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Great, well-written list. Definitely worth the read.
5. I didn’t watch Lost beyond season 1, and thought Charlie was fucking annoying, but the other four are certainly some of the most moving moments that I’ve seen on TV.
4. I was a fucking wreck when Dr. Greene died. I adored him from day one, and when he died, I knew I was watching a show that would never be the same. ER lost something amazing when he left. He was the foundation on which ER was built. The soul of the show (arguably so was Dr. Carter, but I think in a different way). I agree that Dr. Greene’s death was not the number one saddest moment in the history of of television, but it was definitely the most outwardly emotional I’ve ever been over a TV show.
3. Leslie winning the election felt so earned and so fulfilling that you’re beaming with pride; it couldn’t have happened to a better, more deserving character. Ben’s proposal is also a candidate for most emotional Parks and Rec moment; it’s not so much Ben as Leslie’s reaction that gets me. I love how the emotional moments on this show are the happy moments.
2. I can think of several moments on Grey’s that destroy me, and George dying probably isn’t in my top five, but that’s only because Grey’s is that good. It’s not a negative assessment of the emotional impact of George dying. Because it was devastating. And supremely-acted. Meredith’s reaction. Callie’s reaction. Bailey’s reaction. Grey’s is sometimes accused of being too heavy-handed with the emotional manipulation, but its ability to evoke such deep, intense feeling is one of the very best things about it.
1. What more can I say about FNL? Its writing, acting, and storylines are unparalleled. Everything about Tyra and that essay scene was perfect. I loved how blunt she was. I loved how anguished she was. I loved how her essay was full of hope and optimism and bravery, but was also naive and unspecific. I love everything and everyone on this show, forever and always.