The Big Finale: Remember How Your Favorite TV Shows Ended?


During the 1990-2000’s there was an exorbitant number of TV series, some of which managed to stand the test of time and have become cultural phenomena. Some of them have ended on a high note, others dragged out for way too long, but the fans will never forget how their favorite shows ended… At least that’s what I thought, until I couldn’t remember a single one of these finales. Care for a quick stroll down the memory lane?



The very last episode of “Friends” ends with Monica, Chandler, and their kids, leaving their now empty old apartment to start a new, fancier life in the suburbs, with Joey as their housemate. Ross and Rachel are back together again. And the whole party goes to Central Perk for the last cup of coffee.



A show about three gorgeous witch sisters managed to last for 8 whole seasons had a helluva finale. First Phoebe and Paige die, but Piper doesn’t care, she goes back in time and saves them! Eventually, everyone gets a happy ending, Leo loses his powers, and the whole bunch quit the game of fighting the evil forces.

“Gossip Girl”
This show was heavily targeted at teens, and was somehow quite successful. In the finale Dan gets married to Serena, Chuck and Blair also get some love, and Dan Humphrey turns out to be the one spreading gossip. At least he admits it was him, and promises to never do it again. Or something like that.

“Xena – the Warrior Princess”
This action-packed epic adventure end in … Japan? I think I might have missed a season or two. Apparently, Xena and Gabrielle come to Japan to defeat the ghost of Yodoshi. During the final clash Xena dies, but her spirit pops out of her body and kicks Yodoshi’s spectral butt, freeing all the trapped souls. What other adventures await them? We’ll never know…

“Sex and the City”
In the finale of this legendary series, Carrie finally hears the “I love you” from Mr. Big, returning with him to New York from France, where she went after another man. Steve and Miranda are raising a child together, and Charlotte and Harry decide to adopt a girl from China. Samantha wins in the fight against cancer and enjoys her young lover.

Perhaps, this project has one of the strangest finales taking place, supposedly, in a parallel universe. In the end the creators make it clear that all the passengers of flight number 815 were killed, and the recent events occurred in the afterlife that they’ve created. The viewers has to decide for themselves whether all the heroes were killed during the crash, or if the island actually existed.

“How I Met Your Mother”
The ending of the sitcom was a surprise for many viewers. Ted finally gets married to the mother of their children, but their happiness was short-lived, as his wife died, and he’s left alone with the children. In the finale he says: “That’s how I met your mother …”. However, his children understand that in the past Ted was in love with Robin and, apparently, it’s time to call her. However, many fans of this were disappointed, so an alternative finale was released. Were you on #TeamRobin?