Fans don’t necessarily have to like every decision writers make when it comes to a show’s plot, but sometimes things really go awry when the decision is made to kill off a character. Whether the manner of death is the reason for fan-upset or merely the fact that a beloved character is doomed, the sudden dispatch of a show’s personality can have a negative (even cancel-baiting) response from audiences and critics alike. Here are 8 shows that were ruined by character deaths.
8. Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek
Shows like to end off with a bang and Dawson’s Creek didn’t pull in any punches. Or rather, they punched their audience right in the heart when they killed off main character Jen Lindley in the series finale. A fatal heart condition, pulmonary congestion, sadly closed the chapter on Michelle Williams’ character but also gave a devastating emotional ditch for some deeply-devoted fans that was impossible to get over.PREMIUM —