It only ends once, and for Game of Thrones, it appears to be ending poorly.

Over 73 episodes, Game of Thrones frequently has been hailed as the greatest show on television, but now it looks like it's going to have an extremely disappointing finale no matter how we slice or dice it. Character development has been either rushed or completely forgotten about, a moment where Jon Snow could have hugged his CGI dog was scrapped so Dany could destroy King's Landing with CGI fire, and while there was no way that everyone on the show was going to get a happy ending, it turns out viewers are getting the unhappiest ending of all.

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That said, if you're looking for a handful of shows that do manage to successfully stick the landing and leave their characters, and viewers, satisfied in the end, we've rounded up the best for you. Look at these as palate-cleansers after Westeros — and don't worry, none of these shows involve any Mad Queens or dragons whatsoever.

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