This is a TV show on Showtime that I am betting almost everyone stays away from. I am scared of almost every medical show, but for some reason this one interests me. Almost every minute of the show is sad. Not just the Laura Linney character who has Stage Four melanoma, but her bi-polar brother who lost a baby, her friend who died this season, her husband who is loving but so desperate for money to finance her treatments in a trial program that he makes bad decisions, her son who is struggling with losing his mother and girlfriend, her black student who gets involved with the wrong boy...and on and on.
And yet, I watch because the acting and writing is excellent. And I feel invested in their journey.
I stuck out Sophie's Choice, Philadelphia, What's Eating Gilbert Grape and somewhat recently the book, NEVER LET ME GO and TURN OF MIND for similar reasons.
Do you stick with books or movies or TV shows even if they make you sad or uncomfortable if the writing is great? Or isn't it worth it to you? What show/book/movie scared you and yet you stuck it out?