How I Met Your Mother….did not. HATED the last episode, didn't care for the last season. They really messed up on that.
Friday Night Lights—perfect. Angel, too. Wow, that last season was so intense, and the last words, “Personally, I always wanted to slay a dragon.”
I remain distressed by Rise of Skywalker, the last Star Wars movie. I won’t go into all the reasons, but I loved Last Jedi. LOVED LOVED LOVED. And all that I loved from that movie was stripped away in the last movie. Rose, the idea that the force was in everyone…there weren’t even cute animals in the last one.
Look, I get it, endings are hard. (Especially when your star dies before you make the movie.) Every book I’ve had, I’ve struggled with the ending. Sometimes they come together well in advance. The first book I ever wrote (and never published because NO CONFLICT) had the BEST epilogue. Y’all, I based that book on a real place, and every time I drive by that place I think of that ending. It was HAPPY.
But sometimes it’s harder to bring the threads together. Sometimes it’s harder to resolve the conflicts, to make the hero or heroine make up for their transgressions.
In the book I’m writing now, I know the ending. Getting there is a struggle, but I know what the big gesture will be. That’s unusual for me, but I have been writing this book for MONTHS now.
Huh. Maybe that’s the key. Maybe the longer I write the book, the more real the ending becomes in my head. That’s something I haven’t thought about before, because that first book took me YEARS to write. Maybe I need the characters to congeal a little more before I give them a happy ending. Something to consider.
Well. I didn't plan to have a revelation in this post, lol. I meant to ask what shows/series/books YOU were satisfied with, and which disappointed you.