The series finale of the beloved “show about nothing” has gone down in history as a disappointment. Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Jason Alexander), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kramer (Michael Richards) end up in prison for violating the “Good Samaritan” law. In the last shot, we see Jerry performing stand-up to his fellow inmates. It was just weird.
The series ending to “Girls” was confusing to say the least. The penultimate episode, “Goodbye Tour,” felt way more like a finale, wrapping up with the four main characters dancing the night away together. The finale, “Latching,” surrounded Marnie (Allison Williams) and Hannah (Lena Dunham) taking care of Hannah’s baby in upstate New York and involved a lot of yelling a nudity.
The CBS show had a cult following for the near-decade it was on the air, and followed the life of Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) in New York City. Everyone’s favorite perpetually single architect was always on the look-out for love. He eventually finds it in the very last season, but ends up going back to Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), his friend that he’s been in love with since they met in the first episode of the season.
Fans were upset with the finale of “Lost” for one of two reasons: it was either too confusing, or not confusing enough. For many die-hard “Lost” fans out there, they loved the mystery of the show and the finale was satisfying enough. For the others, however, the strange is-this-real-or-not feeling was just too much to handle.
Some thought that “Dexter” went on past its prime, and that resulted in an unsatisfactory finale. For a show that started out strong, many fans were left feeling disappointed that a once-great show was unable to be redeemed.
For a show that once brought Showtime some of its highest ratings, “Weeds” went on perhaps a few seasons too long, and by the time we reached the finale, some fans saw the time-jump forward as a cop-out.
For a show that pushed so many boundaries, the series finale was a bit of a gut-punch. Fans find out that many of the things they loved about the show weren’t true at all, but an imaginary version Roseanne would tell in her autobiography.