I have a friend who watched all episodes up to the final 8 and just stopped watching. He has no desire to watch the final 8 even though he was so into the series. I tell him how amazing the final episodes were and he still says he's not going to watch them. It baffles me.
The only comfort I can gain from this is for people in this thread to say "Wow, he's really dumb."
He just doesn't want to acknowledge that it's over.