It's safe to say these TV shows did not go out on top. We consider them the worst finales in TV history.
How I Met Your Mother
It still makes us angry to think about. We finally met the mother. We fell in love with the mother. And then the show killed off the mother, broke up Barney and Robin and stuck Ted with Robin, all in a matter of a few closing (AWFUL!) minutes.
Sons of Anarchy
It was boring AND predictable. There was no reason for FX to air what amounted to a full-length movie, just to have Jax do what we could all see coming weeks before the finale aired.
It killed off Deb out of nowhere and turned Dexter into a lumberjack, while leaving Harrison to be raised by Hannah. Totally ridiculous all around.
Wait... what was the side world again?!? The only thing we know for sure about how Lost ended is that the writers had no plan for it until the last second.
So much for the notion of loving whomever you want to love: Bill killed himself and Sookie ended up with some random human. A series that celebrated the differences in people went out as a total and complete hypocrite.