First up – Lost. Many have complained about the episode for its lack of answers. Fuck that. This is a show driven by questions, not answers. We got some answers, but not too many. With Lost, I KNOW the next season will be excellent. With Veronica Mars, which had a more satisfying finale in terms of answers, I have no idea. What do they do next year? Also, Lost remains the best acted and shot series on TV, and one of the best written.
The Contender. Great finale. I was very happy about the winner, who I thought was genuinely the best boxer in the competition. And once again, the show managed to be both genuinely touching and unintentionally hilarious at the same time. Hope Burnett finds it a new home for next season.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Well, the finale was the epitome of what the show was about, both for good and for ill. EMHE basically has two kinds of episodes – the hero episodes (great deserving person who needs help) and the pity episodes (poor sick/impoverished person (or family)who needs saving). I much prefer the hero eps, as the pity eps tend to degenerate into pity porn. The finale was a little bit of both, really, but focused more on the good, and the mother was just an amazing woman, so I was happy about that. Was using Jessica Lynch a ratings grab? Absolutely. Is the Sears infomercial aspect of the show getting a bit old? Hell, yeah. But still and all, they did a good thing, and they did it well.