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Tell Us A Time A TV Show Did A Really Good Job Of Portraying Grief

"What is grief if not love persevering?"

Grief is a sad reality of life that we all at some point have to deal with.

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There are certainly times on TV shows that it feels like death is used for shock value. But there are other TV shows that treat death and grief with sensitivity and care, which ends up making so many people feel seen.

Caroline saying "It hurts so bad, I can't breathe" on The Vampire Diaries
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For example, I personally loved the way WandaVision depicted the denial and all-consuming aspects of grief, providing a portrayal that felt authentic even though it was in a superhero universe.

Vision tells Wanda "what is grief if not love persevering" on WandaVision

I also loved how One Tree Hill handled Haley's mom's death. It ended up being part of the reason for Haley's depression, and it was really powerful to see an unhealthy version of grief and then see Haley recover from it.

Haley stares at the flames on her piano in One Tree Hill
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Other shows have done a really good job of focusing on the anger that comes after loss, like Dead to Me.


Maybe you just loved one small detail about dealing with grief, like when Beth was upset William didn't say goodbye in This Is Us, and then got his postcard.


Now it's your turn! What TV moment, scene, or arc did you feel handled grief really well, and why? Let us know in the comments below and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community article!