Few things in real life make me cry. I’m that person who has the urge to laugh at wakes. I don’t find sadness where most people do.
Well-written stories, however, have the potential to make me shed tears. For some reason, I’m able to connect with characters and plots on a level that brings my emotions to the forefront. Maybe I feel as if it’s “safe” to get attached to stories because they aren’t real. They don’t really affect anything.
Or do they?
One well-written TV series that I got attached to was The Vampire Diaries. Now, I’m not proud of this. I’m over 40. Why am I watching anything on the CW? What could possibly be relevant to me in a cast full of youngsters, many of them supernatural?
The short answer is nothing. BUT, somehow I faithfully watched all seasons of this show and the characters were as real to me as people I actually know. I spent one hour a week with these folks and followed them through their ups and downs. I was shocked when they were shocked. Happy when they were happy.
Heartbroken when they were heartbroken.
Last month, The Vampire Diaries came to an end. I thought the writers did a fabulous job wrapping everything up. They threw in a few twists and turns I never saw coming, brought back so many characters from past episodes, and paid tribute to what the story was really about – epic love.
So… yeah… I ugly cried my eyes out during that series finale. I mean sobbed. Harder than I should have for sure. I cried for the characters who didn’t end up together. I cried for the friends that remained loyal. I cried for the sacrifices that were made. I cried for the reunions that happened.
I cried for the end of an era.
Not sure where I’ll get my supernatural fix next. I guess I could start from Season One and enjoy The Vampire Diaries all over again just like I did with True Blood. Although I did hear tale of another series starting up in July based on Charlaine Harris books, so maybe I’ll give that a whirl. I’m not one for cop shows and I don’t watch hospital shows and real-life dramas bore me. I love romance and fantasy so anything that blends the two is for me.
If you have any suggestions for shows I should watch while I wait for my next supernatural obsession—and a good ugly cry when the series ends—I’d love to hear them.
What makes you ugly cry?
The Maple Leaf Series, Books One to Six, available now
The Shielded Series, Books One to Three, available nowWolf Kiss, Book One in The Warrior Wolves Series, coming soon