You just watched the season finale of your favorite TV show. Whether that show be Doctor Who, Sherlock, Supernatural or just about any other dramatic television show, it invariably left you feeling a little bit (or a lot) sad and emotionally drained. Comedy shows can also leave you feeling disappointed, heck, How I Met Your Mother has been doing that to us for weeks! Point is, we’ve all been there.

You now have to wait anywhere from months to a whole year to see the next season. While it’s never good to obsess over anything for long, it’s hard to simply walk away at the end of an episode once the screen goes black. So, while you wait for next season’s premiere, here is a list of ways you can recover from the finale and prepare yourself. 

1. If you are left on a cliffhanger: speculate about the plot.

The best way to do this is to turn to sites like Tumblr, or, right here on Hypable for the user-submitted theories and opinions. People approach problems differently, so someone might look at a cliffhanger from a different angle than you. This is not only a great way to get a new perspective, but it’s fun to see what other people come up with. If you’re a fan of Sherlock, you’re probably trying to figure out how he survived the fall. I’ve read many different pieces suggesting one way or another, some meticulously thought out, some ridiculous, but it makes the return of the show that more exciting. 

2. Rewatch the season, looking for clues or foreshadowing you forgot.

Did a character jokingly hint to something like this happening? Was this a character’s worst nightmare come true? When we watch episodes for the first time throughout the season, we don’t catch these kinds of things. It’s only when we go back to rewatch the season over the break that we get that “ah-ha!” moment. For an example of this, see: Supernatural (and, well, Harry Potter). Hindsight is 20/20, people.

3. Do some online snooping.

Is your favorite guest star returning? Is the show filming in a strange or new location? These clues can help you figure out a very general idea about what is coming up for the next season. The closer next season’s premiere gets, the more clues there will be; see what you can find. IMDB.com is a great site to look at actors’ resumes because it says what projects they are working on, are in pre-production, etc. So, I’m sorry to say, if the actor of your favorite character is signed on to do a movie the same time the show is shooting, I don’t think you can expect them in the new episodes.

4. Eat and cry a little.

It’s called “comfort food” for a reason. Pull out the “only for emergencies” ice cream, bag of M&Ms, whatever floats your boat. If it was a particularly tumultuous episode for you to watch, there’s nothing wrong with indulging yourself. Personally, I won’t lie, I cry after watching the series finale of Gilmore Girls every time, and then proceed to help myself to anything that would make me feel better that that moment. Hey, if it works, that’s all that matters, right?

5. Turn to friends and other people in the fandom for comfort.

They understand, because they’re there, too. It helps to have a friend who is just as obsessed with a show as you are, to text/message/tweet incomprehensible garble to them. Entertainment websites post recaps of popular shows the day after, and you can find many die-hard fans in the comments section. There will always be people who agree with you, but, there will also be people who disagree with you.

6. Accept that a person died/left/lost their memory, etc.

It’s hard to accept sometimes, but you can’t change the past. Unless the show has not been renewed for the next season, have some confidence in the showrunners and writers to most likely provide an explanation either during the hiatus, or during the next season, why that-thing-you-didn’t-like happened. Unless it was a complete surprise to viewers, hopefully you’ve had some time to prepare. We’ve known for months, but I still don’t know how I’m going to be able to watch Amy and Rory’s last episode on Doctor Who.

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The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

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The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

Unfortunately, del Toro did not get the answer we were hoping for.

However, there is hope for fans of the comics, as artist and creator Mike Mignola reminded us that just because del Toro isn’t going to be involved anymore, it doesn’t mean there won’t be future Hellboy movies. There’s always hope.

This is good news for those who perhaps didn’t like del Toro’s take on the character. It hints at a possible reboot of the franchise, but if that were to happen, don’t expect Ron Perlman to reprise his role.

For those who fell in love with Perlman’s interpretation of the titular character, this is certainly a blow. However, del Toro does wish the franchise luck, and it’s not like he’s hurting for work (he’s got Netflix’s Trollhunters, Pacific Rim 2, and The Shape of Water, to just name a few).

This tweet is certainly interesting, as it hints that he wanted to take Hellboy in a new direction, but his vision did not match the vision of the studio. Does this mean they’ve got another idea in mind already, and if so, will it be Hellboy III, or a Hellboy for a new generation?

With Ron Perlman out of the picture, it’s likely the studio may try to do a reboot, rather than replace the actor for a potential sequel. If there is a reboot, there could be resistance from fans, but with updated technology and someone else’s vision, we could be looking at an interesting new set of superhero movies that will still feel different from the blockbusters currently taking over cinemas.

Are you interested in a new ‘Hellboy’ franchise?

The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

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The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

The synopsis for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda reads, “Simon Spier is sixteen and in love. Sure, he has never met the mysterious ‘Blue’ in person, but he’s falling hard and fast for their email love letters. There’s only one problem: Blue is a boy, Simon is gay, and he hasn’t told anyone else.”

The novel made the world (and Hypable) fall in love with the story, and the current cast and creative team have fans excited for this adaptation. With Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment (The Maze Runner series, The Twilight Saga, and the upcoming Power Rangers) behind the scenes, it’s bound to be a big production.

How excited are you for ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’?

Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

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Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

Iwan Rheon is best known for his terrifying turn as Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He has starred in the British series Misfits and Vicious, and may never play a hero again in his life.

Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb, who also serves as an executive producer on Inhumans, suggests that those villainous skills will be well-deployed in the role of Maximus.

“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life,” Loeb says. “We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Showrunner Scott Buck agrees.

“Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment,” he says, “And I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”

Marvel’s Inhumans will be produced in partnership with IMAX. The first two episodes will screen in IMAX theaters before the show’s network debut in mid September. Spanning the course of eight episodes, the series will tell the story of the Inhuman royal family, with the associated drama that just happens when you’re a family of aliens with magical powers trying to rule a secret city.

A leaked cast list for Inhumans hinted at a complex lineup of characters, including Black Bolt’s wife Medusa and her sister Crystal. Karnak, as well as the three-legged horse Gorgon and amphibious Triton round out the eclectic cast. And with Iwan Rheon in place as Maximus, it seems like just a matter of time before the rest of the family falls into line.

What do you think of Iwan Rheon as Maximus in Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’?

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