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
The hit BBC show Sherlock ended it’s four-series run this past weekend, and I’m happy to say I was a fan right through the end. This show had a shockingly good debut all the way back in 2010 and, like everybody else, I waited patiently over the years for each new exciting installment. It made superstars out of lead actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, it spawned two American clones, and it’s probably defined the character for the new century.
Sherlock was a pretty good show.
Sherlock was far from perfect, though. By seasons three and four, I think it was struggling under the weight of its own dazzling debut. The creative people involved were more weathered and deep in the business by the end, and I think they were unable to re-capture the magic of the first two seasons. But I don’t fault Sherlock. It’s still a grand achievement and a delight to watch again and again.
And since there’s a solidly finite number of episodes, I’ve decided to rank them from worst to best! In my own opinion, of course. Your thoughts may vary, and I’d love to see your own list in the comments!
Join me after the jump as I rank all 13 episodes of Sherlock!
New episodes of the hit BBC show start on Jan. 1! It’s been years since the last episodes of Sherlock, so I, for one, am very excited. It helps that this prologue is entitled ‘Many Happy Returns’.
How did Sherlock cheat death? What’s he going to do now that Moriarty is gone? Will the show still be awesome?
Sherlock has always had such an odd style. Three episodes, each about an hour and a half long, appear almost back-to-back in January and then disappear for at least a year. Who runs a TV show like that?