Thanks for stopping by! If you like what you read, tell your friends! If you don't like what you read, tell your enemies! Either way, please post a comment, even if it's just to tell us how much we suck! (We're really needy!) You can even follow us @JasonBerner! Or don't! See if we care!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ends That Are Mean

So we had a bit of a spread on the "worst finale for an otherwise basically good show" poll.  "Seinfeld" won with 40% (40% being two votes--boy, we need more readers).  An understandable choice: The "Seinfeld" finale was certainly disappointing.  The main problem was that the show about nothing decided inexplicably to experiment with a bit of plot: Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer get locked up for violating a town's "good samaritan" law.  But the Solipsist is afraid that his loyal readers got this one wrong.  See, the "Seinfeld" finale had one redeeming feature, specifically, the very end, in which George and Jerry unwittingly reprise the inane conversation that started it all years earlier.  That was a nice touch.

No, the correct answer to the question of what was the WORST finale EVER is clearly "The X-Files."  It was not only bad, not merely disappointing, but downright insulting.  After loyal viewers had tolerated Chris Carter's ever-more obvious lack of a clue as to where the whole thing was going, they were treated to a finale that was largely a CLIP SHOW, draped loosely on the premise of some kind of trial of Mulder!  Who did they think was watching the finale?  First-time viewers who needed a refresher on "the story so far"?  No, this was bad on all levels.

But it may not end up as the last word on bad finales.  The Wife of Solipsist (WOS) voted for "Lost" pre-emptively.  We'll have to wait another season-plus for the verification, but the fear here is that the writers and producers never really expected the show to be as successful as it's been, and so they've, you should excuse the expression, lost themselves in a branching labyrinth of multiplying storylines that not even Theseus with all the string in the world could find his way out of.  Remember folks, you read it here first.

1 comment:

  1. I fear that WOS may be right, as concurred in my post two days ago. Let's lower our expectations on this one.