No matter how boring I start to find a TV show, I just have to see it through to the end. There’s always part of me that needs to know how it ended.
Shows can go on for decades, and I really have to stick with it. I won’t always watch live, but I will end up catching up in some way, shape or form. The only programmes that I don’t need to do this with is TV soaps (if I ever end up watching them) because storylines tend to get wrapped up enough for me to move on.
Take Lost for example. Because I was in university when it aired, I couldn’t always watch it live. I missed a few episodes, struggled to catch up and had too much going on to bother tuning in again. I found the fourth season disappointing, and just struggled to get through it. But a few years after the season finale, I went back to it. I got the full series and watched the episodes until I got to the end. My husband would roll his eyes at me, but I just needed to see how it ended; not read other people’s reviews of it.
I was the exact same with Heroes, even though I really didn’t like it after the second season. Luckily, there were only two more seasons to watch. I haven’t even gotten into Heroes Reborn, because otherwise I know I’ll have to watch it all even if I don’t enjoy it.
There are a few reasons I need to do this. I want to know:
Did it pick up at all later on?
What happened to my favourite characters?
How did storylines tie up?
Did the writers leave any unanswered questions?
What was the series finale like?
Do you find yourself having to tune in to the rest of a show after you start watching it? Is this just my OCD coming through?
I'm Alexandria Ingham, and am a work at home mommy and full-time freelance writer. Writing has always been a passion from a young age, but it was only in 2009 that I decided to use it to make money online. Since then, I've managed to make a career out of it and don't regret it.