Top 5 Worst Finales

I’ve mentioned the best television finales but what about the worst? Here is my list. Edited to add: Because I’m an idiot I neglected to look back at my Top 5 Finales post and guess what, I have a show listed in both :doh: I guess you can say it’s both one of the worst and one of the best :dunno:

5. Felicity – The show started going down hill in the third season but for those who loved the show it was a breath of fresh air when it first aired. I think the show centered too towards the end about who Felicity would end up with. While I wanted her with Noel I think to be the most realistic she shouldn’t have ended up with anyone, how often do people end up with their college boyfriends? Of course the weird pretend extra ending was even worse but in a weird way I liked it if only because I got just a little extra Felicity and Noel :heart:
4. Roseanne – The show was about the humor of a blue collar family but towards the end of the show they win the lottery, everyone gets together and then it turns out it was all a dream and Dan died. I personally think the show should have ended with life just going on as usual, Dan and Roseanne sitting on the sofa as the screen goes to black.
3. That 70’s Show – I thought that having Jackie end up with Fez was an abomination (yeah I said it) and completely unbelievable. She should have ended up with Hyde, no matter how mismatched they were.
2. Will & Grace – The show jumped the shark back sometime around when Karen had her second wedding and JLo showed up. The drawn out ending of Will & Grace losing touch only to re-connect through their children just didn’t sit well. I mean, I liked the idea of their kids ending up together (as it sometimes feels it should have been) but it wasn’t right that they were apart from each other’s lives for so long. Left a bitter taste in my mouth.
1. The L Word – There are no words for the end of this show, there is no way to properly explain how bad it was. It was just all kinds of wrong on every level. To make matters worse the slow motion walking at the end, just plain odd.

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  1. Mr. Fabulous

    April 2, 2009 at 8:58 am

    The problem with a lot of shows is that at some point they jump the shark and lose their way and by the time the end comes…poof.

    For me the best finale was Seinfeld, although the majority of fans might disagree. :mrfab:

  2. crystal

    April 2, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I actually liked the Will & Grace finale, although I did find it too long. And I agree on all points said about Roseanne. They took what started out as a funny show and completely massacred it. It’s as though Roseanne hired a bunch of potheads to come up with the last season and they were all “Dude, ya know what would rock? *inhale* If, like, Roseanne won the lottery and shit? *exhale* And then *inhale* and then they, like, they wake up and are still poor. *cough*cough*”

    That’s actually a fairly accurate conversation, based on my own personal experience(s).

  3. Sean

    April 2, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Scott Foley is much better on The Unit than he ever was on Felicity!

  4. Amanda

    April 2, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I agree about That 70s Show, Hyde and Jackie totally belonged together. The Fez thing came out of left field and didn’t make sense

  5. Sarcastica

    April 2, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I definitely agree with like all your points, although I’ve never seen the L Word so I don’t have an opinion about that lol.

    Rosanne should have ended with that scene, BUT the twist threw me for a loop and that’s always good. I was sad about it 🙁

  6. Tara

    April 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Roseanne needed to salvage the mistake she made and the thoughts shared in the last 15 minutes, that’s some great writing right there. Loved that part of the finale. Still one of my favorite (parts of a ) finale.

    My favorite was My So-Called Life. *sigh* Jesse! Awwww.

  7. Tara

    April 2, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Make that “Life Goes On.” Got my Life shows confused. 🙂

  8. Jen

    April 2, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I didn’t like the Roseanne or Will and Grace finales either. I never watched Felicity or the L Word.

    70’s show finale was ok but yeah, Hyde and Jackie should’ve ended up together.

    I think the Friends finale should’ve been on your list. That was SO disappointing!

  9. Tug

    April 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    I agree on Will & Grace & Roseanne, the only 2 of these 5 I watch. I’ll add Sienfeld & Cheers, didn’t like them either.

    M*A*S*H is still my fave of all time though. :paperbag:

  10. Hannah

    April 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    ‘That 70s show’ became so stupid in its final seasons. Ech! I agree about ‘Roseanne’, they should have kept Dan alive. Roseanne’s character went through enough hardships on that show. I disagree about ‘Will and Grace’..I kinda liked the ending.:)

  11. Mr. Fabulous

    April 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    You are not a Seinfeld fan?

    You seem so perfect in every other way…

  12. Jen

    April 3, 2009 at 12:14 am

    I dunno. I guess I felt like there was no big surprise. We all knew that it would end like that. It was a yawn-fest for me!

  13. Tara

    April 3, 2009 at 12:53 am

    The Seinfeld finale sucked. Big time.

  14. Tara

    April 3, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Oh, and tonight’s ER finale sucked also. REALLY.

  15. Grey Street Girl

    April 3, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Oh, I agree about Felicity. It was one of my all time favorite shoes and the ending just sucked.

  16. edmcbride

    April 6, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    i don’t think i watched any of those finale’s


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