Watch 'em and weep.
Not sure what you'd call someone whose eyes widen with excitement when they've found a new emotional drama TV series to watch, but whatever it is, IT ME.
Hi, I'm Nerisha and I have an ongoing (toxic?) relationship with emotionally manipulative TV shows. I like to ugly cry in the comfort of my dark, candle-lit bedroom. And I don't mean just any ugly cry. I reach Kim Kardashian, nobody-wants-to-see-that levels—face and eyes swollen, with gooey snot running down my face. I couldn't tell you exactly when my obsession started, but I'd like to believe it began somewhere in my angsty teen days with Degrassi's gut-wrenching plot twists and deaths. Degrassi prepared me for the trauma I'd eventually put my heart through, thanks to other extremely dramatic shows like The Wire, Friday Night Lights, This Is Us, and more.
In need of a good cry, or just a new show to binge on the weekends? Ahead, nine of the best emotionally manipulative shows, from yours truly, an ugly-cry expert. Grab your tissues and a glass of wine—you'll need it.
Warning: Spoilers ahead. Read only the first part of each description if you want to watch the show unspoiled. You've been warned!
Ron: “(Peter) Wehner comes from an evangelical Christian background, and part of his book deals with the paradox that has puzzled so many political observers: how can religious conservatives who attacked former President Bill Clinton for his personal behavior shrug off Trump’s actions? “I think that the Trump era has hurt the Christian faith itself, not just the political manifestation of Christians involved in politics,” Wehner said. He said that evangelical leaders such as “Franklin Graham or Jerry Falwell Jr., or Eric Metaxas, or Robert Jeffress … are essentially cheerleaders for Donald Trump.” “There’s no transgression that they seem inclined to hold him accountable for, and I think that is a cost to the faith because people look at that and they say, ‘This is all a game,’” Wehner said."