Season Finales of Spring 2009

In my opinion a good season finale should have one part closure so that there is a feeling of accomplishment. The main villain should be defeated if possible and new threats should be hinted at. There should also be suspense, hints of things to come and questions that makes you want to wait on the next season.

Being Human [*****]
This is a good season finale with a victory over the villain and enough hints on what will go down in the next season. It felt so good when George and especially Annie kicked Vampire ass. I love that cast.

Bones [***]
This crossover cartoon thing was not my favorite. The episode was not a total loss though it felt a little like a series finale, with all the actors getting together.

Dollhouse [****]
This is a nice season finale, some closure and some interesting new doors opening for the next season. Alpha going down was a significant victory.

Fringe [*****]
Another good season final. The World Trade Center cityscape at the end was worth a 5 by itself.

Grey’s Anatomy [*****]
Episode 22 was a good season ending. The Final Episodes were better. Izzie’s cancer friend was a really good resurface of a familiar face from Gilmore Girls. George joins the Army, get mauled by a bus and keeps coding on the table at the end of the season, and will be leaving the show according to E! Meredith’s and Derek’s ceremony were very emotional. Izzy was also coding and will be back according to recent rumors.

Kings [****] Series Finale
The uprising and the movers behind it creates a lot of openings for intrigue and David Shepherd’s (the hero) trust in King Silas and his unlucky love affair with Princess Michelle is in a way a good final episode. That said, Kings deserve not to be ended, but it is ended.

NCIS [****]
This is a really good season finale, with a nice cliffhanger in the best tradition of NCIS. It is not a 5/5 because they didn’t really work on a criminal case. Ziba in that chair in the final scene really makes me want the next season now.

Private Practice [**]
Why? Why do they have to make a season finale for Criminal Minds? It is a total break with the usual ambiance. At the start of the season I just loved the show, now my interest is lowest???

The Mentalist [****]
The Red John season finale was awesome, and he is still out there for the next season.

The Unit [****]
Stopping a nuke is good enough closure in my opinion, finding out who was behind it all was also good.

I still have some series to watch from this winter:

  • Battlestar Galactica (series finale)
  • Dexter
  • Pushing Daisies (series finale)
  • The Beast (series finale)
  • My Own Worst Enemy (series finale)
  • Kyle XY (series finale)
  • Gossip Girl
  • Legend of the Seeker
  • Reaper (series finale)
  • Smallville
  • Supernatural
  • Terminator: SCC (series finale)

That’s quite a few that I will add as soon as I watched them.