On Sunday, the long-awaited finale to Game of Thrones will air and after last week’s episode, many are not sure what to expect. Will the ending of the series bring all 8 seasons to a satisfying conclusion or are we doomed to another disappointing ending? But Game of Thrones is not the only show HBO has dropped the ball on. Here are 5 HBO worst series finales that left fans feeling disappointed.
Worst HBO Series Finales #5 – The Sopranos
This one is debatable. There was a lot of controversy when the screen went suddenly black at the end of The Sopranos and left us wondering if Tony Soprano was about to be wacked or not. A lot of people thought something had happened to their TVs or that HBO had seriously messed up. As time has gone on, many critics have pointed to the genius of this series finale, but still, many fans feel gipped.
Worst HBO Series Finales #4 – Girls
A lot of people really felt for Hannah, the main character, when this show first began. But, as the show went on, Hannah continues to make selfish decisions and doesn’t seem to grow or learn from her experiences. And then the show just sort of ends. The ending is “blah.”
Worst HBO Series Finales #3 – True Blood
True Blood began as a highly entertaining show with lots of blood and guts and continued this way for 6 seasons. Then, season 7 came around and drove it off the rails. Not much happens in the show’s last season and the finale feels like an insult to its viewers. Sookie kills Bill because he wants to die? And then she wants to get together with someone who we don’t even know? It’s all just completely out of character and a betrayal of what made the show good in the first place.
2 – Oz
One of HBO’s first original series about the guards and inmates of a cellblock called Em City, it was clear the show was losing steam during its final season. By the time the finale aired, the show had slipped into a campy caricature of what it used to be, with absurd storylines and cheesy things like inmates staging a performance of Macbeth and a prop knife being switched out for a real one. It’s just sloppy.
1 – The Wire
Viewers fell in love with the gritty, existential realism of The Wire, but by its last season it had fallen into the trappings of a cheap, network cop drama. The final season introduces us to a bunch of one-dimensional characters in a newsroom that lacks the energy and earnestness of a real one. By the time the finale had aired, the show had lost all of its richness and the lackluster way McNulty’s story ends is disappointing and a cop-out.