prebble (prebble) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

2020 Show Finales graded by TVLine:

  • How to Get Away With Murder

'The ABC drama had quite a few mysteries to solve in its final hour, and it delivered with a series of satisfying reveals: The long-teased Wes twist was explained, Annalise was acquitted and lived a long, full life, and a flash-forward montage revealed where the Keating Four ended up after Middleton. Despite the abundant closure, though,
Murder‘s finale also brought the sudden,
[Spoiler (click to open)]back-to-back deaths of Frank and Bonnie, two tortured characters who’d spent years trying to better themselves and let go of their hefty emotional baggage; to watch them perish so tragically, just as they neared a happy-ish ending,left us slightly bitter about the show’s finale choices.'

  • BoJack Horseman

BoJack‘s last hurrah was a rollercoaster ride that toyed with our emotions like Princess Carolyn would with a ball string. While a 14-month prison sentence helped BoJack break his sobriety record (along with his spirit), the finale offered him a glimmer of hope in the form of some much-needed closure and wisdom from Diane. While a recovering addict’s struggles may always ebb and flow, BoJack finally seemed ready to face his guilt and future head on. Sure, he could have easily been killed off, but the bittersweet and more fitting end is that he had to keep living.

  • The 100

Given how much the “last war” was hyped throughout the CW drama’s final season, the end result — a series of monologues about humanity set against a starry backdrop, followed by a brief battle on a field — was anticlimactic, to say the least. And while we appreciated seeing Alycia Debnam-Carey one last time, the decision to have her play a character other than Lexa was disappointing. (Fine, one more gripe: Not even a flashback of Bellamy?!)

  • Criminal Minds

The explosive climax of the first hour’s hunt for Everett Lynch aka The Chameleon left Reid hospitalized, and during his unconsciousness he encountered several blasts from the past — though some choice of characters (Foyet instead of Cat?) were head scratchers. Similarly, the lack of any Derek Morgan (played by CBS employee/S.W.A.T. star Shemar Moore) in the finale was odd. And while the penultimate sequence tried to have it all — no, everyone is not leaving the BAU! Just Garcia! — it’s nice to know the team’s adventures will ostensibly continue.

  • The Good Place

It’s strange to say how much we enjoyed a finale that saw most of our beloved characters cease to exist… and yet we did. NBC’s afterlife comedy wrapped up its four-season run on a beautifully philosophical note, with Eleanor and her fellow humans all separately deciding to end their eternal existences by walking through a door in a serene redwood forest. (Even heaven gets old after a while, it seems.) We laughed (at Jason’s perfect Madden score), we cried (during Chidi’s “waves” speech) and we took comfort in the fact that Michael finally found a way to “take it sleazy” on Earth as a human. If you’ll pardon our language, it was forking lovely.


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