– No spoiler in this article –
It feels strange. I feel strange, right now. I’m full of emotions, mostly sadness. Why? Because I’ve just watched the final episode of one my beloved tv shows: Arrow.
The finale aired on January, 28th, this year. And I’ve only watched it now. Mostly because I think I didn’t want to say good-bye to the Green Arrow and its adventures.
It all started in 2013, not the show, but my experience with it. I even wrote an article about it (« Arrow, une très bonne surprise« ).
What I used to do when I started a new tv show which I enjoyed, a lot: I used to binge-watch most of what I could, I researched info online, I followed and reposted posts, fanarts, gifs, quotes on tumblr, and I started reading fanfictions about it.
That was all before Netflix, when we had to wait one week, sometimes longer to get a new episode.
Now, because, I’m older, I’ve got two kids, a busy life and other hobbies, I don’t get that much into new tv shows. I’m not that much invested. Also, I think that being able to binge-watch a new series almost entirely (like i did with Lucifer back in January), you get emotionally attached differently.
I used to grow with the characters and their stories. After watching an episode, I used to think about it, talk about it with other people (online, meaning tumblr), imagine what the next episode would unfold. Now, I usually watch a few episodes in a row, I don’t get time to dissect everything I’ve seen even if I loved the episode. That might be because we usually don’t have a to wait another week for a new episode, might be because I don’t take the time, might because I’m older and I watch tv shows differently.
When I first started typing the first few lines of this blog post, I didn’t know this would be this. But I’m glad. First of all, because I haven’t posted in so long. I, sometimes, don’t even now if I should keep this blog up. Secondly, because I still enjoy writing. Right now, that’s in english, I don’t know if that’ll happen in the future, but I like it. And lastly, because I was able to reflect on the end of this chapter. For me, it feels like it.
I think Arrow is one of the latest tv shows I’ve enjoyed so much. A tv show I’ve delved myself into (like I said: fanart, fanfics, sharing online…). And I’ve loved doing it, even when I haven’t loved some seasons of the show that much, I’ve still read fanfics at least.
Regarding this final episode, I don’t really know what to say, I don’t know what I feel. Right now, I’m sad because it’s the end and because of what happens in the episode (and in the last few episodes). But I don’t know if I’m happy with the ending or not. I guess I should be glad we got to have an ending. A real one.
OMG! I cannot believe Arrow has ended. And I’m crying again. 🙁
I know the spin-offs exist. And I watch some of them (The Flash; but not Supergirl anymore – I was bored; I might even watch the first few episodes of the new Canaries show – don’t know the name). But it’s never going to be the same.
Thinking about that last scene, I’m glad we got to watch that. I’m happy Felicity and Oliver shared this moment. I’ll cherish that.
If you’ve read this, kuddos! And sorry, this article is mostly me rambling.
If you’ve watched Arrow, give me your thoughts in the comment section. 😉