Coping with saying goodbye to your favorite television shows

Peyton Callanan

All good things must come to an end right? Avid television fans might disagree with that statement right about now. With summer quickly approaching, the past few weeks have ushered in the first crop of season and series finales, forcing many television viewers to say goodbye to their favorite characters.

For some shows it’s just goodbye for now (see you next fall “The Walking Dead”) but for others its time to go to rerun heaven (it’s been a major pleasure “How I Met Your Mother”). Here are some tips for coping with the loss of your favorite television show.

1. Give in and get your Netflix binge watching on.

We all have that one friend who keeps trying to convince you to give their new favorite show a shot (seriously “Orange is the New Black” really is that good). This is the perfect time to catch up on that show you have been hearing all that buzz about before its new season begins next fall. But be careful, once you start binge watching its hard to stop. You really don’t have to watch an entire season of “Breaking Bad” in one weekend when you have a big exam coming up but I certainly won’t judge you if you do.

2. Embrace the summer blockbusters.

It is only April but the summer blockbuster season will be in full swing after this weekend when “Captain America: The Winter Solider” hits theaters. Sure movie theater tickets can be a little pricey, but hit the matinée and enjoy some special effects you certainly won’t find on the small screen (I’m looking at you “Once Upon a Time”).

3. Or you know, go outside with your real friends.

After feeling the wrath of the Polar Vortex for far too long this winter, we have finally reached the part of the year where the weather is actually enjoyable. But alas, we only have a few blissful weeks of true spring weather before south Georgia turns into one of the sweltering circles of hell, so get outside and enjoy it while you can.