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.