By - crazycinamon
Game of Thrones had the entire world in its hands. Everyone fucking talked about that bloody show back then. But their last season was so bad no one talks about it. Massive fumble
I know it’s the obvious but it’s the obvious answer for a reason.
There were individual moments at the time that worked, but the larger context did not support those moments. They no longer felt earned because the ending of the show became so rushed and condensed. What would normally take the show episodes to set up would instead be shown over the course of a single scene or two as they focussed on the spectacle.
House of the Dragon feels like a huge homecoming for me. It has all the politicking and intrigue that I loved about the early seasons, and I’m so happy to see something that is leaning back into what made GoT so great.
Also as a random aside, I’m still salty over how badly they mismanaged Dorne in GoT.
Pretty Little Liars.
I didn't even make it to the final season. First season was great and it slowly went downhill from there. I ended up googling the ending because I just couldn't stick it out.
I know Lucy Hale. She agrees with your assessment. She also thinks the plot holes are enormous, especially "why not just fucking call the police?"
Because they blinded Jenna Marshall. That's basically how it all started. If they took anything to the police they knew it would wind up coming back to that and they were scared I guess. But still, go to the effing police
omg i cannot take this show seriously. the first season had one of the main girls be blackmailed and what did she have to do? she had to eat a box of doughnuts by some popular boys and they mocked her.
its been 10-15 years since i saw this and i still think about it at least once a week
Honestly OG A forcing a recovered bulimic to publicly binge & privately purge was one of the most fucked up things in the show. It’s like forcing a recovered alcoholic to drink
That 70s Show
Yea once Eric leaves the show drags bad
Eric also goes from underdog to fucking asshole
An asshole with a foot in his ass
You know Red, a kick in the ass isn’t the solution to everything.
I have a rule, if Donna is blonde I don’t watch
We don’t talk about the last season. It never happened.
What's wrong? Didn't you like ~~Kelric~~ Randy?
Eric leaves, the kelso takes short leave. And now I can't watch anything with seth meyers' brother in it wothout a desire to punch him in the face.
WHOA. TIL that Seth Meyes has a brother.
TIL that it's not Seth Meyers
That's still my guilty pleasure show. I know it wasn't great, but I still enjoyed it all the way through and would be down for a reboot.
There's just something about it.
Bellamy didn't deserve to go like that...
And there were just a few episodes left too. Biggest crime in the series.
Nah. It went from like a 7 to a 0, but then it kept going and going to -10, and once you reach that far down you use absolute valued and it's a 10/10.
Clarke fucking blows the literal savior or the human race who was totally right about everything's brains over literal God and is like "yeah well ill fucking do it again he got what he deserved." It was like her 5th genocide or some shit.
Then she condemns the only friends she didn't fuck over (well, kill. She still fucked them over) to hell by not entering heaven. It's wonderful.
They also kept bringing up the number 100 like it was important or something. 100 juveniles, Clarke’s list of 100 to survive the nuclear fallout etc.
If they were going to do the pseudo-happy ending and the corniness of the show, why not just have the alien god thing be like “some of your friends decided to stay with you too”
“There’s 100 of them” then bring back all the big characters (having them be in a purgatory like stage since the original test started).
Boom you get the last callback. Instead they had like a dozen people, some of whom we just met like episodes before.
Once they switched to the other planet it really went to shit.
I pretend that show ended when they boarded the ship and went to another planet. Iirc it ends with Bellamy and Clarke waking up and realizing Monty died but redirected the ship somewhere before he did. Boom. Great finish. The other seasons didn’t happen lol.
The end of Dexter is the most soul destroying thing ever. So bad.
The original series had a terrible ending. Did the single season reboot also have a terrible ending?
you have no idea. the main writer of the original series stated in interviews that it was supposed to end with Dexter on death row and having to answer for his crimes before the writer left before the final season. It was looking like the new series was maybe going to make good on this promise but they made the bizzar decision to>!have his son kill him and then run off to do whatever. like it seemed like a very messy way to cut it short because they werent actually interesed in doing more dexter but felt they had to so they just pushed this out. !<
Death row ending would have been sick. All the characters in the show would have to reconcile that they’ve been working with and caring for one of the most wanted serial killers ever. Several police dealing with their horrible incompetence. A perfect season of reflection.
But shit I would’ve rather seen Dexter wake up from a game of Roy than what they ended with.
Man, I'm glad I stopped watching after the Trinity killer season.
And the way they ended the season could easily have been a series finale, and it would have been insane.
When it ended my wife and I agreed they shouldn't have made that last season. They took an already bad ending and made it worse with that other last season.
Definitely. It's so annoying when you get such a great series like that and they go and fuck it on the last ep.
I remember feeling deflated haha.
even more disappointing was the Dexter revamp season they did this last year. it actually had a lot of promise and the first few episodes were good, but then it was like the writers were like “gotcha again!”
Came here to say this show. The whole show was AMAZING but that ending just ruins the whole story... I was so upset
What I came here to mention. That cop out ending to leave it open ended was BS. He should have died sailing into that storm and it would have been a great metaphor.
Everyone already said GoT, so I'll go with Merlin (BBC).
Finally a magic reveal after 5 seasons and then Arthur dies, main goal is never accomplished, magic ban is never lifted, Albion is never united and Merlin is all alone and still waiting in modern times, just, what the hell man
as a person who has slowly been watching Merlin and enjoying it, that is wildly disappointing even with my low expectations for it. (Did you catch the actor who played Merlin on the show Humans?)
Yeah, Colin Morgan! He's awesome, I love his acting and he seems like such a nice person.
It's what ticks me off the most: the four main actors of Merlin where so, so good at portraying their characters, understood them really well, and if they had been the ones writong the script the show would have progressed beautifully, I think. There's a lot of interviews about what they would have done differently in YouTube
Oh, Weeds. Fucking terrible.
Weeds was just a slow downhill travesty. The first 3ish seasons are good when they are in the neighborhood. The next 3 are worse in quality but still alright and the season ending where Nancy gets arrested is an alright series ending. Then the next two seasons are just fucking awful.
I like to pretend it ended when they left Agrestic.
There's a show that went on about 5 seasons too long
i used to LOVE that show, and then it got bad really quick when they moved out of the neighborhood.
i also got exhausted of Nancy trying to use sex as a way to problem solve.
For me weeds ended when the town burned down. The theme song was such a good one and with the song and town being no more, the show had nowhere to go. Total jump the shark moment.
Designated Survivor. That show was so freakin’ good. Netflix took it over for season three and it was a totally different experience. Awful, ruined so many characters.
You should’ve kept watching. They had no idea how to run that show afterwards. It went from Designated Survivor to West Wing to House of Cards. Lol it was different show every season
And lots of characters that were suddenly gone after no explanation.
I liked the storyline, don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t the same as before.
Roseanne, when it was all a dream.
I’ve never seen the show, but honestly a final season where they become millionaires and go across the country to solve mysteries before waking up to reveal it was all fanfiction to cope with the sad truth that is reality, should be the goal of a series that went on for waaaaay too long.
Thomas and Friends
It really derailed
I sent a screen shot of this to my fiance and all I got was "thanks I hate it" 🤣🤣🤣
Lol that made me laugh. Tell your fiance I'm sorry.
Depends on the version, but I definitely agree with the 2D shit. They use the wheels as hands and there's absolutely no stakes in any of the episodes because if the engines derail they can just go back on the tracks without a Brakedown train.
Even in the bad model seasons (which was seasons 8-12) there are still stakes, like when a new engine named Neville is dangling from a bridge. Meanwhile in the new show they can just land in mud and be perfectly fine.
It's a fucking insult to Thomas the Tank Engine and trains in general.
I'm specifically talking about the Big World Big Adventures reboot, where they had Thomas go around the world, bounce around like a balloon, they wrote out Edward and Henry, they tried to be culturally inclusive, and it was so bad that they cancelled the show. I don't even pay attention to All Engines Go, because that's just a toddler's cartoon with Thomas' name slapped on it.
Every time we think Thomas can't get worse, Mattel pile-drives our expectations.
Took me a second to realize this wasn't about two shows, one named Thomas and the other names Friends.
True Blood... easily
I loved this show. The absolute camp that was going on, even with the ridiculous storylines was bonkers. I think the actors and the writers knew what they were getting into in the later seasons and just said, "Fuck it," and had fun with it. It's such a garbage show >!but what the FUCK was that ending? Bill dies? Sookie is no longer a fairy? She just gets married and has kids and it's all happy? We don't even see her husband lmfao.!<
Yeah I sorta remember rewatching that entire last episode again and now you've unlocked a memory: that whole season was off the rails. Still love the show. Kinda wild to see Alexander Skarsgard's (Eric) sibling in a recent film.
For a show that was all about empowerment and being your true self, that ending destroyed it. Sookie was such a strong and independent character throughout the series then in the finale they ruin it. She tells Bill she doesn't want a traditional life and just wants to be with him, which he promptly ignores and stakes himself. A few scenes later she's now literally barefoot and pregnant serving food to her husband whose face we don't even see at a random garden party. What a way to destroy a beautiful show.
I binged this recently. The first season was SO GOOD. The later seasons...not so much because of the unnecessary storylines for the side characters.
If a person goes into this knowing it's campy, silly fun though, it's enjoyable.
Eric and Pam were the best!
Game of thrones
End thread, how can there be any other answer?
I never even watched it and I knew this was the answer.
Lmao same. Never seen it, but this was the first thing I thought of.
Because there's an incredibly strong case for Dexter being worse.
I think because GoT was at the center of the pop media zeitgeist for years and was this unkillable franchise that suddenly cut off it's own head that it's worse. Not that Dexter's ending wasn't worse but the meteoric fall from heaven was worse.
> cut off it's own head that it's worse.
I don't know if it's true, but I heard the show runners for GoT got offered the chance to direct some Star Wars thing, and since they ran out of source material for GoT anyway, they just didn't care and ended it so they could go work on Star Wars, but they fucked up GoT so much that the Star Wars folks were like "Yeah, you know what? Nevermind. We're going with someone else".
No I don't know if this is true, but if it is, then good.
Yeah, it's true. Their Star Wars movie got cancelled too.
Although I think they got tired of GoT long before that, and long before they ran out of source material. The event they always said they were excited to do was the Red Wedding, at the end of the 3rd season. Once that was done, they lost their motivation.
Season 4 is where I'd say the cracks in the writing start to show, when they make Ramsay a comic book villain that gets away with anything. Can't find [this season 4 scene](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyZGPyERuq8) without the added music, but it's just an unbelievably dumb scene. It's the first time I remember being disappointed in the writing.
Then in season 5 they still had plenty of material to adapt, but they started butchering the book story to get through it more quickly. The book material for Dorne and the Ironborn is pretty good but they rushed through it.
HBO wanted extra seasons, GRRM wanted to give more input, they could have gotten more gap years to work on the story. They just didn't want to.
Well, tbh, they never actually ran out of source material. A Feast for Crows and a Dance with Dragons + the sample chapters of TWoW would have provided them easily with 3 seasons of TV. Instead they chose to squash everything in one season (Season 5) and omit large parts of the books. They were just two lazy fucks who didn't understand the source material.
Per George RR Martin, the show needed 11-12 seasons and that's what was promised to him, HBO was willing to fund as many seasons they wanted, but the Benioff and Weiss were exposed as the terrible writers they were in seasons 6, 7, 8 and wanted to run before they caught any more heat.
They are capable at adapting existing books, that I'll give them, but awful at writing original material. Knowing this they wanted to bail and go to where they could literally do nothing and still get paid. Hence why they bailed on Star Wars (can you imagine how they'd be treated if they butchered Star Wars canon?) and went to Netflix where they just put out shit.
So, you say, "Good, they didn't get to ruin GoT any further" but that's the thing, they could have handed it off to the bevy of excellent writers HBO had at their disposal.
They were too proud to allow Sapochnik, Taylor, et al, to take over and hastily wrapped it up in the stupidest and most insulting way possible.
Seriously, fuck those guys.
Dexter also got hurt by airing at the same time as Breaking Bads final season, arguably one of if not the best final seasons ever.
I haven't seen Dexter. But GOT finale was pathetic and genuinely sad to watch. So much potential, character arcs, storylines and just plain logic got thrown away just for D&D to try and subverb expectations. I have a hard time watching the early seasons because of the last few ones.
The fact the actors were as open about them not likeing it as they could be while still in contract said everything.
It went from being one of the greatest shows ever (Seasons 1-4), to one of the better shows on TV (seasons 5-6), to one of the most infuriating, gut-wrenchingly stupid, face in hands terrible shows (seasons 7-8) of all time.
I've never felt so indignant and betrayed by a TV show.
Seriously, fuck benioff and weiss.
House of Cards
I think they did the best they could given the circumstances, so I'm not going to put them in the same category as Game of Thrones, where they just plain fucked up with everything going for them.
It got bad after season 2. Once Frank became president, they didn't know what to do with the show.
Scrolled so far to find this. The last season was doomed before filming, barely anyone even watched it
Gilmore Girls. S7 was so wild, especially considering how the creator(s) wanted to end the series originally
Fuck that last season, and fuck the extra 4 episode miniseries they did years later. Was the whole point of both to just ruin Rory’s character?
The only thing I liked about the miniseries was Emily's storyline about dealing with the death of Richard.
Once Upon A Time
The show had already gone down the drain after the Frozen tie-in (and then all the other advertisements in future seasons) but season 7 ... there is no season 7.
It has some good storylines after the Frozen arc, but I only watched a couple of episodes into season 7 before I dropped it.
Agree. Season 8 had such a nice, heart-warming ending... And then they continued with the 9th season which was total bs
Technically, season 9 was a spin off. So it didn’t count.
I really wish more fans would just say this instead of insisting season 9 was actually canon and affected the 8 seasons of the actual show.
Season 9 is like a penis grafted to an elbow of a guy who needed to keep it alive before Corona virus delayed the surgery.
You speak of a season nine. They didn't make a season 9. I SAID THEY DIDN'T MAKE A SEASON 9! A great ending after 8 seasons.
For any British posters on here. Only fools and horses. Beloved national treasure finished with one of the greatest trilogy of episodes to give everyone a happy ending.
Then dragged back for three awful episodes that ruined the happy ending and didn’t have a single laugh in any of them. When those scripts were put in for approval the BBC should have burned them and then shot all the actors so there was no chance of it ever being filmed
They had their moments but it's definitely a show that should have ended when they became millionaires. I think partly John Sullivan wanted to give Rodney and Cassandra a baby but I'm sure all the money the BBC chucked at him probably helped. It's a shame because the '96 trilogy was close to perfection.
Bobby's World. That 7th season really jumped the shark.
TIL that show went on for 7 seasons. What happened to the show?
The final moments of the final episode were so fucking bad…
Maybe but i cant be mad at Nathan Fillion so it gets a pass
Have you watched the rookie?
The main female protagonist was so capable, smart, and good at her job on top of being naturally gorgeous. Then they started heavy with the makeup and eyelashes that look like butterfly wings for no reason.
It kinda reduced her to little more than a sexy cop and the male protagonist's love interest.
Yeah I feel like Lucifer was guilty of this too. Chloe became more of a "mom/love interest" and less of a cop as the show went on.
Fillion is great though and I thought Tom Ellis was great in his role as Lucifer too. I think they both stole the show from their female co-leads with their charm in a way.
The L word. No one knows what happened there.
Yeah, I dunno. I felt like that show was always going down...
Master of None. Was so excited we were getting a new season until I made it about 10 minutes into the first episode. Why even give it the same name if you are going to create a completely different show? What a disappointment.
Yeah that was odd.
Omg yes!!! It was so depressing.
There’s a season 3!?
I don’t know how to feel.
Season 2 had me so hyped for season 3 and then everything in between fucked the show
It really was the master of none
This is the actual real answer. I went in knowing it was different and tried to appreciate it artistically but it was still awful.
I rewatch the first 3 seasons a couple times a year and pretend the 4th season doesn’t exist.
I can at least enjoy the 4th season for what it is.
The 5th season though...
Season 4 managed to have some hilarious bits - especially for Tobias - if you're willing to wait for the loooonnng payoffs that are overlaps from the individual character's perspective reframed later in the season.
Underrated genius way to deliver punchlines when you're not able to get all the actors together at the same time.
Season 5 was an embarrassment.
They’ve made a huge mistake
This one hurts.
*in Ron Howard* “It did hurt”
Designated Survivor fell off a cliff
All I can think of is the kid who played President Kirkman's son, Tanner Buchanan, got real lucky when he left that show and ended up on Cobra Kai. He's way better there lol.
That’s a show that had a really interesting premise and then rode the coattails of that for a while but just got bad fast.
Well, Happy Days jumped the shark
I wonder how many people realize the phrase Jump the Shark, comes from an actual moment in an actual show?
I hated that ending SO much.
Omg I just rewatched this show. I forgot how bad the ending was. It made me so mad all over again! The ending basically undoes everything they’ve worked towards. So pointless.
I adore that show. But that ending was fucking pointless and almost ruined the rest of the show for me.
Killing Eve 😩 I still can’t believe how they messed up what was supposed to be an incredible show. Okay maybe the third season was also not the greatest, but the fourth really just… ruined it.
As much as it pains me to admit this … Gilmore Girls. By the last season it was new writers and they just destroyed the last season. And then ASP tried to fix it with AYITL …
Sliders. Though more than just last season but….
Yeah, Prof leaving and it going from sliding to different compelling situations to a more overarching “Earth vs Klingons” thing.
I came here for this. I really liked the first two season. I could not even finish the series it got so bad.
They could easily take that concept and reboot a successful show with it.
How I met your mother
I liked the last season for the most part, just not the last like 2 episodes
Complete opposite for me, fucking hated every single episode except from the final 2. My issue was that they made a weekend into 20 episodes and 20 years into 2 episodes. Such a dumb fucking move
They spend an entire fucking season focused on Barney and Robin's wedding and then immediately after they just casually reveal that their relationship fell apart and Barney's life is basically ruined. Just so Ted can go bang her in the end.
Plus I absolutely hate that "will they won't they" crap. The answer is always they won't. You spend years setting up a couple as fundamentally incompatible and showing them fail at being in a relationship over and over and I'm just supposed to believe that *this time* they lived happily ever after? Bullshit, they broke up a month after the credits rolled.
This is why I hated the final season. Like hey hope you enjoyed twenty episodes of Barney and Robin's wedding, btw they broke up lol. Like I didn't like them as a couple anyways but god what a complete waste of time.
This is the first one that comes to mind. The GOT and Dexter ones were worse because the shows were SO good. HIMYM is not in the same league, but still a good show and the last season was HORRIBLE.
Game of Thrones followed by Dexter.
Oof dexter was pretty bad.
Dexter was on a long slow descent since season 4. I literally refer to S7 as "The strip club season" because that was the only good part.
Too bad, I think S1 is one of the best murder mystery seasons ever made for TV.
Season 4 was the best.
Ending of Season 4 was one of the best tv episodes ever.
Sherlock (bbc version) I see no one talking about how shit it was in comparison to season 2
The first 2 series are phenomonol. 3rd series was basically Moffat and gatiss pandering to fangirls. Series 4... the lying detective is fantastic. Then the last episode... just so disjointed and ridiculous. The girl on the plane... and of course THAT character "only ever wanting a hug". Fuck you Moffat. 10 years of my life for that shit.
To be fair, although the first 2 seasons were pretty solid a lot of those same problems were still present at a lower level. The plot contrivances, the speedrunning of the mysteries, having every side character exist just to make Sherlock look smarter. The hound of the baskervilles episode hinged on a fictional CIA fear toxin where everybody was just hallucinating the hound.
A blast from the past!
With all that happened, a lot of people forgot how risqué and daring that show was. It's well written, honest top shelf comedy. Family life in its ordinary glory.
It's an important show.
Yeah for real, that show was ruined Season 9. The first episode was great and the last like 5-10 minutes of the series can still make me cry. I appreciate the effort at doing something different but they really just botched it
This is the real true answer. The Connors may have won the lottery, but viewers definitely didn't.
Dexter. It flies in the face of so much of what Dexter is about.
Game of Thrones is bad but the larger plot points are fine. It's just rushed and poorly written.
“He has the best story”
There is a whole arc from the books that never made it close to the show that could have explained what was going on instead of that hot mess final season. They just shit the bed.
S7 & 8, really.
While I didn't dislike what they were trying to do in season 2, it felt like the budget and time wasnt there..and so we went from a cool bladerunneresque filmnoir series, to a cheap-feeling dystopian power struggle, that was meant to fit into an epic narrative, that instead felt rushed and small.
I absolutely loved the first season but it got really convoluted and I had a hard time caring about the characters after that.
The true finale was beautiful. Finished the story where it needed to, told the best story for where the characters were going, wrapped up everything where it didn't need to go on.
AND THEN they decided to make another season, bring in a whole bunch of new actors, characters, didnt get the actors who made the series amazing. It was almost as if it was supposed to be a spin off but then decided not to commit and just called it another season
Cuz that's exactly what happened. Bill Lawrence has come out and said that it was intended to be a spinoff, but the network forced them to make it season 9.
Two and a half men. It was rumoured for weeks that Charlie was coming back and then he gets squashed by a falling piano. Major waste
That show probably should have ended when he did, the recasting and direction the show took after wasn't great. I think the showrunners wanted to prove they didn't NEED Charlie, but they kinda did.
The Walking Dead
Voltron Legendary Defender
Everything after the first half of season 6 just sucks imo, but the last season was real shit. I'm still angry about it, and always will be
Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place
That show took a nosedive after Pizza Place left.
Heroes and Game of Thrones
I feel like Heroes only had one really good season. By halfway through season two it was already bad.
Pretty sure the writers strike happened in season 2. That's why it went so bad so fast. It had a great setup with lovable and hateable characters, but the strike killed the shit out of it.
Omg, Heroes! Wasn't it because of the writers strike? The end was just a confusing wad of fuck. So much potential too. Shame.
I'll argue Hogan's Heroes on CBS, ended in 1971 with the rural purge. The problem is the show was canceled and there is no resolution to the characters. I'd like if the American liberated the POW camp and Klink and Schultz were jailed but eventually forgiven. In retrospect on a wiki Fandom page, a writer speculated that Klink knew about the tunnels underneath the camp and ignored them to help the allies and the resistance defeat Germany faster.
A perfect blend of espionage and comedy. It was on in syndication when I got home from school as a kid.
That’s a movie I’d see.
Rosanne- nearly every episode was senseless
And the finale was really out there.
superstore, because it wasnt supposed to end and they had already filmed most of it when it was canceled, so everything was rushed, and they didnt get to play out the story lines they wanted to.
I love the ending personally, it seemed a little rushed but it did package up a few plot lines as well as leading it to a happy ending. Idk why they just kinda out Jonah into politics without much lead up to that though. Like there was not even a mention of him wanting to other than his smartass righteous attitude within the show. Garretts speech always gets me in tears.
Dexter. By a mile.
Or at least it did until the new last season came out, so I guess Game of Thrones wins another undeserved award!
My name is Earl
A whole season of filler and build up just for it to get cancelled
House M.D. I ended up liking the last episode but most of the last season was lacking.
I have to disagree. Sure House M.D. kind of changed to being a lot more about his outside life instead of the medical mysteries in the last season but it was still good, it wasn't a bad season and certainly not worthy of terrible title.
Honestly no episode in that show falls below a 7.5 for me, sure it can get repetitive sometimes but they do enough in each episode to make it different enough for it to be still enjoyable.
I liked how they ended it, too, but the last season was nowhere near on par with the rest of the series.
Yeah in the last 2 seasons it just got more and more crazy. House driving through the hospital, performing bathtub surgery on his own legs, etc.
Well, ain't I in for a wild ride. I'm near finished season 5
Deadwood. They cancelled the show without a proper ending. The cast didn't even know it was being cancelled.
God, that was such a good show.
This is the first show in here I actually watched. And I agree :-)
My Name is Earl, granted it’s not really their fault the show got cancelled when it did but that last season sucked.
Game of Thrones
It seemed like they were exhausted and out ideas and just wanted to get it over with
Sons Of Anarchy. Fucking awful.