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  1. NuttyJim

    NuttyJim Registered User

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    I've been thinking a lot about past shows that I've watched and how I end up disappointed.

    I'm sure alot of this comes from too high of expectations for a great finish to a season or show.

    With the final episodes of Breaking Bad wrapping up I've been awfully worried that I've hyped myself up way too much and am going to be let down.

    At what point should a show "punch out" rather than go on for another season or split seasons for the sake of more money?

    Is it more money or ego that drives shows to go on for that one or two more seasons?

    What shows did you end up being disappointed in?
     
  2. Hudson

    Hudson Supreme Champion!!!!!
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    St Elsewhere...because it was totally out of left field.
     
  3. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Dexter, even though there are three episodes left.
     
  4. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Lost.

    Because... Lost.
     
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    Battlestar Galactica.
     
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  7. Absolutely

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    Deadwood
     
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    CougarHunter Lying causes cat piss smell.

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    Cop Rock.
     
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    As brilliant as the twist at the end of the "Newhart" finale was, aside from Darryl and Darryl finally talking, the preceding 55 minutes didn't have much going for it.
     
  10. Absolutely

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    Seinfeld finale was pretty shitty
     
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  11. JackieImpression

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    Best:

    Wire - wraps up every story, makes watching the show again even better because everything is circular
    Sopranos - no one in the world anticipated that ending, with the entire TV world watching the show surprised literally everyone
    The Shield - brings everything back to the beginning, irony of the ending is amazing
    OZ - first serious drama that had a real ending, open ended, paved way for rest of TV

    Worst:

    Dexter - the last season is abysmal, the show had so much promise
    LOST - last season ruins the show, go back and re-watch, it's obvious they just made shit up as they went along
    Arrested Development - show should have stayed retired, new season is an abortion
    Futurama - another show that went on too long, hurting its legacy, new episodes this year are painful
    Entourage - so bad I can barely remember it, made no impression
    Prison Break - I stopped watching after season two, don't even need to see the ending to know it's dogshit
    Howard Stern Show - just fucking retire with some dignity left for the love of god
     
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  12. SOS

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    To different levels of disappointment:

    Seinfield

    Sopranos

    Enterprise

    Life on Mars
    Smallville

    Futurama
     
  13. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I'm watching Enterprise now. That bad, huh?

    I still don't know why Enterprise didn't catch on. Maybe it was the shitty theme song.
     
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    The producers of Star Trek have horrible tastes of music with lyrics.

    Many episodes of Enterprise are similar to previous Star Trek episodes. It is way too nice at first and story arch is sparse. The third season changes that. The fourth season is the best by far but it will leave you hanging with an unresolved conflict. I hope you know your basic TNG lore.
     
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    Neckbeard I'm Team Piggy!

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    Sons of Anarchy hasn't had a good season finale since 3. They start real hot and dupe you into watching it but by around episode 7 I've wanted to quit both season 4 and 5.
    The Mexican cartel being revealed as a CIA front made me nauseous.
     
  16. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    House started to slowly go off the rails after season 3.
     
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    [iamancient] Yeah Galactica 1980 was a piece of shit [/iamancient]
     
  18. TomC

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    StarGate Universe
     
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    Dead Like Me
    Reaper
    Jericho
     
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  20. RobeSoup&Tears

    RobeSoup&Tears Get 'em while they're hot

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    I rarely watch TV but most final episodes suck...having mentioned that, a few friends of mine where discussing this very topic and for the most part they agreed that Six Feet Under ended better than most.

    Here it is...
    Even not knowing the characters and story line, I can appreciate the ending.

     
  21. ericd

    ericd I'm a real fucko

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    Dead Like Me's ending was horrible. The follow up movie was the worst thing I've ever seen.
    Reaper's ending felt rushed. Almost like the writers were told the series was ending the day before the finale was shot.
    I don't think Jericho really ended. Netflix was in talks for a while about bringing it back for a third season based on the graphic novel.

    To me MASH's ending always seemed like a real downer. It was a well written story arc but just seemed to end so depressingly for all the characters.
     
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  22. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    I remember seeing this live, even though I hadn't watched much of the season. When it happened, I said uhhh, never saw that before.

     
  23. Fustercluck

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    Best: Farscape

    Worst: Angel
     
  24. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    It got lost once the
    Same for Atlantis.
     
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    TomC uppity neobarb

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    yes
     

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