Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Morning S--t Storm!!!

Last night was the series finale of Lost, or as I like to call it "Gilligans Island on Acid."

I didn't watch it because I could care less about smoke monsters, however it does bring up a nice little shit storm.

What is the best series finale of all time?

Now, for our writers/readers who continually disregard the prompts presented in the shit storm I do want to emphasize that this is best FINALE not the best TV show.


As you probably surmised this storm is yet another excuse to talk about the greatest TV show of all time.

The Wire.

This is also an excellent opportunity (For myself and Icehouse) to flex our Wire elitism by showing how our show is better than your show.

Go ahead and challenge us. Everyone who had some sort of emotional experience during Lost, grew up with Friends, or thought Seinfeld is bigger than it actually is have NO FUCKING CLUE.

Let's examine The Wire series finale.

In the final montage we see that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Corner boys will still be slinging, cops drinking, politicians corrupting, newspapers dying, hoppers.....hopping, addicts shooting, and honest people will still climb the uphill battle of doing right in this world.

While the 5th season wasn't the best it did accomplish a lofty goal. The ever cynical Simon did manage to tie up some emotional connection we've had over the years while giving enough information to predict/debate what would come of our favorite characters in the future.

That and Cheese died.

Ok so let's hear it. Best series finale.

It's all in the game.


  1. I'm going to defer until tomorrow morning and see what kind of ludicrous/insanely unthinkable/realistic shit Jack Bauer pulls tonight.

    For the meantime I'm going with the M*A*S*H* finale because it was the most watched television event in American history (check it... even more than any Super Bowl). I realize that the content may not be on par with 'The Wire' finale or of another but should be acknowledged.

  2. Your stats are out of date, Anon. This year's Super Bowl beat M*A*S*H.

  3. All of the season finales of the Wire were great, because they all provided a measure of closure. Unfortunately, I thought the 5th season's was far weaker than Season 3 and 4. It's probably due to the fact that those seasons were phenomenal, but regardless.

    But seeing Cheese die was great. "This sentimental motherfucker just cost us money."

  4. M*A*S*H is actually a good call. if nothing else just for the shear number of people affected.

    Agreed on all accounts with the Wire episodes. IMO season 5 was one of the weaker seasons. However if we're talking about SERIES finale's the Wire is number one hands down.

    At first I was kinda pissed that all the story lines weren't wrapped up. (i.e Randy) But at the end I think Simon did make an effort to at least acknowledge some of the characters for the viewers. I would've liked to see more of Bunny and Namond, but the appearance of Nicky Sobatka (along with the whole port development backstory) was nice. I think at the end Simon knows that most of the fans are smart enough to draw their own conclusions, and Wire fans are also smart enough to want to debate the possible outcomes/meanings of events that aren't completely resolved.

    Same could be said of the Soprano's finale, which is why i actually enjoyed the final scene.

  5. It catches a lot of shit, but I actually liked the Seinfeld finale. It certainly wasn't the best episode of the series, but I thought it wrapped it up in a way that was true to the series: cold, calloused, and degrading. Everyone went to jail for making fun of a fat guy getting robbed. Awesome.

  6. Same here on Seinfeld, I thought it was a good way to relive some of the better episodes and characters.

  7. The problem with the Seinfeld ending was that it was a big clip show. If it had been nothing but new material, that would have been infinitely better. The idea behind it was good, but the outcome was frankly insulting to the series.

  8. The Seinfeld finale was cop out. They couldn't think of a way to end a show that had no extended plot. They just said, "hey, remember this guy from those other episode? wasn't that funny?"

  9. 24 last night was pretty legit. Not best finale ever though. Bettere than Lost for sure