Disappointing endings to TV shows

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PostRe: Disappointing endings to TV shows
by Victor Mildew » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:40 am

Tomous wrote:I'll tell you a great ending-The Sopranos. Original, and perfectly executed.


Yep, I loved it. The shield had a great ending, breaking bad had a great ending.

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PostRe: Disappointing endings to TV shows
by Jenuall » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:43 am

That's the thing - I can pick out a handful of memorable great endings - Breaking Bad, Bojack Horseman and a few others, but for the most part shows don't really end brilliantly.

Either they go out on a whimper or often they just don't get an ending at all.

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PostRe: Disappointing endings to TV shows
by Buffalo » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:48 am

I would also be inclined to say ‘most of them’ to be honest, then I kinda think it’s because it wasn’t the endings that I personally necessarily wanted. The Sopranos springs to mind immediately. Did I want it to end that way? No. Does that make it bad? I dunno...no? Yes?
The worst in my opinion is Firefly, but then that was hardly their fault. I was fairly miffed when the film did nothing to resolve anything either, like Deadwoods.

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PostRe: Disappointing endings to TV shows
by Drumstick » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:47 pm

Jenuall wrote:I actually think it's harder to come up with genuinely satisfying conclusions to shows, most have some element that disappoints, fail to find a satisfying resolution for their stories and characters, or just display a general drop in quality as they wind down to their ending.

Except for The Shield which saved its best season for last.

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PostRe: Disappointing endings to TV shows
by Peter Crisp » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:55 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Oh, I'm also going to throw in Enterprise. The final episode of that was an absolute slap in the face to fans of the show. It was made even worse having come off the back of multiple outstanding episodes that had set up what could have been a fantastic finale.

Instead the final episode of Enterprise was literally a bad holodeck episode of TNG.


Yep, that final episode was complete shite with a capital SHITE!

A bloody holodeck episode with characters from another series? I honestly would have preferred an episode where the ship was blown up and everyone died in comedy fashion. If they wanted to bring in a character from another series bring in Nelix and have the crew take it in turns to insult him for the entire episode.
Maybe have Q turn up and transport the crew to 1980's Swindon town centre.

Anything would have been better.

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