Readers' Poll: The 10 Best TV Series Finales

See what show managed to top the last episodes of 'The Sopranos,' 'Newhart' and 'Sons of Anarchy'

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3. Six Feet Under, 'Everyone’s Waiting' (2005)

This groundbreaking HBO show, centered around a family-owned funeral home, pulled itself from the brink of disaster after a bumpy couple of seasons, dusted itself off and delivered a powerful final episode when the five-season series ended in 2005. Long before "Chandelier," singer-songwriter Sia made a lasting impression on Fisher family fans with "Breathe Me," which soundtracked the haunting last few minutes of the finale. As youngest sibling Claire (Lauren Ambrose) set off from California to take a job in New York, we saw the characters' lives unfold and learned how (and when) they died, a trademark of the unorthodox dramatic black comedy. It was a poignant, perfect ending to an almost-perfect show.

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