Greatest Television Finales

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3. Parenthood
> Original run: (2010 – 2015)
> Finale title: May God Bless and Keep You Always
> Rating: 9.8/10
> Starring: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

NBC’s “Parenthood” was far less popular than many of the other programs with beloved finales, and it struggled with ratings throughout its six-season existence. Its final episode had just under 5.5 million viewers — a fraction of the number that tuned in for the finale of “Friends.” The series was considered one of the best family dramas on television during its run by those fans that stuck with it, however, and its finale was near-universally liked by its viewers.

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2. Six Feet Under
> Original run: (2001 – 2005)
> Finale title: Everyone’s Waiting
> Rating: 9.8/10
> Starring: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” which tells the story of a family of morticians, was a critical success over its five seasons, winning three Golden Globe awards and nine Emmys. The series never shied away from the topic of death, and the finale was no different, offering viewers a glimpse of each character’s demise.

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1. Breaking Bad
> Original run: (2008 – 2013)
> Finale title: Felina
> Rating: 9.9/10
> Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul

“Breaking Bad” tells the story of Walter White — a high school chemistry teacher turned soulless crystal meth dealer. The series won 16 Emmy Awards has a diehard fan base and is considered by many to be one of the greatest television series of all time. The show’s finale, “Felina,” has a near-perfect score on IMDb with nearly 68,000 users voting. The episode wrapped up all of the beloved series’ loose threads, leaving fans with a sense of closure.