Been reading through the last posts, and it’s come to this: Neal’s death is a lesson to us all. I know everyone watches differently, but you really cannot watch a show like Once and fall apart over one person’s death. Generally, I care about all the characters and the big thing I usually look at it, more so than ‘ships and my favorite character is the story. How do all these pieces fit together as a whole?
I feel like, if you watch a show for only one character and that character dies (Neal), then yes, I would seriously encourage you to take a break and stop watching.
But you know what, I remember back in my Buffy days, stuff happened I didn’t particularly like Buffy and Angel breaking up for real but it didn’t stop my enjoyment of the show. I kept watching because I wanted to see what was going to happen next.
But it seriously does not make any sense for fans to continue watching and they’re still miserable, two weeks later. If you’re so miserable, do something proactive about it. Stop watching the show or focus your positive energy elsewhere. I really don’t see the point of forcing yourself to watch if you’re not happy. It just makes the watcher miserable and everyone else groan.