Saying Goodbye to Three Outstanding Series: Succession, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Ted Lasso
In the next few days, three exceptional series of recent years will end their runs. The endings of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Succession, and Ted Lasso close a television era as rich as it is stormy. Although in the streaming era, goodbyes look a lot like “see you later,” the truth is that their absence will be felt in the coming months.
These three fictions have been created by their original makers, and the closures of their stories are likely to match the development of their respective shows. The Amazon Prime Video comedy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, particularly stands out, with its fifth and final episode arriving tonight on the platform. The scripts have freed themselves from the burden of chronologically organized narratives to jump back and forth on the timeline of the lives of Miriam Maisel and her family.
Succession—winner of two Emmys for best drama—revealed in the penultimate episode that it is actually a comedy. The British writing team’s satirical commentary on the different forms of power coined in the United States was a hilarious reaction to the general state of the world and the generations charged with saving it. The finals of this series, which showed toxic relationships between family members, made art out of the most challenging subject matter.
Ted Lasso, with its optimistic and good-natured ways, brought humor and good intentions to a pandemic-stricken world. However, towards the end of the second season, the episodes began to gain more minutes, affecting the pace of the story. The final episode of Ted Lasso is yet to be confirmed, although fans have speculated that the mustachioed coach may no longer be present in season three.
Although the endings of these shows may be bittersweet for their viewers, the fact that their original creators could decide their conclusions leaves more room for anticipation. The complicated business of loving a series is full of troubles, and the worst of all is having to say goodbye to it, whether or not you are ready for the bad drink.