Finale Fever: Top 10 Season Finales We Wish Were Series Finales, Part 1 - Featured

House

I know we all still adore House's sarcasm, and that humor as well as House's genius will never get old, but the fact is there has not been a truly interesting and unique case for ages, and they've written themselves into a corner with every aspect of the show. I did enjoy most of this past season, but they have kept the show fresh by not having House and Cuddy get together, by scratching the team and getting a new one, plus they've given House and Wilson's friendship the ultimate test, and they've created a situation in which there's no way for House to practice. So if they had written the Season 5 finale differently, I think we could all be satisfied without what I fear are going to be upcoming seasons of full downhill-ness for one of the greatest shows.


Family Guy

I'm glad Family Guy didn't die back in the day it was canceled a couple times, but I have to say Season 5 should have been the end of it. Season 5 wrapped up with Death taking Peter back to 1984 where he had to continually fix meeting Lois which was hi-larious! But after that, the last two seasons have launched into many an episode that haven't had any plot, which is fine for an adult cartoon, but not in so many episodes landing us with the lame Season 7 finale. We all watch the episodes over and over again anyway, so wouldn't we rather keep watching great episodes instead of giving up on it when it's a lost cause like The Simpsons?


Heroes

Season 3 was a whole lot better than Season 2, and they have plans for how the show will progress, but I felt as if this show's glory was shot after Season 1. While it's silly to wish for a show to have had its series finale after just one season, I feel as if this could have been one of those shows that was actually the better for ending at that point. It would have ended well with the heroes all fighting for the world, and the finale could've been adjusted so the "good" prevailed, Sylar was killed, and we were left knowing they all went on to do good for the world after saving the cheerleader, saving the world!


Ugly Betty

I adore Ugly Betty, but it's been an issue since Betty's first day at Mode that she was meant for bigger and better things than being an assistant at a fashion magazine. They did a great job of dealing with that for a while, but when Mode had trouble landing Daniel and Betty at the sports magazine leading to Betty deciding to stay at Mode though she had a better opportunity, it felt like that's not really what would happen for a character like that. Her life was clearly held up for the sake of keeping the characters together. I wish Ugly Betty had let Betty free after Season 2 and just let it be known that she was writing somewhere wonderful with the point being that she'd learned and grown from her experiences.


The Hills

Really, MTV? You think we're this desperate for made up reality TV in which nothing happens and which I'm pretty sure makes us dumber just for watching for 5 minutes? Okay, the fact is I'm still watching, but it's just because they made me love Lauren who just wouldn't keep her promise of leaving the show already. The Hills was fun for a bit, but it really should have had its series finale in Season 2, both for the timing of that being a plenty long lifespan for a fad show like this, and also because when Season 3 started, the full-on fake ridiculousness did as well.


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ldewald
May 19, 2009 8:40PM EDT

I've never really watched Heroes, so I'll agree with that one just because it would mean a new show replacing it. I'll also agree with Family Guy, Ugly Betty and The Hills since I've pretty much stopped watching them. But, I'd be really sad if House got cancelled, I've learned about all kinds of funky diseases from that show.

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May 20, 2009 2:50AM EDT

OK Heroes Season 1 was by far one of the best of shows ever but sadly season 2 was watchable only because of Kristan Bell was in it now and I didn't even watch season 3 this year but it would have been nice for it to end after 1 season when it was the best and well all the other ones i basicly agree with your points lol

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May 20, 2009 5:49AM EDT

I think the cases in House are just as interesting as ever.
Although, I think it would make sense for next for them to wrap it up next season.

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May 20, 2009 2:09PM EDT

I think Ally Mcbeal should have finished at the end of Season 3, because 4 & 5 ruined the whole show. Scrubs defiantly should NOT do a season 9, as one tree hill shouldn't do a season 7 because the last seasons for both tied up everything! and there’s no need, it will just ruin it. Gossip girl is having a good run, as is desperate housewives. I think everyone knows that Prison Break dragged out far too long but at least that will get a proper ending. As far as the Hills goes, I completely agree that after season 2, we basically knew two stories, one which was actually real life (e.g. Lauren having her own fashion line and ‘Speidi’ never actually breaking up) and what we saw on TV, it's been entertaining and I can't stop watching, but Lauren is SO making the right decision by leaving this season, Audrina and co are too thick too realise that Lauren MAKES the show, and it will fail without her. (soz essay! :p)

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May 21, 2009 9:51AM EDT

I agree completely with The Hills, House, and Family Guy, the only one of which I watch being House - which has gone on for too long. I don't watch Ugly Betty at all, but I'll still agree with you.
Heroes however, wrong in entirety. The season finale was amazing, and the last few episodes alone have been the best made. especially 1961. Season 1 was alright, and season 2 was only good because of Kristen Bell, but season 3 is the best so far and my expectations for this show continue to grow.

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May 25, 2009 12:00PM EDT

ah sylar isn't dead........ and makr my words he will return

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May 27, 2009 10:05PM EDT

I LOVE HOUSE and i would be so sad if it ended and i think the hills is entertaining so i would be sad if that ended. but i totally agree with you on heroes.

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May 29, 2009 11:36PM EDT

Season three of Heroes ended so well I'm pumped for the next season. After season two I was ready to agree with you but I kept watching and I'm glad. I stopped watching house a while ago. I get it his a sarcastic mean guy who solves insane medical cases. I think Ugly Betty ended really well and next season will be good. TH hills will always be bad and Family guy will be great no matter what.

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