TV Shows That Probably Made You Cry at Least Once  

Lynn Yu
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List Rules Upvote the shows that made you feel all the feels and hooked you most on an emotional level.

We all have television shows that we love and are inordinately invested in. For Scandal fans, every Thursday night meant a wine-fest combined with endless tweets and posts about the latest plot twist and emotional turn. For Friday Night Lights fans, it was the waterworks every time Coach Taylor gave a motivational speech or shared a loving moment with Tammy. Television has a way of coming into a viewers life and taking over. These addictive and emotional TV shows have tugged at viewers heartstrings, both in the sad moments and uplifting scenes, and captivated audiences with their popular characters and well-developed worlds.

Which TV series have you been the most emotionally tied to? Some of the shows on this list, like Orange Is the New Black, are serious binge-watch series with characters you care so much about, that you simply have to know what happens next in their stories. Others, like Friends, are classics that had television lovers gathered around their sets once a week to follow the ups and downs of their favorite fictional characters.

We spend so much time with these TV characters that when they succeed, we're happy, and when they die... well, there's always more wine. What are some of the most gripping and captivating television series ever? Which TV shows make you feel the most deeply?

Vote for the series you still care about today, whether they're still airing new episodes, or long ago moved to Netflix and your DVD collection.
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Shonda Rhimes made Thursdays on ABC her own with Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder. She is the master of the soapy drama and it all began, with the hospital drama of Doctor McDreamy and his fellow staffers. You'd be hard pressed to find an avid TV fan who hasn't tuned in to this gripping medical primetime soap and become invested in the characters of Seattle Grace Hospital in a big way.

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What is it about hospital shows? The quirky and eccentric sitcom Scrubs made us and laugh and cry with J.D. and friends. And, who didn't love the idiosyncratic musical numbers sprinkled throughout.

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It's still questionable whether anyone really understands what this show truly means. IS ANYTHING REAL?! In any case, it doesn't matter, because America couldn't tear its eyes away, especially during the first two seasons.

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