Worst TV Series Finales
The Top Ten
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
OH. MY. GOD! how many times do we need to see ted and robin crash and burn!. in the first season, I was all for it, but then it got annoying, and their relationship seamed like a chore, so what does that mean to them? date again! this really ruined the show! - thenextsteplover
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
Best show to worst. What a transition.
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.
This needs to be number 1
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
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!
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
#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
BAD ENDING I HATED IT
This one was pretty Dumb
I mean I was hoping to see what The Family looked like
When they were Aliens
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
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
Another Show I Didn't Like
Thank You Very Much for splitting up these
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
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
I never liked M*A*S*H
Thank God It Ended!
My father was obbsessed with this show
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
You know the finale sucks when the main character shows up just for the last two minutes
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
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
I MISS THAT OCTOPUS SO MUCH! - Officialpen
I can make a whole essay on how the final season of this show is a trainwreck, but let's start with the obvious. The creators put mediocre teen drama and filler episodes over finishing up the story and in the last 8 episodes they removed the continuity checker...IN THE LAST FEW EPISODES! Literally there are so many flaws in the last few episodes make sense. But the finale, oh god the finale, it's literally an insult to whoever spent time watching this series. The ending is more devastating than happy, many worlds that need magic now can't use it due to star, star separated friends and family, she killed tons of characters we got to know, Mewni and Earth are combined creating chaos, but hey girl protagonist and boy protagonist are together so that's good, right? This finale is garbage, just plain garbage. - tacoperson
The finale, and all the other episodes of Season 4 were epic. My only flaw with the final season is that the scene with Star and Marco kissing in a barn was too unnecessary. And plus, aren't they too young to kiss? And I mean, those kind of "kiss" you normally see in romance movies.
Would Johnny find his one true love? Would he realise he's single for a while and focus on his own life? Will he give us one last wild, exciting night on the town? NO, THAT WOULD HAVE TO MAKE SENSE! Instead, the finale is the typical Hannah-Barbera filler episode, this one being Shaque O' Neil.
Alex never won the Family Wizard competition.
The ending to alf was horrid poor guy
That one character many people liked, leaving the group because her dad got a new job far away? That bit left too many UNANSWERED questions
The episode was just terrible the two biggest reasons being 1 They killed off Pops and 2. Mordecai did not marry Margaret. There were others reasons as well but these reasons are why I hate the finale of the show, shame on you J.G Quintel, shame on you.
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO END THIS SHOW
BAD FOX BAD!
Why do people like this show? This show is the worst show ever!
This should go off the list, that was a SEASON finale, the show is still running.
Which one because the recap of the show was horrible! Roseanne got to into polici way too much, and she began to be racist.
It didn't even have a finale, this should go off the list.
Tom & Jerry decided to commit suicide in the last episode by tying themselves on a railroad, waiting to get run over by a train.