Farewell 19-2 "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
37 episodes later I find myself looking back at old tweets from the season 1 premiere and from a few episodes afterwards and I can’t help but giggle. I had no idea what I was in for when I first started watching 19-2. This show infiltrated my life and I’m perfectly okay with that. Live tweeting became an art form for me. I’ve never given so much of myself to one show before. Week after week live tweeting with the most awesome fans ever became the best thing in my life. That may sound a bit sad but it’s the honest truth. Knowing you share the same passion about something with so many other people is incredible. Some people may bash social media but I love it when it comes to interacting with people about television. Given the chance I could probably talk about t.v. all day long. (I’m sure my employer would love that… hehe!)
In all seriousness, the 19-2 fans have built an amazing community and I’m really going to miss tweeting about this show with them.
Not only has this show changed my life by introducing me to all these amazing people who I now call my friends, 19-2 has also changed the face of Canadian television. I believe it has changed the perception of what a cop show is. Let’s make one thing clear, this show isn’t your typical cop show. This isn’t a procedural that has a case of the week and that follows a formula. This is a show about cops. It’s about their lives and about their demons. Oh boy did they all have their demons. That’s what made these characters so relatable. We all struggle with our own issues and it’s nice to see characters on television going through the same messy things as we all are. Of course we got to see crazy calls each week that made us laugh, cry, and everything in between. Turkey baby anyone?
It’s pretty rare that I love every single episode from a television show, but this show accomplished that. What this show does with a single look and a silent moment is incredible. Every actor, writer, director, producer and so on deserves all the praise in the world. Only 19-2 can do the 19-2 shot as I call it. You know the one, things are happening then everything goes silent and we’re focusing on the character(s) while the brilliant music by Nicolas Maranda plays. Perfection.
This show will always have a special place in my heart and while I’m angry and sad it has to come to an end after only 4 seasons, I will always be grateful for it and to all the people that have put so much work into it episode after episode. If I could buy every single person that has worked on this show a drink I would but I’ll just say this. From my whole entire heart, thank you. Thank you for all your hard work. I will forever love this show and I will continue to get people to watch it long after it’s over because this show will stand the test of time.
Thanks for the memories 19-2!