Special Report

This Is the Best TV Series Finale Ever

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25. Futurama, “Meanwhile”
> Series finale rating: 9.5/10 (3,365 votes)
> Full series rating: 8.4/10 (221,333 votes)
> Year of finale: 2013

An animated sitcom, “Futurama” is set in the far distant future at an interplanetary delivery service, Planet Express. It follows the adventures of Philip J. Fry, who was cryogenically preserved for 1,000 years and woke up in the 31st century. The ending sees Fry and Turanga Leela, captain of the Planet Express ship, embarking on a new life together with the help of a time-travel device.

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24. Homeland, “Prisoners of War”
> Series finale rating: 9.5/10 (4,440 votes)
> Full series rating: 8.3/10 (319,909 votes)
> Year of finale: 2020

The spy thriller ends its run when CIA agent Carrie Mathison and her mentor Saul barely manage to avert a nuclear war. But the real cliffhanger is, has Carrie truly abandoned her Homeland — the USA — for Russia?

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23. Community, “Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television”
> Series finale rating: 9.5/10 (5,244 votes)
> Full series rating: 8.5/10 (237,118 votes)
> Year of finale: 2015

“Community” is set in a community college in Colorado and portrays the interactions between students and teachers. In the series finale, the main character, Jeff, comes to terms with the possibility his group of friends is breaking apart.

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22. The Big Bang Theory, “The Stockholm Syndrome”
> Series finale rating: 9.5/10 (8,233 votes)
> Full series rating: 8.1/10 (753,265 votes)
> Year of finale: 2019

The series centers on a close circle of science geeks, led by Sheldon, Amy, Leonard, and Penny (the so-called normal one). As Sheldon and Amy jet off to Sweden to accept the Nobel Prize in physics, the group of friends deal with the prospect their lives are changing — a prospect Sheldon finds particularly distressing, but learns to accept.

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21. Justified, “The Promise”
> Series finale rating: 9.6/10 (2,226 votes)
> Full series rating: 8.6/10 (88,856 votes)
> Year of finale: 2015

This series is based on Elmore Leonard’s stories about Raylan Givens, a deputy U.S. Marshall in eastern Kentucky, and revolved around his rivalry with childhood friend and criminal, Boyd Crowder. In the end, Boyd is imprisoned, as Raylan finds a new life in Miami.

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