Which TV series had the worst final episode?
Hoping to see game of thrones on this list? Nah, that’s too easy.
Here are the five worst TV series finales of all time
There are few things more disappointing than a great TV series fumbling for the ball at the very end. After spending years invested in the characters and their stories, fans deserve a satisfying conclusion. But all too often, showrunners seem to think the best way to end is with a convoluted, one-episode mess that leaves viewers scratching their heads instead of celebrating the show as a whole.
In honor of all the great TV shows that have been marred by terrible final episodes, here are five of the worst offenders:
If you thought the last season of Dexter was bad, wait till you get to the last episode. In what can only be described as one of the most unnerving hours of television ever produced, the series finale features Dexter Morgan seemingly giving up his life as a serial killer to become a lumberjack in Oregon. It’s a frustrating ending to what was once a great show, and it’s made even worse by the fact that there was already a great ending waiting to be used. Just two seasons earlier, Dexter had come close to finally being arrested and facing justice for all his crimes. But rather than come out on that high note, showrunner Chip Johannessen decided to give us this instead.
2) How I met your mother
how I Met Your Mother is one of those rare shows that got better as it got older, which is why its disappointing finale hurt so badly. After spending nine seasons preparing for the moment Ted meets The Mother, we finally get to see them together… for about five minutes. It’s because the mother dies shortly after Ted finally meets her, and the whole series ends with Ted telling his children this flaccid story about love and loss so he can ask them for the permission to sue Robin again. Fans were furious, and rightly so. It wasn’t the end we were promised or the one we deserved.
Lost is a show infamous for its many mysteries, but unfortunately none of them have ever been solved by the end of the series. In fact, the finale was so infuriatingly vague that it pissed off just about everyone who watched it. To this day, no one knows exactly what happened to Jack or why Hurley ended up becoming the “protector” of the island. And don’t even get me started on that damn smoke monster.
4) The Sopranos
For years, fans have debated exactly how The Sopranos It could end. Would Tony be killed? Would he go to jail? Nobody knew for sure… that’s probably why David Chase decided to go black without giving us any answers. In what has become one of the most talked about endings in television history, Tony sits in a restaurant with his family while “Don’t Stop Believin” plays on the jukebox. Then, without warning or explanation, the screen goes black and stays that way for a full 10 seconds before the credits start scrolling. It’s an abrupt and unsatisfying end to an otherwise great show, though still open to interpretation.
5) True Blood
true blood started out as a fun and sexy vampire game, but quickly turned into a convoluted mess over its seven seasons. So it’s no surprise that its finale is just as messy and absurd. In the final moments of the episode, we see Sookie waking up in her bed next to an unseen figure (presumably her deceased husband), leading many viewers to believe she had dreamed of everything that had happened. during the series so far. It’s a lazy copy of an ending that does nothing to satisfy longtime fans of the show.
These are just five examples of TV series finales gone wrong. In each case, what could have been a satisfying conclusion instead turned out to be a confusing mess that left viewers angry and disappointed instead of happy and satisfied. Here’s hoping future showrunners can learn from these mistakes and give fans the ending they deserve!
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