I've seen a lot of television series conclude. The best so far was probably Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Oh, I know, some of you who have been hanging around here lately are probably having a good laugh. Tough. It was a great show. Go back and watch a few episodes: it had substance. Behind all the make-up and martial arts and geeky mythology was a story about real human beings.
Its contemporary, The Sopranos, got a lot of press, and just about all the prestige. Don't get me wrong, that was a great show too.
But I really felt like I was saying good-bye to friends when Buffy ended. I was emotionally invested in each of them.
I've just watched the end of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. I can't let the moment pass without saying something. This was a very literate show. It was about all the big ideas: life, death, morality, God, good, evil, free will...
It's easy to flub the ending to a big story like that. So I was nervous when the show drew to a close.
They hit it perfectly.