The Best & Worst Endings: What makes a good vs bad drama ending?


Endings are definitely the most important feature of any show or movie, which is a topic we explore in the latest discussion. Feel free to take a listen and comment on anything you agree or disagree on: 


Below are some of the elements that make for a satisfying ending:

  1. Character development from first to last moment
  2. Ending that supports a broader theme or societal value 
  3. Sufficient time given to close out key arcs, without overbearing

Conversely, below are some of the common mishaps that contribute to disappointing endings:
  1. Overly rushed 
  2. Convoluted / crazy final plotlines
  3. Lose momentum and become draggy
  4. Incomplete and unsatisfying

Shows discussed (note some spoilers):

  1. The King Eternal Monarch
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. The Heiress 
  4. Memories of the Alhambra
  5. Yong Pal
  6. In Time With You
  7. A Walk to Remember
  8. Meteor Garden
  9. Hana Yori Dango
  10. Was It Love
  11. It Started With a Kiss
  12. I'm Sorry I Love You
  13. Money Heist 
  14. The Princess's Man
  15. Parasite
  16. Train to Busan
  17. Me Too, Flower
  18. Touch Your Heart
  19. Gilmore Girls
  20. Queen of the South
  21. When a Man Loves
  22. Hi Bye Mama
  23. Succession

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