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


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.

Lastly:

#pizzana

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Who the hell flagged steveking he will never pay up now !!!
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OMG YOU ARE BACK!!!! TVD IS WAAAY BETTER WITH PRICE COMMENTING!!! SOOOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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 =)
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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? :(
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BUT HE'S BACK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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No, no you are not. :(
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#MentalProblems. =D
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Come on now, Price. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/get-back-to-tvcom-price-peterson/
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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
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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!
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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)... :(
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We're going to miss you Price! Good luck with your new projects :))
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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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i have no idea what im going to do with my life now. Price you were amazing at your job and always put a smile on my face with your comedic humor. I hope you find sucesss in your endevours. ily kisses
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I am so bummed out!!!!!!! :(
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Nooooooooo!!! VD is not as enjoyable without the recaps!!!!!!!!!!!!! You stole a good one, curse you, Hollywood!
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AHHHH, im behind on vampire diaries for two weeks and THIS IS WHAT I COME BACK TO. price, i literally often look forward to your photorecaps more than i do the actual shows. WHYYYYYY
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Awwwwww... your recaps are one of the reasons why I love this site. You will be missed for sure. But I'm wishing the best for your future, Price. Good luck, man.
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This is so sad I don't even know what to say....
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Your very fun et well written reviews will be missed! Bonne chance Price!
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You're my favorite writer here :( I always look forward reading your works but goodluck on your endeavors as well.
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#Pizzana = Your best yet and I don't even like TSC. Will miss you Price.
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Godspeed, Peterson.
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A shame.. I'll miss your even better than the show photo-recaps.
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Good luck with your new venture, I'm sure you'll be as awesome with it as you were with the photo recaps, which btw shall be really missed.
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The only reason I didn't abandon The Vampire Diaries back in season 2 was because of your reviews.
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See you soon Peterson :) You'll be back, I know it.

#pizzana... argh...my hearts hurts again :'(
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Noooooo...I just found this site in December! Reading these TVD recaps were highlights of the show...!
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The fact I just shed a tear shows I am obviously too hormonal too be doing anything other than eating ice cream and perving on Steven McQueen. Good luck with everything Price, you shall be missed. TVD, AHS and TW will not be the same. xo
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I love your photo recaps, I'll miss them, really, especially the ones about The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle! They were such talented, funny and smart works! I wish you all the best for your carreer and I hope you'll keep writing about these tv shows! See you on twitter, for the moment!

And always #teamfayanapizzana!!

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You photo recaps are a wonderful, fun storytelling for me, and I will miss these so much. Good luck with your new adventure and I can hope for your recaps down the road.
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I will REALLY miss your photo recaps. I've often thought you must be the only person in the industry who has a healthy tongue-in-cheek sense of humor about the whole business of television...
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Fuck...what are we going to do for photo recaps?
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Wow. Just realized I really overused the word great. This comments feature needs a Thesaurus (the one that suggests alternative words, not the dinosaur). Just saying.
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Sounds like a great opportunity. I am sure you will do great, but good luck anyway. I don't know if I'll be able to watch teen wolf without your recaps. Well, ok, I guess I will - but it really won't be the same. Your recaps were great, but more importantly they helped bring a lot of different people together into an online community and you'll be missed.
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What NOOOOO, I mean congratulations I wish you all the best and good luck I'm sure it will be awesome, but NOOOOOO, you are the reason I created an account. I love your stuff it's the best. How will I get through the rest of the Vampire Diaries, and what about Teen Wolf, you make these shows better just by recapping them. My heart hurts, but good luck and you better post something on here when your pilot airs, miss you already.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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no i'm crying i love your tvd recaps
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NO!!!!! Say it ain't so!!! You will be missed Price! Good luck with your new venture tho :)
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NOOOOOOOOOO WHY NOOOOOOOOOOO WHY NOOOOOOOOOOOOO I have abandenment issues please dont leave! how will I watch TVP and log in to see your recap before forming my own opinion about the episode? do I have to get my own opinion now? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! the horror!!!!!

I dont like new people so whoever is going to recap, Im just gonna dislike till further notice!
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I'm so going to miss your TVD recaps. Had so much fun reading them! Hope you're going to keep watching for your own amusement.... Good luck!!!! <3<3<3
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I miss you already.
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I loved your reviews, please post a random photo recap every now and again. And I have to say: Couldn't you have waited until Vampire Diaries finished the season? I don't know if I even feel like watching the show anymore :( Good luck to you though, you are definitely very funny.
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really sad to see you go :( I mainly visited the site because of your TVD reviews...oh btw, are they looking for a replacement? I'd love to write absurd witty photo recaps :P jk..or am I?

Anyway, all the best for your future! :D
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Your recaps of TVD are better than the actual episodes. I never watch the new episodes until you've recapped it, so I can be sure to be able to read it straight afterwards. So life will be empty without you. I guess I have to try to enjoy them on my own :( I hope you change your mind.
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:-(
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I'm really going to miss your Vampire Diaries recaps. I looked forward to them after every episode. Good Luck!
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Good luck! Your ultra-funny re-caps will be missed!
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Goodbye Price we'll miss u so much, you've inspired a lot of us. Thinking about opening a twitter account just to follow you :)).
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goodluck with everything price!!!! will definitely miss your photo recaps and hilarious captions! IS IT FRIDAY YET??!!
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*major sadface* Good luck P.P. <3
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Reading your recaps was one of the best things about TVD! Anyway, I wish you the best luck in your new proyect! We'll miss you ;)
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