Stupidest TV Show Endings


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Misroi wrote:
To be fair, Charles, Survival wasn't written to be "the last Doctor Who story." It was written as "the last Doctor Who story of this season," and had a coda added on to the end just in case it happened to be the end. It was unsatisfying because there wasn't a satisfying way of ending it with that episode.

The ending years of the old series had a lot of executive meddling on them including at least a few BBC people that simply wanted the show dead.

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Umbral Reaver wrote:
The writers of Lost did pretty much outright admit that they were making it up as they went, almost episode by episode with no plan.

That's actually not true.

The main writers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse (along with JJ Abrams), had a definite plan for the major series arc as well as how the show would ultimately end.

They DID make things up as they went on smaller, episode to episode cases based on what worked, what didn't, fan comments etc (like any good write does). But they always had a master frame-work in mind which they stuck to.

The problem for the writers was that, until the network finally agreed to pick an end date for the series (instead of keep running the show year after year until some time in the future when rating eventually dropped) they were forced to improvise and add filler episodes. Otherwise they might have "run out of story" before they were ready.


Marc Radle wrote:
Umbral Reaver wrote:
The writers of Lost did pretty much outright admit that they were making it up as they went, almost episode by episode with no plan.

That's actually not true.

The main writers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse (along with JJ Abrams), had a definite plan for the major series arc as well as how the show would ultimately end.

They DID make things up as they went on smaller, episode to episode cases based on what worked, what didn't, fan comments etc (like any good write does). But they always had a master frame-work in mind which they stuck to.

The problem for the writers was that, until the network finally agreed to pick an end date for the series (instead of keep running the show year after year until some time in the future when rating eventually dropped) they were forced to improvise and add filler episodes. Otherwise they might have "run out of story" before they were ready.

Regardless, it was terrible.


Kryzbyn wrote:
Evangelion. HATED the ending.

When I saw this thread title, Evangelion was the very first thing that came to mind.

I'm hoping the new movies do it better.

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Peter Stewart covered most of my choices upthread, although I wouldn't count BSG, Heroes or Lost among them, simply because I never found those three shows to be any good at all.

An ending that doesn't make a lick of sense and seems like it was pulled out of someone's butt seems like the *perfect* (and utterly appropriate) ending to a show that never made a lick of sense and seemed like it was pulled out of someone's butt. :)

Terminator: the Sarah Conner Chronicles sure had a frustrating 'ending' though! I thought Quirky McWaif made a much better Terminator than she did a psychic assassin berserker whatever in Firefly.


Grand Magus wrote:

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10. Seinfeld

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Yep and that is so sad because (finale aside) I still consider Seinfeld the best show that I have ever seen on TV.

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