Ask any writer or creator of a TV show, and they’ll tell you the same thing: endings are unlikely. Since endings usually leave the most lasting impression on the audience, it’s important to get it right. No matter how exceptional the show was, a bad ending can and will ruin an otherwise perfectly good show.
Unfortunately there are some shows that have fallen into those categories Sherlock, Game of Thronesand lost. Whether for practical reasons, production, or creativity, these bad TV shows were both infuriating and shocking.
10 ‘Bloodline’ (2015 – 2017)
For many years, the Rayburn family has been a pillar of the Florida Keys community. But when the oldest child in the family, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), returns home and tells his family about his plans to stay forever, things get dark Bloodlineand family secrets emerge.
Although the series was consistent throughout its run, the final two episodes of the final season saw a drop in overall ratings. One of the main reasons was the removal of a tax incentive for film and television shows in Florida Bloodline it ended the way it did. As this meant a significant increase in production costs, the writers and producers decided to end the show after the third season, which resulted in a quick ending that did not provide the closure that viewers wanted.
9 ‘Pretty Little Liars’ (2010 – 2017)
Four former best friends, Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson), and Spencer (Bellisarius in Troy), they meet a year after the disappearance of the leader of the group Alison (Sasha Pieterse). During the reunion, however, they began to receive threatening messages from a mysterious figure who identifies himself as “A” and knows every detail of their lives.
During the seven seasons pretty little liars, viewers have been guessing who “A” (later known as AD) might be. To the disappointment of the audience, however, the ending was far from what they expected. It turns out that “A” or “AD” was always Spencer’s evil British twin sister, Alex Drake. Many viewers were upset that the culprit was a relatively new character, and the audience felt no emotional connection. Needless to say, Alex Drake’s reasons for pursuing girls for so many years left the audience very happy. The ending didn’t carry any emotional weight for viewers who had invested in the series for many years.
8 ‘Gossip Girl’ (2007 – 2012)
Little girl It is a drama series that deals with the scandalous lives of privileged teenagers at a high school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Over the course of six seasons, the secrets and lives of these teenagers were revealed by ruthless anonymous bloggers and the ever-elusive Gossip Girl. Whatever these characters decided to do, one thing remained the same: there was no hiding or running away from Gossip Girl.
Of course, Gossip Girl’s appearance was kept under wraps until the show’s finale, the series finale. Turns out Gossip Girl was Dan (Penn Badgley), one of the main characters, in all. This not only confused and angered the audience, but also had the same effect on actor Penn Badgley. in one Interview Badgley, admitted to not knowing Gossip Girl’s identity until the series finale was filmed. The actress also stated that there were several instances when Dan was only surprised by a Gossip Girl report, which would not have made sense if it had been Dan who posted on the blog site. Keeping Gossip Girl anonymous might have been a better ending to the series.
7 ‘Supernatural’ (2005 – 2020)
Supernatural Follows brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), followed in their father’s footsteps by protecting the innocent and hunting evil supernatural beings and demons. Over the course of 15 seasons, the show has garnered a large following of loyal fans, but its popularity was unfortunately tarnished by its finale.
in the last section of Supernatural, “Carry On”, Dean loses his life after clearing a nest of vampires. Fans were upset that his death was unexpected and that the character deserved more closure. Sam’s life, on the other hand, is shown in a montage before he dies of old age and reunites with Dean in heaven.
6 ‘How I met your mother’ (2005 – 2014)
For nine seasons, How I Met Your Mother It follows the lives of five best friends living in New York. barney (Neil Patrick Harris) is a playboy who uses his success to seduce women; Robin (Cobie Smulders) is a Canadian news anchor and reporter; Lily (Lily Aldrin) and Marshall (Jason Segel) are a naive and inseparable but legendary sitcom couple, and Ted (Josh Radnor) is an architect and university professor who narrated the show by telling his children the story of how he met their mother.
The question is: why did he make the final? How I Met Your Mother be disappointing? The common argument for this is that the show didn’t deliver on what it initially promised. Their mother was revealed to be Tracy McConnell (Cristin Milioti), the character was only introduced in the last season. And even after all the pain and experiences Ted had to go through before meeting and marrying the love of his life (Tracy), he finally got back to being with Robin. What’s more disappointing is that despite believing that Barney and Robin were meant to be together in the end, their fates ended in divorce (and unfortunately, they all took place in one episode).
5 ‘Scrubs’ (2001 – 2010)
the weeds It focuses on the perspective of a young doctor and narrator, Dr. John Michael “JD” Dorian (Zach Braff), as he struggles to advance his medical career as he faces hospital staff, unpredictable patients, and terrifying situations. Many viewers argued that the weeds was a terrific show until the original cast was replaced in its ninth season with a whole new cast of characters.
With viewers invested in JD and the other integral characters of the show for many years, the cast replacement in the last season made no sense. Ending the show in season eight would have been a better decision.
4 ‘Dexter’ & ‘Dexter: New Blood’ (2006 – 2013; 2021 – )
Is it fair to say that Dexter (Michael C. Hall) is TV’s most beloved serial killer? Maybe, maybe not. Whatever the answer, viewers empathized and resonated with the “ethical” serial killer enough to keep the show on the air for eight seasons. While many expected a redemption story for Dexter, the ending was anything but. Not only did the green screen in the first (season eight) finale frustrate fans of the show, but Dexter faking his own death and running away from his wrongdoings didn’t sit well. The ending has since been one of the worst television finales ever.
Eight years later Dexter ended, the show’s creators released a one-season reboot (Dexter: New Blood) to move the story forward and finally provide closure at the end of season eight. However, the supposedly “better” second ending received mixed reactions instead. While some viewers saw death as Dexter’s only redemption, others were satisfied with the way he died, especially Harrison, as father, as son (Jack Alcott) got away with his crimes too. The audience also pointed out that many plot holes were ignored and left unanswered in the final, until some say Dexter: New Blood it should never have happened.
3 “Sherlock” (2010 – 2017)
based on Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSherlock Holmes detective stories, the titular drama follows Sherlock Holmes “detective consulting” (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his flatmate, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), as they unravel the mysteries of contemporary London. Even if Sherlock only ran for four short seasons, the show was full of excitement and adventure.
Unfortunately, the last season and episode Sherlock The TV series disappointed many viewers. Not only was there a lack of intimacy between the two central characters, the iconic detective duo John and Sherlock, but he also chose to focus the episodes on an entirely new character, Sherlock’s missing sibling, Eurus Holmes.Sian Brooke). Their relationship was basically the heart of the show and why people loved it Sherlock. With so many loose ends and unexpected twists in season four, the show didn’t end the way viewers expected.
2 ‘Game of Thrones’ (2011-2019)
After the release of the first seasons, Game of Thrones it took the world by storm and became one of the most loved shows of its time. Despite the series’ frequent depiction of sex and violence, the characters were so well written that viewers couldn’t get enough of them. Not only that, the spectacular action sequences, dialogues and thrilling twists kept the audience hungry for more.
Such a fascinating series has set such high standards for viewers that it was only natural GoT fans expect the best finale. However, he did anything but that. GoT‘s ending was so disappointing that it ruined the entire series. A clever political drama from the past has descended into cheesy fan service in a fantasy setting, with increasing “exposure” that failed to live up to the promise of the initial series.
1 ‘Lost’ (2004-2010)
After a plane crashes on a tropical island, the remaining passengers must find ways to stay alive and hope that a passing plane or ship can spot them and rescue them. As time passes, the survivors become aware of a mysterious supernatural presence on the island. While many have guessed the first two seasons lost as a masterpiece, the beginning of the third season saw a split among viewers as the writing declined from previous seasons. Fortunately, however, he regained his strength in the second half of the season.
However, the entire last season, including its finale, disappointed many viewers. what did he do lost it was such an entertaining piece that the audience wanted more of the mystery. Some felt that many significant plot points were only introduced in the last season and that all of the characters’ story arcs were rushed to end. Perhaps the ending could have been better if he had had more time.
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