How many times has the end of a series disappointed you? Maybe a little, or maybe “throw your book at the wall” disappointed?
Merlin (COME ON!)
The Hunger games. (I personally found the first two wonderful…the third wasn’t nearly so IMO, though I don’t think others share that opinion :))
JAG. (most of you probably don’t know I am a HUGE JAG fan….and they should have stopped at season 9. Season 10 was awful. Same thing with Scrubs: Because they should’ve just stopped at season 8!!
If you don’t know the endings and care to find out, google the shows I mentioned. You can find endless lists everywhere of this unfortunate phenomenon of disappointing series endings. I visited a few and had a great many laughs!
Which do you hear talk more of? A series that ends terribly? Or a series with an amazing finales?
I appreciate a series with a great ending. I mean, after investing so much time and money into a series, it’s only fair, right? To expect a great ending. Not necessarily a happy ending, but one that answers questions, and rights wrongs and leaves you with a sense of completion. The book series Matched had a good ending. Sisterhood of the traveling pants had a great ending (though I have not read book 5 but IMO book 4 for was a fantastic ending to their childhood).
I don’t appreciate reading/watching the end of a series and wanting to throw something or break something or scream!
This is where my ‘book review in disguise” comes in.
A great ending to an awesome series. (I’m crossing my fingers and hoping A Time to Rise matches this awesomeness.)
I compare it to the TV series 24. Please tell me someone has seen this series! The first season was amazing the first time you watch it – then, every subsequent season was more insane, crazy, edge-of-your-seat awesome than the previous one, until you’re pulling your hair out it’s so crazy the stuff they come up with.
That’s how I felt about the Yesterday series. Every book was better than the previous one. I never doubted that Book 6 would not be a great ending. Even the synopsis for book 6 left me on the edge of my seat.
The only thing I might have enjoyed more was if Tomorrow (book 5) and The Promise (Book 6) had been combined into one. Tomorrow was quite short, but full of a lot more action than The Promise. The way The Promise wrapped things up was important overall,
If you’re into sci fi/time travel, romance suspense…You. Must. Read. It.
Thus ends my analytical rant on TV / movie / book series, with a book review in disguise.