Mar 11th: (SPOILERS) 5 Lessons Every TV Show Could Learn from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Series Finale

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[Spoilers below for the series finale]

The mistake too many TV shows make in crafting their series finale is in trying to be something they’re not. This is understandable. Television, by its most traditional definition, is meant to be infinitely open-ended. It’s meant to last for five seasons or more with only temporary endings to punctuate between episodes and seasons.

An ending, by its very nature, does not look like a beginning or middle. It has responsibilities all its own. The Vampire Diaries, which wrapped its eighth and final season up last night on The CW, was itself to the very end: messy, plot-churning, and emotionally resonant.

With series finales, TV shows are asked to do something they have never done before: properly end the story. The results are often, –forgive the pun — middling. The Vampire Diaries managed to beat the odds by following a few simple rules…

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