Dexter: Worst series finale, EVER. Once hailed as one of the best shows on television
, the show about a serial killer doing good peaked in the middle of its run and got more and more absurd as the episodes went on, culminating with the last bizarre episode of show that should have ended in its prime (and certainly before its plot hole-filled eighth season). As crazy as it sounds to think that one of the
could go out with such a shudder-inducing whimper, this isn't the first time such a travesty has occurred on the small screen.
The worst final episodes of great TV shows have a history almost as old as TV itself. Whenever an audience becomes so invested in a group of fictional people's lives that they can't imagine a way the series could possibly end (let alone that the series could end at all), it's hard to satisfy everyone. A far cry from the best series finales ever
, these series finale flops involve plot lines that never got wrapped up (whatever happened to Walt on Lost? And what about those polar bears?), used "convenient" ways to explain disastrous final seasons (It was all a dream! Or an autistic dream! Or a hyperbaric chamber sleep-induced dream!), or just copped out of explaining what happened to morally ambiguous characters by calling it an ambiguous end (cut to black!), these awful series finales represent the worst things that have happened to good TV.
What is the worst TV series finale of all time? Is Dexter the worst series finale ever? This list of the worst final episodes on TV is here to let the viewers decide what TV series finales were the biggest letdowns. If you think the Lost season finale was the worst way a TV series ever ended, vote it up and let the TV watching world know of your disdain for the worst series finales of all time.