Which TV series do you think ended well

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I actually liked the way “The wire” ended. There were some happy endings, some sad endings, and some “eh” endings. I liked the way they paralleled the young street kids and how their lives were turning out with some of the adult street characters. I also was amused with McNulty’s exit from being a cop.
 
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Have to agree with a couple of others on here, the two big shows that truly nailed their endings were The Shield and Breaking Bad, for me. Neither is up there with The Sopranos, The Wire or even GoT in the pantheon of modrrn television classics, but so far as delivering a balls-out fuck yeah of a send-off, both delivered in devastating fashion. Just now working my way through the third series of Deadwood, and I may well have to revise my listings though.
 
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I actually liked the way “The wire” ended. There were some happy endings, some sad endings, and some “eh” endings. I liked the way they paralleled the young street kids and how their lives were turning out with some of the adult street characters. I also was amused with McNulty’s exit from being a cop.
Yeah I thought the actual ending of the last episode was good but the final season itself was a noticeable drop off in quality to the others
 
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I think people want the sopranos ending to be something it's not. It seems awesome to think that they we're creative enough to kill him in such an artistic way.

Truth is you all are not considering the out of universe realities of what was going on at the time. HBO was desperately trying to convince gandolfini to do a follow up movie. They do it with a lot of their successful shows , Entourage and sex and the city come to mind.

He hated playing the character and wasn't playing ball but they were still trying. They intentionally left it vague in case they could convince him to do it.
I really think chase had complete creative control of the show maybe he also wanted to do a follow up and so that was part of his thinking but I’ve never heard it was all due to hbo pressure at all where did you see that ?
 
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Breaking Bad. It was perfect, and gets better on watching again. Walt admitted to Skylar that it was about him, about the power, and about being recognised as the best at something. His whole character was about unfulfilled genius and potential, which explained perfectly why he couldn't stop regardless of the money. The ending was over the top, gadget based mass murder, but that was in keeping with the dark comic book nature of the show and its characters.

The way he died, in the place that had made him feel alive while slowly dying, was poignant, and gave him a sort of minor redemption, as he saved Jessie despite all the manipulation and crap he had done to him. The song choice was perfect, the final scenes were emotional and whether even little touches like the blurred reflection of Walt's face in the metal looking like he had no hair, so...Heisenberg in his last moments of life...excellent.

On first watch, I thought it was good. On second watch, I thought it was a pretty much perfect way to end it.
 

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Even though S5 was the shittiest of the bunch, the ending scene gives me the chills every time. That's the essence of the wire:


"Girl you can't even call that shit a war"
"Why not?"
"Wars end"
 
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Of course, in pure David Lynch fashion, Twin Peaks (2017) went out with a bang.


Can't beat the Sheryl Lee scream! Almost pissed myself. Look at the horror on Coop's face and bang, lights out.
 
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Yeah I thought the actual ending of the last episode was good but the final season itself was a noticeable drop off in quality to the others
I agree, it was still a good season though. I think one reason why the show ended well was because they didn't make the show go too many seasons. If you thought season 5 was a drop, just imagine how much of a drop you would have seen if a season 6,7, or 8 would have went if it went that far.
 
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Breaking Bad. It was perfect, and gets better on watching again. Walt admitted to Skylar that it was about him, about the power, and about being recognised as the best at something. His whole character was about unfulfilled genius and potential, which explained perfectly why he couldn't stop regardless of the money. The ending was over the top, gadget based mass murder, but that was in keeping with the dark comic book nature of the show and its characters.

The way he died, in the place that had made him feel alive while slowly dying, was poignant, and gave him a sort of minor redemption, as he saved Jessie despite all the manipulation and crap he had done to him. The song choice was perfect, the final scenes were emotional and whether even little touches like the blurred reflection of Walt's face in the metal looking like he had no hair, so...Heisenberg in his last moments of life...excellent.

On first watch, I thought it was good. On second watch, I thought it was a pretty much perfect way to end it.
I completely agree. I know "Better call Saul" is not the great show that "Breaking bad" was, but it is a good spin off and hopefully the ending is on the same type of level as it's predecessor.
 
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Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Breaking Bad was one of few very good shows that actually got better as it progressed. Mad Men just had a picture perfect final episode and scene.
 
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Deadwood is awesome. The Deadwood movie airs on May 31st, and should wrap up the series after a 13 year hiatus.
Cool, I knew that was coming out soon, I didn't know it was that soon though. I might have to go back and refresh my memory on some of the story since I haven't watched it since it was airing.
 
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If we're including comedies, then The Office (UK original) is a flawless ending too, as is Blackadder Goes Fourth.
What technically was the official ending of the UK Office? The Xmas party? or the David Brent Life on the Road episodes? I moved to the US before the DB specials came out so even though I have seen them I am not sure if they are considered official or not

The US office which went in a different direction - the last 2 seasons were terrible but the finale episode was very very well done.

I liked the BB ending but I never felt it was clear if Walt died or the cops revived him in time??

The Shield ending was good - stuck behind a desk for the rest of his life

The Sons of Anarchy ending was eh so so

I actually didn't mind the GOT ending but only because I was so let down by the battle with the White Walkers I think I had checked out by that point.

The Battle Star Galatica reboot had a great ending.

I recently finished the Strain and the ending was decent
 
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What technically was the official ending of the UK Office? The Xmas party? or the David Brent Life on the Road episodes? I moved to the US before the DB specials came out so even though I have seen them I am not sure if they are considered official or not
The Xmas party yeah. Anything after is a spin off as far as I'm concerned.
 
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Breaking Bad. It was perfect, and gets better on watching again. Walt admitted to Skylar that it was about him, about the power, and about being recognised as the best at something. His whole character was about unfulfilled genius and potential, which explained perfectly why he couldn't stop regardless of the money. The ending was over the top, gadget based mass murder, but that was in keeping with the dark comic book nature of the show and its characters.

The way he died, in the place that had made him feel alive while slowly dying, was poignant, and gave him a sort of minor redemption, as he saved Jessie despite all the manipulation and crap he had done to him. The song choice was perfect, the final scenes were emotional and whether even little touches like the blurred reflection of Walt's face in the metal looking like he had no hair, so...Heisenberg in his last moments of life...excellent.

On first watch, I thought it was good. On second watch, I thought it was a pretty much perfect way to end it.
I did a 2nd watch of it about 6 months ago and I agree with pretty much everything you said. Breaking Bad was the show I thought of immediately after reading the thread title. It was paced perfectly.

Game of Thrones completely shit the bed. Season 5 was still pretty damn good, Season 6 had really started showing some cracks in the engine, and the wheels fell off the damn cart in 7 and 8. About like watching a fighter lose his legs in a fight.
 
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