Spoiler alert. If you watch the show and don't know what happened, don't read this!
So I read that they killed off Nate on SFU. Made me super glad I'm not watching that show anymore. (And oh how I loved that show before.) I stopped watching this season after we cancelled our HBO (it was our attempt to get our cable bill - which includes Internet - under $100 again). I was bummed to miss this, the last season. But last season wasn't as good as previous seasons and I just couldn't justify the cost for that. I almost never watch movies on HBO, just their shows ... and yes I'll be back next year when they finally get around to showing more Sopranos. After that, I believe my relationship with HBO will be over for good.
Anyway, back to SFU. Given that it's a show about a family that runs a funeral home, it shouldn't be that much of a surprise. They almost offed him once before. But as a TV viewer, it's disappointing to me. I like happy endings. Granted, this was a dark show and "happy ending" doesn't have to be everyone living happily ever after, but just living would be a good idea. I also heard he leaves behind a pregnant wife. So that means his kid with Lisa is left with no biological parents and his second kid will have one. (Yes, I know they're all pretend, not real. But still.)
This one's up there with Roseanne waking up at the end of her last season to find the entire season was just a dream (just discovered that one on Nick at Night, somehow I missed that during its original airing). It's just not fulfilling for viewers. Sure, the writers/originators must stay true to their artistic hearts -- but don't they have some sort of obligation to the viewers that keep them in business?
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