August 22, 2015 at 9:00 am #358921
Digital Spy have published an article, claiming that Six Feet Under has the best series finale in television history. They claim it is the only show to receive universal acclaim from audiences for a finale. They say even adored finales from the likes of Justified, Mad Men and Breaking Bad have their detractors. Yet Six Feet Under does not.
So that got me thinking, what for you is the best series finale ever? Agree with the article and believe that Six Feet Under is six feet ahead of the competition? Or is there another show with a note perfect ending?August 22, 2015 at 9:03 am #358923
Naturally, there may be spoilers dotted across this thread, so be warned!!August 22, 2015 at 9:27 am #358924
How do they know SFU’s series finale doesn’t have ANY detractors? Which method did they use to get to that conclusion?August 22, 2015 at 9:34 am #358925
I have no idea. It didn’t use any measures, it just said the finale was universally adored. More of an opinion piece I think, rather than any type of poll or survey being the building block.August 22, 2015 at 9:37 am #358926
No mention of The Shield, that has the most universally acclaimed best series finale?August 22, 2015 at 9:38 am #358927
Hmm it’s very subjective. I didn’t like SFU’s finale that much so there goes their universal acclaim spiraling down the sink.August 22, 2015 at 10:10 am #358928
I would love to see one of these The Shields, Six Feet Unders and Justifieds with perfect finales.August 22, 2015 at 10:10 am #358929
We’ve been getting a lot of good ones the last few years, but Six Feet Under and The Shield are still the first to pop into mind.August 22, 2015 at 10:19 am #358930
I think the finale of SFU is perfect.
I also loved the last moment of ER…
And I think I’m alone with it, but I really enjoyed the final episode of TAAHM, despite some flaws. But the last 30 seconds were hilarious.August 22, 2015 at 10:23 am #358931
Nothing is even close to the level of The Shield’s finale, but the next-best are The Wire and Six Feet Under. SFU is more of a great final sequence/scene than overall episode.August 22, 2015 at 11:50 am #358932
SIX FEET UNDER. I don´t consider it the best solely on the last scene, btw. The entire 70 min episode is a perfect conclusion to every main character´s story, and completely justified with the tone, intention and everything the series was about. They tied it all in what is actually one of the series best episodes. And of course, there´s that last scene.
On the comedy side, I love Seinfeld´s finale. THAT show could not have had a more fitting ending.August 22, 2015 at 12:23 pm #358933
– Drama: Six Feet Under
– Comedy: The Golden GirlsAugust 22, 2015 at 12:27 pm #358934
Drama: Six Feet Under
Comedy: CheersAugust 22, 2015 at 12:29 pm #358935
“Newhart” has to be included.