Friday, September 27, 2013

When Television Shows End

I just posted this on facebook and it started a lively discussion so I thought I would share it here.


When is the last time the finale of a television series generated as much buzz as Breaking Bad? The biggest ones I can remember are M*A*S*H, Cheers and Seinfeld. I guess Friends is close to making that list. Newhart had one of the great finales of all time, but I don't remember a lot of hype beforehand, just afterward when the brilliant ending was revealed. I a probably missing some shows that were popular and had big finales that I just didn't watch. Other big ones I am missing?

So far some of the other suggestions have been The Sopranos, Star Trek: The Next Generation and ER. Someone suggested the Wonder Years, but I don't remember much hype at the time (it was obviously a show that meant a lot to her at the time). ER and The Sopranos are two of those shows that I never got watched but would qualify as big finales. Lost also fits that category.

So, what big finales do you remember...did they live up to the hype?


SER said...

The Fugitive.

kkdither said...

You mentioned all the ones that initially came to mind. Loved the Bob Newhart finale!

OrbsCorbs said...

Ooo, I forgot about The Fugitive until SER mentioned it.

I guess I don't watch the end of series. I don't remember any others.

OKIE said...

I would have to say Newhart. It was a brilliant ending.

Toad said...

The Fugitive, with David Jannsen.

Toad said...

OOP'S, I didn't see SER'S entry. 24 was terribly exciting, also. I still will stick with The Fugitive.

drewzepmeister said...

I loved the series finale for M*A*S*H.