Watchers, recently we have said goodbye to some of our favorite shows, whether just until they next return, or perhaps, sadly, for good. Several genre shows got cancelled this year, some leaving fans hanging without a clear and decisive ending. If we’re lucky, shows end by agreement, with a plan and a proper send-off by its loose ends being tied up, such as Being Human. Often, however, cliffhanger season finales end up being series finales since the showrunners don’t know the show’s fate at the time they are writing.
This year, I was most bothered by the cancellation of these three shows that did not get to end properly: Almost Human, The Tomorrow People, and Revolution. Almost Human did get an ending of sorts, and though there were a few unanswered questions, at least there was not a cliffhanger. I enjoyed The Tomorrow People all season long, but have conflicting feelings about the finale. Some of it I liked, but I found the beginning plagued by what I can only describe as over-acting by some of the cast. Though the show did not exactly end on a cliffhanger, it was certainly setting up next season.
Revolution had great promise for next season, I think. I really enjoyed the show all along, and felt as though the new story they set up would have worked really well. I think I will miss Revolution most out of the three I mentioned.
The often silly but also very entertaining The Neighbors also met its demise, which I was also sorry to hear. I didn’t watch until this season, but always thoroughly enjoyed it.
As far as season finales go, some we have already discussed here, but I would like to say a bit about Supernatural. SPOILER ALERT! I have heard a lot of grumbling from some people about this season, but I thought it was quite good, and the last scene of the finale certainly sets up an intriguing story for next season, though I do wonder how long Demon Dean will be around.
So, Watchers, what about you? What genre shows were you particularly sorry to see go? Which season finales did you really like, or not enjoy (try to avoid spoilers, please).
True Blood and Falling Skies return June 22nd, Defiance on June 29th, and Dominion premieres that night, as well. Which will you be watching?