show will no longer be putting out new episodes. In short, it sucks.
Once you get into a TV show, you don’t only like watching it – you start to develop a sort of connection with the characters. You feel for them. You talk about them like they’re real. You get more excited about staring at them for an hour on your television than you do about seeing actual friends in real life. Dramatic? Maybe. But as any TV addict knows, it happens. The day my favorite show in the world, Gilmore Girls, ended, I cried so hard my mom thought something awful was happening to me.
So for those of you mourning the loss of Breaking Bad (no spoilers in the comments please!) or just those of you who are upset about the ending of any show, this is for you… what it’s really like when your favorite TV show ends. Sigh. This might get emotional.
You find a TV show that you’re totally obsessed with.
You look forward to it every week.
It makes you laugh, cry and feel so many feels.
You binge watch it whenever possible.
These characters are, like, better than your actual friends… maybe.
You talk about the show with anyone who will talk back to you about it.
Then… it happens. You find out that there’s only going to be one more season.
What are you supposed to do when it ends?!
What will you watch?!!?
Okay, you won’t focus on that now. You’ll enjoy it while you can.
As the end gets closer, the dread gets worse.
The episodes feel like they’re getting shorter. Are they getting shorter?
The day of the final episode, you feel anxious.
It’s all you talk about.
You make Facebook statuses and tweet about how sad you’re going to be later.
It’s on. OH GOD THE EMOTIONS.
When it’s over, you’re kind of in shock.
So… that was it? Now what?
What will you do without your favorite characters?
No one understands your pain. People think you’re crazy for crying like a maniac.
The day after, you’re dazed. Did that really happen? Is the show really over?
You read everything you can about the finale online just to feel closer to the show.
You don’t understand how the rest of the world is going about like nothing happened when OMG DO THEY EVEN WATCH TV how are they functioning?!
You’re sad but eventually you move on…
…to another favorite show. Annnnnd the cycle begins again.
Do you watch Breaking Bad? Which favorite show of yours ended recently? Tell me in the comments!