Which TV series do you think ended well

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"Newhart" where Bob Newhart played the owner of a quaint inn. The ending was genius.


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3 pages and no Scott Bakukla? For shame.

How much do ya wanna bet the series finale of NCIS: New Orleans ends by having Sam Beckett suddenly leap out of his Duane "King" Cassius Pride character into another place, person and time just as he's about to be blown up?...
Gumby, as you are a Yat, I imagine you might have an affinity for NCIS: New Orleans. If so, you're the CHB member most qualified to assess the suitability of such a series finale for this production...(although a Cracker by origin myself, I cannot as validly comment on series finales of more modern productions set in south Florida, as I was born into the bygone culture of the Porky's trilogy...)...
 
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i never got the debate about the sopranos ending.

they don't show anything so people can see what they want, i saw a scene ending in his death, didn't even know it was a thing for years until i saw youtube comments from people thinking that he lived.
 
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Gumby, as you are a Yat, I imagine you might have an affinity for NCIS: New Orleans. If so, you're the CHB member most qualified to assess the suitability of such a series finale for this production...(although a Cracker by origin myself, I cannot as validly comment on series finales of more modern productions set in south Florida, as I was born into the bygone culture of the Porky's trilogy...)...

Although I'm definitely a "Yat" through and through, I must admit to never watching any episodes of "NCSI:New Orleans" or any other CSI type show, so I really can't comment on the finale of that series.
 

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Although I'm definitely a "Yat" through and through, I must admit to never watching any episodes of "NCSI:New Orleans" or any other CSI type show, so I really can't comment on the finale of that series.
I don't watch CSI type shows either. NCSI: New Orleans is the one series in the NCIS franchise my mother does not watch, although she was a fan of Quantum Leap.

Upping the ante though, Bob Newhart turns 91 on September 5th. Wouldn't it be especially superb if he lives long enough to appear in the mirror as Scott Bakula's next character after Sam Beckett leaps out of "King" Pride's body to conclude that series? (Actually, they should shoot that mirror scene clip now while Newhart's still alive for whenever NCIS: New Orleans does conclude. I imagine Newhart would be all for it!)
 
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I don't watch CSI type shows either. NCSI: New Orleans is the one series in the NCIS franchise my mother does not watch, although she was a fan of Quantum Leap.

Upping the ante though, Bob Newhart turns 91 on September 5th. Wouldn't it be especially superb if he lives long enough to appear in the mirror as Scott Bakula's next character after Sam Beckett leaps out of "King" Pride's body to conclude that series? (Actually, they should shoot that mirror scene clip now while Newhart's still alive for whenever NCIS: New Orleans does conclude. I imagine Newhart would be all for it!)

I know he's made several guest appearances on "The Big Bang Theory" over the years, but even then, his delivery of lines was kind of herky/jerky, but he's always had a strange way of that all his own, much like Christopher Walken and his odd delivery of his lines in movies.
 
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I know he's made several guest appearances on "The Big Bang Theory" over the years, but even then, his delivery of lines was kind of herky/jerky, but he's always had a strange way of that all his own, much like Christopher Walken and his odd delivery of his lines in movies.
When he guest hosted The Tonight Show for Johnny Carson, his shtick was to bring these ridiculous "home movies," and provide narration as they played. (Speedboat would zoom onto the shore, catapulting the man driving it tumbling forward into the sand as he'd quip "...and here's Jerry Ford landing at Normandy Beach on D-Day...")

I loved Buddy Hackett's line about him. "Bob Newhart's such a gentleman, he'll step out of the shower to take a leak!"
 
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"Newhart" where Bob Newhart played the owner of a quaint inn. The ending was genius.

On the flip side "Dexter" ended like crap with the impulsive serial killer leaving Florida to become a lumberjack
You mean where he woke up and it was all a dream?
That ending is generally panned.
 

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The Fugitive
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Great call for a legendary monster event, now lost in recall after 53 years! The Fugitive invented the television finale, breaking all existing ratings records on Tuesday, August 29, 1967. At the time, the first Super Bowl had failed to sell out the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Fugitive ("The Judgement: Part 2") finale on ABC generated a higher rating and share than the first five SBs, still ranks 23rd all time (the only broadcast from the 1960's remaining in the top 25 all time - The Beatles first appearance on Ed Sullivan in 1964 is the other 1960's holdover still in the top 30, at 29th place).

It remains the second most watched series finale in history, trailing only the M * A * S * H series finale, but AHEAD of the series finales of Seinfeld and Cheers. Only 15 of the 54 Super Bowls ever played rank above it in the Nielsen ratings first established in 1950. The fourth and final season was the only one filmed in color, and just in time. Star David Janssen (a known alcoholic who died early of a heart attack at age 48 in 1980), costar Barry Morse (whose career spanned 70 years, from 1937 to 2007) and narrator William Conrad (whose career lasted from 1945 to his death at 73 in 1994) enjoyed the demand of their services in the entertainment field for the rest of their lives.
 
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Great call for a legendary monster event, now lost in recall after 53 years! The Fugitive invented the television finale, breaking all existing ratings records on Tuesday, August 29, 1967. At the time, the first Super Bowl had failed to sell out the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Fugitive ("The Judgement: Part 2") finale on ABC generated a higher rating and share than the first five SBs, still ranks 23rd all time (the only broadcast from the 1960's remaining in the top 25 all time - The Beatles first appearance on Ed Sullivan in 1964 is the other 1960's holdover still in the top 30, at 29th place).

It remains the second most watched series finale in history, trailing only the M * A * S * H series finale, but AHEAD of the series finales of Seinfeld and Cheers. Only 15 of the 54 Super Bowls ever played rank above it in the Nielsen ratings first established in 1950. The fourth and final season was the only one filmed in color, and just in time. Star David Janssen (a known alcoholic who died early of a heart attack at age 48 in 1980), costar Barry Morse (whose career spanned 70 years, from 1937 to 2007) and narrator William Conrad (whose career lasted from 1945 to his death at 73 in 1994) enjoyed the demand of their services in the entertainment field for the rest of their lives.
It would be hard to explain to younger people what a big deal that was at the time. I remember the buzz around it and watching it with the whole family gathered around and I had not even started school yet.
 
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"Newhart" where Bob Newhart played the owner of a quaint inn. The ending was genius.

On the flip side "Dexter" ended like crap with the impulsive serial killer leaving Florida to become a lumberjack
Dexter will get another 10 episode season on Showtime about a year from now.
 
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