Just not the kind any TV show really wants to make.
The HIMYM finale has been widely panned by critics and fans, with most thinking its major twists - the Mother is dead! Ted and Robin are together! - rendered the entire series theme, title and trajectory moot.
Where do you come down on the one-hour farewell? Was it merely a bad series finale? Or the worst series finale of all-time?
Compare the disappointing episode to the depressing, anger-filled, irritating ways in which other shows have come to an end now:
Talk about dragging out the obvious! The Sons of Anarchy finale was two hours for some reason, despite very little happening and the ending having been forecasted for weeks on end. We never thought we'd say this about SOA, but it was just boring.
Sookie helped Bill kill himself because he didn't think she could live a normal life with him around. So much for true love. And for the notion of True Blood as a wild and crazy series who definied "normal" in its own eccentric ways.