Sticking the Dismount or Jumping the Shark, These Are the Worst TV Show Endings Ever

There are few things more unsatisfying for a pop culture fanatic than spending hours on a television show or movie that ends up having an awful ending.

Like, with How I Met Your Mother: Did Robin and Barney's wedding really need to take up an entire season, just for them to ultimately break up in the series finale? Or in Titanic: Seriously, after a three-hour story that's supposed to hinge on a rare jewel, old Rose just tosses the Heart of the Ocean into the water?

Twitter users shared their least-favorite endings on Friday. Here's what they griped about:

#TheWorstEndingEver is a tie between Game of Thrones and How I Met Your Mother. Two great shows that were completely ruined by their finales.

— Sarah Nasr (@SeeroSarah) July 24, 2020

Many fans agreed that the series finale of Game of Thrones was lacking. "Rushed storylines, unearned twists, shock value, mistreatment of its female and Black characters, plot holes and contrivances, shallow characters, laughable dialogue, anticlimactic deaths, lack of knowledge of the world, plot armor, etc..." one person tweeted, summing up what many felt. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren were both notably disappointed with the finale as well.

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Kit Harington as Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones." Some fans were unhappy with the ending to the HBO series. HBO

There was even a Change.org petition created last year to remake the series' final season, which garnered over 1.8 million signatures. That basically amounts to little more than a temper tantrum, but still! People were clearly let down.

Bran the Broken becoming King #TheWorstEndingEver pic.twitter.com/M9duDApA5G

— Mychal (@mychal3ts) July 24, 2020

It’s Game of Thrones. 3 seasons rushed into one season with 6 episodes is unforgivable and made no sense. Can’t even re watch the show knowing how it ended. #TheWorstEndingEver pic.twitter.com/S1ebiuc62T

— Xavier of House Lannister 🇵🇷 (@_xxavierr_) July 24, 2020

Game of Thrones definitely qualifies for #TheWorstEndingEver list. Still hurts! pic.twitter.com/5s1HXJRqoM

— Nishant (@nm_lmd) July 24, 2020

Rushed storylines, unearned twists, shock value, mistreatment of its female and black characters, plot holes and contrivances, shallow characters, laughable dialogue, anticlimactic deaths,lack of knowledge of the world,plot armor, etc...

GAME OF THRONES' WAS #TheWorstEndingEver pic.twitter.com/awpuXYGEwM

— I STAND BY DAENERYS (@TargaryenNation) July 24, 2020

#TheWorstEndingEver
Is literally Game Of Thrones and if you don’t agree just deactivate please

— Stoney Trail ➐ (@lovet_) July 24, 2020

Many agree that How I Met Your Mother had the worst ending ever. After nine seasons of delightful storytelling by Josh Radnor's Ted Mosby about how he met the mother to his children, we finally get to meet the mother... only for her to die in a flash-forward, freeing up Ted to go for Robin. "He was the worst at giving advice," one user wrote.

"How I Met Your Mother was the absolute worst ending of a good show," another lamented. "I know compare all show endings to this on (sic)! I get mad even thinking about it."

#TheWorstEndingEver has to be and always will be How I Met Your Mother. The most unstable character to grace the small screen. Oh, and he was the worst at giving advice. pic.twitter.com/s9VXwfG5UP

— Chris Ojeda (@coo2373) July 24, 2020

HIMYM & Game of Thrones really pissed me off #TheWorstEndingEver https://t.co/h53WBlYBh5

— Hi, I'm Jo (@kiddo_54) July 24, 2020

How I met your mother was the absolute worst ending of a good show. I know compare all show endings to this on! I get mad even thinking about it. #HIMYM #TheWorstEndingEver pic.twitter.com/MYxJzf6AXO

— ibdatgirl (@ibdatgirl) July 24, 2020

David Chase's infamous cut to a black screen that ended Sopranos had fans upset in 2007, and they're still reeling about it. Was Tony Soprano whacked? Madonne, who knows. "The night we thought our cable went out at the most opportune time!" one person shared. "Joke was on us."

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Just rewatched the Sopranos, loved every episode except the finale. pic.twitter.com/JzmKYyIddf

— Patti W (@PattiWa30471558) July 24, 2020

#TheWorstEndingEver The Soparanos last episode. It was God Awful! pic.twitter.com/tsOGMpSJJ0

— Evan Van (@MadAnter) July 24, 2020

#TheWorstEndingEver Was The Sorpranos they just cut it off mid sent-[ ] As an Italian sorry about that. pic.twitter.com/JJsCAE7ylC

— Anarchy Day Vito Scaletta. (@drunken_italian) July 24, 2020

#TheWorstEndingEver is Sopranos, easily the worst ever for me. pic.twitter.com/cIelzqPfRR

— Chargers by 20 (@JameyMessina) July 24, 2020

#TheWorstEndingEver The Sopranos. The night we thought our cable went out at the most inopportune time! Joke was on us. pic.twitter.com/negvsbwplk

— 👩‍💻☆CATHYANN☆💋📝 (@CatNJ381) July 24, 2020

Ten years later, people are also still upset about Lost's ending, which... never mind, it's not worth trying to explain. Anyway, one person said that the series owed them back three years of their life.

Lost. Definitely Lost. After years of 'It's not purgatory...' #TheWorstEndingEver

— Nasty Women Vote 🌊 (@HopeStSouth) July 24, 2020

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These might be my last words. I will go to the grave standing by this. #TheWorstEndingEver

— maegwen (@maegwen) July 24, 2020

#TheWorstEndingEver Lost owes me 3 years of my life back (I started late). If I see that show come on anywhere, I'm punching the screen. pic.twitter.com/lCLrNrWZH5

— รรє เгє (@Sse_beingBlack) July 24, 2020

Why are we even having this conversation? The only correct answer is Lost. #TheWorstEndingEver pic.twitter.com/JKrdDfsWCb

— Big Simpin’ (@brodietales) July 24, 2020

#TheWorstEndingEver #Lost
it will always be #Lost

— SuperTheoryPod (@SuperTheoryPod) July 24, 2020

The ending of James Cameron's Titanic still has fans harping on it. There was definitely room for Jack to join Rose on that floating door! And again, just throwing the Heart of the Ocean away—unbelievable.

#TheWorstEndingEver has to be Titanic. There was plenty of room for Jack. Rose was trippin'

— Malcolm Marshall (@2goodmarshall) July 24, 2020

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Damn you Rose, there was room for Jack #TheWorstEndingEver

— 🍒Acidic Blonde™️ (@Acidic_Blonde) July 24, 2020

Amid some of the more popular opinions, there were also some folks complaining about less obvious endings. One fan was unhappy about the series finale of Full House being all about Michelle Tanner.

I'm still mad that they made the series finale of #FullHouse all about Michelle.#TheWorstEndingEver pic.twitter.com/fFnQXmFAss

— Kris 🍁 (@KayEhHaze) July 24, 2020

Another person said that they always skip the ending of Grease.

I always skip the ending of grease #TheWorstEndingEver pic.twitter.com/eG1Y254TNi

— felicity 1D 10 YEARS (@outerbxlwt) July 24, 2020

Someone else was particularly dismissive of the animated Disney film Brave.

Brave! They had such a great setup until they pulled out the bear bullshit #TheWorstEndingEver pic.twitter.com/k7XDde3A9Q

— emily🏳️‍🌈(she/her) (@__EmilylimE__) July 24, 2020

To each their own. Did your "Worst Ending Ever" make the cut?