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Best TV Series Endings


By o-din

42 days ago



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#51 42 days ago

Yeah Cheers ending had everyone all up in their feels. Sam's last line, "Sorry, we're closed..." Then credits. Tito get me some tissue.

#53 42 days ago

Six Feet Under
Lost

I was NOT crying during either I had dirt in my eye DAMMIT !

#54 42 days ago

The Shield. Ending is epic. Best crime show ever. Get through the first few episodes and you'll be hooked.

#55 42 days ago

Man, the Shield was so good.

#56 42 days ago

Six Million Dollar Man....They deconstructed Steve Austin for not paying his medical bills!

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#57 42 days ago

Yep, I watched The Shield from day one, and bits and pieces of The Commish.

Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Six Million Dollar Man....They deconstructed Steve Austin for not paying his medical bills!

Was that after Bigfoot kicked his ass?

#58 42 days ago

NOT THIS

original battlestar gallactica ended very poorly, they found earth... um... yeah... and then hung out for a while...
yeah...

-mof

#59 42 days ago

Guess who?

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#60 42 days ago
Quoted from mof:

original battlestar gallactica ended very poorly, they found earth...

Better than landing on Uranus?

#61 42 days ago
Quoted from T-800:

The Shield. Ending is epic. Best crime show ever. Get through the first few episodes and you'll be hooked.

Pretty much the best show ever. I've watched the whole series probably 5-6+ times and the first 4 seasons at least 10x. I can't believe it is coming up on 20 years old.

#62 42 days ago
Quoted from japespin:

Cheers ending had everyone all up in their feels. Sam's last line, "Sorry, we're closed..." Then credits. Tito get me some tissue.

And walking back taking the time to straighten coach's picture of Geronimo on the wall.

LTG : )

#63 42 days ago

Star Trek the Next Generation surely my most memorable ending.

#64 42 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

And walking back taking the time to straighten coach's picture of Geronimo on the wall.
LTG : )

#65 42 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

And walking back taking the time to straighten coach's picture of Geronimo on the wall.
LTG : )

Nice now, although none of us knew it at the time!

#66 42 days ago

St. Elsewhere
Newhart

#67 42 days ago

Uff how could I forget, Adventures of Brisco County JR.

#68 42 days ago
Quoted from ReallifePin:

For my money The Americans finale is the best episode of TV ever, let alone a finale.

This was an excellent series, perfectly rounded off.

#69 42 days ago

M*A*S*H

#70 42 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Nice now, although none of us knew it at the time!

Thank you, I didn't know that. I didn't watch it when it was in regular syndication, I saw it some years later.

LTG : )

#71 42 days ago

I'd add The Wire (HBO). A great series and an ending that put a new perspective on the meaning of the series.

#72 42 days ago

Some already mentioned. Breaking Bad and Newhart. Lots over the years that have made me shed tears.

Although the show already had run it's course I liked the end of the That 70s Show. Red and Kitty selling the house and moving to Florida. The camera flipping on Kitty and her showing the house was great. Red finally getting Packers season tickets and they decide to stay home in Wisconsin.

#73 42 days ago
Quoted from PinballSTAR:

Six Feet Under
Lost
I was NOT crying during either I had dirt in my eye DAMMIT !

Lost ? Oh noooooo ! I guess I’m in the other camp that thought the cheesy ending was treason.

#74 42 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

STNG & Angel
Newhart & St/ Elswhere both good out of the boxers

+1 For Angel.

#75 42 days ago

House M.D.

#76 42 days ago

Loved House, hated the last season. It got weird and the ending was just meh. I kept thinking a few years later we'd get a House made for TV movie follow up..but nope.

Oh..speaking of which. I liked the end of Psyche. They had the follow up movie which was okay, but there's another movie coming out sometime this year.

#77 41 days ago

Newhart
M*A*S*H
and one I haven’t seen mentioned yet, Mary Tyler Moore Show, with the last newscast, group hug, and studio audience standing ovation.

#78 41 days ago
Quoted from T-800:

The Shield. Ending is epic. Best crime show ever. Get through the first few episodes and you'll be hooked.

Came here to mention The Shield. Might be the most overlooked show ever. It’s incredible.

#79 41 days ago

How could you overlook The Shield when it was on the TV every week? One thing my daughter's mother and I had in common.

Our family, whoever was around, watched the Bob Newhart show and at the rest of that historical Saturday night lineup. Saw most if not all the original episodes. So by the time the next version came out I was kinda Newharted out, but watched a few episodes. Didn't see the finale. That's why I consulted you guys.

#80 41 days ago

Newhart still takes the cake. Ballsy and unexpected and got everybody right where it counts - even though they were basically blowing off the entire new series!

I hate the Lost finale with a passion 10 years ago, but we are Rewatching it with our (10 year old) son right now so this should be interesting...

STTNG stand out from the pack to be sure.

Also Quantum Leap, even though the ending was rushed and restructured at the last minute. We need more shows like that today.

#81 41 days ago

What I'd like to know is after all these years and happy endings, how is The Fugitive still in the top 3? Could it be guest appearances by Bruce Dern?

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#83 41 days ago

Another vote for Pysch. Really good series from beginning to end.

#84 41 days ago

Parks and Recreation

I think the whole show is super underrated, but that whole last season finale included did a hell of a job with those characters. I don't think any other show has had me care so much about an entire cast.

#85 41 days ago

Crime Story

Original storyline was for 5-year series. It ended up being canceled before the end of the second season, so in the series finale they piled the good guys and the bad guys into the same plane and drove it nose-first into the ocean.

#86 41 days ago

The finale of Bridget Loves Bernie has to be one of the all time greats.

Where they get a divorce and then she figures out she is a lesbian.

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#87 41 days ago

M*A*S*H
Breaking Bad
Battlestar Galactica (reboot)

#88 41 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

The finale of Bridget Loves Bernie has to be one of the all time greats.
Where they get a divorce and then she figures out she is a lesbian.[quoted image]

Hmmm, never heard of it, but I guess it's a good example of life imitating art.

#89 41 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Yes, the best thing they ever did was ending that show.

I often imagine that they're all still in that jail cell together. Then I

#90 41 days ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

Many will disagree but the last Episode of "Lost" inspired me to watch the entire thing. Yeah,tuned into the finale due to hype so knew the ending.

Unbelievable...you might be, no way to prove this, but you might be the only person on planet Earth that thinks that! Kidding, maybe reverse watch is the way to go. Loved the series, ending sort of ruined the entire experience for me.

#91 41 days ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

M*A*S*H
Breaking Bad
Battlestar Galactica (reboot)

As long as you're not saying the extended version of the BSG Finale. That version felt like it was never going to end.

#92 41 days ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Unbelievable...you might be, no way to prove this, but you might be the only person on planet Earth that thinks that! Kidding, maybe reverse watch is the way to go. Loved the series, ending sort of ruined the entire experience for me.

Lost started extremely strong, first season is right up there with the best start to any show I've seen and the transition into the second season was masterful. But the wheels fell off for good a few seasons before the finale, so I didn't take it too hard when they weren't able to tie everything together at the end.

#93 41 days ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Hmmm, never heard of it, but I guess it's a good example of life imitating art.

He’s taking the piss. That show was hugely controversial, but not for reasons you’d think (and which basically make no sense today). It only made it a year, and the 2 leads did get divorced - but only in real life

#94 41 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

As long as you're not saying the extended version of the BSG Finale. That version felt like it was never going to end.

What's the extended version of the BSG Finale? Would that have been the one I saw on Netflix? Or did they repackage it as a separate thing?

#95 41 days ago

One more Fugitive thing and I'm done as O-din and myself are the geezers of the thread.

That last scene clip left out the best part (I had to watch it. It's been a while). A few minutes before when a wounded Gerard hands the gun to Kimble and says "go get him". Here's a cop who's been chasing our hero, a convicted felon, who's been chasing the elusive one-armed man for about 120 episodes over 4 years. You betcha it made everyone go nuts!

Also, The Fugitive had everyone who was (or almost) big time in the 60's as a guest star at some point.

My favorite Robert Conrad show closing quote - "A city with a million lights cast 10 million shadows... All refuge for a Man on the run... A Man like... The Fugitive."

#96 41 days ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

When fuckface Todd shows up, my interest starts to wane.

Not a Ricky Hitler fan, eh?

#97 41 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Yes, it was pretty good. I'm gathering you and I may be the only ones here that watched it.
It was only fitting what they did with their private jet that has been with them since the beginning, and has appeared nonchalantly throughout the entire series.

That was a special jet. But JJ going all John McClane on Lynch was pretty awesome.

For a lot of people the show was too gruesome at times. But for me, it was always about the amazing cast. Even with some major cast changes in the last few years, I thought the show continued on pretty well.

#98 41 days ago

Glad to see a few votes for Six Feet Under. The entire series is such an emotional roller coaster, the last 7 or 8 minutes is so beautifully done, I don't think it could have been executed better. I will totally admit I cried.

I will also throw in The Office's ending, I didn't see it mentioned yet. I know it's not at the end, but when Michael shows up, it's fantastic.
-Chrissi

#99 41 days ago

Sopranos had an ending? I thought my dish died. What a horrible ending. Lost sucked too. Dexter... omg

Best:
Six Feet Under (Arguably best final EVER)
Breaking Bad
Futurama
Seinfeld was a good ending with all the characters there
Mary Tyler Moore

Hopefully The Simpsons as it should have ended >20 years ago. Show is just BRUTAL Any final would be great. Just end it already.

#100 41 days ago

Interesting how many people are saying Seinfeld when I remember the finale being universally hated after it first aired.

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