The End: Why You Don’t Need A Sequel To Everything.

by Randy Murray on April 26, 2012

Every story doesn’t need a sequel, prequel, trilogy, saga, or series.

In fact, the best stories have a beginning, middle, and that most crucial of elements, the end.

If you want more, that’s why you have an imagination.

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Cathy April 26, 2012 at 8:18 am

I agree. It’s the same with TV series. Sometimes, you just wish they would make the one perfect series with a great ending. Instead of leaving loose ends for Series 2 (3, 4, 5 etc). It’s a brave decision when something is popular, but I wish more people in the industry would take it.

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Randy Murray April 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

You’re much more likely to find this kind of TV in England. They’re very good at having short, perfect series. Take, for example, Fawlty Towers!

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Christopher April 26, 2012 at 9:57 am

Sometimes a series is necessary for the story. I don’t think Harry Potter could have been properly told in one book. It did get bloated it parts, but in the end, the story was better for having several books. But I agree that for the most part, the story is better when it isn’t dragged out for several “sequels” (Star Wars prequels anyone?). As Cathy said, TV is often one of the worst violators. The American Office is running on fumes, and would have been better left if it ended several seasons ago. I always applaud Jerry Seinfeld for ending his series when it was at its ratings peak.

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Randy Murray April 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

I agree (and I also agree that HP could have used some HEAVY editing). I love series, but I also recognize that some stories are best told, then ended.

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