Tuesday, August 9, 2016

11 times I got too emotionally attached to fictional characters

I cry a lot, just in general. It's super fun for everybody involved and it doesn't make me seem crazy at all. Pretty much anything on tv will make me cry; from commercials (any Budweiser commercial) to sports (gymnastics) to the news to a documentary about how sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't float away from each other. Side note: that otter fact is not true, at least not according to a guide I met while on a kayak tour in Monterey Bay, California one time.

BUT ANYWAY. This post is dedicated to the 11 times I cried the most during a tv show/movie. Sometimes when I'm feeling particularly emotional and a good cry seems fun, I'll watch some of these. It's not weird at all.

Spoilers for The Office, Grey's, Parenthood, Army Wives, Inside Out, Breaking Bad, Parenthood, The Time Traveler's Wife, About Time, and Sweet November.

The Office: Jim and Pam's Wedding


But strictly the Niagra Falls boat part. I cry every single time I watch them run away from the church and laugh their way onto the boat and then all of a sudden you realize they're there to get married and they just want to be together and omg brb need to go grab all the tissues.

The Office: Michael Showing Up At Dwight's Wedding To Be the Bestest Mench


One simple inappropriate line can reduce me to a puddle of tears and laughter. It's great because it's so unexpected and takes you all the way back to the very first episode of the show. Plus, Michael sort of became a silver fox.

Inside Out: When Bing Bong Gets Forgotten Forever


I think everybody but me saw this coming. I really thought Bing Bong was going to be saved but then he didn't and he disappeared forever and then I felt so awful for all of my childhood toys and imaginary friends that I've probably forgotten and then at the end THEY GO TO THE MOON.

Army Wives: Jeremy's Death


Let's be honest: every episode of Army Wives is a tear jerker. I never even liked Jeremy all that much but his death was just so sudden and it tore his parents up. Plus, we went an entire episode not knowing which character died so it was just an hour of emotional distress and when you saw them hand Denise and Frank the flag and you realized Jeremy had died it was just like, sob city.

Breaking Bad: Hank's Death


"My name is ASAC Hank Schraeder, and you can go **** yourself." You could just tell that Walter White really thought he'd be able to keep Hank alive and when he had to watch his brother-in-law get shot right in front of his eyes it just tore me up. I watched this at my parents' house and my dad walked into the living room right after the shot and I was just blubbering, "Not Hank! NOT HANK!"

Grey's Anatomy: When McDreamy Died In The Worst Way


If we're being honest we know that there could be a list of 500 times when Grey's tore your heart out, ripped it to shreds, and set it on fire, but Derek getting hit by a semi just made no sense. I had no idea this was coming and then I just felt all the stages of grief at how The Devil Shonda Rhimes decided to kill him. I mean, what moron just sits IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FREAKING ROAD to look at his cell phone? And then he would have been saved if he had been taken to a hospital with competent doctors, and then Meredith threw himself on him in despair... I think I cried for 3 hours straight.

Grey's Anatomy: McSteamy Surging And Having The Plug Pulled


After Lexi died Mark really had no reason to go on living. Except, I mean, his daughter. But he and Lexi were soulmates and a world without her just wasn't a world he wanted to live in, so it just seemed like he totally gave up. And then at the end of the episode when they had a shot of him in a home movie just staring and laughing at the camera... Mark you had so much steamy life left to live and you had grown so much as a person YOU WERE GONE TOO SOON.

Parenthood: Every Episode But Mostly When Camille Found Zeek Dead In The Living Room


Parenhood might just by my very favorite show of all time. It was SO well done and just reminded me so much of real life, and when Zeek died I just kept thinking that life is so short and everybody dies and then I thought of my parents and just got really sad thinking about loss in general. Damn you, Parenthood.

About Time: The Last Memory Of Tim And His Dad


About Time is such a good movie and I think I've watched it about 17 times and sobbed every single time. When Tim's first child was about to be born and he realized he could only go back to be with his dad one more time and then they go running and playing on their family's beach one last time... nope, I can't handle it. I CANNOT HAND IT.

The Time Traveler's Wife: When Claire Sees Henry After He Dies


I saw this movie when it first came out in theaters with some friends and some people I didn't really know, and I literally cried off all of my makeup when Claire ran down to the meadow where she first met Henry and she had like, 2.6 seconds with him before he disappeared again, and then she was just left with her child and her dead husband's clothes and it was beautiful and heart wrenching and I'm not kidding when I tell you that nobody liked that movie nearly as much as I did.

Sweet November: When Sara Blindfolds Nelson And Then Just LEAVES

















DAMMIT SARA, NELSON JUST WANTED TO TAKE CARE OF YOU! I can't stand Keanu Reeves but I've watched this movie on November 1st since 2010 and I cry every time. I cry when Nelson gives Sara 12 gifts for the 12 days of Christmas (I would love to be given a dishwasher bc washing dishes is AWFUL) and then I cry when she blindfolds him and leaves and he takes off the blindfold and is just so shocked and sad that she's actually GONE.

So now that we've gotten all of this out of the way I'll just be in a corner shaking and sobbing from reliving these horrors again thank you and GOODBYE.


24 comments:

  1. All the Grey's Feels... Denny, Alex and Izzie's wedding, George!!! OMG

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    1. DO NOT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON GEORGE.

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  2. Parenthood gets me every time! I tell people all the time that if they want to cry just watch Parenthood...every single episode will leave you in tears!

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    1. Seriously... how do they DO THAT?

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  3. About Time is a movie that I bought and downloaded to my Kindle Fire and I intended to watch it on an airplane. I thankfully did not because I forgot exactly how much that movie makes me cry when I watched it later in the hotel.

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    1. I listen to the sountrack to that movie sometimes and even that makes me cry!

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  4. I'm seriously tearing up right now!!! I mean, Grey's gets me Every. Single. Time!!!

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    1. They pick great music (mostly) which always punches me right in the feels.

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  5. Ok now I need to watch all of the ones I haven't seen because crying during the movies is the best release. Also, thanks for the spoilers.

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    1. I will spoil any show for you any time. YOU ARE WELCOME.

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  6. Damn you.

    I hate admitting that in The Office but I totally did - like 3x. I didn't cry during Jim & Pam's wedding episode (shockingly) but was a mess when Michael moved away and tried leaving without saying bye to Pam. Then cried when Michael came back to Dwight's wedding. And then again at the very end of the final episode. Damn that show. I loved it so much.

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    1. By 3x you mean 3 THOUSAND times, right?

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  7. Parenthood is the only show that has made me cry every single episode! They just had a way to make you feel all the feels all the time! I've never cried so hard in my life over a TV show, especially the finale, but it was just so good!

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    1. I think it's just SO RELATABLE. Keith was always like, "Why are you crying? Oh, you're watching Parenthood."

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  8. Oh man. So many of these. I've been re-watching "Army Wives" and I made the mistake of watching the Jeremy episode right before bed. All the ugly crying. And then lovely bags under my eyes the next day.

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    1. I did the same. exact. thing. the second time I watched it. Even though I'd seen it before! And I didn't even LIKE Jeremy!!!

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  9. Andddddd I missed the part about there being a spoiler for Parenthood lol. I'm only half way through it, but I figured that's what happened at the end ;) I totally cried last night though when Adam watched Christine's goodbye video to her kids when she was sick with the cancer. Now that I've got a little girl, stuff like that hits me in the feels a lot more than it used to. And Bing Bong! Gah! I loved that movie, and that part was so sad.

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    1. I'm so sorry!!! But don't worry, you will still sob uncontrollably pretty much every episode of the final season. :)

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  10. I get so emotionally attached to shows I sob so hard! I finished watching how I met your mother last night I had never seen the series before and when it ended I just SOBBED and was like "that's it?! That's how it ends?!? Are you serious?!?" Also with love triangles I can't handle that. I usually have to stop watching shows that have love triangles because I get angry and am like "NOOOOO SHE IS BEING SO STUPID SHE SHOULD BE WITH THE OTHER GUY!" had to stop watching reign (so good) and Jane the virgin

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    1. Would you believe that I haven't actually seen the final season of HIMYM? I've seen all the other seasons but I heard everybody was really mad about how that show ended so I just never finished it!

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  11. INSIDE OUT THOUGH. so good. I sometimes show it to my students and then watch it myself hehe.

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    1. I see absolutely zero problem with this. I actually encourage this kind of behavior.

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