EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13555 posts, RR: 62 Posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1763 times:
After seven seasons, former CIA agent Michael Westen and the gang wrapped up their series last night. As one of my favorite shows of all time, I was deeply concerned that the series finale would leave me disappointed.
From my perspective, I truly believe this was one of the finest series finales ever televised, and the writers, cast and crew should be congratulated on a job well-done.
Thoughts on this? And will the "Breaking Bad" series finale live up to the same lofty expectations of "Burn Notice" ?
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AC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1707 times:
First off, my wife and I are disappointed the show has ended. We loved watching it from the first episode!
Quoting Bill142 (Reply 1): It wasn't quite as dramatic as I was expecting.
Yeah, same here. You could almost predict what the outcome would be. We knew someone would die, just didn't expect it to be Mama Weston!
Glad that Michael and Fiona got away and that they kept Charlie.
A truly great show with an awesome cast...gonna miss them!
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This last season had become something of a train wreck, focusing on the big bad guys and not on the classic BN formula of helping those who need help. That said, the finale wasn't as bad as it could have been, but it left me wanting.
Alias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1412 times:
It was ok. Not great. In the end very predictable, including which character would die. She'd been miserable ever since Nate was killed. Happily ever after just didn't make sense with her character, even if Michael and Fiona were still in Miami.
This last season was tough for me to keep interest in at times. It wasn't fun, like the show had been in past seasons. It tried to show Michael losing his principles, but it all came off very flat when I've been watching Breaking Bad too.
Off topic, but they might as well go ahead and just FedEx all the Emmy awards to the cast of Breaking Bad after that last episode. Wow!
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zkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1255 times:
Quoting EA CO AS (Thread starter): From my perspective, I truly believe this was one of the finest series finales ever televised, and the writers, cast and crew should be congratulated on a job well-done.
Thoughts on this?
The finale was very well done. I thought that either it would be Michael and Charley who died, leaving Madeline alone and very depressed or that Michael would have been driven completely crazy and gone permanently over to the 'dark side'. I also expected him to become much more sadistic.
I note that the ending left room for some kind of spin off featuring Sam (and maybe Jessie). Although I generally dislike spinoffs, I think this could actually work since Sam is such a dynamic character (obviously my favorite).
In general I think the last few seasons haven't been as good as the first ones. Each episode was much too focused on Michael's activities with the CIA and had little time for the smaller stories. In the first few seasons nearly every episode mainly consisted of smaller, more personal, stories (the team tries to help someone by fixing an injustice) aswell as some underlying plot that ties it all together. In the last season particularly, the program was far too Michael centric. And we never learned much at all about James and Sonya's organisation other than that it is powerful, well financed, not a fan of the CIA and supposedly evil/bad.