This Is Why You Grieve The Ending Of Your Favorite TV Show
For many people, watching a show regularly can be a form of temporarily checking out of what’s going on in the real world.
It’s a way we detach from our own issues, our own problems. And the thought of giving that up and coming back to our own world is a little frightening for people.
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There are varying degrees of grief (the end of a movie or show is obviously not the same as the death of a person), but many people do experience feelings of loss around different forms of media, such as the ending of a favorite show.
We are genuinely invested in the outcome of a story and the state of the various characters.
These connections to fictional stories and characters are why many people share their opinions about the plots and characters’ actions. People feel so connected, and in some cases, they feel like they have ownership over something.
It becomes a ritual for people. And it's a form of shared collective experience.
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