The folks at TV Insider have compiled a list of the worst endings to shows ever and they did a really good job with it but I do think they could have done better because the biggest most hyped show finale ever was Seinfeld and for most people it was a huge let down.
The castaways had to wait over 15 years to get rescued from the tiny island in a very kooky 1978 made for tv special that had the dreaded 7 use their huts as lifeboats/rafts to survive a tsunami only to have Gilligan start a fire that is spotted by the Coast Guard. One wonders what took them so long to come up with the idea to do get off the island using their ingenuity to build a big enough raft for all of them?
There’s something very satisfying about a good ending to a show that you have watched for long time.
You invest so much quality couch time in a show and then the ending is not exactly what you had hoped for. One of the worst for me was Shameless, the HBO show that was on for ten years and got progressively worse for wear over the last few years only to limp to the finish with a very lame finale that it was clear to anyone that the writers and producers had no clue how to wrap it up, so they sent Frank Gallagher to float above the family on his way to heaven? Not good.
Here are the seven shows and series that the experts at TV Insider think are some of the worst ever. I have included what I think is one of the best tv show endings of all time as well.