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Game of Thrones... Is it worth it?


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but the real question....has any mega show ever pulled off an ending and is it even possible to actually satisfied the collective audience that has invested years into a TV show? 

LOST, GOT, SOA, etc.  most of my favorite shows (and I don't actually watch much random TV) left me disappointed in the end.   Didn't watch the Sopranos but heard the same there too.  

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1 hour ago, CRA said:

but the real question....has any mega show ever pulled off an ending and is it even possible to actually satisfied the collective audience that has invested years into a TV show? 

LOST, GOT, SOA, etc.  most of my favorite shows (and I don't actually watch much random TV) left me disappointed in the end.   Didn't watch the Sopranos but heard the same there too.  

Six Feet Under absolutely NAILED the ending.

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1 hour ago, CRA said:

but the real question....has any mega show ever pulled off an ending and is it even possible to actually satisfied the collective audience that has invested years into a TV show? 

LOST, GOT, SOA, etc.  most of my favorite shows (and I don't actually watch much random TV) left me disappointed in the end.   Didn't watch the Sopranos but heard the same there too.  

I thought Band of Brothers got it right, although in fairness, they pretty much had it written for them.  

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4 hours ago, Inimicus said:

Six Feet Under absolutely NAILED the ending.

Yeah I wouldn't say say Six Feet Under was a massive show though.    Justified had a fantastic ending too but not a massive show.   Parks and Rec, etc.

But yeah it's kind of true, if a show is SO popular, all those years, so connected with fans, which ones really were amazing?   Breaking Bad was pretty close, M.A.S.H.    But there is a lot of examples like you posted.  

I really do think people are so sad to see something go that a lot of animosity goes into their judgement.

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13 hours ago, CRA said:

but the real question....has any mega show ever pulled off an ending and is it even possible to actually satisfied the collective audience that has invested years into a TV show? 

LOST, GOT, SOA, etc.  most of my favorite shows (and I don't actually watch much random TV) left me disappointed in the end.   Didn't watch the Sopranos but heard the same there too.  

Sopranos was perfect and completely embodied the entire show+ mafia concept, people just didn't get it at the time.

And Yes most triple A TV does actually pull off an ending.

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On 2/5/2021 at 1:53 PM, CRA said:

Game of Thrones was my favorite show of ALL TIME.  And it wasn't even close.  The last season did change that.   Largely the final episode.  While the last season wasn't on par w/ the standard I held them to.... a decent final episode would have kept it as my favorite all time. Probably still in my top 10 because the ride was really really good and I guess a bad ending shouldn't erase that. 

If you quit on season 5? Yeah, keep watching.  You didn't even get to some of the really good stuff. 

 

My favorite of all time also. Number 2 is Last Kingdom and 3 is Outlander.

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14 hours ago, OHYO said:

My favorite of all time also. Number 2 is Last Kingdom and 3 is Outlander.

I liked Last Kingdom a lot too.  Maybe I'll need to try out Outlander. 

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1 hour ago, CRA said:

I liked Last Kingdom a lot too.  Maybe I'll need to try out Outlander. 

Lots of accurate NC Scottish history to sort through in seasons 4 and 5 in Outlander. Netflix has up to season 4 I think, then you have to do a Starz free 7 day to get up to date. Outlander is still filming also. 

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There is definitely a downgrade in quality after S6 but it was still better than a lot of TV.  To be honest, I think he first half of the final season was really good, it was the last episode that was pretty stupid.  I still have it somewhere between 6-9 all-time for me.

As for shows with good endings, they are definitely the minority but do exist.  For my money Six Feet Under has the best finale and it is not even close.  It is one of my top ten episodes of TV altogether.  The Leftovers (which is also my favorite series ) and The Americans would my next two.

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I'm kind of an eternal optimist when it comes to fandom things. 

It's the best show ever up through season 6. 

Season 7 was kind of like hmm that wasn't quite as good but hey they had to set up the last season right?

Season 8 was like wait..what? No this isn't right. what about x or y? wait they're never going to address that? wait no...they're not just going to end it withou-

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