Finishing up a series is always bittersweet. There’s a sense of accomplishment in that you finished it, but then you feel a bit empty when it’s over. I remember getting to the last hundred pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and realizing that I was almost done with it. I wouldn’t have any more Harry Potter stories to look forward to once I finished reading it. I wanted to know what happened but I didn’t want it to end. That’s how I feel whenever I reach the end of an epic saga. It doesn’t matter if it’s a series of books, or a TV show, or a movie trilogy. I want it to keep going. There’s a memorable scene in the cult classic Freaks and Geeks where a hippie chick is describing how amazing the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty album is. She says that she wishes she never heard it so that she could hear it again for the first time. There’s nothing quite like the first time you experience something. You can’t go back. You can only find something new.
Critically Rated at 13/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young