What are the most debated series finales on TV?

LOST, Dexter, How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, and The Shield. Each of these shows have one thing in common and it’s not just people dying. They each created a massive divide among fans, and also between fans and creators, when their series finally ended. So we decided to head into the past and revisit some of these finales, and exclude any extension of these series that might now exist, and discuss if they are truly that bad? Let's debate the TV's most controversial series finales!

Editor's Note: This is specifically for TV shows that had an intended series finale rather than an abrupt, forced conclusion to the show.

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, with Furiosa hitting theaters, it's time to look at what we've been robbed of over the years as fans: what are the movie spin-offs we actually NEED?! So many franchises erode into sequel after sequel when there are fantastic characters withering away on the vine just waiting for their chance to shine. They deserve their own spin-off, so why haven't we gotten one yet?

There is so much more! We also review IF and The Strangers: Chapter 1, dive into Cannes 2024 and this odd practice of 10 minutes standing ovations, debate if ticket prices should come down, and then finally a hot-button topic: is it time to forgive Kevin Spacey? Listen to this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast and find out!

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  • (0:00 – 29:27) Opening | Entertainment News: Should Ticket Prices Come Down, Cannes 2024, Are Standing Ovations Ridiculous
  • (29:28 – 40:36) Forgiving Kevin Spacey
  • (40:37 – 1:09:31) Review: The Strangers: Chapter 1 and IF
  • (1:09:32 - 1:49:12) From the Outside In: Movie Spin-Offs We Need
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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we are headed back to the land Charlton Heston built. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes takes place generations after the events of "War". This time, a group of civilized primates are viciously attacked, which leaves one of their own - Noa - to set off on a journey to save his clan. The less you know of the story the better, but you can rest assured that director Wes Ball understands the respect the last trilogy carries with it, and this film honors both the heart and depth those films exacted. Humanity versus the lives of all those animals we force to do our bidding, and how the memories of our heroes can even be distorted into a manipulative tactic for dictatorship. All of this and more is on the table as we discuss Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

That's not all though! Entertainment news gets a once over as Lord of the Rings brings both Andy Serkis AND Gollum back, Roger Corman passes away, Disney merges with Max in the weirdest of ways, and Brandon Lee's The Crow celebrates its 30th anniversary. 

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On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, we head back to a debate that has been raging for years, but seems to have rounded a corner back to where we started: which is the best way to watch TV nowadays, binging or weekly? There are sooooo many options, especially in the world of streaming, but do we even still have time for all of this television? Let's dive into a healthy debate as we discuss binge vs weekly TV.

That's not all though! Entertainment news like The Rock's recent expose, Riddick gets another chance, a few choice movie ideas moving to production, upcoming attractions such as Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, our review of The Last Stop in Yuma County, and more!

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Inspired By A True Story is our spin-off podcast that dives into the world of true crime, specifically films that were inspired by true events, and detailing those actual crimes that occurred. On this special episode, we are sharing two of our favorite episodes: The Strangers and Mississippi Burning. Take a listen, and if you like what you here, head on over to Inspired By A True Story on your favorite podcast app and his subscribe so you can listen to every episode!

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  • (3:04 – 1:03:00) Mississippi Burning  
  • (1:03:01 - 2:07:35) The Strangers

Welcome to Inspired By A True Story, a podcast where every two weeks, our award-winning hosts and film critics discuss the genuine details that have inspired some of the most memorable true crime movies around. Each episode will break down the crime or crimes that inspired a specific film, and then discuss how factual that film is, versus how much is simply Hollywood magic.

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