SERIES FINALES OF MY SHOWS, RANKED

This isn't all of my shows that have finished their run, but a lot of them.
  1. 21.
    Hemlock Grove - "Brian's Song"
    Fuck this ending. The whole final season seemed like it was written by people who didn't know the characters at all. It was so contrived getting Peter and Roman to the point they ended up at. There was no way Roman would have killed Destiny, so Roman and Peter wouldn't have become enemies. I think the writers were going for shock value and thus ruined the characters. Peter and Roman should have been in it together until the end. At least Shelley ended up happy. The finale ruined the show for me.
  2. 20.
    Dexter - "Remember the Monsters?"
    I am so dissatisfied with how this show ended. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Debra Morgan deserved better. And Dexter letting Hannah take Harrison? That's bullshit. Man, Rita would have been so pissed off.
  3. 19.
    Gossip Girl - "New York, I Love You XOXO"
    Besides the plot holes created by the reveal that Dan is Gossip Girl, nothing ended the way it should have. Chuck and Blair had such a toxic relationship, yet they ended up together. Dan loved Blair in a way that Chuck never had and never would, and that's who Blair should have been with, if anyone (really though, she never needed a man). And Lily and Rufus didn't end up together either! I'd take them over Serena/Dan any day.
  4. 18.
    Veronica Mars - "The Bitch is Back"
    This is ranked so low because it should never have been a series finale. So much was left open, but the movie fixed all of that and gave us a proper ending (or perhaps a new beginning).
  5. 17.
    Pushing Daisies - "Kerplunk"
    Another ranked so low because it wasn't a proper finale. Fuck ABC for canceling this perfect show.
  6. 16.
    Suburgatory - "Stiiiiiiil Horny"
    And ANOTHER show not given a proper ending (and strike two against ABC on this list). At least Tessa and Ryan ended up together (though their middle of the road strip tease was kind of weird), but sigh about Dallas and George.
  7. 15.
    Harper's Island - "Sigh"
    The string of episodes leading up to the finale were great. Chloe and Cal's death was one of the saddest moments of the series and most affecting death scene, and let's not forget how tense that scene where Trish runs from the killer in her wedding dress was. But...the finale was kind of a let down after that. All the good characters died, leaving just boring and/or annoying (I'm looking at you, Madison) characters left. Plus Henry's motive was kind of weak.
  8. 14.
    Big Love - "When Men and Mountains Meet"
    So glad that Bill died - I hated that asshole. It was always the women of the show who made it worth watching, and I love that Bill gave the priesthood title or whatever to Barb as he was dying. Also that last scene where we saw how committed the wives were to each other still even without Bill, how much they loved each other, all set to the original theme song...there may have been a few tears shed.
  9. 13.
    Scream Queens - "Drain the Swamp"
    I love how a lot of the characters ended. Of course Hester would end up on a murder island killing people, and I love that Zayday and Chanel #5 ended up running the hospital. AND I'm glad the main Chanels all survived plus a surprise survival by a minor Chanel (#8 I think?). Plus Denise lives! But the show ended on a cliffhanger, and now we'll never know who the Red Devil in the back of Chanel's car was.
  10. 12.
    Community - "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television"
    It made sense that Jeff and Annie wouldn't have ended up together - that would have been too easy - but it still stung. I was glad to see Shirley back but wish Troy would have returned too (not Pierce though. He can stay dead and buried).
  11. 11.
    Friends - "The Last One"
    Confession: I never cared much about Ross and Rachel. But there were still a lot of good moments (Phoebe in particular was on point), and despite my mehness about Ross and Rachel, the "I got off the plane" scene was still effective. There's a reason why it's become so iconic.
  12. 10.
    Hart of Dixie - "Bluebell"
    So happy Zoe and Wade ended up together. The only bad part about this finale is that the show was ending.
  13. 9.
    Cougar Town - "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
    I loved this finale. For most of it, I was like, "WHY THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE LEAVING JULES BEHIND?!" Then it was revealed to be a ruse, and it really was the best birthday present to Jules.
  14. 8.
    Angel - "Not Fade Away"
    It was so open-ended, and at the time I hated it. I'm also still not keen on Harmony betraying Angel even if it made sense. But with time I've seen how appropriate the finale is given the nature of the show, and I like it a lot more now.
  15. 7.
    Orphan Black - "To Right the Wrongs of Many"
    I love that this wasn't some big, actiony episode. It was exciting enough in the first half with Sarah and Art helping Helena deliver her twins, but I love that the second half focused on all the clones dealing with the aftermath. That scene with Sarah, Cosima, Alison, and Helena at the end exemplified what the series was about for me, and I loved seeing them, Felix, Art, Donnie, Delphine, Colin, Adele, Scott, and the kids all together and happy. Tatiana Maslany knocked it out of the park.
  16. 6.
    Ugly Betty - "Hello Goodbye"
    I love that Betty didn't end up with anyone definitively because she never needed a man; she was awesome all on her own. And I also love that Betty followed her dreams and that Daniel followed her - such a nice, appropriate reversal. Ugh, I just love Betty and Daniel's relationship.
  17. 5.
    How I Met Your Mother - "Last Forever"
    I know I'm in the minority on this, but I love love LOVE that Ted and Robin ended up together. During the first season, I said, "Maybe the mother will die and Ted will end up with Robin," though I didn't think it would happen. And it HAPPENED! It's sad the mother died, but they had a long, happy life together before Ted and Robin found their way back to each other.
  18. 4.
    Parks and Recreation - "One Last Ride"
    Perfect, perfect finale for a perfect, perfect show. It makes me so emotional even now to think about it, especially the final "I'm ready."
  19. 3.
    LOST- "The End"
    This ending was so polarizing and divisive, but for me, I loved it. Yeah, some questions went unanswered, but I thought most of the important things were explained, and I loved that the flash-sideways were actually a weird sort of purgatory. And everyone meant so much to each other that they ended up in that church together at the end. And there were so many good ships there! Jate, Chaire, Hurley/Libby, Sun/Jin, Penny/Desmond, Rose/Bernard, Shayid, and my personal favorite, Suliet.
  20. 2.
    The O.C. - "The End's Not Near, It's Here"
    Perfect ending. I wish Ryan and Taylor would have more definitively ended up together, but otherwise, I loved it. That scene where Ryan is leaving the house for the last time and remembers things (including Marissa) STILL makes me emotional (like just now I got a little teared up). And that ending montage of the future was great, including the use of "Life is a Song" by Patrick Park.
  21. 1.
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Chosen"
    This was the best way the show could have ended. All of the potentials ended up empowered, they killed all the über vamps with the Scythe and that amulet thing, Sunnydale collapsed into a crater, and Buffy realized she could now do whatever she wanted. One moment I love is her "I'm cookies" speech to Angel. There are some gripes, like Anya dying (not so much her death but that her body got left behind), but overall, what a great way to end the series.