I know y’all will think I’m silly, but I just finished (binge watched) two popular series, and I don’t know, maybe I’m done with series.
Is it me or are the sad endings a reflection of the mood of the people or mankind in general? I mean, this has been going on for quite some time, so don’t blame this on Trump because all these series ended pre-Trump. I had to add that because I just know there’s someone out there thinking it. LOL
Anyway, I find that as I peruse Netflix and Hulu or Starz, all I find is prolific offerings of horror and dark themed fare. I remember telling my husband that very thing several years ago when Blockbuster was still around. There would be rows and rows of horror and mayhem and very few uplifting films out there.
I WANT THE HAPPY ENDING and like Vivian says in Pretty Woman: “I WANT THE FAIRY TALE”!!!!
I was happy Vivian at least got her chance for the fairy tale and glad it ended like that.
I want you to know I cried when Merlin couldn’t save King Arthur!!!!
And… how sad I was when the brothers Damon and Stefan in Vampire Diaries couldn’t get their happy endings together. WHY? WHY? WHY?
These are fairy tales to begin with for Pete’s sake, so why can’t they end happily ever after? https://youtu.be/S09Nsj3s4K0
SIGN OF THE TIMES
Is it because we no longer believe in them? Have we lost all faith that happiness is beyond our grasp?
Is that why the dark is always winning and overshadowing good? Are films a reflection of our true mood? On The Walking Dead, they go from one disastrous event to overcome another. At first it was enjoyable because it showed the tenacity of the human spirit to bond and overcome, but not anymore. Now it is a series of futile events, one after another. That anyone wants to live is beyond me. Is that how people view our world today? Do they really feel there is no hope? Is it really always going to be about people fighting for a presumed right over another? Everyone thinking they are right and everyone else wrong?
Isn’t that really what The Walking Dead is about and saying? My favorite scene was in one of the earlier seasons when they work together to clear out the prison.
The later the people work together to survive planting crops. What’s wrong with that? They still had problems, like when the contaminated pig caused an outbreak and people began to turn. But, I guess no one really wants to see a “people working together” in a series, that might be too boring.
Instead it becomes true to life. Reality check, it is “man ruling man to their detriment”.
It is how we are today where so many groups and factions who think they have the answers on how I should live my life and/or find fault with my choices or me insisting my “choice” should take precedence over yours, is my right? Entitlement!!!
I don’t know about you but I get tired of people deciding for me how I should think and say things. I am tired of political correctness. I don’t even know how to refer to my own ethnicity anymore, afraid I might be offending someone. Is it okay for me to say, Mexican or am I Latina or Hispanic and since I’m not all one thing or another what am I? You know what?
STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF!!! I’m just a person.
Is happiness a brief moment before it is torn from us?
Definition of happy ending: “a happy ending mainly consists of their survival and successful completion of the quest or mission” Soooooo, did Merlin succeed? He was there to help King Arthur be the great king that he was. That’s not how I imagined it. I saw Camelot …
He didn’t win there either.
But, I want this:
Perhaps, I too need an escape. I keep scrolling through my preferred streaming subscriptions and finally settle. I like the fairy tale. For every win there’s a loss.
And, yes, I do know not all fairy tales ended happily ever after.
4 thoughts on “I Want a Happy Ending”
I generally will not watch a show if the theme of the show is that everything sucks and we are all going to die. Tell me something I don’t already know.
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Exactly! And right now apocalyptic films are the rage. But then so are super hero movies which is telling in of itself. People are wanting to be rescued.
You just explained something to me. Now I know why we never go to the movies and never watch TV. Our lives are better than make-believe. Wish we could get together and have a happy party!
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I agree. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Someone I know made fun of Hallmark movies because they can be predictable and cheesy but they are one of the few that puts out programs that are non violent and feel good. My hubby teases me how I binge on their Christmas programs, but especially then do I want to see positive, happy entertainment.