I am writing this really short post before I see the series finale of Eureka scheduled for tonight. I don’t know how they plan to end the show, but there are a lot of “issues” to resolve in only an hour. Now, it could be that they resolve only some of them and leave others to be dealt with in future television movies. Or, perhaps they will simply leave some unresolved and each viewer gets to decide what “happened”. Over the years, we’ve said goodbye to many different series and that brings to mind how a series is ended. MASH set a good standard way back and Magnum, PI followed with their own well-crafted finale. I was not a particular fan of St Elsewhere, but it did have an intriguing ending. The X-Files, of course chose to only sort of end, and to the best of my knowledge none of the follow-on movies that promise to provide “the answers” really has. And yes, I am one of those people who like a “tidy” end where the right couples wind up together and the good guys win. We have enough real life messy endings so that I don’t need that in my entertainment.
So, my question for the day is, what have been some of your favorite television series’ finales?