Worst TV Series Finales

The Top Ten

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.

I have changed my mind several times about this finale, but now I have a very clear opinion. All the events that happen make sense, and give a meaning to the series' title: in the episode "Vesuvius", where Tracy's imminent death is hinted, she tells Ted that he should not be stuck in the past and in his stories. In this perspective, Ted's stories (that is the series itself) are a way to remember and to pay a last homage to his dead wife before moving on. Paradoxically, the fact that The Mother dies gives even more sense to the show's title. Getting Ted and Robin back together might feel like a joke at first, but after all they were THE couple throughout the whole series: she was the first girl Ted fell for, and though they officially dated for just one season, his feelings for her were a major focus until the end, even and especially in the last season (Ted struggling to get the locket, flashbacks showing Ted wanted Robin but he was "fooled" by Barney, their ...more

Go watch The Big Bang Theory finale and you will find how a sitcom should end, it's simply the perfect ending that any comedy show should have. About How I Met Your Mother finale, everybody already said everything so I won't be repetitive, I'll just say it's truly terrible.

How I Met Your Mother had always been a light-hearted show, with some romantic themes. Once in a while there was a more dramatic episode. When someone had died, or when someone hears bad news. These episodes, while different from others, didn't seem too out of place. There was always that storyline and the comedy.

Not all of the jokes were funny, and there was a laugh track, but the show had good intentions. Yet, for some reason, when the show went into the sixth season, the quality took a steep drop.

Only few episodes were even remotely funny. By Season Seven, the ratings dropped too. New, unwanted characters were being introduced. People stopped watching, even hardcore fans. The writers were in a frenzy, and didn't know what to do.

I'm going rate each of the enormous show's nine seasons, using my own values. Oh, and remember. Don't forget to take my opinion with a grain of salt. If you liked a season I didn't, it doesn't make you dumb, it just means we don't ...more

Thank you for making us believe that there truly aren't any second chances in life! What a message to give of, that if you fall in love with someone who doesn't love you back, wait 25 years, you might get them back!

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 ...more

Bran, come on I waited 8 seasons and read 4 books for Bran to because ruler, hell nah, he just sat in a chair the whole time, might as well have giving Robyn Arryn the throne I mean come on man.

Last season specially the last episode was a drag. not shocked at how the show ended, it was just dull and boring

This needs to be number 1

Dexter

My main gripe was killing off a beloved character after giving us a fake-out just minutes before. Seems pointless. - truckturner

Should've ended it at Season 7 with Debra shooting Dexter instead.

With a simple change to the existing finale they could have really made it better... All they needed to do was have him give a little grin into the camera in that final scene then pan over to the AC unit... or something like that...

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. - ChickenKing

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. - truckturner

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

3 Words: WAY TOO CONFUSING!

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.

horrible

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.

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

They WERE bad people, that's the point of the show. These were horrible, horrible people who we couldn't help but find hilarious. - truckturner

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.
Quantum Leap
St. Elsewhere
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 ...more

I hated this Finale I loved the show it's a Good thing The Show Came Back on Comedy Central
This Episode was Like The Rugrats & Miss Piggy Singing
IT STINKS!

BAD ENDING I HATED IT

The Newcomers

? The Originals The Originals is an American television series that began airing on The CW on October 3, 2013. Created as a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, the series follows vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson as he and his family become embroiled in the supernatural politics of New Orleans.On May 10, 2017, The ...read more.

The Contenders

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
BUT NO!

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

Why did terra had to forget everything that made me sad and mad beast boy was probaly depressed forever I wish they made a better ending that sucked

Friends

Another Show I Didn't Like
Thank You Very Much for splitting up these
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! - Hajj

Muppets Tonight

This was another Show I liked But It Might have been a good idea to focus This Episode on like Beaker or Gonzo but it focused instead on Johnny Fiama
I dare you to watch This Finale

M*A*S*H

Good show, overrated finale. - truckturner

I never liked M*A*S*H
Thank God It Ended!

My father was obbsessed with this show

Dinosaurs

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

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

True Blood
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.
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.

You know the finale sucks when the main character shows up just for the last two minutes

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

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. - truckturner

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

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. - truckturner

The ending to alf was horrid poor guy

Every Witch Way Every Witch Way is an American telenovela-formatted teen sitcom that originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 1, 2014, to July 30, 2015. It is the American version of the Nickelodeon Latin American show Grachi.

Emma decided to give up her true love, Daniel and none of her friends remember his old life, except Emma, it ruined the story.

Emma decided to lose her true love, Daniel, yet he and her other friends forgot everything about the first time they met Emma.

They forgot everything including the first time they met Daniel, only Emma remembers Daniel. - nelsonerica

This Show is Garbage - kcianciulli

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. - santibros2002

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