A recent survey showed that 38% of Americans admit to binge-watching a TV show weekly, for an average of 4.8 hours per session. If you’re watching a half-hour TV show, that means the average person can watch nine episodes of their favorite TV show in one sitting!
While a binge watch session is a fun time, the sadness may start to emerge once you realize you’ve hit the last season.
Keep reading to find out how to fill the emptiness after you finish your favorite TV show.
Join a Fan Group
Wondering what to do after finishing a show? If you fell in love with all the characters and storyline, consider healing your post-series depression by joining an online fan group.
Thanks to social media, there are groups and pages for just about every passion out there. Do a quick search on Facebook to find a group for your favorite TV show, character, or actor. Once you join, you’ll be able to share and discuss your interests with other big fans across the world.
If you’re not a fan of Facebook, you can look for a Twitter page or a subReddit dedicated to the show.
Follow the Actors’ Careers
Once the series finale had aired, the life of your favorite actors and actresses doesn’t end. Instead, they might go on to create the next show or movie to add to your watchlist.
This is why, if you loved a certain actor, you should follow along with their career. Odds are, they’ll play in more roles you enjoy in the future. Or, you can learn more about them as a person and follow along with their life as a celebrity. For example, if you enjoy Little House on the Prarie, take a peek at this article to see what the stars are up to these days.
Start by following the actor or actress on their social media pages for updates directly from them. Then, you can set up a Google alert so that you know when their name is in the news.
Start a New Obsession
Just because you finished what was your favorite show, doesn’t mean that you can’t have more than one show you love. It’s time to accept that your show has ended and search for a new favorite.
Look online for recommendations of what to watch based on your favorite show. Or, head to your favorite streaming service and see which shows they recommend based on your viewing history. Look for a show that has the same writers or director if you’re wanting something that has a similar storyline.
What’s Your Favorite TV Show?
Regardless of what your favorite TV show is, you don’t have to mourn it’s ending.
Instead of getting sad that the show is over, join a fan group of the show to share the love with other big fans. You can also follow along with the careers of your favorite actors to see what projects they are working on now. Try relieving some of your sadness by finding a new favorite show — there are plenty of great ones out there.
Not sure which new show to binge-watch? Be sure to browse this site to find current fan-favorites.