Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Getting in emotionally


I am sad.

Sad because I just finished watching the show Triump in the Skies yesterday. The last few episodes of the show were very emotional but thankfully the last epsidoe in itself was a good ending.

I am sad not becuase of the ending of the show, but because that is the end of my 'involvement' in the lives of these people that make up the show.

I know. They are actors.
I know. It is just a show.

Sometimes when the whole family sits down for an English movie, there would be sad and hilarious scenes. My sister and husband would be laughing out loud. And then the scene is sad, my sister would cry. But I would remain neutral throughout that 2 hour or more movie.

I come to realize that I only cry and laugh when I watch Chinese serials. I need to be 'involved' in the 'life' of the person first before I can truly share in his/her happiness and sadness.

What about you? I know some of you do not actually watch Chinese serials at all. But do you laugh/cry in English 2/3 hour movies?

13 comments:

Angeline said...

I cry too easily whenever I watch shows. I am a any-show fan, no particular preference. It's crazy how I get so involved, I could shut everything else, so its a danger to my kids (you know what I mean? LOL) so I watch shows only occasionally now...

Julie said...

My husband always say I'm a emotionless person when it comes to watching shows. I neither laugh nor cry. So no fun watching shows with me. When he laugh, no one laugh with him...haha...

Anyway, I'm not that emotionless lar...I do cry on some instances.

JLow said...

At this moment, I can only think of 3 movies that truly made me cry:
1. ET
2. Ghost
3. The English Patient

And I laugh at funny shows, and horror shows. Seriously. Probably cos I go "Haha! That's so fake!"

So it's strange, that I can "get into" the movies that moved me, but never be frightened at all by any horror movie.

Another show that I was really into was/is Heroes. For a long time I was asking around: Peter Petrelli or Sylar?

Of course then my next question was: Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark?

mumsgather said...

I cry easily at movies. The worse is when they suddenly switch on all the lights as the credits roll and you have tears rolling down your cheeks too. Hahaha. But I don't have time to watch chinese serials. Don't even have Astro cos no time to watch TV. Haha.

Wai Yin said...

You know I'm a HK series fan, started since primary school days. Sometimes hubby sit with me during my show and make all sorts of silly comments. Then I give him the stare. But when I cry (very emotional), he'll ask girl girl to bring me tissue.

Triump in the Skies - like the show but can't accept hero's character (the alive one). Seems unbelievable. The wedding ceremony good idea.

Heart of Greed is getting exciting now (on Astro). Tak tak tei's real identity is exposed!

hissychick said...

The first movie that made me truly howl was Life is Beautiful.

As for telly shows...nope. Then again I can't comment on Chinese serials as I don't understand Mandarin or Cantonese. Except as a kid I used to watch dubbed episodes of some action adventure show called Monkey Magic (I think). Does that count?!

KM said...

Ney, never english movie, they are never too sad enough to make me cry.

But i cried many times while chasing after "Tang Xin Feng Bao", especially when their first mum died..so sad.

Ending is so fake, don't you think! If this is real life, their second mum would never walk away from the court!

Andrea said...

Let me tell you...I CRY way too much during movies...that's why I barely ever watch them. haha. :) I actually have found that I cry easier now that I am a mom too...

Moomykin said...

Oh, ever since I had Micah, the slightest touching bit on the screen will make me chock a tear or a sob back. I even cried at Cars (disney-pixar) ending when Lightning helps The King finish his race. I have also cried over some ads on TV during festive seasons...
Just so soppy nowadays. :P

andrewjune said...

oopsss...it's quite embarassing for me to watch any lovey-dovey or sad movies cos i cried too easily...probably i'm too emotional :-)
hate going to the theatre and walking out with red teary eyes...
so prefer to watch DVDs at home hehehe...

Hazel said...

hi, first time here, i like watching those movies too

Mummy-yeoh said...

I never cry cause I usually know its just acting. Laugh...yes. But I agree with Moomykin. Since I had Sara, my tears flow easily when I watch a movie

Blessed mum said...

Hi. came over from Mummy Yiau's blog...

I'm a cry-baby..that's my hb said about me. I cry at every sad movies..be it English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese... I watched the House of Greed recently and cry..my girls were wondering what happen to their mommy..