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The actual experience of watching a show ― whether it involves the same group of people, centers around a certain meal, or focuses on another viewing party tradition ― can also add to those feelings of loss once that series ends.
It becomes a ritual for people. And it's a form of shared collective experience.
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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, th...
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 p...
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.
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Over the past year, it has never been easier to find something new to watch on TV. Despite so much fresh content, there is a growing trend for people to rewatch old series.
Data backs up the anecdotal evidence that 2020 (during the pandemic) was the year of the rewatch. The most stream...
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