Game of Thrones is not the only show that ruined its legacy with horrible endings. There are many such horrible endings that desecrated some otherwise great TV shows.
The show Scrubs was a classic example of not knowing when to quit. They could have gone out with a bang. But instead the studio decided to ruin the show’s legacy with another ninth season that was completely unnecessary. Season 8’s final episode felt like a good farewell to the beloved series. J.D. could finally envision a future with Elliott. He could picture those holidays they would have as a married couple with Turk, Carla, Dr. Cox, and Jordan. Then came the abominable season 9 with a flurry of new characters no one wanted. The season 9 finale felt like just another regular episode rather than being the farewell episode of the series.
Star Trek: Enterprise
Enterprise may be one of the most underrated Star Trek series. There are still fans of the show out there. but every Star Trek fan agrees the show had perhaps the most horrible endings of all Star Trek shows. The finale episode of Enterprise season 4 played out on the holodeck and was being viewed by none other than The Next Generation’s William Riker. “These Are The Voyages…” had potential. But the screenplay and the way the story was framed and presented seemed very disconnected. It could have been done better.
The season finale of NBC’s spy comedy film is one of the best rated season finales of any show of all time. It has an impressive 9.3 rating in IMDb. The episode in itself was very good. But there were some elements that made fans hate the show for ending it this way. Chuck and Sarah’s love story was the very foundation of the latter seasons of Chuck. But in the finale episode, Sarah loses all her memories so Chuck and her have to begin again from square one. One of the most horrible endings in shows ever, even Zachary Levi, who plays the titular character, called the ending “apoplectic”.
One of the best shows of its era, Lost is a classic example of biting of more than you could chew. It could have easily become one of the greatest shows of all time. But it’s concluding arc is the mother of all horrible endings. By the time season 4 came, Lost had become entirely….well lost. There was no story coherence and the characters sucked big time. Still the fans believed the farewell would be nice. Years of world-building and storytelling were undone when it was revealed that the entire thing was a form of biblical form of judgment in the afterlife. It was too much for the fans to handle.
How I Met Your Mother
The entire show was hingin on the mystery of who is the mystery woman who ends up being the Ted. By the time the show gave us one of the worst horrible endings in sitcom history, that mystery was utterly pointless. Robin and Barney got divorced while the titular ‘Mother’ is killed off. Robin and Ted end up together. Maybe the writers were drunk that day. We will never know what made them write this but like Deadpool says – That’s just lazy writing.
Some fans believe that seinfeld did nothing wrong. Sitcoms tend to have overly sentimental and emotional conclusions. Seinfeld broke the mold with the show’s concluding tone. Probably falling prey to the impossible benchmarks and standards this legendary series has set, Seinfeld’s ending made a lot of loyal fans hate the series finale.