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

Worst: 'Seinfeld'

Contrary to popular opinion, the Seinfeld closer isn't a complete travesty. Written by Larry David, the finale was its co-creator's wry way of finally giving his lovably horrible protagonists their comeuppance for all the thoughtless slights they'd inflicted on others for nine seasons. That remains a ballsy, subversive idea for a send-off; the problem is that it's also hampered by an endless parade of supporting players and limp callbacks that are rarely very funny. At worst, the show about nothing went out on a ho-hum note, an inauspicious end to a groundbreaking, gamechanging sitcom. Still, it's worth pointing out that, even in jail, our heroes didn't hug and definitely hadn't learned a thing.

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