Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Highly Predictable Season Finales

THE GOOD WIFE
Political intrigue, family drama and the return of Cary! Yes, Tuesday’s season finale of THE GOOD WIFE had all the makings of a fantastic season ender. Until of course the overzealous publicity department at CBS inexplicably felt the need to completely spoil the ending by releasing what turned out to be a virtual shot-for-shot slideshow of the season’s not-so-shocking final moment (See above photo). Talk about your not-so-good-ending to a great season.


PRIVATE PRACTICE
Despite Michael Ausiello’s assertion that PRIVATE PRACTICE would feature “what I’m 100 percent certain may be one of the most shocking deaths in any of this season’s finales,” there was very little shocking about Del’s death. Particularly thanks to Chris Lowell’s uncharacteristically vocal stance with regards to his unhappiness when it came to his character’s trajectory and the fact that he had already packed his abs… err… bags for New York City.

BROTHERS & SISTERS
Just in case you weren’t already aware of Rob Lowe’s impending exit from BROTHERS & SISTERS, ABC’s promos leading up to the finale pretty much spelled it out for you.

CHUCK
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, somewhere in Hollywood J.J. Abrams has a big grin on his face following Monday’s CHUCK finale which to be blunt, any ALIAS fan saw coming a mile away. Note to showrunners Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, if you’re wondering how you can make it up to us, please consider casting one of the following actresses as Chuck’s mysterious mother: Lena Olin, Mary McDonnell, Lynda Carter, Alberta Watson, Mimi Rogers and/or Sela Ward.

LOST
While we’re not going to pretend that we had the slightest notion of just how Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were planning on ending their six year odyssey (Vincent FTW!), of this we were sure: Days later, we’d still be scratching our head!

  • Hayley

    The Good Wife. Predictable ending? Yes. Still excellent. The writing, the cast, the guest stars, the drama. Everything in that show is amazing. My favorite new drama.

  • HA! When I watched Chuck I thought that this his mother looked suspiciously like Mary McDonnell. So much so I was expecting to see her face! Should have known better given how THAT Alias reveal went. :p

  • Seth C.

    You forgot about Fringe. The ending was very predictable.

  • I agree fully with the Private Practice assessment, because right after the actor announced he was leaving it was a given.

    I think Rob Lowe's death was also pretty much a given too, but ABC pretty much gave the whole thing away! Very similar to what they did with George's death on Grey's Anatomy. I did find Saul having HIV to be shocking, and the actors did amazing work in that scene!

  • Couldn't agree more with Hayley on the Good Wife. The season ending may have been predictable however I still love the show. I cut most cookie cutter procedurals out. But, I really enjoy this show (regardless of that aspect).

    As for Private Practice, still love the show. But, the ending was extremely predictable (on the aspect of Dell's death). I was also a little perturbed that they like jumped from his death scene to Addison having sex with Sam. Happy that those two are getting together, but think they could have done a much better job transitioning.

  • sanen85

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who noticed that everybody had basically moved on from the death by the end of the episode.

    Don't get me started on Lost.

  • athena0606

    LOL totally agree about CHUCK but what do you think about Linda Carter playing mom. She'd be great and her and Sarah Lancaster (for Wonder Woman I say!) already have that kinda resemblance that Scott Bakula and Zackary Levi have.

  • athena0606

    LOL totally agree about CHUCK but what do you think about Linda Carter playing mom. She'd be great and her and Sarah Lancaster (for Wonder Woman I say!) already have that kinda resemblance that Scott Bakula and Zackary Levi have.

  • I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't see FRINGE's ending coming. In hindsight I should have, but didn't because my thinking always had something to do with one of the Walter's dying.

  • R. Castle

    Alberta Watson as Chuck's mom, all the way!! Linda Carter looks too old, Lena Olin would be too much obvious (and her character in Alias is in debt, great deal, to Watson's Madeline from La Femme Nikita). Boy, Watson can do comedy! But she's such a fine actress, I doubt she'd be interested… maybe if she's a Chuck fan, yes.

  • Manta

    OMG that would be awful. We need an actress, not just an icon.