TV shows/series that ended disappointing.

Discussion in 'TV Central' started by Maryann, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Maryann

    Maryann Soap Chat Fan

    Message Count:
    488
    Trophy Points:
    480
    Location:
    Carteret, NJ
    Ratings:
    +591
    Shows or series that started out really good but ended disappointing to you.
    Mine are in no particular order:

    Dallas
    Dynasty
    Alias
    Hunter
    Seinfeld
    Cheers
    Grimm
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Daniel Avery

    Daniel Avery Super Moderator Staff Member

    Message Count:
    2,558
    Trophy Points:
    5,327
    Location:
    Sunny South Florida
    Ratings:
    +4,601
    Medals:
    3
    Member Since:
    June 10, 2000
    I never watched it, but I recall everyone belly-aching about the ending of Lost.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Jessie

    Jessie Soap Chat Star

    Message Count:
    2,542
    Trophy Points:
    5,546
    Location:
    Canada
    Ratings:
    +4,380
    Medals:
    8
    Member Since:
    08 August 1999
    My List

    1. Dexter
    2. Sopranos
    3. True Blood
    4. Seinfeld
    5. Dallas
    6. Dynasty
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Emelee

    Emelee Soap Chat Star

    Message Count:
    2,816
    Trophy Points:
    2,242
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +4,787
    Medals:
    6
    I actually think Seinfeld ended perfectly.

    My disappointments;
    How I Met Your Mother (the alternative ending was so much better!!)
    Sopranos (what?!)
    Dallas
    Friends (LAME!)
    Revenge (Emily shouldn't have gotten such a happy ending, being a sociopath and all)
    Alf (getting captured by the authorities - the end)
    Desperate Housewives (never understood why only Susan got such a crappy ending)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Ome

    Ome Admin

    Message Count:
    9,844
    Trophy Points:
    2,638
    Ratings:
    +16,846
    Gender:
    Male

    Everyone...?


    Were you living under a rock towards the end of 2010? :lol:


    The ending certainly divided fans, but not everyone was disappointed.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Ome

    Ome Admin

    Message Count:
    9,844
    Trophy Points:
    2,638
    Ratings:
    +16,846
    Gender:
    Male
    As for shows I found disappointing with their ending


    Dexter


    And my mind goes blank...
     
  7. Toni

    Toni Soap Chat Star

    Message Count:
    2,534
    Trophy Points:
    4,535
    Location:
    Fletcher Sanitarium, Barcelona, Spain
    Ratings:
    +4,634
    Medals:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    Member Since:
    September 12, 2001 (poster formerly known as Pam's Twin Sister)
    I must be the easiest fan to please because I loved the endings of shows you mention like "Dexter", "DH", "Revenge" or, yes, even "Lost".

    Of course, the worst series finale award goes to...​


    Even though I knew what would happen because it was aired in Spain one year later, and even with the well-chosen guest ex-stars, the "Conundrum" fiasco was even worse than all the other fiascos seen in the show since Ms. Reed showed off her bouffant in the 7th Year...Maybe it was inevitable given how much I had loved (and love) the series and its stars but...

    Other awful endings (Spoilers if you haven´t watched these shows YET):​
    After killing the love story between Bruce and Cybill through her spontaneous abortion :eek::mad: in the season premiere, the show went downhill after a previous season with almost no Cybill at all and supporting characters with no interest. The last scene that you can see down here, though, was a reminder of what made the series the big success that it was for a couple of years or so. There would had been no "Ally McBeal", "Bones", or, indeed, "Remington Steele", without them.


    After 5 seasons of talking and f....ng, that crazy Carrie girl from "Sex and the City" decides that she wants to marry the biggest jerk she has ever met. Great. In the video below you can see the 3 endings that were filmed, though only one was shown:


    More to come...
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017
  8. Toni

    Toni Soap Chat Star

    Message Count:
    2,534
    Trophy Points:
    4,535
    Location:
    Fletcher Sanitarium, Barcelona, Spain
    Ratings:
    +4,634
    Medals:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    Member Since:
    September 12, 2001 (poster formerly known as Pam's Twin Sister)
    One of the better-written, acted and directed American drama series, "Thirtysomething" ended its run with an open-ended episode that featured its main couple in deep trouble, after a 4th season that gave such unmemorable moments like the unpredictable death of one of its male leads, the unbelievable relationship of one of the ladies with a Mr. Burns-type older man, and other unfortunate plot twists. The problem with this show is that they didn´t need plot twists, only decent storylines to follow every season with a lot of character development. The final episode was so depressing that I chose to put here the Season 1 trailer instead (kidding: I didn´t find it!)



    The last season of the very lesbian soap "The L Word" was a big F.U. to the channel who didn´t want to give them more TV life. It was a shorter season and it was a Whodunit (upon their own admission, "Dallas"-style) that reminded more of the "Woman in the pool" cliffhanger than the infamous "Who Shot JR". The character played by Mia Kirshner was found drown in the pool in the season premiere and they told us in flashbacks what had happened all through the season. The worst of all, that at the end, they didn´t say who did it! The video shows the last minutes of the series, after seeing the flashbacks with all the suspects threatening the "poor" victim!


    Say what you will, but the decline of TNT Dallas in its last season would have been stopped if a new show-runner had been brough aboard and the Cider House had been shown the door. Duffy and Gray did their best acting in the show during the last ten episodes and the new ideas introduced in the season finale might have been great if handled properly (and I mean "properly"). But no, they had to kill off the Creepster, turn Juan Pablo di Pace into the Devil, and destroy the fine characters that were John Ross and Pamela Rebecca. Shame shame shame!!

     
  9. Payton Cross

    Payton Cross Soap Chat Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    878
    Trophy Points:
    682
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +1,599
    Medals:
    2
    Member Since:
    2008
    OZ (season 6 final was 60/70% good, but there are so many questions left)
    Dallas - season 3 (2014)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. tommie

    tommie Soap Chat Enthusiast

    Message Count:
    2,400
    Trophy Points:
    1,098
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +2,923
    Medals:
    1
    Member Since:
    I dunno
    Recent addition to the list: Reign.

    It was basically a season finale with at least three proper set ups/cliffhangers for season five with an added huge time jump to the inevitable end for poor Mary. Even the writers admitted as much.
     
  11. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing Soap Chat Hero

    Message Count:
    6,314
    Trophy Points:
    7,960
    Ratings:
    +9,332
    Medals:
    10
    Member Since:
    1999
    I thought the final episode of Lost was very good, it was some of the episodes that proceeded it that were pretty lame.

    Dallas's final episode was truly awful. I didn't like how Glee ended either. Brookside's finale was disappointing too with Jimmy Corkhill giving a monologue while sitting on a sofa on the pavement.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  12. cijimccashin

    cijimccashin Soap Chat Member

    Message Count:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +41
  13. Justine

    Justine Soap Chat Fan

    Message Count:
    384
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Location:
    U.K.
    Ratings:
    +570
    Gossip Girl really disappointed me with their reveal of GG's identity:rolleyes:
     
  14. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing Soap Chat Hero

    Message Count:
    6,314
    Trophy Points:
    7,960
    Ratings:
    +9,332
    Medals:
    10
    Member Since:
    1999
    I kind of liked it as it was typical Lost in that the ending answered a lot of questions but left many unanswered.

    Edit: Oops, I just realised I said this already over a year ago. :embarrassed:
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. Daniel Avery

    Daniel Avery Super Moderator Staff Member

    Message Count:
    2,558
    Trophy Points:
    5,327
    Location:
    Sunny South Florida
    Ratings:
    +4,601
    Medals:
    3
    Member Since:
    June 10, 2000
    And like I said, I never watched it, so all I had to go on was a lot of vocal dissatisfaction among a lot of people claiming to be fans. When I said 'everyone' (not
    everyone as @Ome 'quoted') it was more figurative than literal.
     
  16. tommie

    tommie Soap Chat Enthusiast

    Message Count:
    2,400
    Trophy Points:
    1,098
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +2,923
    Medals:
    1
    Member Since:
    I dunno
    Oooh, it is that time of the year when we get disappointing series endings innit.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. Victoriafan3

    Victoriafan3 Soap Chat Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    582
    Trophy Points:
    2,186
    Location:
    New zealand
    Ratings:
    +1,549
    Member Since:
    About 2005
    Dallas. Dreadful ending
     
  18. Rove

    Rove Soap Chat Enthusiast

    Message Count:
    2,331
    Trophy Points:
    1,323
    Location:
    Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Ratings:
    +3,879
    Dallas. It's the one which annoys the hell out of me to this day. Of course I'm speaking about Conundrum. Why do I have such a reaction to an episode of a once brilliant series? There are so many words to express my frustration I'm afraid of crashing Soapchat again.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  19. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

    Message Count:
    4,122
    Trophy Points:
    5,636
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Ratings:
    +5,267
    Medals:
    4
    Member Since:
    1998
    I was in my teens when Dallas ended, so I wouldn't have called it disappointment as such, but I remember being very very sad. Not only because it was ending but because seeing JR crumble like that just broke me. I thought he was dead. :(
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. Seaviewer

    Seaviewer Soap Chat TV Fanatic

    Message Count:
    1,582
    Trophy Points:
    3,896
    Location:
    Australia
    Ratings:
    +2,274
    Medals:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Member Since:
    14 September 2001
    The Wonder Years, when we told by voice-over that Kevin and Winnie didn't end up together.
    Remington Steele came before Moonlighting.
     

Share This Page