Originally, this blog post stemmed from my recent decision to jettison A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones (and no, this isn’t going to be one of those tantrum-y I’m leaving ASOIAF/GOT and here’s why posts).
Although I’ve stopped following series before, it’s not been a franchise that’s been as popular or stirred up quite so much controversy.
It made me wonder what makes a person leave a series. Is it because it’s too problematic? Is it because the quality dipped? Is it because one simply loses interest?
All these, it turns out, are entirely valid reasons for failing to keep up with a series.
However, a useful guideline could be that when you are no longer able to enjoy reading/watching the series (or able to justify that enjoyment), it might be time go to.
From a personal viewpoint, there’s simply too much out there I haven’t yet tried to shackle myself to something I’m not enjoying in the first place.
You could argue the fine line between giving a series the chance to prove itself and cutting your losses and moving on. There’s also something to be said for setting aside a series until you’re more of a mood to appreciate it.
But if it’s truly time to go, then just drop of the key, Lee, and get yourself free.
(I love that song)