These shows are prime examples of how NOT to end a series.

Toggle through the worst finales in TV history now.

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Cubeslave

I have to disagree about Seinfeld. It was exactly the sort of ending the series deserved, short of the jail cell actually being some sort of afterlife inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit."

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I really wish, that people who are just too stupid or too lazy to understand the finale of "Lost" would once and for all stop blaming the writers for it. All you had to do was keeping up and think a little bit more than you usually do.

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Forever Knight had the worst series finale, hands down.

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The Dexter finale really was crap -_-"

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I loved Lost till the very end: IMO the series finale was amazing!

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This is ridiculous and whiny trash. Most of these were fantastic endings.

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I think all series finales stink. Too much hype, and really, if you loved the show and characters, there's a lot of emotion with the series ending. A show that's been on for 6, 7, 8 or more years cannot be summed up in one episode. It's just impossible.

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Breaking Bad. Their series finale was perfect.

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@ C Lew

I don't think you've watched enough series' finales if you think they all stink and yet think all series finales try to sum up the show in one episode. Great series finale off the top of my head, Married With Children. The show was never serious, nothing every really changed, so in the finale there's this big build up of the daughter getting married in typical grand finale fashion, then she says screw it, refuses to marry, the family gives a "woah Bundy" and the show ends.

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dating myself nbut st. elsewhere. it was all just the imagination of an autistic boy. what crap.

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I think Desperate Housewives had 1 of the most satisfying series finales ive ever seen ... it wasnt just ghosts and a new housewife ...it was a sweet way of saying goodbye to everything that had happened while teasing us a bit with the new housewife ...plus the way the series did a full circle with their lead women was extremely satisfying and the fact that they all leave and go on to do other stuff makes for a good end unlike other shows that make u wonder ok so...what happens next?

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Wow, I can think of so many that deserved to be on this list instead of ones on it.. prison break, the new 90210, the secret life.. to name a few