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    Updated on Jun 10, 2019. Posted on Jun 1, 2019

    23 TV Shows That Absolutely Nailed Their Final Episode

    It's never easy saying goodbye.

    In response to Game of Thrones ending with a finale some found not-so-great, we asked the BuzzFeed Community which TV shows they thought successfully nailed their finale. Here are the responses that'll make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.

    WARNING: MANY, MANY SPOILERS AHEAD.

    1. Six Feet Under (2001-2005)

    HBO

    "Not every ending was happy, but you knew what happened to everyone and you had no questions. It was not only satisfying, but the execution was beautiful and gives me goosebumps to this day."

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    2. Parenthood (2010-2014)

    NBC

    "I've watched nearly every TV show offered on Hulu/Netflix/Amazon Prime/HBO and so far Parenthood has wrapped up perfectly. It left the viewer feeling hopeful, incredibly sad, and nostalgic. There can't be a better one out there."

    kalis47d379720

    3. You're The Worst (2014-2019)

    FX

    "It wrapped everything up perfectly. The characters experienced a lot of growth, but stayed true to who they were. The ending was perfect for their relationship, and truly satisfying."

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    4. Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

    AMC

    "Every loose end was tied up, every character and storyline was circled back to, and every important event had a meaning in the end.It was heartbreaking, satisfying, and did the characters and storylines you loved justice."

    nicole512

    5. Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)

    NBC

    "I loved the way you got to see into the future to show how even though they part ways, the group always stays connected. It showed how the series was just a piece of a larger picture in this fictional world that can still live on in my heart."

    stswinde

    6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

    Warner Bros.

    "So satisfying, strong and powerful, just like the character herself. She completely embraced her destiny and turned her losses into strengths. It wrapped up her story but left her still fighting. Epic!"

    sabaha4dec3f8d4

    7. Orphan Black (2013-2017)

    BBC

    "The showrunners had a five season arc planned and chose to end the series then even though they could have easily gotten renewed beyond that. The story was wrapped up perfectly and all the questions were answered in a satisfying way."

    stevenlegits

    8. Downton Abbey (2010-2015)

    BBC

    "The finale left us with hope for their future and optimism for each of the characters to find happiness in ways that showed how far they all had come since the first epsiode."

    stswinde

    9. The Middle (2009-2018)

    ABC

    "Though parts felt a little rushed, I appreciated the very 'true to the show' things that happened like the missteps between Sue and Sean being explained (how the family kept ruining them), and the snow globe shattering. Plus, the small look to the future was warm and fuzzy."

    maloric2

    10. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2019)

    The CW

    "She spent the whole show trying to find herself through a series of songs and antics (that almost always related to men and her self-worth as defined by others) and she finally found herself in the end and realized that while having a man is great and can add to your life, it doesn't define it."

    janah4796c106c

    11. Monk (2002-2009)

    USA

    "One of the sweetest endings for a show spanning eight seasons and 125 episodes. It finally answered the series-long mystery about the murder of Adrian Monk’s wife, Trudy, and allowed him the chance to meet her college-aged daughter. This left Monk with a much happier life, finally being able to rest after solving her murder, and gave him a new purpose in fatherhood. For a show that shaped much of my childhood, this ending was tragic and perfect and a wonderful way to finish off the show."

    pariar

    12. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)

    Nickelodeon

    "Every character's arc–the four-season struggle between Zuko and Azula, Aang and the Fire Lord, and Aang's seemingly unescapable destiny and his nonviolent ethics–was perfectly concluded."

    novaeangliae

    13. The Golden Girls (1985-1992)

    NBC

    "It was the perfect combination of funny, happy, and sad as the girls celebrated Dorothy getting married and moving out. The writers managed to wrap up all loose ends in a manner that didn't seem forced and the writing was true 'til the end."

    missy647

    14. Sense8 (2015-2018)

    Netflix

    "Even though the show was cancelled, the fact that the fans were able to get a two hour finale was just glorious. And every minute of the finale felt like a big 'THANK YOU' to the fans. Unlike many others, the producers and crew working on Sense8 actually listened and gave us exactly what we wanted."

    misslya

    15. The Office (2005-2013)

    Netflix

    "No one can deny that the finale of The Office was absolutely perfect. They brought every story full circle — from Dwight and Angela ending up together to Erin finding her parents. And let’s not forget, the best 'that’s what she said' of all time!"

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    16. LOST (2004-2010)

    ABC

    "I know this sounds cliché and you're all sick of hearing it, but LOST is definitely among the best shows of all time. And the ending works perfectly! All the character arcs seemed closed and a few mysteries were left open, which I think is a good combo to end a show. There's nothing wrong with not knowing everything! It makes you think."

    priveros1234

    17. Gotham (2014-2019)

    FOX

    "Yes, we were left with sooo many possibilities but the writers gave us what we needed. We finally saw Bruce become The Batman. Plus hints of our villains, and even a glimpse of psycho joker. Sooo sad. I want more. Maybe a movie will help cure my blues."

    badwolf05

    18. Mad Men (2007-2015)

    AMC

    "Everyone's story had a justified and fitting ending and Don Draper perfectly came to terms with himself, making his version of a masterpiece out of his own evolution. Everyone evolved and resiliently moved forward in spite of their past. Brilliant."

    laurenu7

    19. Adventure Time (2010-2018)

    Cartoon Network

    "Animated shows do it right! Adventure Time had a beautiful final montage with a song that still makes me cry when I listen to it. The ending captured the show perfectly with both humor and heart."

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    20. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)

    CBS

    "The group shuffle to the tissue box, Mary giving one last look into the newsroom...it showed off what the show did best: the combination of heart and humor. Absolute perfection."

    shanemstahl

    21. Community (2009-2015)

    NBC

    "Sure parts of it were far fetched, but the show ended with Jeff finally completing his show-long character arc. He didn’t try to make Annie stay with him, even though he finally acknowledged that he loved and wanted to be with her, because he knew him leaving was the best thing for her. He finally put someone else’s best-interests above his own, which was his fatal flaw throughout the entire show. It’s the reverse Ross and Rachel and what a bittersweet finale should be."

    jessie290

    22. The Americans (2013-2018)

    FX

    "Honestly, I think it's the only show I've watched were I was 1000% satisfied with the ending. It didn’t seem rushed. It answered all the necessary questions. It was deeply emotional but also a very logical ending!"

    jenaea

    23. Broad City (2014-2019)

    Comedy Central

    "The best finale I have ever seen. I watched it so many times. It was funny but emotional, it gave us closure, and that final scene where they show different best friends having random conversations is honestly my favorite scene in TV history. It completely summed up what Broad City was about."

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    Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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