TV is a fickle beast. Sometimes shows just can’t maintain the greatness we come to expect. Sometimes really good shows change writers or showrunners and the end just peters out. Sometimes the ending is so bad the show is forever tainted in the eyes of the world.
And sometimes when that happens, I go against the grain and end up loving the finale that everybody else hates! It has happened so often that I found six entries!
I like what I like, and sometimes I just don’t have a good explanation for why I like it. I am surprisingly easy to please in the middle of watching something. There are a lot of shows I hate, a lot of endings I loathe, but there have been a few times where I have either loved or have been perfectly happy with a show’s finale, only for the rest of the world and the internet to hate the ending with a fiery passion. I just don’t get it. And I doubt I can convince you to change your mind. It’s been years since watching some of these finales, and I honestly don’t remember as much as I would like. Don’t expect me to have big, amazing reasons for why I enjoyed all of the listed finales, I just liked them.
Join me after the jump to see just what kind of crap I actually enjoy. FULL SPOILERS for each of the shows mentioned.Read the rest of this entry
I am a member of several prominent fandoms. I love me some geeky TV shows, movies, video games, comics and more. And like any good geek, I can get super into the lore and backstories of these franchises. Got a wiki wormhole with dozens of pages devoted to the secret connections of several minor supporting characters? I’m in! I love a good lore.
Don’t understand what I’m talking about? Comedian Patton Oswalt explains it pretty well in this stand-up clip. Lore is not just the main story, but all the deeper histories behind the characters and settings. Lore isn’t just Frodo and the One Ring, it’s everyone who came before and everything in the Simariliion. Lore isn’t just Tyrion, Daenerys and John Snow playing the Game of Thrones, it’s the history of the Night’s Watch, Bran the Builder, Robert’s Rebellion, The Tales of Dunk and Egg and more. Game of Thrones has great lore.
And now I’m going to share my favorite lores with you! I’ve loved a few over the years, ignored others. Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!
I’ve wanted to write something about the television show Lost for awhile now, but considering it’s been more than two years since the show went off the air, there haven’t been many opportunities. But I absolutely loved Lost, and would willingly argue it as the best television show of all time. If not one of the best fictional narratives of all time. Lost was pretty damn awesome, is what I’m trying to say. I loved almost every minute of that show, even the episodes that sucked like the one about Jack’s tattoos. And I don’t care what the rest of the world says, I absolutely adored the finale. It was amazing from start to finish, and a perfect conclusion to the show.
It’s safe to say that I am definitely a Lost fanboy. A buddy of mine from work and I would hang out and just talk about our different theories for the show, and clearly we were not alone. Everybody was talking about Lost, and rightly so. The mysteries of that island were just fantastic.
A good idea would have been to list my favorite episodes, but that would require rewatching the entire series from start to finish, and I haven’t gotten around to doing that yet. I’ll watch it again one of these days, and it will be epic. So until then, I’ve decided to list my 6 favorite Lost characters. It’ll give me a chance to talk about some of my favorite parts of the show. Plus it’ll hopefully be another chance for my readers to share some of their favorite Lost memories and characters. This was a science fiction show of epic proportions, so I hope some of you were fans as well. Let’s get to the list, shall we?
WARNING!! There will be SPOILERS for Lost in this list. So don’t read if you don’t want to be spoiled for a long cancelled TV show.