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Series Finales - Best/Worst

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by VegasGroove, Sep 3, 2021.

  1. Raven888

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    I don't understand what was so non-sensical about it, though, especially compared to the rest of the show. I mean, look at some of these episode synopses: George and Jerry pose as Nazis after commandeering a limo from the airport, Kramer builds the Merv Griffin set in his living room, Kramer and Newman take a mail truck full of empty soda bottles to Michigan for the higher rebate, Kramer and Newman try to hire homeless people to pull a rickshaw for them, Kramer kidnaps a "pigman" from a hospital, Jerry and Kramer accidentally drop a Junior Mint into a guy getting surgery, Kramer gets a rooster and starts cockfighting it, Elaine pretends to be someone else then fakes her own death then actually goes to the memorial, Elaine dates an actual Communist, there's the whole story arc where they go to Los Angeles and have a run in with a serial killer...

    I mean, my god, there are so many ridiculous storylines and episodes in that show, the finale is almost tame and boring by comparison.
     
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    Best: Newhart, MASH, Breaking Bad, Angel, Buffy, The Shield, Sopranos, Mary Tyler Moore, The Wire, Star Trek: TNG, Cheers, The Fugitive, The Americans

    Worst: GoT, HIMYM, Rosanne (the original run, not the new one), Dexter, Quantum Leap, X-Files, Sons of Anarchy (that series should have stopped after season 2), Supernatural (although this was COVID related more than anything), Chuck
     
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    Bad Series Finales are the "All a dream," Finales. Expecting an Audience to buy that a character slept for 8 years is absurd. I said,"Slept," not '"Coma."
     
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    Best: I'm in agreement with all of the Newhart votes.
    Honorable mention: 2020 Season Finale of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


    Agree with opinion above that final episode of Las Vegas should eliminated from consideration as it wasn't written to be finale.. some series just fade away......

    Worst... Game of Thrones. Evidence of what happens when scripts get ahead of novels, and commercial pressures demand a rapid clean up. Even the final season opening credits felt like cheaper mechanical puzzles.
     
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    The GoT one is particularly bad because Martin is so lazy he told the producers how the books would end but he didn't really care how they got to that ending, only that the ending was what he planned for the series. If he was so protective of the series ending, maybe he should start actually finishing the books instead of what ever he is doing. If he does finish the series, which I am not sure he ever will, he is stuck either with that crappy ending people shit on (Bran? Really?) or he has to change it up and look like an asshole for telling the producers one ending and then changing it because people hated it.
     
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    I forgot about Buffy - that was a good one!!
     
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    I'm thinking that they slapped it together, with the very intention of making it incredibly awful - on purpose - as their revenge for being cancelled.

    In my mind, there's no other way that a show which was well written, acted & produced could misfire so badly on the finale - unless it was on purpose.
    After all, they could have just gone with the UK version finale (pretty good), but instead chose to go with what they did - which was even worse than "it was all a dream".
    From wiki on the UK finale:
    From wiki on the US finale:
     
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    Six Feet Under is widely considered to be among the best finales, if not THE best, in the history of television. How anyone could think it was bad is truly beyond me.
     
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    One of the best endings to a tv series.
     
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    Video is unavailable in the US. Can you tell us what it is?
     
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    It is the end of The Big Bang Theory and Sheldon's speech at the end of the final episode.
     
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    Ok, not the worst, but I was disappointed with Lucifer's finale. Really the whole last season was lacking.
     
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    Best- Cheers, Perry Mason (original series)

    Worst- GoT. The entire last season was a mockery of the show and they made the audience wait a year for slop. It was like booking your 50th anniversary at Stage Door Casino.
     
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