Television has become such a pivotal part of our lives that we often take it for granted instead of acknowledging its parental power as it shapes our perceptions and decisions. Many shows and characters are a mirror image of ourselves and in these characters we see who we are and who we want to be. We develop relationships and emotional ties to these men and women that come to us each week with a story.
When that moment comes to say goodbye, millions of us come together to not only say farewell to those that have become a part of us, but look back and reflect on how important they have become.
I thought I would take a moment and glimpse into the past and focus on some of the greatest series farewells. It is not hard to remember where you were when you said goodbye to Sam, Hawkeye, Jack, Bob, Kevin Arnold, Mr. Feeny, Felicity, Ross and Rachel, Mary and Frasier.
They are a part of us and though not invited into our homes each week any longer, they remain in our memories as we look back on our own lives.
Enjoy this journey on the boat of television memories.
Boy Meets World (1993-2000)
The Wonder Years (1988-1993)
The Middle (2009 – 2018)
West Wing (1999-2006)
Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977)
Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
Golden Girls (1985-1992)
The Fugitive (1963-1967)
Friends (1994 – 2004)
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)