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Buzz In: Which Series Have You Hated to See End?

HBO's The Wire — many a critic's pick for the best show ever on television — will end its series on Sunday after five gut-wrenching and unabashedly bleak seasons. I sped through all the early seasons on DVD so I could be caught up in time for the finale, but now that it's here, I'm looking at Sunday with equal amounts of excitement and dread. While the show's only been part of my life for a short while, I have a hard time with the fact that it will just end.

I remember feeling the same thing when another great HBO series, Six Feet Under, ended its run in 2005; I believe its ending was utterly perfect, but even thinking about it can make me cry. There's just a special, can't-miss quality to a series finale: The BBC version of The Office needed a couple of specials to wrap up its story, and the 1983 series finale of M*A*S*H is still the most-watched US TV program of all-time.

So tell me, Buzz readers: Which favorite series have you hated to see go? Which could have wrapped up better than they did? Which got the endings they deserved?


ana-isabel ana-isabel 9 years
Will and Grace, Gilmore Girls, Angel and Sex and the City.
pipette1110 pipette1110 9 years
i'm so so saaaaaaaaad that nbc won't make another season of Las Vegas! this show has josh duhamel!!! how could it be more great than a show with josh?
summertimebrown summertimebrown 9 years
I was sad to see Dead Like Me taken off the air. I don't think there was a finale, it was just canceled. Not sure why, it was a great show.
ad2121 ad2121 9 years
Loved/hated The Soprano's finale
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Deadwood- 3 seasons was not enough, i want more C*cksuckers and Al Swearengen. Angel- ended way too soon, while buffy had its natural course. Rome- Two seasons was not enough,there was so much more story to tell, and so much more Lucius Verenus and Puollo to see. dead like me- what the heck, it ended and i was like "um, hello? best show on earth freaks!"
sauterhead sauterhead 9 years
Six Feet Under, Wonderfalls, Arrested Development, Firefly. - I didn't start watching Six Feet until there were DVDs (no HBO), and I only caught Arrested Development at the end, and I kick myself for that. Though I do think Six Feet managed a complete story, and ended gracefully, if it did make me bawl like a sap.
littlemissme littlemissme 9 years
Gilmore Girls and Friends! Although I didn't like either ending :rant:
leafonthewind leafonthewind 9 years
Firefly, Arrested Development, My So-Called Life, and The West Wing
elanakat elanakat 9 years
Arrested Development should have gone on WAY more than three seasons!!! I really hope they make the movie! Friends needed to end, it couldnt go on that much longer, but it was still SOO sad to see it end! the Gilmore Girls finale could have been WAYYYY better!!!
jmast jmast 9 years
Dead Like Me, My So Called Life, Undeclared all ended waaaay too soon. I wish Felicity was still on though even though I think it ended well. I just miss it so much :(
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
i cried and bawled when i saw the finale of friends....its like i was gonna miss hanging with them HAHAHAHA pathetic i still watch it everyday, never siezes to CRACK ME UP!!! and Sex and the City was fun, cant wait for the movie =)
sorano916 sorano916 9 years
For the two above who mentioned Conviction... yes! I was so saddened when it didn't get renewed. It was nice to see the different side of the whole L&O train. Plus, Peluso and Finn were just realizing that they're perfect for each other. *le sigh*
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
All of my favorite shows didn't end necessarily the way I wanted it to - Friends, Gilmore Girls - but I liked the finales to Charmed and Sex and the City.
Freaks and Geeks was a great show. The show I miss to this day, though, is Northern Exposure. The song "Our Town" by Iris Dement, played during the finale, is still one of my favorites.
fcseamstress fcseamstress 9 years
I'm not TV person (been w/out for 3 years now) but I LOVE Netflix. The show I find myself wishing *Gee, I wish I could see something new with these characters* is without a doubt Firefly. The movie was great, but the show! Oh that show was amazing! And I usually don't like sci-fi! This is the first TV show I actually purchased because it was so wonderful. You know a show shouldn't have ended when even the ACTORS don't want it to end, and not just because they'll be out a job. I can't believe they didn't even air the final episodes and never gave it a proper send-off, because the movie didn't really accomplish that (not that it intended to). I want to see the Serenity crew again! And I want Inara's dresses!!!
foxie foxie 9 years
Six Feet Under... although I'm content to watch my SFU boxset DVDs over and over and over again. Also I miss Daria!!! And they, for some stupid reason, STILL don't have a Daria DVD set.
emaline emaline 9 years
Veronica Mars just about killed me. Although the last episode wasn't meant to be a series finale, I've heard it said that it was appropiately fitting for the dark show. And after a few months, I was able to convince myself that that was true. But man, when I think about how amazing it could have been if Rob Thomas was just given the opportunity to wrap it up, the way he envisioned... Maybe someday?!
esk4 esk4 9 years
dead like me
carlabunnie carlabunnie 9 years
• Arrested Development • My So Called Life • Popular • American Dreams
gatara gatara 9 years
Six Feet Under has the most beautiful finale i've never seen!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
veronica mars - i feel so ripped off with the "ending" they gave us!! come on, give us a few more years...but then, i think there might be a movie in the works?! battlestar galactica is ending this year, and although I LOVE it, i think it is time. Sci-fi shows should really only last so long before they get repetative and boring. Firefly - They could have done so much with it and kept it going for another 2 or 3 years i think just based on storylines they already started. I' mglad there's a movie which shows a bit more of the characters, at least. Seinfeld - i think the ending could have been better. I don't know how much longer they should/could have dragged that show on for, though... sex and the city i think had a great ending. i am sad that it was only on for 6 years but the storylines are full and of course there is the movie coming out soon (yay!). six feet under - i really liked the cheesy ending of the series, and think it ended at the right time, but somehow i still wish there were more episodes... oh, and buckley9383 - my roommie and i went through the discs about that quickly, too! what a delightfully addictive show! i loved gilmore girls (apart from that season when Rory dropped out of school. it seemed like a different (sucky) show) - and i think the ending came at a good time.
girl_friday girl_friday 9 years
Veronica Mars Arrested Development Undeclared
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I loooooooooooved Six Feet Under. I cried through the whole finale too...perfect ending. Makes me wanna Netflix the whole series again just thinking about it! Freaks and Geeks-I'm still bitter. I was sad to see SATC go, but I felt it was time. Oh yeah and Wonder Years...that was a great finale as well.
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
Conviction. I still miss Conviction, that was a great show. Oooh and Committed.
kate0306 kate0306 9 years
Arrested Development, my so called life, friends, sex and the city. fraiser!!! i miss my shows! the dawson's finale was really sad too even though i hadden watched in a while
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