Thought Catalog

The OC

A feeling that before I’d reach age X or Y, I’d die. I’d get killed. I’d suffer some horrendous freak accident and life would end before it could continue. Because envisioning myself at an older state felt so impossible, so hard to grasp.

I talk about television characters like they’re my friends. Over the years, I’ve lost touch with some (series finales), some have passed away, and some I still meet up with every Monday night at MacLaren’s. Here’s a list of my closest friends on television, past and present.