Top 10 Worst TV Series Finales

The Top Ten
1 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.

This was NOT a bad finale at all. There are a LOT of things people forget about this show.
First of all, whether you like it or not, Barney and Robin were NOT meant to be together, PERIOD. End of story. Make any argument you want, but that's the fact of the matter right there. Barney was never a commitment guy, but he became a better person with Robin to help him care for others rather than himselfBut his character development didn't go completely down the drain. Barney found the love of his life; his daughter Ellie. Barney had a very good ending. Second of all, one of the biggest lessons you'll learn from How I Met Your Mother is that life is not perfect. Life is no joy ride, and it doesn't go how you plan it. Life is short, and anyone could go away at any time, which is why I never had anything against Tracy's death. Third, the ending was NOT contradictory to the title of the show at all. The story of how Ted met his wife was still told. It was "How I Met Your Mother", not "How I Met Your Mother and Spent My Whole Life With Her". Robin wasn't "The One" for Ted at first, but Ted and Robin were at a point in their lives where they were indeed meant for each
other. This story wasn't just about Ted meeting the love of his life; it was about the journey. And what a journey it was. Bays and Thomas didn't take the easy way out of this finale- they took a risk, and to me, it paid off. I'd rather have them take a risk and fail than take the easy path and settle for mediocrity.

2 Game of Thrones Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.

There has never been such a quality drop off from early-series to late-series in a show, ever. Until Game of Thrones. This is almost certainly the worst series finale ever, but Game of Thrones started out in the conversation for best T.V. dramas of all time. And it was a breakthrough for the fantasy genre. And early, it was a worthy adaptation of one of the most impressive book series ever printed.

It went from top quality to trash tier. That's why this is so significant, the gap. And it happened all because the show-runners opted in their best interest. To wrap it up real quick like, and move on to another project while they are still "hot commodities." Ironically, what they saw as "in their best interest" backfired, and now their reputation is ruined forever. They'll always be seen as the guys who killed the anointed flagship of fantasy.

They're going to still keep making money though, because writers seem to fail upward if they have name recognition. Just look at their new "coworker" Rian Johnson.

3 LOST Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.

I'm still angry. Yes, the characters got resolutions, but the show was also about the island itself and we never got enough of an explanation about that.

Trippy as HELL!
Everyone was dead except Hurly, who became "Keeper of the Island" and a couple others. It was their "Afterlife" experience? What

4 Dexter Dexter is an American crime drama television series that aired from 2006 to 2013. It is based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay and follows Dexter Morgan, a forensic blood spatter analyst who is also a serial killer. The show delves into moral dilemmas and the complexities of leading... read more

Season 8 was so dumb and it turned Dexter into kind of a whimp. He falls in love with some chick, and decides to fly to Argentina with her. Then Deb dies in a stupid way, and it ends with Dexter driving his boat into a hurricane tricking us into thinking he's dead before SURPRISE! Even though his boat was destroyed in the hurricane, he survived and fled to work with some logging company somewhere north, and the reason Dexter drove into the hurricane in the first place was because "he wanted to protect Hannah and Harry from himself." They took everything I loved about Dexter and flipped it up on its head, So dumb.

5 Seinfeld Four single friends -- comic Jerry Seinfeld, bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer -- deal with the absurdities of everyday life in New York City.

This was So Stupid of an Ending for a Great Show!
This Episode Made the characters look like Bad People
What the Heck? :(

6 Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003, and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons.
7 Battlestar Galactica Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction media franchise created by Glen A. Larson. The franchise began with the original television series in 1978 and was followed by a short-run sequel series, a line of book adaptations, original novels, comic books, a board game, and video games.
8 ALF ALF is an American science fiction sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was the first television series to be presented in Dolby Surround.

It led to a little-seen TV movie that eventually wrapped things up, but this one still stands out like a sore thumb. Great show, otherwise.

9 Dinosaurs

How the heck is a finale where every character dies due to wax fruit only at #16.

How is this not in the top ten? It's a finale where everyone DIES. On a KIDS' show.

10 Quantum Leap
The Contenders
11 Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

#1 rule of finales: make it so it tells the viewers, "this is the final episode. There cannot be any more episodes." Think like How I Met Your Mother where the story ends, or iCarly where Carly moves away. Futurama was headed towards something like this, but the time button made it so none of the events in the finale ever happened. The episode really should have ended in a way that didn't say the episode can squeeze anywhere in the Futurama timeline.

Besides that, the episode itself was good on its own, but it was not very "series-finale"ish. It had plenty of nostalgia, and the time button concept was awesome, but even if the episode didn't end like it did, a GOOD series finale would wrap up more than 2 characters. It's nice that Fry and Leila married, but we all saw it coming, and besides, they could've and should've wrapped up the story for Farnsworth, Bender, Amy, Hermes, and Zoidberg.

What a wasted opportunity. (P.S. Maybe this one time, they could've used the full theme? )

12 Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

Actually this is the finale episode but the real ending are the movie that been made in 2006

13 Pretty Little Liars Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery thriller television series developed by I. Marlene King and is loosely based on the novel series of the same name written by Sara Shepard.

Not only do I think the show just made things up as they went along without an end goal in sight, but they tasked the worst actress on the show with doing an accent she was comically unable to convincingly do.

14 St. Elsewhere
15 3rd Rock From The Sun

This one was pretty Dumb
I mean I was hoping to see what The Family looked like
When they were Aliens

16 Friends

I loved this show, but it ended with a feeling of "We've been best friends for 10 years, but now we are moving 15 miles away, so toodle-oo!

17 Muppets Tonight
18 M*A*S*H Debuting in 1972, this American television series is based on a 1968 novel by Richard Hooker. Centered on a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War, the show blends drama and comedy to explore the lives of military doctors and nurses. The series garnered critical acclaim and became one of... read more
19 The Sopranos The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. The story revolves around fictional New Jersey-based, Italian American mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). The series portrays the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his home life and his criminal organization... read more
20 True Blood
21 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios.
22 Home Movies Home Movies is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard and Brendon Small. The show centers eight-year-old Brendon, who makes videos with his friends Melissa Robbins and Jason Penopolis in his spare time.

I really liked this Show
The End of it was actually a Little
Bit Sad

23 That '70s Show That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in the fictional suburban town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976, to December 31, 1979.
24 Full House Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, Danny Tanner, who enlists his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.

I loved this show as a kid! But the finale wasn't a finale at all. There was no happy, sad, peaceful ending. It was just a longer episode. Michelle lost her memory, then got it back. :l

25 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity... read more

The most dissapointing finale ever. Period. Hands down, no comparasion, it's not as bad as Bionicle Stars, but it's definitely right there.

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