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Falling for a Show... Just in Time for it to End.

Its beautiful feeling....Sitting on your couch...or your bed. Its Friday night or Saturday morning. Maybe work this past week has irked you a bit more than usual. Maybe you've finally survived that test you've been dreading and you prepped the perfect snack and/or drink.

What for? Well, because you are prepared for the moment, mere minutes away when you begin your binge journey through a brands new television show that you have found that seems to just get you.

You position yourself just right, you click play and the journey begins. You find yourself enthralled by an awesome story full of characters that you hate to love or love to hate, protagonists that embody your ideals, and story arcs that keep you on the edge of your seat.

Soaring through episodes. Gliding through season. You feel that this journey couldn't possibly come to end anytime soon. Before you know it, you've reached the end of the episode that Netflix or Hulu has available but you aren't done yet.

You google your show and tragedy strikes as you read the dreaded note: "Final Episode Date" and you realize your new favorite show has already come to an abrupt end.

This feeling...IS. THE. WORST!

Yes, its true. I have felt the sting of Fate's betrayal as I eagerly awaited the arrival the next season of several favorite tv shows just find that such satisfaction would never arrive.

In fact, this happed just the other day. And it is the fresh sting of this betrayal which has prompted this particular entry.

Which show was it to inflict this hurt? Well, my friend, it was the Bravo comedy-drama "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce".

If you've followed the show then you're probably thinking about how the show ended almost a whole year ago and that this shouldn't be a surprise. Well, my presumptuous individual, I was NOT aware of this because I only watched the show on Netflix.

OOOF...Yeah, I was unprepared.

I started watching the show this past Wednesday since I had off the rest of the week for the #4thofJuly . And I finished the show on Saturday. Yep, I binged all 5 seasons of that show cause I was locked in. Granted the last couple of seasons only had 6 episodes. But still.

The heartbreak is #fresh !

As I said, this isn't the only to hurt me in this way.

What other shows have done this?

The CW's The Secret Circle

If you are a fan of the likes of The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Charmed, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then you may have caught this show during its single-season, yep, only 1 season, run on the network.

I felt this to be a personal travesty as I thought the show was great and had an awesome set for the next season which seemed to be and obvious green light. So did the many people signed petitions for the network to save the show after realizing The CW didn't plan to bring it back.

Netflix's Sense8

This show was a heroic statement for the LGBTQ+ community around the world. Bringing together actors from around the world and providing us with a story about blurring cultural boundaries, inclusion, and family.

This nominated and beloved Netflix original only got a 2-season run on the streaming service due to the very high production cost and for the audience, despite how passionate, was not large enough to support said cost.

And when I say high cost, I mean HIGH cost. The first season averaged about $4.9 million per episode and the second season even higher at $9 million. This is because the show was near-completely shot on location.

I came into the show only days after the second season had dropped and I of course binged the whole first season and when the second dropped....It didn't stand a chance. When I realized that the show had been cancelled, I thought to myself that this was a horrible end to a beautifully inclusive show that had really just started.

Now, we did get a 2 hour series finale special which was still great, but not quite as good as I had hoped it would be.

Funimation's Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

I've enjoyed anime since I was a kid and nothing has changed. You may find me crazy. And you wouldn't be totally wrong in that assumption. Grimgar was a gamechanger for me. Most anime seems to me quick and exciting action with very unbelievable fantasy-based action. But Grimgar is very different.

No character in Grimgar starts off as insanely overpowered and/or quintessentially superhuman. The action and story of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is believable. And considering that Grimgar is STILL a fantasy-based anime, that's saying something. The beauty of Grimgar is that we get to see a group of young heroes test themselves against a world of monsters that is able and willing to hit them just as hard as they hit it.

We see emotionally deep and familiar stories that involve coming-of-age, taking on adult responsibilities, and processing tragedy. It is definitely worth checking out if you love good story-telling in any medium. The first season was released back in 2016 and no second season has yet to be decided upon.

Why is it that sometimes we find ourselves coming into and falling in love with a show late just to find out that the stories have already come to and end when it feels like the stories where only just getting started? Or is a more appropriate question, why didn't enough people know about these gems back when the attention could've kept them in rotation?

More dramatically I ask you, When will this blistering heartache be mended? Best answer: Find a new show and jump right in! Fingers crossed that this one isn't over yet!

What shows have you fallen for just in time to see them end? How did you remedy your heartbreak? Let me know in the comment and subscribe so you can be one of the first to know about the latest posts!

Sincerely Yours,

BC Babbles

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