10 TV Shows With The Best Series Finales
When a beloved series comes to an end, an unbelievable amount of pressure is put on all those involved to deliver an incredible finale. The more passionate fans are about a series, the higher their expectations are which have led to some very strong reactions to a show’s finale. Over the years there have been some truly disappointing swan songs for some of TV’s biggest shows, but other times the finales were exactly what fans wanted and, more importantly, were what the show and characters deserved after many seasons. No one is every happy to see their favorite show end, but when the finale is done right, it is much easier to accept. Here are 10 TV shows with the best finales:
10. Friday Night Lights
Any fan of Friday Night Lights will admit that the series was extremely under-appreciated and, although its five seasons were hard fought for, they weren’t nearly enough. Fans were already happy that the series made it to season five after many bumps in the road, network changes and near cancellations, but such an amazing series still needed a proper ending. As so much more than just a show about football, the finale focused on the characters and relationships fans had come to cherish and, not only wrapped up loose ends, but offered hope for what was yet to come for the beloved characters. Nothing is more iconic than the flash to Coach Taylor now coaching in Philadelphia and Tami and Coach Taylor walking off the field one last time as the lights go off.
9. One Tree Hill
In 2012, One Tree Hill came to an end after nine seasons. When the series premiered no one could predict that it would last for nine incredible seasons and persevere through a network change from the The WB to The CW, and also thrive for three more seasons following the exit of two main stars at the end of season six. With every episode being named by a song title, the series ended with the two part “One Tree Hill” episodes and wrapped up the lives of characters that fans had become invested in and grown with over so many years. The best part of all was the very end of the finale coming full circle at Jamie’s basketball game and the whole cast singing “I Don’t Want to Be” as their goodbye.