George R.R. Martin, author of the Game of Thrones recently was interviewed about show endings, following a bit of an online scuffle over his comments on the series finale of Lost. In the interview, he mentions some of the shows that messed up their final seasons… including Gilmore Girls:
“One show that flubbed its ending in almost every important way, in my view, is ‘Gilmore Girls.’ The show’s creator left before the final season of ‘GG’ and the new person brought in to mop up during that last year just didn’t have a good feel for the characters or their world, and after spending six seasons with the people of Star’s Hollow, the final season was a trainwreck on a character level. A fairly decent series finale wasn’t enough to remove the bad taste that the rest of that unfortunate season had left. Very little of what transpired was true to the vision I’d watched for the first six years of the show.”
None of these ideas are new, though they are well put. What do you think?