“I’m finally starting to understand these soap operas. They’re pretty good.”

Let me preface this with something: I am not a very emotional person. I’m not one of those girls that needs to “just have a good cry” on a weekly or even monthly basis because of my fragility or trying life. I am occassionally (re: maybe biannually) plagued with beer tears, and of course could be on a varisty, no, professional sobbing team immediately post breakup, but my wounds tend to heal pretty fast, and most things don’t phase me.

That said, I am a sucker for sappy season finales, short stories, and the occassional romcom/family drama. A “List of Things That Make Me Cry” sounds pathetic/ridiculous/melodramatic so…I won’t title this. Don’t worry, Titanic isn’t on the list. But it is implied.

Ziv Navoth’s Nanotales (in the video above)
-“Closer” – Joshua Radin
-1.3 Brothers and Sisters when Tommy convinces Paige to jump in the pool (song in clip: “Ice Age” – Pete Yorn)
-4.14 Sex and the City when Trey and Charlotte break up for good but he still takes the picture for Home and Garden. All that glitters…
-Dawson’s Creek series finale (sorry, I truly am a girl of the 90s!)
2.27 Grey’s Anatomy…it all went downhill after this. The episode brought “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol to uber fame.
A Lot Like Love…in its entirity
Prime…a totally underrated romcom. The tears are in the ending, so if you’re short for time…fast forward.
Cute boys that sing sweet songs a capella…check out The Academical Village People
6.03 One Tree Hill…Quentin’s funeral. Who thought that a sideline character would be so important?
-The Notebook…nuff said.
-All of those in between moments of will they/won’t they in Miss Match
Remember the Titans…inspirational moments can be tear worthy too!
-The Chuck/Blair dynamic on Gossip Girl. Oh, young love. SO much better than the sad and pouty Dan/Serena thing (that scene in the elevator in episode 2.3 is an exception) Honestly, the fact that I tear up over any of the aforementioned things on GG is pathetic, especially because most of it is overshadowed by the constant presence of a narrator (thankyou, Kristen Bell)
The Breakup. OK, so many people hated it, but it isn’t it comforting to know that there is the possibility of the fire being rekindled? Did I really just say that? It is simultaneously awesomely funny and awesomely sad.
-4.15 Sex and the City when Aidan and Carrie breakup…and 4.18 when Carrie sees Big before he leaves for Napa. The end is the sweetest. (While Moon River plays in the background…):

“Maybe, our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course, we wouldn’t fall in love or have babies or be who we are. After all, seasons change, so do cities. People come into your life, and people go. But it’s comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.”


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