Parasocial Relationships: Mourning for Glenn and The Walking Dead – SE01TR05

What does it mean when we mourn for the loss of someone who never existed? Drawing from the recent death of popular figures in this season’s TV series finales, Jian explores how our growing attachment to fictional characters is connected to the increasing loneliness and social emptiness we experience in a screen-dominated world.

Words, original music, recording and production by Jian Ghomeshi (@JianGhomeshi).