8 TV Moments That Wrecked Me

8 TV Moments That Wrecked Me

Commence the ugly crying.
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We all know the TV moments that are in some way iconic to us. Often, it’s because they bring out a lot of emotions—sometimes making us ugly-cry, gasp in terror, or shriek. The amazing thing about TV is that you can share the experience with other people—especially since with some shows, there are millions of people around the world watching it, too. It’s an experience where you’re part of a group and you’re not alone. What started this post was #1, when I was binging the "North and South" series, so that’s where this list will begin, too.


1. "North and South," Book II, Episode 3

Why did this wreck me?: It was the scene where one of the characters, Madeline, goes to visit her lawyer, who happens to be James “Jimmy” Stewart. As someone who’s watched "It’s A Wonderful Life" every single Christmas and has seen a lot of Jimmy Stewart movies through the years, I didn’t think Jimmy could ever look old. In those black and white films, Jimmy was immortal…a man who would live forever. But then I saw this episode of "North and South" in color and saw Jimmy’s gray hair, frail face and bent body and realized that he wasn’t. It was a rude awakening…and there may have been tears. This was his last time being filmed other than a voice over for a "Fievel" movie.

2. "Grey’s Anatomy," Season 1, Episode 23, “Sanctuary”

Why did this wreck me?: Any "Grey’s" fan knows the trauma that this two-part episode caused and how we all held our breath as a shooter took hold of the hospital looking for revenge after the death of his wife. I remember going to a hospital after this episode and being on edge because this episode was just that believable. However, the seen that will forever stick out to me is when Miranda Bailey is hiding beneath her bed to hide from the shooter and you think she’s all safe…and then she gets pulled out by her legs. There were gasps, there were tears, there were hearts beating like hammers. This was just so intense that I still can’t watch this episode without crying and feeling freaked out.

3. "Veronica Mars," Season 1, Episode 22, “Leave It to Beaver”

Why did this wreck me?: I binge-watched Veronica Mars like it was my job when it was on Netflix and I very eagerly (and impatiently) awaited the movie that came out a few years ago.The scene that haunts me from this episode is when Veronica is driving at night in her car and looks up into her rearview mirror to find her ex’s dad staring at her. This still. Creeps. Me. Out. Whenever I drive at night I pretty much triple check my backseat because that scene plays out continuously in my mind.

4. "The Wonder Years," Season 6, Episode 22, “Independence Day”

Why did this wreck me?: When we started watching this, my parents CONTINUOUSLY reminded me that the father dies in the end. But of course, when the voice over of older-Kevin told me that his dad died, I completely lost it.

5. "M*A*S*H," Season 11, Episode 16, “Goodbye, Farwell, Amen”

Why did this wreck me?: This show is one those shows that has this amazing ability to hilarious one second and then incredibly poignant the next. In the final episode, what so serious it was heartbreaking was when you found out that chicken that had died, was really a baby. We were tugged along with Hawkeye until we finally the truth behind his madness exactly when he was able to realize it himself.

6. "Gilmore Girls," Season 7, Episode 10, “Lorelai? Lorelai?”

Why did this wreck me?: As a huge fan of this show and of the Luke and Lorelai pairing (*cough, cough* and also Jess and Rory), this episode was huge after a break-up that lasted too long between the two (stupid Christopher!). When Lorelai sings “I Will Always Love You” during her turn up on stage at karaoke, I got chills when Luke walked in halfway through and Lorelai went into this dreamy, I-Love-You state over him as she sang. Whenever I hear that song, I always get the itch to watch Gilmore girls. It was beautiful.

7. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Season 5, Episode 16, “The Body”

Why did this wreck me?:This episode, void of any music or other distracting background noise, is probably one of the best scenes that I’ve ever watched that deals with the death of a loved on. When Buffy finds her mom dead, it’s such a heart-wrenching experience that you can’t help but cry and go through what Buffy is going through. It’s one of those episodes where you help but marvel at the genius.

8. "The Walking Dead," Season 4, Episdoe 14, “The Grove”

Why did this wreck me?: Any fan of TWD knows this episode and knows it well because it is easily one of the most memorable and most Carol-tastic episodes. It’s where Carol essentially puts down Lizzie, a little girl who Carol’s been traveling with, but also the episode that gave us one of the best lines in TV history (of my opinion), “Look at the flowers, Lizzie.” This episode did a number on all of us, not just because it was memorable; it did a number on us because we were shocked that a girl could exhibit such psychotic behavior…but even more, that a person could find the capability to end that behavior.



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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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17 Halloween Movies To Help You Get Your Spooky On This October

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Even though Halloween is all about the scares, these movies can get you into those October vibes, without any hair-raising or shivers up your spine. So sit back and relax — yes, with your bucket of candy — and binge-watch these true Halloween treats.

1. "Hocus Pocus"

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"Hocus Pocus" is without a doubt a Halloween staple.

That musical number in the midst of everything will without a doubt get you off your feet singing and dancing along with these three witches; they will definitely "put a spell on you"...

2. "Halloweentown"

Preferably the first one... or all four.

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This Disney Channel Original movie is best for reliving your childhood days when "Monstober" was all you looked forward to after coming home from school.

3. "Coraline"

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Although this movie can be watched at any time of the year, the creepy button-eyed mom can send chills up anyone's spine. This animation may give you nightmares, but the story line is well worth the watch.

4. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

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Tim Burton is incredibly talented when it comes to creating a spooky Halloween world with all of its spooky civilians! Once you watch this for Halloween, soon enough you'll be able to re-watch it again in December!

5. "Corpse Bride"

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"Coprse Bride" is another Tim Burton classic, creating an eerie world to immerse yourself in during this sad and spooky tale.

6. "Ghostbusters"

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If you're in the mood for a goofy Halloween movie, this is the one for you! These four guys will give you giggles that will tickle your inner skeleton.

7. "Casper"

Who doesn't love this friendly ghost?

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As a kid watching this movie, I will always remember all of the times I spent looking for my own Casper friend.

8. "The Haunted Mansion"

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Eddie Murphy takes the spotlight again with this hilarious Halloween film.

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9. "Edward Scissorhands"

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Edward Scissorhands is the quirky outcast we all know and love. Although this is another movie that can be watched at any point in the year, it can be a great inspiration for Halloween costumes!

10.  "Beetlejuice"

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"Beetlejuice" is what first introduced me to Winona Ryder, and what made me absolutely love her. With its quirks and scares, this movie is a little out there, but perfect to watch Halloween night.

11.  "The Addams Family"

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Following Lydia in "Beetlejuice," the cool, bad ass Wednesday Addams is another fierce female. Let's be real, who didn't want to be just like her while watching this?

12.  "Young Frankenstein"

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"Young Frankenstein" is the epitome of Halloween movies.

It's also the perfect film for a late night date night with apple cider donuts and Halloween candy!

13.  "The Little Vampire"

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Our "Stuart Little" star is shown in yet another adorable light with "The Little Vampire."

(...And I can safely say as a kid I had a huge crush on the actual little vampire, Rudolph... such a cutie.)

14.  "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

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Watching Charlie Brown's holiday episodes is the icing on the cake to any season. His wholesome shows are perfect to watch, snuggled up by the fire with a warm mug of apple cider.

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"Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire" is yet another adorable movie that was apart of Disney's "Monstober." For anyone who isn't really sure how they feel about their mom's new beau... this one's for you.

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"Monster House" is another goofy, but slightly terrifying animation. It may cause you to not trust your next door neighbor, but at least it's fun to watch!

17.  "Twitches"

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