Monday, May 24, 2010

Question of the Day

Now that Lost has ended, 24 is on the way out, and tonight is the series finale of the original Law & Order

What was the best and worst ending of a TV series?

My favorite, at least in terms of satisfying endings, was the M*A*S*H finale in 1983. It wrapped up all the loose ends and sent the characters off. (And then they pissed all over it with the abomination After M*A*S*H.) Second would be the conclusion of Barney Miller where they closed down the precinct without a lot of ceremony. The one that made me throw things at the TV was the end of St. Elsewhere where it turned out the entire series was all in the imagination of an autistic child fascinated by a snow-globe.