I’m not a big fan of series finales, but they do seem to be one last chance for the network to snag a few viewers. I hated the last MASH, didn’t much care for the Borg destroying end of Voyager, and the whole last season of LOST was pretty pointless.
Fringe started out as a kind of knock off of The X-files, we had a team of people of looked into odd things happening. Then we veered off into this parallel universe and I sort of lost interest as the story became larger and stranger and made less and less sense.
Then they just kind of wrapped up the other universe story and forgot about it because the earth was suddenly invaded by a bunch of bald guys from the 50s. The 2650′s, or something like that. It seems that these emotionless manikins are the product of a very successful eugenics program, but they got bored or something in the future and needed to come back in time to–bah, who the hell cares?
So the whole last season of Fringe went where everyone thought the last season of LOST was going-it never happened. I watched most of the last season of Fringe and was never really sure what Universe they were in, why the bad guys where here, or why I should care. As with all stories where Time Travel is tossed in, the writers could kill off everyone and it didn’t matter, because they would all be fine once the heroes did whatever they needed to do.
The House series finale was pretty damned lame as well, and I really loved House.
I never really loved Fringe, though I did like a few episodes here and there. I would have been happier with the monster of the week format than the grand story arc that goes nowhere. Maybe, somewhere in a nearby universe, there is a better Fringe that had a better ending.