Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Looks Like This Is The End Edition


Even as someone who never got into ‘Lost’, I can sympathize with those who lament it’s problematic and nonsensical ending.  After all, I was in my teens when I first encountered ‘The Prisoner’, and that show’s final episode will leave you confused, frightened and oddly craving gyros.  (That last one may just be me, though.)  Still, there are a great many shows that never even got to do that much, leaving our characters adrift forever in the world of syndication, as seems to be the case with the recent cancellation of ‘Community.’  Of course, for certain series it actually works to their advantage.  The lack of a wrap-up is sometimes credited with the success of ‘The Brady Bunch’ and ‘Gilligan’s Island’ in syndication, knowing that you can jump in anywhere and the story will make about as much sense, a theory that seems pretty attractive when contrasted with television moments like the tonally odd (and widely disliked) wrap-up of ‘How I Met Your Mother.’  Indeed, the whole enterprise of the wrap-up story raises today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) found his ten-year-old’s deconstruction of the plot holes of ‘Rescue From Gillian’s Island’ to be both astute and pride-inducing, reminding me of Hermes’ legendary words, “That raises even MORE questions!”, asking: If you had to choose between a bad end orNO ending at all for your favorite pop culture, which would you prefer?