History DownerEnding / LiveActionTV

2nd Nov '16 12:01:30 AM lalalei2001
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* Due to the series being canceled, ''Series/JekyllAndHyde2015'' ends with the main cast apparently dead with no plot resolution.



** It will be returning, though, as simply ''Kate Plus Eight,'' which is something of a downer in its own right.
*** [[WildMassGuessing Was Kate awarded custody of all the children]] [[ExecutiveMeddling just so the show could]] keep the rhyming title?
*** And now ''Kate Plus Eight'' is cancelled.
22nd Oct '16 11:12:25 AM talltalltree
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22nd Oct '16 11:12:24 AM talltalltree
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** ''The National Anthem'': the Prime Minister is forced to have sex with a pig as ransom for a kidnapped princess. A year later, it's clear that the events of the episode have, if anything, helped him politically...but as a person, he is still completely and utterly ruined (as is his marriage). And to top it off? [[ShootTheShaggyDog Turns out the princess was physically fine all along]] and had been freed half an hour before he actually did the act, meaning he did it for nothing.

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** ''The National Anthem'': the Prime Minister is forced to have sex with a pig as ransom for a kidnapped princess. A year later, it's clear that the events of the episode have, if anything, helped him politically...politically ... but as a person, he is still completely and utterly ruined (as is his marriage). And to top it off? [[ShootTheShaggyDog Turns out the princess was physically fine all along]] and had been freed half an hour before he actually did the act, meaning he did it for nothing.


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** ''Men Against Fire'': a soldier learns that the enemies he's been fighting (which looked like mutant zombies to him) were actually regular humans being destroyed as part of a eugenics scheme; he and his fellow soldiers had been fitted with implants that made regular people look like monsters, so they could kill without compunction. Not only that but he'd consented to it prior to signing up. After having his memories wiped he's discharged from the military and goes back alone to his cold, empty home.
22nd Sep '16 10:36:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Tyrant}}'': With the cancelation of the show at the end of season 3, everyone is doubtlessly worse off than where they started. After Jamal's death HistoryRepeats and despite the promise of democracy, Barry has finally become the same tyrant their father was in the name of order with an unscrupulous General backing him, his wife Molly has been wrecked by the murder of their daughter Emma by the Caliphate and become a LadyMacBeth, Leila, Fauzi, and Deliyah have all become rebels opposing the Al Fayeed's dictatorship, and the war with the Caliphate is about to (re)start while the only moderate Islamic leader has been assassinated.

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* ''Series/{{Tyrant}}'': With the cancelation of the show at the end of season 3, everyone is doubtlessly worse off than where they started. After Jamal's death HistoryRepeats and despite the promise of democracy, Barry has finally become the same tyrant their father was in the name of order with an unscrupulous General backing him, his wife Molly has been wrecked by the murder of their daughter Emma by at the hands of the Caliphate and become a LadyMacBeth, Leila, Fauzi, and Deliyah have all become rebels opposing the Al Fayeed's dictatorship, and the war with the Caliphate is about to (re)start while the only moderate Islamic leader has been assassinated.
22nd Sep '16 10:35:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Tyrant}}'': With the cancelation of the show at the end of season 3, everyone is doubtlessly worse off than where they started. After Jamal's death HistoryRepeats and despite the promise of democracy, Barry has finally become the same tyrant their father was in the name of order with an unscrupulous General backing him, his wife Molly has been wrecked by the death of Emma and become a LadyMacBeth, Leila, Fauzi, and Deliyah have all become rebels opposing the Al Fayeed's dictatorship, and the war with the Caliphate is about to (re)start while the only moderate Islamic leader has been assassinated.

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* ''Series/{{Tyrant}}'': With the cancelation of the show at the end of season 3, everyone is doubtlessly worse off than where they started. After Jamal's death HistoryRepeats and despite the promise of democracy, Barry has finally become the same tyrant their father was in the name of order with an unscrupulous General backing him, his wife Molly has been wrecked by the death murder of their daughter Emma by the Caliphate and become a LadyMacBeth, Leila, Fauzi, and Deliyah have all become rebels opposing the Al Fayeed's dictatorship, and the war with the Caliphate is about to (re)start while the only moderate Islamic leader has been assassinated.
22nd Sep '16 10:34:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Tyrant}}'': With the cancelation of the show at the end of season 3, everyone is doubtlessly worse off than where they started. After Jamal's death HistoryRepeats and despite the promise of democracy, Barry has finally become the same tyrant their father was in the name of order with an unscrupulous General backing him, his wife Molly has been wrecked by the death of Emma and become a LadyMacBeth, Leila, Fauzi, and Deliyah have all become rebels opposing the Al Fayeed's dictatorship, and the war with the Caliphate is about to (re)start while the only moderate Islamic leader has been assassinated.
8th Sep '16 1:13:43 PM TotalDramaRox97
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*** That last one is arguably a BittersweetEnding, as Will chose to stay in Bel-Air (Carlton even asked him to come with them), and the family promises to contact each other every week. Also the entire cast has something to look forward to: Geoffrey had a first class trip back to London to reconnect with his son, Ashley is going to an elite performing arts school, Hilary is moving to New York to continue her talk show, Carlton finally goes to Princeton, Phil & Vivian move to be closer to their children, and Will is about to start his final year of college.
12th Aug '16 8:39:26 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{Accused}}'': "Willy's Story", "Frankie's Story" and "Stephen's Story" end with the title characters getting sentences that seem longer than deserved (or for Stephen, he shouldn't really have been convicted at all, given that he's insane).
13th Jul '16 1:01:53 PM kazokuhouou
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** [[AlasPoorScrappy The death of Adric]] at the end of "Earthshock" is, to some, a downer ending.

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** [[AlasPoorScrappy The death of Adric]] at the end of "Earthshock" is, to some, a downer ending. To make matters worse [[spoiler: he died thinking he failed to save the past, not knowing that the ship he was on was the 'asteroid' that wiped out the dinosaurs, leading to humanity's rise.]]
1st Jul '16 9:02:26 AM Monolaf317
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* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'': Plenty of episodes have these.
** Season 1: "Eye of the Beholder," "Basketball Diaries," "Secrets and Lies," "Under Pressure," "Jagged Little Pill"
** Season 2: "When Doves Cry (Part 1)," "Karma Chameleon," "Shout (Part 1)," "Take My Breath Away," "Dressed in Black," "Tears are Not Enough (Part 1)"
** Season 3: "Gangsta Gangsta," "Don't Dream It's Over"
** Season 4: "Ghost in the Machine (Part 1)," "Islands in the Stream," "Time Stands Still (Part 2)," "Eye of the Tiger," "Moonlight Desires"
** Season 5: "Turned Out (Part 2)," "Our Lips Are Sealed (Part 2)"
** Season 6: "Here Comes Your Man (Part 2)," "Rock This Town"
** Season 12: "Waterfalls (Part 1)", "Rusty Cage (Part 1)", "Rusty Cage (Part 2)", "Never Ever (Part 1)"
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