With the series finale of Game of Thrones still fresh in people's minds, what better time is there to look back on some other iconic TV shows that simply didn't do themselves justice? Over the years an endless amount of shows have made their way onto mainstream television, enticing audiences and growing fanbases in the blink of an eye. If you want to forget about Jon Snow, here are 7 TV shows that ended worse than Game of Thrones.
Shows like Pretty Little Liars that drug on for far too long, or The Hills, which never really gave audiences the closure they needed are included, as well as several other popular series. Check out the list, and let us know which series you think deserved a better ending.
How I Met Your Mother
Type: Romance, Comedy
How I Met Your Mother was a favourite show for so many people, but the ending left a bad taste in the mouths of many fans. For years, viewers were anticipating the identity of the mother, and just when they finally get to know her, she passes away, leaving Ted to reunite with Robin. I think the biggest critique of the show is that it didn't have the happy ending that so many viewers were anticipating.
Type: Crime, Drama
If crime shows are your thing, odds are good you've seen Dexter a time or two. The entirety of season eight left so many viewers feeling betrayed as characters lost their complexity and needless characters were added and just as quickly removed. The sheer difference in the plot of the early seasons to the last shows just how downhill the show went.
Pretty Little Liars
Type: Romance, Drama
When Pretty Little Liars first premiered, people were hooked on first sight. The cast was young, beautiful, and talented, and the show's plot was mysterious and alluring. The fatal mistake of the series was simply dragging it on too long, on to have the mysterious "A" turn out to be a totally new character - talk about disappointment.
Type: Reality TV
The Hills was another iconic part of so many people's teenage years, but the ending left much to be desired. For the entirety of the show, people were constantly wondering if all the drama was real or totally staged, and when the last scene panned out to show Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner saying goodbye on a Hollywood lot, people were beyond confused. Let's be real though - we'll all totally watch the reboot.
Type: Adventure, Drama
There's no denying that Lost had a serious cultural impact on audiences everywhere. The initial seasons teased clues perfectly and kept JUST the right amount of mystery for viewers to keep watching. Fans spent their time coming up with elaborate theories about what the show meant, and how it would all be pieced together, but none of them turned out to be true and audiences everywhere felt seriously let down.
Sons of Anarchy
Type: Crime, Thriller
The badass show that was Sons of Anarchy was definitely an acquired taste for some audiences, but those who enjoyed it quickly became hardcore fans. The show as a whole was relatively good, up until the last few moments that included a dramatic police chase, and a tragic accident, which unfortunately looked way too corny for audiences to feel any real sympathy.
Type: Sci-fi, Drama
As far as Sci-Fi goes, The X-Files was always known as one of the best series on television. To be fair, it's nearly impossible to cleanly wrap up every conspiracy addressed on the show, but a lot of audiences felt that it could have been better done than simply declaring an impending alien colonization.