We’ve all been there. You decide to start a new series on Netflix and you become so invested in it that you start planning your life around it.
Then… it ends.
After your beloved TV show is over, you feel mad and sad and empty and are left with so many unanswered questions. You also have all this new free time on your plate that you just don’t know how to deal with.
I am currently dealing with all of the above. I just watched all nine seasons of The Office and now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with myself. Why did it have to end? This is a question I often ask myself when I finish watching any series, but this time I’m even more upset because the show is 100% over. Like, it’s never coming back. Not for another season. Not for a reunion. Not at all.
These are the seven questions I find myself asking myself over and over again after I finish binge watching a TV show. I have no doubt in my mind that you feel these feelings too.
1 . Why did it have to end?
No seriously. Who decided this show had to end? Where are they? I must find them and ask ASAP because I need answers.
2 . How do people just accept TV shows ending?
I don’t understand how people can act like this is not a big deal and go on with their lives as if nothing ever happened. Like, we all spend so much of our lives watching TV and the shows just END. You can’t look forward to them anymore and you can’t talk to people about them anymore and the worst – you have absolutely no idea what the characters are doing now.
3. How do the actors feel about this?
Are they okay? How are THEY coping? I’m not okay, so they have to be worse off then I am… right?
4. Will anything ever top this TV show?
I feel like I claim every TV show the best ever after I finish it, and I of course think no TV show will ever be better. Basically, I just assume that I will have to live the rest of my life with mediocre TV shows… so what’s the point?
5. What should I do now?
I really don’t know what to do with my life. But also – how did I find time to watch that TV show because now I feel too busy to do anything again…
6. WHY AM I BEING SO DRAMATIC ABOUT THIS? It’s just a TV show. Why do I care?
I feel like life will go on and I will get out of these dark times. Eventually. But whyyyy am I letting a TV show affect my life like this right now? It’s not okay.
7. What show should I waste my life becoming emotionally invested in now?
But seriously. Help me out in the comments.