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22 August 2010 @ 10:45 pm
30 Days of TV Meme - Day 22  

This is such a toss up for me because I think there were three recent series finales lately that were just so satisfying to audience members that they have to go in my favorites.

Pushing Daisies
Ugly Betty

Now all three of these have the same thing in common. 1. They were a great, respectful end to the shows (not a big fuck you networks for canceling me!) 2. They left things way open for the fanfic writers 3. And in being open, they left opportunities for most ships. These three left me with a "Now THAT is how you do a series finale!"

Now, if you want to talk about GREAT series finales, not just favorites, I think it has to go to another three.

The Sopranos

There is a reason these three are still talked about to this day.

But my ALL time hands down favorite series finale is:

Six Feet Under

From start to finish, I was crying my heart out over this one. Just to see the incredible journeys of the characters, how they progressed in the future, as Claire goes off in her own life. It's heartwrenching, amazing, and just all together breathtaking. The last six minutes are THE BEST six minutes of television I have ever witnessed in my life. HBO can do great tv, that is for sure. :) (And just trying to find those last six minutes, watching it again, I started to cry)

Day 01 - A show that never should have been cancelled (Starved)
Day 02 - A show you wish more people were watching (Nurse Jackie)
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season) (Glee)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever (Angel)
Day 05 - A show you hate (Jersey Shore)
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show (Can't decide!)
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show (Eternity and Smiletime)
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch (Rome & Six Feet Under)
Day 09 - Best scene ever (End of "The One With The Jellyfish from Friends")
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving (Legend of the Seeker)
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you (Veronica Mars)
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times (A lot)
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show (Care Bears, Saved by the Bell, Out of this World)
Day 14 - Favorite male character (Jim Profit)
Day 15 - Favorite female character (Cordelia Chase)
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Day 17 - Favorite mini series (The Thorn Birds and Angels in America)
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence (Nip/Tuck)
Day 19 - Best TV show cast (Seinfeld)
Day 20 - Favorite kiss (C/A kiss in Awakening)
Day 21 - Favorite ship (Caleb/Livvie from Port Charles and Cordelia/Angel from BTVS/ATS)
Day 22 - Favorite series finale (Six Feet Under)
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death
samsom: side by sidesamsom on August 23rd, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
(not a big fuck you networks for canceling me!)

haha, any particular series' finale you have in mind with that sentence?? *arched eyebrow*
Kelly: C/A Togetherxlivvielockex on August 24th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
It's not the one you are thinking of. When I get to WTF?! Season Finale, I will so talk about it. It's not one people will expect. I will say this, it is one of Debs' favorite shows. Old school shows. ;)
samsom: best friendssamsom on August 24th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Ah, I think I know. But I will leave the surprise to your post. :D
leobrat: The Firstleobrat on August 23rd, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
Okay, so, the whole world raves about the Six Feet Under series finale, and the 'Breathe Me' sequence, and I've never watched the show, so I know I'm spoiling myself and watching it out of context, but I clicked on it, and I'm pretty sorta intrigued. Plus I'm becoming Alan Ball's bitch just a little more every day, so...
Kellyxlivvielockex on August 24th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Six Feet Under is what made me fall in love with Alan Ball. I have gotten a lot of people hooked on SFU. It's an incredibly well crafted show, especially if you love characters. Each character is fully developed, real, flawed. I can't say enough about it. Really you should watch it.
Going through the motionsrowanda380 on August 23rd, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
yay, you liked the season finale of friends? I thought I was the only one who did :0)
Kellyxlivvielockex on August 24th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
My husband and I are Monica and Chandler, right down to the infertility problems so when they got their dream house, the twins, all of it, it gave me hope and resonated with me. I wasn't much of a Ross/Rachel shipper but it was nice that they finally got a happy ending too.
Going through the motionsrowanda380 on August 24th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
I just kind of felt like the whole thing was well wraped up and realistic, in a television comedy kind of way. It was nice. I am glad that their part resonated with you, that is sweet :0)
Sunny: True Pamsunny_serenity on August 24th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
LOL! I kinda hated the SFU ending cos I was all: Damn! Now EVERYONE is gonna know who Sia is! *fist shake* However, it IS one of the most complete and realised finales ever. So it totally gets props for that. Also, ALAN BALL! OMG!

(not a big fuck you networks for canceling me!)
Funniest thing ever. You kind of understand it but there's that huge possibility that it can isolate fans.
Kellyxlivvielockex on August 26th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
The thing with the big FU to the networks type of finales is that it won't change anything. You got cancelled. You aren't punishing the people who didn't watch, you are punishing the people that did watch. Isn't it better to give your fans the best ending possible than to dissolve into pettiness?