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What was your favorite network finale this season? – Poll

The regular television season officially came to an end last week, so we took a look at all the finales and picked our favorites. What was your favorite season or series finale? Vote!

The regular network television season finally came to a close last week. In May, there were quite a few shocking season (or, series) finales. I asked my my fellow writers to share their favorites. Every finale just seemed to be as good or better than the previous one.

I loved watching Castle and Beckett finally get together. The shocking Fringe finale set up for an amazing last 13-episode season this coming fall. And, what about all the death cliffhangers on Revenge … wow! On NCIS: Los Angeles, how will Callen get out of that mess and has Hetty resigned for good this time? Nikita was a game changer, will Division be able to function as a legitimate organization with Ryan and Team Nikita involved? Those were just a few of my favorites. Check out what the rest of the Clique clacked….

Kim: I’m going to say Modern Family because they honestly surprised me with Gloria’s upcoming pregnancy on the show and in the fact that Cam & Mitch didn’t get their adopted baby. It made me really excited for next season, which many of the other sitcoms did not accomplish this year.

Katie: Community (the last episode of the three). Despite the depressing events of the very next day, I think the last act of “Introduction to Finality” was easily the best ending of a season Community has had yet. If the show hadn’t been renewed, this would have made a very satisfied goodbye to these characters. And the use of the extended theme song during the end montage was perfect.

Julia: There were a lot of really great ones, (New Girl, Parks and Recreation), but I think the prize has to go the three-parter from Community. I laughed, I cried, I felt every feeling, I wanted to quote the entire thing and watch it over and over and over again. Do you really need anything more from a finale?

Michael: Bob’s Burgers … of course. And for one heart-breaking moment of the finale: The lack of symmetricality. The cold slap in the face of hard fact is a dream destroyer. *sigh* 

Jaylen: Oh, that’s easy — Desperate Housewives! Duh! I’ve followed that show since it premiered back in 2004, and I’m rather pleased with how it ended…for the most part. I wasn’t particularly thrilled with some of the flashforwards at the end, but I thought the finale was bittersweet and filled with a few good twists — a court case, a wedding, a birth, and a death! What more can I ask for? It was a fitting way to say goodbye to those desperate broads that I loved so much.

An: Castle, especially the final 5 minutes and Castle’s speech to Beckett at the mid-mark. Even if they reset in September, high marks all around. Although I didn’t have favorites of the others, I still enjoyed them. For awhile TV trended towards mind-blowing season enders that  fell flat and wasted a lot of ca$h. Instead, this season we just had really well done finales. Community’s first episode of the three parter , was technically supposed to air last, and it was awesome. I loved the season enders for Scandal, Person of Interest, Cougar Town (which was a series finale for ABC),  Bitch in Apartment 23, and Unforgettable (which might be a series finale).

Christina: I loved Community, which would have made a great series finale, with Jeff kind of coming full circle. I also agree with An about Castle. I am not too heavily invested in Castle-Beckett aside from wanting them to just get on with it already, but Nathan Fillion really moved me when he was pleading with her not to get herself killed.

Rachel: Hmmm. I think that Revenge was my favorite finale of the season. Especially the last 15 minutes or so. I kind of expected Amanda to be at the bar when Emily came to talk to Jack, but it was still a nice way to delay the Emily/Jack development for awhile (although I really don’t think that Amanda is actually carrying Jack’s baby). Emily breaking it off with Daniel was a surprise. And finally, the last sequence with Charlotte watching the news, her father finding her unconscious, and Emily and Nolan discovering a new video — all with that killer song playing in the background (“Seven Devils” by Florence & The Machine). Wow. That was awesome.

What were your favorite finales of the season? There were so many contenders that the polls have been broken up into two categories: comedy and drama. Vote for your favorite and then share why in the comments. Have more than one favorite? You can vote once a day until the polls close on Sunday, June 10th at Midnight PT.


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11 Responses to “What was your favorite network finale this season? – Poll”

June 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Happy Endings … when you are referring to the Season Finale … are you referring to ep. 22 “KickBall 2: The Kickening” … or ep. 21 “Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and One Funeral)”

June 5, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Kickball was a better episode then Four Weddings.

June 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

that’s what I thought … still curious as to why ABC did not air it

June 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM

No option for House?

June 5, 2012 at 1:16 PM

No one nominated it and I don’t watch, so it was overlooked. I added it to the options. Thanks!

June 5, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I thought that Grimm had the best finale. Brought together most of season long strings, and added a few things to look forward to. Castle.. eh.. didn’t we see this dance before, like twice before. Some stoic ex-military dude working for this mysterious guy behind everything, they’re really going to stretch this out aren’t they. But elsewhere, PoI, NCIS and Fringe have me longing the most for the next episode. I want to know who’s on the other end of that phone call, Tiva stuck in an elevator, and these Observers have planned for us. BTW, Sherlock jumps off a cliff with all these shows.

July 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Actually, we’ve NEVER seen this before. Not even close. I understand the cynicism though, shows have been jerking around romances ever since Moonlighting. Just like most viewers weren’t expecting Once Upon A Time to end the curse and move forward, the expectation is that somehow the Castle & Beckett relationship will still be stalled and not move forward.

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Andrew Marlowe has long since put those fears to rest. Season five will start where Castle & Beckett left off – his bedroom. Furthermore, he’s said the mother’s murder will be resolved this season, and that Castle & Beckett are IN the relationship. There will be the ups & downs of being in a relationship, but the whole Moonlighting thing of getting together just to break them up 2 episodes later (Friends borrowed that one) is over.

Both shows emphasize the art of good storytelling over television’s usual tricks, and it’s why the viewers keep coming back

June 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Love love love person of interest best new drama on tv

June 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Person of Interest, BEST show on tv.

August 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Nikita for me. It was a fantastic finale with Percy’s epic death and Team Nikita taking over Division, completely turning the show on its head and opening all sorts of new doors for Season 3. This show’s writers are really gutsy, constantly changing the status quo and shaking things up instead of playing it safe. Also, from a character standpoint, Nikita finally accepting that Division shaped who she is, finding her new home there and deciding to stay for the sake of all those agents/recruits was beautiful.

September 3, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Touch is one of the best, if not thee best, drama show on TV! Usually, I have to work on my pc to hold my interest but not Touch!

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