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Old June 30 2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Satisfying Cancelled Show Endings

Which cancelled shows ended in a way that satisfied you even though the shows were cut before their prime?
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Old June 30 2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Re: Satisfying Cancelled Show Endings

The A.V. Club did an interesting feature addressing this question a couple years ago.

Of their picks, the ones I would choose are Freaks and Geeks and Firefly (which, arguably, had a more satisfying conclusion on television than on the big screen).
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Old June 30 2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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Re: Satisfying Cancelled Show Endings

Caprica, SGU, Dollhouse, Farscape and Sanctuary all had satisfying endings.

It was a bummer that Caprica S2+ was summed up in the Epilogue, but, it was very satisfying as far as knowing where it went,

SGU, another bummer that ended, but, it was a poetic end that was open-ended yet satisfying.

Sanctuary could easily have gone on longer, but, it ended on a Chapter end that wrapped up what had come before.

Dollhouse, S2 could easily have been streched into a 3rd Season, and it might've been even better had some stuff not been so rushed, but, it was great Nonetheless.

Farscape was one of the most painful and rude cliffhangers ever when they cancelled it end of S4, thank Goodness they finally did Peacekeeper Wars to tie it up (though a full 5th Season would've been better than the 4 ep Mini Series)
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Old June 30 2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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The A.V. Club did an interesting feature addressing this question a couple years ago.
I know. This thread was inspired by that.
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Old June 30 2013, 10:25 PM   #5
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I thought the "Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles" ending was done very well.
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Old June 30 2013, 10:55 PM   #6
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I loved the end of Angel; there doesn't need to be anymore show as all the remaining main characters died in the ensuing battle. Angel himself was probably incinerated seconds after engaging the dragon and then the world proceeded to end.

That's what I choose to think happened anyway.

I also like the end to Dollhouse and hold out hope that Warehouse 13 and Nikita will end well.
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Old June 30 2013, 11:26 PM   #7
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Eureka ended nicely.

And thank god we got the Peacekeeper Wars for Farscape.

Sarah Connor frustrated me. I wanted to know what happened next.
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Old June 30 2013, 11:35 PM   #8
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I was really happy with the Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles ending.
Firefly was fantastic from start to finish (obviously we never wanted it to finish,) but it had a mighty fine finish.
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Old July 1 2013, 12:07 AM   #9
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Eureka ended nicely.

And thank god we got the Peacekeeper Wars for Farscape.

Sarah Connor frustrated me. I wanted to know what happened next.
I just finished Eureka yesterday morning, and yea, it ended well. But did it get warning it was the end before Season started, or did they have to scramble to tie up something, they initially planned on stretching out? Just started Warehouse 13, so, yea, after watching it straight through to S4 end, it'll be a bummer waiting all that time for the last 6 episodes if it doesn't end well

Yea, Sarah Connor ending was definitely a bummer to not get resolution to
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Old July 1 2013, 12:15 AM   #10
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Re: Satisfying Cancelled Show Endings

Farscape before The Peacekeeper Wars. In Retrospect, how they ended Bad Timing was classic Farscape. At the time, Jon and Aeryn were a fantastic couple, but the universe just didn't allow them to be happy.
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Old July 1 2013, 01:11 AM   #11
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Tron: Uprising was cancelling on a cliffhanger, but it turned out to flow perfectly into Tron: Legacy. I was more impressed by the cancelled ending than I probably would have been had the show had a full run.
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Old July 1 2013, 01:40 AM   #12
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I just finished Eureka yesterday morning, and yea, it ended well. But did it get warning it was the end before Season started, or did they have to scramble to tie up something, they initially planned on stretching out?
After the cancellation was announced, they were actually given an extra episode so they could put a finale on the series. And since there was such a huge amount of lag time between the production on the final season and its airdate, they had time to figure out how they wanted to do it. They probably crammed the plans they'd had in mind for a final season into that one extra hour, but they did get to resolve things pretty much the way they wanted.


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Farscape before The Peacekeeper Wars. In Retrospect, how they ended Bad Timing was classic Farscape. At the time, Jon and Aeryn were a fantastic couple, but the universe just didn't allow them to be happy.
Yeah, I would've been satisfied with "Bad Timing"'s ending even without TPW. A conventional happy ending just wouldn't have seemed daring and subversive enough for Farscape. It was fitting that they'd wrap it up with something weird and outrageous and reassure us that the cast would continue to have insane and dangerous adventures even after the end of the series.
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Old July 1 2013, 02:02 AM   #13
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Re: Satisfying Cancelled Show Endings

1 Fugitive

2 The Wire

3 Little House on the Prairie - pure sadness wtf end, they Nuke their own town to say F*ck You!! to the wall street bankers

4 Cosby Show

5 Dinosaurs, disney henson, family massacre

6 TNG - Star Trek the next generation

7 Animaniacs Birds on a Wire Animaniacs Suite

8 Babylon 5 - Crusade + Lost Tales movie finale

9 Cowboy Bebop Mish-Mash Blues

10 Justice League cartoon Destroyer

11 Spiderman cartoon Final Curtain

12 Merlin Diamond of the Day

13 Farscape

14 N.E Tranquility Base Our Town

15The Colbys wtf abducted by aliens ending
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Old July 1 2013, 02:31 AM   #14
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Firefly (which, arguably, had a more satisfying conclusion on television than on the big screen).
I'd really like to hear those arguments, since FIREFLY was shown entirely out of order with the pilot last. Two episodes were not aired during first run. And there was no conclusion. So how did it "arguably" conclude better on TV than on the big screen? I'm curious.
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Old July 1 2013, 02:35 AM   #15
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I thought when they cancelled Stargate SG1 after season 7, it was totally satisfying. Lost City was the perfect finale.

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What?

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Three more seasons? But how did they go on without Richard Dean Anderson?

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But if they beat both the Gu'ald and the Replicators in season 8, how did they go on after that?

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Oh dear LORD!
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