Sorry For Your Loss
Elizabeth Olsen stars as Leigh Shaw in 'Sorry For Your Loss' Credit: Facebook Watch

Grief can be a tough subject to cover, but Sorry For Your Loss does it better than most.

After a long trial period in the U.S, Facebook has launched its Video on Demand service, Facebook Watch, internationally. One of the first shows to premiere on the service since this launch is Sorry For Your Loss. 

The series stars Elizabeth Olsen, best known as the MCU’s Scarlet Witch, as young widow Leigh Shaw. It follows Leigh as she battles her grief and re-evaluates her life and relationships after the unexpected death of her husband, Matt.

Whether the premise sparks your interest or not, this is a show well worth everyone’s time.

Here’s why.

It deals with all aspects of grief, more so than most series.

Often, when major characters die on television, there is an effort to return to the status quo as quickly as possible. Sometimes, this is accomplished with a time jump. Bypass the worst of the grief, return to almost normal.

Sorry For Your Loss begins four months after the major death that drives the series plot.

And guess what?

Leigh Shaw’s life is nowhere near back to normal. She is living at home with her mother and sister, and hasn’t yet returned to the apartment she shared with her husband.

Life is moving on around her. Her friends are beginning to expect her to move with it. But, as Leigh comments to Matt’s brother, Danny, she isn’t ready to get over his death just because they expect her to be.

This is a more realistic portrayal than we usually see. In real life, there is no time limit on grief.

Sorry For Your Loss handles the issue of addiction in a sensitive way.

Sorry For Your Loss
Kelly Marie Tran as Jules Shaw. Credit: Facebook Watch

As Leigh wades through her grief, her sister, Jules, is five months into her recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.

Like Leigh, Jules’s journey is grounded in realism. Yes, many addicts have some personal tragedy or tragic event prompting their spiral into addiction. However just as many, like Jules, simply partied too hard for too long, not realising they had a real problem.

Jules is likeable. At times, more likeable than Leigh. So when Jules’ issues come to the forefront in an episode, it is easy to feel for both parties. We understand Jules’ frustration at her family’s lack of trust in her, but we also understand why Leigh, and Amy, the girls’ mother, struggle to give her that trust.

Kelly Marie Tran’s performance as Jules is already winning her new fans, which is nice to see after the unfortunate backlash she faced for her role in Star Wars.

Sorry For Your Loss is earning praise for its realistic portrayal of depression.

Sorry For Your Loss
Leigh and Matt in happier times. Credit: Facebook Watch.

As the series progresses, we learn that Matt suffered depression, after which the circumstances of his death become more ambiguous.

The comments sections for each episode are packed with viewers praising the show for its realistic portrayal of Matt’s situation. Suffering depression doesn’t mean a person is never happy. Some may even be happy most of the time.

Leigh, trying to understand Matt, reads an article describing depression as a fog. In contrast, Matt describes it as the opposite, everything being too painfully clear.

Neither one is entirely wrong, as it is different for everyone. Depression is not ‘one size fits all’. And if you haven’t been depressed yourself, it is hard to truly understand.

If you haven’t had a chance to see any of Sorry For Your Loss yet, now is a perfect chance to check it out. The series is nearing the end of its first season, and all currently released episodes are available for free on Facebook Watch.

Contact Lifeline

Kristy is a young woman with a passion for Popculture. She loves to write about movies, TV, and cartoons.

121 COMMENTS

  1. It’s actually a great and helpful piece of info. I’m satisfied that you just shared
    this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date
    like this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading
    it, you might be a great author.I will always bookmark your blog and will often come back later in life.
    I want to encourage that you continue your great posts, have a nice day!

  3. I’m no longer sure where you are getting your information,
    but great topic. I needs to spend a while finding out more
    or working out more. Thanks for great info I was in search of this information for my mission.

  4. It is in reality a nice and helpful piece of information. I am glad
    that you just shared this helpful info with us.

    Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to
    me. Anyhow, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  6. I have been surfing online more than 4 hours today, yet
    I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me.
    In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet
    will be much more useful than ever before.

  7. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your site.
    You have some really good articles and I believe I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some content
    for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please blast me an e-mail if interested. Regards!

  8. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for
    you? Plz respond as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from.

    thanks a lot

  9. Can I simply just say what a comfort to find someone who really understands what they’re discussing on the net.

    You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make
    it important. More people really need to check this out and understand this side of the story.
    I was surprised you are not more popular because you certainly have the gift.

  10. magnificent issues altogether, you simply gained a logo new reader.
    What might you recommend in regards to your put up that you simply made some days ago?
    Any positive? plenty of fish natalielise

  11. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging
    for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is
    excellent, as well as the content! natalielise pof

  12. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send
    you an e-mail. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

  13. Just desire to say your article is as surprising.
    The clarity in your post is just spectacular and i could assume you’re
    an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed
    to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please
    carry on the enjoyable work.

  14. I like the helpful info you supply for your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and take a look at again here frequently.
    I’m reasonably certain I will learn lots of new stuff right right here!
    Good luck for the next!

  15. apps download for windows 10

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine several unrelated data, nevertheless genuinely really worth taking a search, whoa did one understand about Mid East has got extra problerms as well […]

  16. give a good head

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated information, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one master about Mid East has got more problerms as well […]

  17. weight loss

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated data, nevertheless truly worth taking a search, whoa did one study about Mid East has got extra problerms as well […]

  18. Modafinil Online USA Free

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine several unrelated information, nonetheless really worth taking a search, whoa did 1 master about Mid East has got additional problerms also […]

  19. EBOD 709

    […]we prefer to honor numerous other online websites around the internet, even though they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  20. Beautiful t shirts

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated information, nevertheless genuinely worth taking a look, whoa did 1 find out about Mid East has got far more problerms at the same time […]

  21. Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get
    a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having
    problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  22. best anal lube

    […]we prefer to honor a lot of other online web pages on the web, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Below are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  23. Hello there, I discovered your web site by means of Google
    at the same time as searching for a related matter, your site got here
    up, it seems good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hello there, simply changed into alert to your weblog thru
    Google, and located that it is truly informative. I am gonna
    watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful when you continue this in future.
    Many other people will likely be benefited out
    of your writing. Cheers!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here