According to an article most eloquently written by Nicholas Nadel, TV really does get rubbish when it reaches the end of the series in question. It seems writers almost give up, and quite frankly don’t give a damn about whether or not the general public live in celebration of a wonderful ending, as the home water cooler chat will soon change to something different anyway. We thought we’d take you on a trip down memory lane, and remind you of a few of those classic programmes that kept us glued to the sofa, and yet fell at the final hurdle:
Rosanne: The over-used “it was just a dream” cop-out was revealed in the final episode of this lovable sit-com, except this time it was “it was just part of a book that Rosanne had penned to deal with her husband’s death”. Hmm.
The X Files: The main problem here appeared to be that the Mulder and Scully we knew and loved, well, disappeared. Their much-less-cool counterparts were brought in and faffed around, but the public just didn’t love them.
That 70s Show: You can still catch the re-runs which actually feature Ashton Kutcher and Topher Grace. But they don’t feature in the final series, and that really was the problem.
If you have any other wonderful/dreadful shows you particularly like to chat about around the home water cooler, then do get in touch and let us know. Who knows, we may even include your thoughts in one of our future blogs.