All good things must come to an end eventually. And with the new year approaching, that means some of are favorite shows are coming to an end. It's only natural! Some shows are going to be sad to say goodbye to, as they could have had potential to go on a little bit more. While some of the others on our list have reached the time to end, and it's a good idea that their network/streamer decided to do so.
However you feel about a particular series ending, we can definitely say that Yellowstone and these four other shows have had a great run, and been so great to have avaialble to watch! Check out a snapshot of our picks below, and a more detailed dive further down:
- Yellowstone (Paramount Network)
- The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
- Cobra Kai (Netflix)
- You (Netflix)
- What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Yellowstone (Paramount Network)
All of the shows on this list are great and will be missed, but I think Yellowstone is the biggest one. At least for me! Season 5 part 2 is set to premiere sometime in November 2024, and it will only be six episodes. So that means we’re going to have to say goodbye pretty quickly once the show returns for its swan song. I wouldn’t say it’s not ready to do so, as this era’s Dutton family will probably be able to wrap up the story. After all, there’s so many spin-offs where we’ll still be in the Western universe. But I still feel like it's going to be hard to say goodbye. Before Yellowstone, Western television shows weren't' as big or popular, and that's the mark the series is going to leave on the industry.
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Alright, I love The Handmaid’s Tale, but I’m ready for it to come to an end. I think it’s definitely run its course, especially with June now out of Gilead. Her goal from the beginning, and I think what is going to come from the conclusion is reuniting with Hannah. It’s going to be interesting to see in season 6 if Gilead falls, whether June does reunite with her daughter, and even find out if June and Nick are endgame.They obviously still can’t stay way from each other. I hope they are! It’s definitely time for the dystopian Hulu series to come to an end though. I’m sorry, but I don’t think I can take one more season (if this wasn’t the last) of June trying to get Hannah out and failing. It’s been done too much at this point.
Another show that is interesting but I'm ready to see conclude is You on Netflix. I mean honestly. How many times can Joe Goldberg get away with murder? And I mean he's a smart guy, but its' not like he doesn't leave some kind of trail. What’s his death count at now? I think it’s 17! He’s such a complicated character and the show is so eerie in that we’re so in his head. That’s what also made it stand out, still making for an interesting watch. Though I wasn’t a big fan of season 4, so I’m ready to let this one go. Perhaps Joe will finally get the actual justice he deserves.
Cobra Kai (Netflix)
It’s hard to create a show that comes from a movie franchise, have it be intriguing, and keep people invested. But that’s what Cobra Kai on Netflix has done.! This show is going to be really difficult to say goodbye to after season 6 runs. The martial arts comedy-drama, which serves as a sequel to The Karate Kid movies, has definitely been a fan-favorite. They’ve done a great job of taking an older story, making it fresh, and adding something wonderful to The Karate Kid universe. I’m really going to miss it. No release date has been set yet, but Cobra Kai actress Courtney Henggeler shared filming on the final season is set to begin in January 2024.
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Finally on our list is What We Do in the Shadows on FX. The series is coming to an end after the sixth season premieres. I mean who would have thought a show about vampire roommates in NYC would be so interesting? But the writers and creative team were able to bring a unique idea to us viewers, and we’ve been invested in their adventures and characters ever since. I'm going to miss the lightheartedness that the show brings, but I can't wait to see how the story ends!