Even our favorite shows must eventually come to an end and there are a lot of TV show finales in 2019. Some shows you knew would only last so long, others might have worn out their welcome - and there are always the shows that have us asking why they can't go for ten seasons more. Even if viewers weren't ready to say their final goodbyes when a show is cancelled, some of the best series finales really closed things up nicely before being put to rest (beware of spoilers). And others? Well, you can vote on it.
Whenever a television series is based on books, you know that there's an end coming. The Series of Unfortunate Events is based on a book series that ended, so the show would have to as well. And we knew that it would be a bummer of a ride the whole time but that's what the show is about. Similarly, Game of Thrones - well, that is sort of doing its own thing as far as "emotionally intense and sort of based on books" shows go, but we knew GoT is going to have its final episodes in 2019. On the other hand, even if in our heart of hearts we suspected Marvel was going to pull Punisher from Netflix we still had hoped we'd see more than the last episode of season two, no matter how well things were wrapped up.
Even if we know a show is going to end, many of us want that finale to answer all the questions the season and the show has raised and leave us feeling satisfied. Or maybe we just want that character who always loses to win one time, just for us. The TV finales of 2019 are going to put us through an emotional wringer, we know it. But that's what loving a show is and though it's always tough to see a show go, some of these shows left us with plenty to remember.
Whatever you find most satisfying in a TV series finale, vote up the shows below that you think completely nailed it in their final episodes of 2019. You can also vote down any shows you thought may have missed the mark. Keep in mind, spoilers lurk below, so proceed with caution.
Title: "The Stockholm Syndrome"
Aired: May 16, 2019
Two months after the events of the previous episode, "The Change Constant," the group prepares to fly to Sweden for the Nobel ceremony. Everyone's tensions run high and Sheldon remains insensitive but what he has to say after he receives his medal soothes their feelings.
Actors: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
Number of Seasons: 6
Title: "Kimmy Says Bye!"
Aired: January 25, 2019
Kimmy tries to save their building, Lilian takes a final stand against gentrefication, and Titus has to choose between love and The Lion King.
Actors: Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
Number of Seasons: 4
Aired: April 4, 2019
Jimmy and Gretchen's wedding day starts off perfectly, but Edgar's looming passive aggressiveness and Gretchen's resentment of being taken care of throw a shadow over the event. The flash-forwards to their future bring context to the choice they make next as they go out for pre-wedding pancakes.
Actors: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges, Kether Donohue, Janet Varney, + more
Number of Seasons: 1
Aired: May 12, 2019
The nominating fight between Selina and her rivals reaches its climax, as their race comes to a historic finish. While covering up her crimes, she sells her soul in a desperate attempt to cling to power and her legacy and that of the other characters is revealed.
Actors: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale
Number of Seasons: 7