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Zoey’s Extraordinarily Misguided Playlist
By Esther D. Kustanowitz
How the musical TV show could have struck the right notes but didn't
Grief Looks a Lot Like ‘Crazy’
By Julia Cho
And other things the Netflix series 'Dead to Me' gets right about young widowhood. (No spoilers here.)
Cable News (Support) Network
By Karen Conner
The year after my husband died, Mika, Rachel and Lawrence kept me company.
Into the Unknown
By Sara Beth Berman
My dead fiancé loved Anthony Bourdain. When I heard the beloved chef and TV personality had died, I imagined the two of them, finally, breaking bread.
My Dad Died From Cancer — So I Made a Movie About It
By Rebecca Weaver
Thing is, expressing loss through art didn't heal my wound. It just exposed it to everyone, in feature-length format.
With the Swish of a Skirt, “La La Land” Triggered My Grief
By Paul Starke
With the swish of a skirt, the musical suddenly triggered my grief.
The Sitcom Widow
By Alison Lowenstein
Sizing myself up to DJ Tanner, Carol Brady and Nancy Botwin
Was My Dead Ex Talking to Me From Inside the TV?
By Molly Tolsky
Was my dead ex talking to me from inside the TV?
The Best Show for Your Grieving Child (and You)
By Ruby Dutcher
"Steven Universe" might just be the most nuanced, realistic portrayal of grief on television.
Star Wars Episode Infinity: The Force of Grief
The 'Machete Order' suggests watching the original episodes with flashback scenes from the prequels inserted throughout. Sounds a lot like my personal loss narrative.
Small-Screen Grief: 10 TV Shows That Got It Right
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our Mourning, Noon and Night columnist glued herself to the TV in search of realistic portrayals of loss. Here are some ones that got it right.
Et Tu, Betty?
By Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer
The Modern Loss TV club, a.k.a. Rebecca and Gabi, dissects the big 'Mad Men' news, and looks ahead to the series finale.
I Have ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Death Fatigue
By Lilit Marcus
A series that started out being about relationships became a primetime soap opera in which each onscreen death is more over the top than the last.
Small Screen Refuge
By Linda Perkins
To distract ourselves from Dad's fatal diagnosis, my brother and I planted ourselves in front of the TV — inhaling a steady diet of "The Jetsons" and "The Dating Game."
What Mom Would Have Thought of the Kardashian Clan
By Kate Spencer
I missed my mother at my wedding, and at the birth of my children. But the real reason I wish she was still here is to discuss reality TV with me.
Small Screen, Big Loss
By Sarah Seltzer
‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘The Good Wife’ finales portray loss through two lenses.
Grandmotherly Advice, Courtesy of Netflix
Binge-watching 'Murder She Wrote,' I can't help but see my late 'grandmama' in the show's heroine.
‘Resurrection’ Is Both Creeping Us Out And Making Us Wonder
By Cindy Augustine
Primetime network TV usually bores me to tears. ABC's new back-from-the-dead drama brought me to tears, but for a completely different reason.
By Annie Stamell
In the moments after my mother died, I recorded an episode of “Friends” — a decision that still confounds me a decade on.
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