Season Finale Depression...It's A Real Thing

Season Finale Depression...It's A Real Thing

If you are like me you love your shows. Life can be stressful at times, but for a couple of hours a week you get a complete escape. Or even better, and worse, you get 10 solid hours of escapism by binge watching something on Netflix.

It's amazing, right? You plan your whole day around it. And when you can't watch it on time, you avoid any possible spoilers like the plague. Once watched you can hardly contain yourself, wanting to discuss theories and possible plot lines with your love, your bestie, and your coworkers. Sometimes, even with random strangers who happens to mention the show in passing. You are so invested, and so excited, but also starting to get this other feeling as things progress. A twinge of finale depression is coming on.

Supposedly all good things must come to an end. Sadly, this seems to be the case with our favorite shows. As each episode passes, and more questions are answered, the end creeps closer and closer. You are excited for what is to come in the finale, you truly are, but also sad because you know the season will soon be over. A void will be left. Yes, you will try to fill it, but it just will not the same.

Here are some shows that have created voids for me...

  • Sex and the City (permanent void)
  • Scandal (last season sadness)
  • The Walking Dead (getting closer)
  • Stranger Things (almost here!)
  • WestWorld (2018 ugh)
  • Game of Throne (I can't even, the wound is too fresh)

The worst thing about our favorite shows is the wait. It used to be a few months in between seasons.  Now it can be a year or more for a new season. Even worse in the case of GoT, as it will be the final season, so the return will be long awaited and bittersweet. What show leaves you with a void? Maybe nothing new. Bring on the nostalgia.

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