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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  • http://pointless-drivel.com Mr. Fabulous

    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:

  • http://www.saidshe.net crystal

    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).

  • Sean

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

  • http://amandainreallife.blogspot.com Amanda

    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

  • http://www.sarcastica.org Sarcastica

    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 :(

  • http://www.taralynnjohnson.com/news.html Tara

    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.

  • http://www.taralynnjohnson.com/news.html Tara

    Make that “Life Goes On.” Got my Life shows confused. :-)

  • http://www.jenniferhasspoken.com Jen

    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!

  • http://justtugphotos.blogspot.com Tug

    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:

  • http://www.brightestblue.wordpress.com Hannah

    ‘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.:)

  • http://pointless-drivel.com Mr. Fabulous

    You are not a Seinfeld fan?

    You seem so perfect in every other way…

  • http://www.jenniferhasspoken.com Jen

    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!

  • http://www.taralynnjohnson.com/news.html Tara

    The Seinfeld finale sucked. Big time.

  • http://www.taralynnjohnson.com/news.html Tara

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

  • http://www.greystgirl.com Grey Street Girl

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

  • edmcbride

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

    :ed:

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    I suppose but I had the “dream” finale shit or whatever, it’s a copout. Oh and uhm, there was no finale to MSCL.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Oh :duh: i should have read this first. we’re talking about worst here though :poke: I do love that ending :heart: I have them on vhs to watch when i need to and cry everytime.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    You have a point. I didn’t watch Seinfeld so I have no opinion.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    That totally makes sense.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    I just couldn’t get into that show, I tried.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    I don’t know what they were thinking.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    I discussed this with my husband last night. It should have ended with all the kids moving out and Roseanne and Dan being all excited to finally have the house to themselves. They plop down on the sofa with big smiles and then slowly the smiles turn to melancholy realizing that it’s just not the same without them. Ending it with their empty nest.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Dude! How was that disappointing? It couldn’t have ended better.

    Rachel and Ross end up together — CHECK
    Monica and Chandler move out of the apartment and have the twins — CHECK
    Phoebe and Joey find their happiness (though they could have ended joey better, that damn spinoff) — CHECK
    They all give their keys back — CHECK + perfection
    They go to get coffee which implies nothing will ever really change — CHECK + bravo :clap:

    I’m gonna cry :sad:

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