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I am super bummed. Woke up in a bad mood, then found myself lacking the necessary focus to accomplish any of my writing tasks. Frustrated and hungry, I went downstairs to make a sandwich and plop my butt in front of the TV for 45 minutes, hopeful that the distraction would allow for a mental/emotional re-boot.
I chose to watch the Brooklyn episode of No Reservations on my DVR, and while I knew this was the last season of this show, I did not realize that this was going to be the last episode ever…
I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I can tell you this – I do love to write, as there is something very special about expressing yourself through the written page. Other writers who have inspired me? Tony Bourdain for sure. It was Kitchen Confidential (“a witty and rambunctious exposé of the hidden and darker side of the culinary world, and is a memoir of Bourdain’s professional life as well” – Wiki) that led me to watching No Reservations- and while there are many shows that depict famous chefs eating with locals, for me, the success of this show was a result of Tony’s personality, the locations, his narratives, and the overall look and feel of the show. It always left me feeling not just hungry for food, but to experience life. So when I realize with mere seconds left in the program that this Brooklyn episode was to be the last ever of NR, the day’s earlier moodiness came out with a few tears and a big sob. I really am going to miss this show. While Tony has a number of new TV projects in the works, I just can’t imagine any of them being able to surpass No Reservations.
Time will tell.
Were you a fan of the show? Have you ever felt emotional when a television series came to an end?