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The 16 Best And Worst TV Series Finales

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • October 1, 2013 2:49 PM
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The Best And Worst Series Finale
The world is still debating the relative merits and detractions of the final episode of Vince Gilligan's meth-world saga "Breaking Bad," with some quarters feeling that the finale was a little too cleanly told while others were filled with the sense of contentment from knowing that the final hour was a satisfying conclusion to a five-season arc that turned a meek chemistry teacher (Bryan Cranston) into a ruthless criminal kingpin. There are few, probably, who would take the stance that the last hour of "Breaking Bad" was one of the best series finales ever (or one of the worst). It simply was what it was. An efficiently told, occasionally silly hour of television that tied up a number of loose ends (maybe too many), while still leaving room for small areas of speculation and mystery. But as divisive as the episode might have been, it is nothing compared to the series finales of yore.

Joss Whedon Says Not To Worry About 'The Avengers' 3D Conversion; 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Remake Starts Over

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • December 23, 2011 12:41 PM
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If 2011 was a busy year for the beloved Joss Whedon production-wise, both with the shooting of his major tentpole picture “The Avengers” along with his secretly lensed adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” then 2012 should be a time for Whedon to sit back and watch these hotly anticipated projects unfurl. Along with 'Avengers' and 'Much Ado,' we’ll also see the release of “Cabin in the Woods,” a long stalled Drew Goddard-directed/Whedon-penned project that Lionsgate acquired following the financial shakeup at the film’s original studio MGM.

Joss Whedon Was Offered, Turned Down Chance To Reboot 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Himself

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 1, 2010 1:55 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Fans To End Hunger Strikes, Bombing Campaign Few fan communities (other than, it would appear, RED camera acolytes) are quite as vocal as those with a love of the work of Joss Whedon. The writer-director became a public figure with the success of the TV version of his own film script, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and, with the show coinciding with the early years of the internet, Whedon has had a vociferous, powerful following ever since -- they managed to keep "Dollhouse," an interesting failure at best, on the air for a second season, despite rock-bottom ratings, and even persuaded Universal to greenlight "Serenity," a film version of another little-seen Whedon show, "Firefly."

Joss Whedon Not Very Happy About 'Buffy' Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2010 4:51 AM
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Yesterday, to the dismay of fans still clinging to the nostalgia of a television series that ended seven years ago and a movie that was released nearly two decades ago, Warner Bros. announced plans to reboot "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" with no mention of the series creator Joss Whedon.

Warner Bros. Preps ' Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Reboot, Whit Anderson Hired To Write Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2010 7:50 AM
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Get ready Buffy fans, because your favorite vampire slayer is headed back to the big screen.

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