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    Speaking of series finales

    First off, I thought Lost pulled off an amazing finale but it got me thinking about the disappointment of some of the other series finales that I've witnessed.

    The worst that comes to mind is Seinfeld. Loved that show but the finale kinda left me in a WTF moment.


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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    The Sopranos is the first to come to mind. At first I hated it. Then as I thought more an more about it I grew to like it. I think it was St Elsewhere where the finale had the entire series was just the thoughts of a mentally handicapped boy. Talk about a WTF ending.
    The best finale was the 80s Bob Newhart show where he woke up in bed with his 70s Bob Newhart show wife and the whole 80s show was a dream. Very clever.



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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Quote Originally Posted by je4cy23 View Post
    The Sopranos is the first to come to mind. At first I hated it. Then as I thought more an more about it I grew to like it. I think it was St Elsewhere where the finale had the entire series was just the thoughts of a mentally handicapped boy. Talk about a WTF ending.
    The best finale was the 80s Bob Newhart show where he woke up in bed with his 70s Bob Newhart show wife and the whole 80s show was a dream. Very clever.
    I watched about 45 min of Lost last night. Had watched maybe 20 min. total of the show before then. Even so, I thought the ending was great.

    Yes, it was St. Elsewhere. In the very last episode, the autistic son of the main doctor, chief of staff I think, was shaking one of those snowglobes and the hospital was inside the globe. The son had "imagined" it all. It was amazing.



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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Sopranos made me so mad, I was screaming at the TV. I waited a week and went back and watched it again. That was a masterpiece. It was the best ending in TV history.


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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Sopranos made me so mad, I was screaming at the TV. I waited a week and went back and watched it again. That was a masterpiece. It was the best ending in TV history.
    Agreed. First, I'm really hoping that 24's producers don't **** up what's largely been a decent (although predictable) season and end the series on a sour note with a crappy finale, and second, I'm almost hoping Jack Bauer dies tonight. That guy's put up with so much crap over the last decade it's time to put him out of his misery.


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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    The one I really hated was NIP/TUCK. That one was not my favorite ending.



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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I'm almost hoping Jack Bauer dies tonight. That guy's put up with so much crap over the last decade it's time to put him out of his misery.
    Is there a movie coming out too?



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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Sopranos was actually really good, it was shocking at first, but it wasn't as bad as Seinfeld.



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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Is there a movie coming out too?
    They've discussed it, I dunno. I was convinced early on in the season the whole purpose of bringing on Freddie Prinze, Jr was to replace the Jack Bauer character. No way someone with the Hollywood appeal of Prinze was going to die like a chump like most characters in the 24 series have.

    EDIT: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598754/


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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Sopranos made me so mad, I was screaming at the TV. I waited a week and went back and watched it again. That was a masterpiece. It was the best ending in TV history.
    Yes, I really liked the Sopranos finale, though it really angered the people who needed every little detail of the show explained to them (I never understood how any of those people could like a show like the Sopranos anyways which rarely wrapped things up neatly). Some people didn't like the Battlestar Galactica finale but I thought it was pretty dang good.

    The original poster was right, Seinfeld was disappointing, but it was always a lighthearted comedy anyways.

    Lost really did hit a homerun last night.



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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Cheers was a pretty good one.


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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    They've discussed it, I dunno. I was convinced early on in the season the whole purpose of bringing on Freddie Prinze, Jr was to replace the Jack Bauer character.
    Never really thought of that. Very good point!



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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Cheers was a pretty good one.
    The thing I didn't like about Cheers and the way it ended was bringing back Diane! Yuck! She provided a lot of comedy while she was a member of the show...but they should have left her out of the finale or at least not made her such an important part of the ending!



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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Quote Originally Posted by je4cy23 View Post
    The best finale was the 80s Bob Newhart show where he woke up in bed with his 70s Bob Newhart show wife and the whole 80s show was a dream. Very clever.
    I completely agree with this! No one was thinking "this" is how the show would end! Bob Newhart is a a comedic genius!



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    Re: Speaking of series finales

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Yes, I really liked the Sopranos finale, though it really angered the people who needed every little detail of the show explained to them (I never understood how any of those people could like a show like the Sopranos anyways which rarely wrapped things up neatly). Some people didn't like the Battlestar Galactica finale but I thought it was pretty dang good.

    The original poster was right, Seinfeld was disappointing, but it was always a lighthearted comedy anyways.

    Lost really did hit a homerun last night.
    I haven't seen Lost's finale yet... my wife and I are way behind on TV, we've been extremely busy all spring. But I will say that I didn't like the Sopranos ending... why is an ending where 10 million people thought their cable went out good?

    As far as BSG, I watched the whole series in the last year for the first time and I wish I had never seen season 4.5. IMO what they did to those characters absolutely ****** me off.




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