Top 10 Worst TV Series Finales
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 ...more
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
Okay I watched this series a few years after it aired. And I unfortunately knew one major [Spoiler] going in: Ted eventually ends up with Robin.
I think this gives me a little different perspective on this series. Knowing this there were certain things I was expecting to happen. So of course, I didn't freak out at the ending.
I'm thinking that because certain fans didn't get the ending that they were hoping for (and perhaps also shipping for) I think it caused a knee-jerk negative reaction. Ever since then it seems like this Finale/Series has just been an easy target for criticism. It's pretty easy to nod in agreement with the crowd.
But why is it that easy for certain fans to dump all over the ending of a series that they claim to love? I have my problems with the Finale as well, but the events of the ending were not really far-fetched.
Barney and Robin were not a very stable couple, ever. They were both demonstrated to be highly dysfunctional people since ...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.
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
Best show to worst. What a transition.
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
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.
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...
My main gripe was killing off a beloved character after giving us a fake-out just minutes before. Seems pointless.
Should've ended it at Season 7 with Debra shooting Dexter instead.
This was So Stupid of an Ending for a Great Show!
This Episode Made the characters look like Bad People
What the Heck? :(
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.
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.
#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
Actually this is the finale episode but the real ending are the movie that been made in 2006
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.
This one was pretty Dumb
I mean I was hoping to see what The Family looked like
When they were Aliens
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!
Good show, overrated finale.
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
I really liked this Show
The End of it was actually a Little
Emma decided to lose her true love, Daniel, yet he and her other friends forgot everything about the first time they met Emma.
Emma decided to give up her true love, Daniel and none of her friends remember his old life, except Emma, it ruined the story.
The most dissapointing finale ever. Period. Hands down, no comparasion, it's not as bad as Bionicle Stars, but it's definitely right there.