We have followed the adventures of JD and his fellow interns-turned-residents at Sacred Heart Hospital for 8 years. We've laughed, we've cried...and now we're done. At least we thought we were done. The show aired a perfect series finale last week - giving JD and the gang the poignant sendoff they deserved - only to ultimately decide to bring back the show next Fall (after having already rescued the show once following NBC's unceremonious dumping of it last Spring) with a mish-mash of old and new characters. ABC, it was time to Scrub out.
Here's another show that fans have followed through ups and downs for years. To be quite honest, Tree Hill survived longer than I ever imagined it would - and while I frequently criticized it - I have generally enjoyed it (or I wouldn't have kept on watching). But, as we all know, both Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton were unable to work out contacts with The CW and will not be returning next season. While they were by no means my favorite characters...One Tree Hill without Lucas and Peyton is kind of like Half Tree Hill. What's more, spoiler alert, beyond Peyton not dying (and birthing a healthy baby), Nathan's basketball dreams were finally realized and Brooke seemingly finally found love in last night's season finale. It would have been a perfect way to say goodbye.
I'm pretty sure there's a finite number of problems that our favorite ladies of Wisteria Lane can convincingly experience in a lifetime, and we passed that mark sometime ago. I initially praised the series for skipping ahead 5 years at the end of last season, as it breathed new life into the show. However, as this season played out, everything returned to the status quo, which suggests to me that the writers are desperate for new ideas. If the best they can do is give Lynette more children, break up/bring together Susan/Mike again, give Gaby another obnoxious houseguest and Bree another failed marriage...I just think it's time to say goodbye.
I will be the first to admit that Jack Bauer is one of the all time best, most badass characters to ever grace our TV screens. The first few (heck, the first 5) seasons of 24 were exhilerating television that was a thrill to watch. But, Jack can only save the country so many times before things get a little repetitive. Why won't Jack's employer ever just trust him? How many moles can they manage to hire? Much like Kiefer Sutherland's hairline, you can't argue that the show has deteriorated in quality over the last 2 seasons. You can't keep the thrill ride going forever, and it's time for Jack to retire.
When a show's season ends with multiple major characters' lives hanging in the balance and you find yourself not particularly caring about their fates...that's a problem. Grey's Anatomy has always been more about Meredith Grey and the lives of her friends than anatomy itself. Much like Desperate Housewives, I just think there's a personal-drama-quota, and Meredith Grey (and all of her friends) have surpassed it. Will they/won't they is only entertaining for so long before it morphs into...like the poster here says..."frustration". Furthermore, with all of the offscreen drama that we've witnessed re: Grey's, it seems that the actors (or many of them) are as sick of the show as we are.
Which shows that have finished their seasons do you wish were over for good?