Note that there are serious spoilers ahead.
When television fans get fully immersed in a series, we’re with it until the bitter end. And we hope the end is bittersweet without leaving a bad taste in our mouths.
Series like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, and MASH gave viewers a fantastic send-off, wrapping up long-running stories in the most poignant of ways. But sadly, sometimes a series ending leaves viewers feeling empty, angered, or cheated out of a proper goodbye.
A tell-tale sign of a bad finale: If your first reaction is to utter “That’s it?” or “I waited so long for that?” instead of breathing a sigh of relief, having a smile spread across your face, or shedding a tear or two, chances are you’re feeling unsatisfied.
With hit television shows like HBO’s Game of Thrones and Space Channel’s Orphan Black set to end their runs relatively soon, now’s a good time to look at some of the worst TV series send-offs.