The Facebook Watch series, which returned this week for Season 2, has spawned a private forum where people dealing with grief can bond. "The private forum was created to be a dedicated space for viewers to talk about the show, but it’s nothing like a typical fan community," says Shirley Li. "The group’s discussions largely revolve around remembrances of loved ones, as opposed to 'shipping' or theorizing about future plot points. The show’s administrators rarely chime in, but the members interact constantly, filling the page with raw accounts of how they’re feeling, along with heartfelt messages of support and photos of the deceased. In short, the drama’s official fan club—Facebook creates one for every Facebook Watch series, though viewers don’t have to join—has transformed into an intimate, deeply personal grief group."
TOPICS: Sorry for Your Loss, Facebook Watch