Monday, April 27, 2015

5 TV Characters I Cared More About Than Derek Shepherd When They Died

I'm sure a lot of you watch Grey's Anatomy.

How did you feel when Derek died?

I did cry, I admit that. But the thing is, I wasn't as attached to Derek as I have been to past characters who have died on TV shows I watch.


For example, when Charlie died on Lost?




I lost it. He was my eye candy. I could not believe the show was getting rid of him. I thought, "Come on, weird island. Make it so people can't drown!" But alas. However, he did turn up in the last season, and yes, I was happy.


I was also in shock when Ned Stark died on Game of Thrones:




I think I shouted, "WTF?" and even my husband, who doesn't show much emotion for television programs, even uttered an, "Oh sh*t."


And remember Dr. Greene from ER?


He got cancer. He died when his family went to the beach. I remember "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" was playing and you could see that he passed.


The Walking Dead has killed off lots of people. The one that squeezed my heart the most?




When Carol's daughter Sophia turned into a zombie. She had gone missing and Carol was desperate to find her. She thought she might still be alive. And then..then when they let all the walkers out of the barn, Sophia came out. As a mother, that one tugged at the heart strings. Even though it's all fake.


And then there's Anne Boleyn, who yes, was REAL, but she's also been on many TV shows. The Tudors is one of my favorites.



She didn't deserve to die. She was a smart lady who was a pawn used by the men in her family. And within 24 hours of her murder, King Henry VIII married Jane Seymour, who finally gave him the son he so wanted. (But Karma came to play and that son died as a teenager. Mary became queen for a bit, she was crazy, and then Anne Boleyn's daughter Elizabeth came to the throne and was awesome.)


I am bummed that Derek died. But there are others that stuck with me longer. I got over the Derek death pretty quickly. The others I mentioned? Stuck with me for a bit. I can get attached to characters, which is something my husband doesn't get.

"You know these people don't exist, right?" he's told me MANY times.

Well. Yes. But still.

What character deaths impacted you?

66 comments:

  1. I just love your blog! Just had to say that. Anyway, the people expressing profound sorrow over the Grey's Anatomy thing amuse me. But after reading your blog, I have realized that I tend to abandon shows fairly early on. I'm watching Melrose Place on Netflix as I type this because I realized I never made it past season 3 the first time it aired! Same with many of the TV shows I've watched over the years. At some point all of these shows "jump the shark" and I stop watching. For me, Grey's Anatomy jumped that shark years ago. I was streaming it on Netflix and got as far as the episodes that were there at the time. I tried to watch it on Hulu but after that big Lost-ripoff plane crash episode a few years ago, I just never could quite get interested anymore. I feel like they just kill way too many characters off on that show.

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  2. It's sad but I am not giving up Grey's over it. I really do wish they handled the death differently though. I also think it was so sad and wrong that Anne Boleyn died the way she did.

    I have watched the first few episodes on the Walking Dead and I was into it so I will probably eventually watch the whole thing.

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  3. I cried...but I knew it was going to happen so maybe the shock was taken away. same with the good wife last year, I was behind so I knew what was going to happen. however, I don't remember crying over another character's death before!

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  4. My husband felt the same way when Opie died on Sons of Anarchy. I don't get this way normally but I about lost it when Lee died in my Walking Dead PS3 game...post on that in the future...

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  5. Oh, Sophia! Yes!! That was so tough to watch!

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  6. I managed to not cry about Derek. I feel that this week will be the real gut puncher for me. I have to admit though I cried much harder when they killed Denny early on. Let me re-phrase... I SOBBED, straight up ugly cried. I think I just was not expecting it and in denial with Derek.

    I can't relate to any of your other ones except Dr. Greene. I had quit watching for a little while and picked back up shortly before they killed him. The episode got my in the feels alright. I have that version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow on my iPod and every time I hear it, I still think of him all these years later.

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  7. The only one of those shows I've ever watched was ER - I loved that show and hated when Dr. Green died!!!

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  8. Oh man, I remember Dr. Green's death. So sad. My husband and I loved Charlie! If my daughter would have been a boy, she would have been Charlie.

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  9. Oh man, I remember Dr. Green's death. So sad. My husband and I loved Charlie! If my daughter would have been a boy, she would have been Charlie.

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  10. damn Grey's! I am just so annoyed with how they killed him.

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  11. I guess I don't need to see Lost now. Not that I even planned to. I always get confused when the name Charlie is used in conjunction with Lost because of Matthew Fox, who played Charlie on Party of Five and had cancer for a while on that show.
    I remember Dr. Greene's death on ER.
    I guess I don't watch that many shows where my favorite characters die. Glee is an exception because the actor died in real life and you don't see him actually die on the show.
    There's only one show that had a sucky series finale because of that and I don't want to name the show as to not spoil it.

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  12. OMG I sobbed when Dr Green died. Not even going to lie.

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  13. The little girl on The Walking Dead was a real tear jerker!!

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  14. Ah man I forgot about Dr Green! Now I'm so sad again! I almost want to quit the Walking Dead every week when someone dies!

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  15. I about died when they killed Beth's daughter on the Walking Dead. And Dr. Greene? ER is the reason I've never gotten into Grey's Anatomy. I shed so many tears during the ER days - I couldn't take it again!

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  16. I loved Ned Stark both in the book and the show. Bummed he died!

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  17. OMG, I forgot about Dr. Greene!! I think I cried when ANYONE died on ER. God, I loved that show.

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  18. I loved ER, and I definitely cried when Dr. Greene died. He was my favorite character on the show.

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  19. oh I cried when Charlie died on lost, I cried when dr greene died too (didn't they go to Hawaii to fix Rachael?) and ned stark! the other shows I don't watch (not even grays).

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  20. I only know of the Charlie one here! And Derek, of course. It affected my mom a LOT because she was once a young widow with two young kids to raise. So I can see how these shows would affect you, based on your military husband or you being a mother!
    I get it!

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  21. Thinking about when Dr. Green died still brings a tear to my eye!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  22. I was bummed about Derek it seems the show is going down fast. I totally remember Dr. Greene.

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  23. Haven't seen the ep of Grey's yet as it hasn't aired here in Australia, not that I care. But I remember bawling my eyes out when Dr. Greene, wasn't his name Mark, died on ER. Oh, so sad, and he had his daughter there. Even the funeral was sad.

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  24. I could not believe Ned Stark died on GoT. I was literally like "OMG, what kind of show is this?!" I was heartbroken because I had never seen a show were the MAIN characters where killed off so early in the show.

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  25. I have never been one to cry when adults die on television shows... But if the dogs, children, or elderly die? I cry forever!

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  26. It's crazy how we can get attached to the tv shows that we watch. I hate it when my favorite character does. Perfect example Wes in How To Get Away With Murder.


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  27. I cried when they killed Derek. We didn't watched the show much after he was gone it wasn't the same without him.

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  28. What a great idea for a post! I completely agree; I get so swept up in my favorite tv shows and movies I've been known to yell at the TV. My husband thinks I'm nuts. Recently I've been devastated at one of my favorite character's deaths on the show Sherlock, but I won't reveal which one in case someone hasn't watched it yet.

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  29. I can understand your feelings, although I don't get attached this much to movie characters :P Ned Stark was shocking for me too!

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  30. I feel your deep emotion here. Now i think that Grey Anatomy is something I should check out. Thanks dear!

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  31. With the exception of ER, I have not watched any of these other shows. It's always said when favorite movie character dies.

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  32. You know, I was very upset about Ned Stark. I couldn't believe they allowed him to die. Great read.

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  33. I loved ER great show, and I cried when DrGreene died. He was my favorite character it was so sad.

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  34. This is such a great read! I have never really thought much about characters after they died, with the exception of Robin in Once Upon a Time. It was heart wrenching for me. I literally cried.

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  35. Your cracking me up here. I couldn't get into Lost or Once Upon A Time.

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  36. I do not think that I have ever really been upset by the death of a fictional character. Now, when shows get cancelled without an actual ending, then I get irate!

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  37. Whoa...you need some serious spoiler alerts on this post! Had been looking forward to watching the Walking Dead....

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  38. I too cried over Ned Stark. After reading the first book from the Game of Thrones series, I knew not to get attached!

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  39. I love your blog!!! And Dr Green´s death makes me cry... but NOTHING against DR. Dreamy. He was my all time favorite!!! I guess I have a thing for doctors hahaha

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  40. I don't watch TV.walkind dead and few are my favorites.i remember that scene from walking dead that really feel bad.

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  41. Sophia was really difficult to lose! After the show portrayed her as a zombie I knew that they would be a show that killed off main characters. I have ot admit that I was pretty mad when Derek died, he was such an asset to the show and surgical team!

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  42. Omg, Ned Stark from Game of Thrones!! Couldn't agree more - what a flipping shock that was!! I really thought they were setting him up to be a main character *sobs* Rx

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  43. Oh gosh this is a hard one, I get emotional when Doctor Who changes from one to another. Charlie in Lost definitely tugged at my heart strings from the ones you have listed.

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  44. I have never watched Grey's anatomy so his death was not anything to me. However, Ned Stark's death was different... what does this actor's characters always die so soon?! xx corinne

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  45. UGH Carol's daughter! Almost as bad as those who died in the last season (I won't say who in case anyone is still catching up!)

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  46. ER was one of my favorite shows. Dr. Green was such a good doctor... I also like Grey's Anatomy as well.

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  47. I watch very little TV so I am not really sad about Grey's anatomy ending but everyone around me seem really concerned though. I am more if a netfix girl.

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  48. I think the characters death most impressed on me has been at games of thrones so many dies unexpected!!!

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  49. Aww, seems you get lot emotional & attached to the characters while watching some series.. I remember being extra emotional many years back to an Indian series which was all on Girl child education last!

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  50. It was definitely shocking for viewers when Ned Stark died on Game of Thrones. I much prefer happy endings for the characters of shows I'm invested in watching.

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  51. So I never watched any of the shows that you mentioned lol. But I know a lot of them are so popular and your post still gave me some great insight on the shows and characters.

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  52. Hi, I'm not a huge tv fan so don't know these characters, sorry.

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  53. It was so heartbreaking when sophia died indeed! Also for me it was Opi from Sons of Anarchy. I still cry.

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  54. I love Grey's Anatomy but when Charlie died on Lost I was so sad. He was one of my favorite characters on the show.

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  55. I definitely cry when my favorite characters in my favorite TV shows are killed off, but then again sometimes I cry at commercials, too!

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  56. Oh gosh girl, I'm glad you mentioned Ned Stark died on Game of Thrones. I was totally shocked also! I was like NOOOOOOOO! lol

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  57. If it is in comfort you can almost always find these characters on another show, as another character because Hollywood casting is so small. LOL RIP to all those characters that you have grieved.

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  58. Oooh I know... One of my friends mourned when Dr Green died

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  59. Yup. Ned Starks' death was a shocker! But he always dies anyway. And Jon Snow IMHO is a lot more fit to be a king than he is.

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  60. Omg the Tutors was one of my favorite shows as well!!! Ughhh now you have me missing it lol...

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  61. OMG I remember watching lost and being so sad about Charlie. It was so touching those final scenes. I love great TV shows and series.

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  62. Soooo I haven't seen any of those shows!!! And I actually can't even think of a show for the life of me where a character died and I was impacted. I feel like it's probably because I mostly watch funny shows.

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  63. I personally cried when I watched the episode that killed off Derek. He was my ultimate doctor crush and I loved his chemistry with Meredith so much!

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  64. I wasn't able to watch all of these series but for the Walking dead, I am also affected when Sophia turned into a zombie. I can't imagine me going through this scenario and even being her mother. I am sure if it's true story, it would really break a mother's heart. - Anosa

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  65. I LOVED The Tutors, hello Henry Cavill! I agree even though if you know the history you knew Anne's fate but it was sad.

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