I've recently finished off Ugly Betty and got to thinking about other TV shows I've seen (or read about when I couldn't bare or didn't have time to watch them) where the endings were good, bad and just downright confusing. So here's my list of the best and the worst endings to TV shows. Needless to say there are major spoilers ahead so please do not read if you do not want to know. I won't be held responsible for any disappointments or unwanted revelations - you have been warned!
1. Sex and the City
Maybe an odd choice but it was the first that sprang to mind and is still massively satisfying. After six or so years of on again and off again Carrie finally get Mr. Big, and everyone else finds happiness in their own unexpected ways. This was a great example of characters growing and changing to a satisfying conclusion. And then they made the films and ruined it. Sigh...
This is one of the most satisfying, and emotional conclusions to an incredibly long series, and the pressure to get it right must have been immense. Thank the writers then for doing such an amazing job and thank the cast for giving us those last few moments with our much loved characters. That "Goodbye" spelled out on the ground as Hawkeye's chopper flies away - sniff... Still makes me well up. Sheer brilliance.
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
5. Six Feet Under
5. Only Fools and Horses
These are only a small selection of my own, with some notable exceptions. Blackadder as one of the best and Quantum Leap as one of the worst come to mind, but I couldn't fit them in. So what do you think? Which shows for you had the best and worst endings and why?