***Don’t worry, I won’t post any spoilers.***
I watched the Lost series finale last night and I fully admit that today I’ve been walking around with a kind of glum feeling. Not because of what happened in the show, but because it’s over. Over over. It’s not unlike the feeling I had when I read the last Harry Potter book – a kind of tired, satiated but sad feeling that was wrapped in a happy bow of melancholy. (Some of you will say you can’t have a happy bow of melancholy, but some of you will know EXACTLY what I mean.)
So I’m sitting here today trying to figure out where to channel my Lost energy, and it made me wonder what other people do to find closure. Not just with TV shows, but with book series, too. Do you go back to the beginning and start over? Do you write fanfic? I fall into the camp of starting over from the beginning. When the X-Files ended, I couldn’t wait to go back to the beginning. Same with Harry Potter. My son and I are almost finished with the Percy Jackson series and I know he’ll go back to the beginning.
What about you? How do you cope when a favorite series ends? (Beside moping and eating chocolate?)