If you ever wanna see me cry the formula is pretty simple. Have me watch some heart wrenching episodes of ER, it's a guaranteed sobfest. Let's see, we are 4 episodes into their final season after 14 years and they have already had me ball my eyes out in two episodes. One of those episodes had me crying in three separate scenes as well. This seasons gonna be a killer I can tell. What is it about that show that makes me cry so much? I cry when characters leave the show, as was the case tonight with the departure of Abby Lockhart who I watched grow from med student to nurse back to med student and then doctor. I loved her! I cry when characters die. Especially ones that I loved, like Mark Green, oh that was a tear jerker! I could rattle off at least 10 episodes off the top of my head that was the cause of tears for me with just that show. And its not just ER. Its any show that I watch and invest my time in and believe me I watch A LOT of TV. Series finales always get me really good, a box of tissues is a must for most of those. I don't know what it is about TV shows that does it to me. In my real life I'm not much of a crier. I mean if something really touches me or makes me really sad I will cry I have the capacity I just don't do it a lot. But give a character I love terminal brain cancer and have him die to some beautifully sweet song playing softly in the background and I will ball like a baby. And TV show love stories realllly get me too. Especially the ones where you just cant wait for two people to be together and then the finally hook up and everything works out all happy and stuff. Awww if only life could be as perfect as these scripted serial shows that have me hooked. I cant help it I guess. I escape to these places for an hour at a time 20 or so times a year and I know the characters and I grow to care about them and I get happy and sad with their little make believe ups and downs. It makes me happy so I guess that's all that matters right?
Or its just a serious sign that I really need to get a life.
Jury's still out on that one.