End Game: TV's Best and Worst Series Finales

From 'Lost' to 'The Sopranos,' these are last episodes that got it right — and very, very wrong

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Worst: 'Friends'

Also known as: The One Where the Show Just Freakin' Gets It Over With Already. Fans may have been happy to have the show to go on until the six friends were yukking it up at a nursing home, but the sense you get from witnessing this last episode is that everyone involved is ready to be done with it. Fatigue shares space with nostalgia and sappy sentimentality, and while you'll get closure, you also be gifted with a bucketload of clichés: goofy misunderstandings, frantic rushes to the airport, impromptu love declarations, a last-minute reprieve and the appearance of twin babies. Even as the cast trudges out of the empty apartment for one last shared cup of coffee, there's the feeling that Friends had ended ages ago. This was just going through the motions.

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