A Heartfelt (and Maybe Not Totally Permanent, Who Even Knows? Life Works in Mysterious Ways) Goodbye

By Price Peterson

Jan 16, 2013

To all my friends and family here at TV.com, including bots and ghosts:

Hey you guys, how's it going? Is your 2013 shaping up to be everything— Okay I'm stalling. You got me. I was stalling and you got me. It's only because this is the hardest piece I've ever had to write and I have photo-recapped LIFETIME MOVIES. I know pain, you guys, but none of those late nights compares to this moment.

So, anyway, yeah. I'm leaving TV.com.

The simple explanation is actually very exciting and theoretically SHOULD undercut the weird heaviness I'm feeling right now while typing this: I am currently working on an animated comedy pilot (I know, I know, Old Man Hollywood's gone crazy!). But until this thing is finished, I just don't have the stamina or fortitude for all-night recapping sessions, at least not right now. I am looking into having my brain transferred into a cybernetic body in which case problem solved, but as of this moment, that option seems too expensive. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, it's time for me to take one of those terrifying leaps that tons of grown-ups do all the time like it's no big deal and just grab an exciting opportunity and hold it close. You know what I mean? I really hope you do.

Look, I don't want to turn this into some big self-aggrandizing farewell, especially because I know that doing so would basically DARE the universe to take back all the good fortune it's given me lately. But I want to say that TV.com has been the source of almost all my joy for several years running now. I cannot believe the things I've experienced here: the motivation-bolstering thrill of instant feedback from super smart readers, the opportunities to meet (or let's be real, Tweet at) some of my creative heroes, the legitimately warm and effortlessly cool colleagues who have allowed me to find my voice (ugh, 'my voice') on company time and on a such a wide stage. This has been the greatest job of my life by far and oh jeez I'm crying right now LOOK AWAY PLS SORRY

I hope I'm not being too naive. I could very easily just fall flat on my face and be back here before The Vampire Diaries' Season 4 finale (in which Elena grows angel wings and Jeremy mud wrestles his own doppelganger). I just don't know very much about what the future holds! Only that for now it's time to step away.

Thank you expecially to my friends Tim Surette and Jen Trolio, two of the greatest people I know, for everything. (Jen pls make sure all my grammar is correct here one last time? Thx)

And thank you all for reading and being so nice to me. Sincerely.

I really love you guys.

Price P.

P.S. If you ever get curious about me or my life choices, my Twitter handle is @pricepeterson. If I ever return to recapping (or decide to do any just-for-fun one-offs, which, who knows, I DO have mental probs like that), that's probably where you'll hear about it first.

And for the record, an updated list of all my proper photo recaps is here.



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  • Pricecomeback Aug 15, 2013

    Who the hell flagged steveking he will never pay up now !!!

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  • Nanenanie Jun 22, 2013

    I see that you are back ith recapping Teen Wolf (which I do not watch for now, and I'd rather keep it that way otherwise I'm going to go binge-watching it in a few days) Great news for us readers ! But still, a bummer you couldn't recap the end of TVD for us, there as so many hilarious captions to be made with this end of S4 ;)
    Hope you keep up recapping on tv.com, and that your "real-life" projects are good =)

  • LizChialastri May 23, 2013

    Am I the only one who keeps checking this site every couple weeks, hoping for the possible "just-for-fun one-off" to be here? :(

  • Inigo_Montoya Jun 05, 2013

    BUT HE'S BACK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Inigo_Montoya May 29, 2013

    No, no you are not. :(

  • Inigo_Montoya May 29, 2013

    #MentalProblems. =D

  • asthenian Apr 28, 2013

    Come on now, Price. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/get-back-to-tvcom-price-peterson/

  • FlorBlyth Apr 05, 2013

    As usual, I'm late to the party (farewell party, *sobs), but I wish you the best of lucks Price!
    Work hard and I look forward to reading Tim reviewing your show when it becomes a hillarious huge success :D

  • fan1983 Mar 22, 2013

    Oh no! Great news for you, TERRIBLE news for us! Your recaps were the biggest reason I watched The Vampire Diaries. Good luck with everything, you deserve it!

  • JoelBatuhan Mar 03, 2013

    Stupid enough I have too many backlogs on TVD and today as I'm doing my series marathon that I just read abt Price leaving TV.com. Damn how excited I was to know what he thinks abt "After School Special" ep and then I read the news. Just when the series is getting more and more exciting and then BAM!!! Well good luck to ur career Price and I'm really BUMMED abt u leaving TV.com and not seeing any of ur photorecaps. Now i think i'm gonna cry (not really)... :(

  • wentt23 Feb 26, 2013

    We're going to miss you Price! Good luck with your new projects :))

  • Inigo_Montoya Feb 25, 2013

    OH NO MY EYES R LEAKING!!!!!!!!!! I read this before, but I tear up every time . . .

    PS Does anyone know what show's pilot Price did? Thx.

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