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20 years since Seinfeld and fans still don't get the finale. Do you?

The 'show about nothing' had an ending that felt like nothing

Nairita Mukherjee Noir_Memoir 15 May 2018, 4:02 PM
The cast of Seinfeld

The cast of Seinfeld Image: Twitter

You know how you're hooked on to a show and the season finale is just so damn disappointing? Ask a Game Of Thrones fan and they wouldn't know what you're talking about. But every one of us who saw the Suits Season 7 finale sure knows the feeling.

And Seinfeld fans seems to have been simmering in that feeling. Slowly, on a low flame, for the last 20 years!

Seinfeld aired its final episode on May 14, 1998. To this day, there is plenty of debate over whether the finale was an appropriate way to end the series. Seinfeld had a very unique USP — it was not trying to be preachy at all — while making you fall in love with these four lovable jerks who never seem to learn a lesson. And the finale had them shoved in jail on charges of "criminal indifference" (whatever that means). That's it. The end.

The season finale of Seinfeld

The season finale of Seinfeld Image: Giphy.com

Obviously,  fans hated it. It's like you've built a show and four amazing characters — Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine Benes, Kramer and George Costanza — on the principle of not being preachy and then in the final episode, you're saying 'if you behave like these guys in real life, you'll have to pay a price.'

Twenty years since, fans haven't been able to move on from the massive heartbreak. And even those who mustered the courage to re-watch it in the hope of a new perspective, have only come back hurting, more than ever. 

Once you come out of your child-like rage over the ending, you realise it was just sloppy writing. I'm sorry, that's the truth. 

In case you're wondering what's the big deal about this show, well, it was bigger than Game Of Thrones. (Yes, I said it). The finale was aired at Times Square! Convinced yet? 

But whatever it is, a Twitterstorm is impending... 

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