Monday, May 24, 2010



Last Thursday I watched the season finale to Grey's Anatomy.  If you also watched this show, then you know it was positively gut wrenching.  It had you on the edge of your seat for two solid hours.  It was almost as bad as 24.  I had knots in my stomach as I watched my favorite characters face peril and uncertainty.  It was awful.  It was fantastic and brilliant writing.  I loved it.  I hated it.  It drained me.  Fast forward to Sunday for one of the most anticipated series finales in probably the history of television.  I'm talking of course about LOST.  If any of you committed six years of your life to trying to figure it out, you know exactly what I am talking about.  And I didn't figure it out until the last possible second before it was finally revealed.  Yeah, I'm slow like that.  **Please be careful with comments as some readers may not have seen it yet**

Last night I went to bed still going over the 2 and a half hour event in my mind.  Trying to decide what questions were answered and which ones were not.  I tried to decide if everything had resolution that needed to.  I found myself dreaming about the ending and analyzing it in my fitful night of a sleep. ***please please keep your comments vague**  Now this morning as I sit in a bit of a fog, I wonder...is this a healthy obsession or not?  How is it we become so attached to people who are not real?  Last year when George selflessly threw himself under a bus on Grey's I nearly died myself.  And I have watched many other loved characters die heroically and tragically.  I cried and mourned along with their fictional friends and family.  I know, we let them in our lives...or perhaps it is them bringing that one to life for us.  Either way, we create a relationship with them as if they are real people.  My logical self knows and tells me, it is just a TV SHOW.  And George O'Malley was a fictional character. T.R. Knight was actually alive and well!  But I loved George!  And it is stuff like that which has me wondering, is it healthy or not? 

What is you (un)healthy obsession?  Have you latched on to characters on TV, in movies or books?  Are you sad when they die?  Tell me it's okay.  We won't judge.
***remember vague responses to the LOST finale***  Sorry to be such a nag, but nobody wants it spoiled for them. 

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Healthy or not, I can't stop thinking about LOST. And even though it's over, I still am not sure I understand it.

Mamma Christine said...

I was successfully able to break away from Lost after the first season, so I can't comment on last night's episode, but I definitely get all wrapped up in the characters of shows or books. It's part of the escape and fun of storytelling, I think.

Shell said...

I actually didn't watch Lost. But, I do watch Fringe, which is was created by the same guy who thought up Lost, so it has a lot of the same sort of crazy plot twists and unanswered questions and is my addiction.

I CRIED when George died last year and couldn't believe it took me so long to figure out that it was him.

Tracie said...

Don't shoot me but I gave up on Lost this season. My husband thinks I'm crazy but it just got too hard to keep up with. I'll probably watch the entire series sequentially and see if that helps.

To answer your question, YES! I'm terrible. I could not sleep a wink Thurs night after Grey's. I've been known to have dreams about characters on tv or from books.

Jenny said...

We sat on the edge of our seats for Gray's, too! I'm kind of glad we don't watch LOST. We would never get anything done - ha!

Rachel Sue said...

My husband thinks I'm a little crazy, but I do this all the time. I seem to form some kind of unnatural attachment to characters ridiculously fast. For example, if I'm reading Harry Potter, I will have Harry Potter dreams. If we are watching a series on DVD, that will be in my dreams. My brain apparently takes everything much to literally!

sarah said...

I think I might have got post traumatic stress disorder from Greys, I couldnt even sleep afterwards...I was a complete wreck surrounded by tissue.

But I dont watch lost or 24 unfortunately.... I do however understand...I'm the same way...I thought I was going to faint when Mc dreamy got shot. And I FELT Dr sloans heart breaking when he saw little grey tell Karev she loved him. Its bad here too lol

Christina Lee said...

Oh yeah-- I even have a similar post coming up. First Lost, then 24last night. It's similar to becoming attached to characters in books, I think, and totally normal (I hope). ;-)

Emmy said...

Thanks for not having people spoil anything, though I must admit as soon as I saw the Lost picture I closed your blog as I had not seen it yet.. but I have seen it now as yes I was very hooked. I get that way occasionally with books and a few other shows...which is probably why I don't watch too many shows or read too many books :)

malia said...

Finally watched LOST finale last night... loved it but still confused!