Manifest, Never Have I Ever, and the 10 best (and 8 worst) Netflix series endings

MANIFEST SEASON 04. (L to R) Josh Dallas as Ben Stone and Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone in Manifest Season 04. Cr. Peter Kramer/Netflix © 2022
MANIFEST SEASON 04. (L to R) Josh Dallas as Ben Stone and Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone in Manifest Season 04. Cr. Peter Kramer/Netflix © 2022 /
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Photo: Kate Nash, Sunita Mani, Shakira Barrera, Marianna Palka, Alison Brie.. GLOW: Season 3.. Credit: Ali Goldstein/Netflix /

Worst endings: Why did GLOW end on Netflix?

It’s hard not to keep a grudge when a network or streaming service abruptly cancels a show you love. One day you’re anticipating a new season, and then the next, it’s just gone. But you know what’s even worse? When a show is renewed but that renewal is later reversed. That’s exactly what happened with the Netflix original comedy series GLOW.

The series fictionalized the 1980s syndicated women’s wrestling program, showing the behind-the-scenes comedies and dramas of the ensemble cast of amateur wrestlers. Speaking of, GLOW had one of the strongest ensemble casts on television until its cancellation.

In its third season finale, GLOW left Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) at a crossroads regarding their futures. Debbie was set to revive GLOW on TV and wanted Ruth on board as the director, but Ruth had her own plans to fly home to be with Sam (Marc Maron).

Netflix renewed GLOW for a fourth and final season in September 2019, and production on the final episodes began in February 2020. By March 2020, filming stopped due to the pandemic, and in October of the same year, Netflix canceled the final season instead. Talk about whiplash! Now fans don’t have closure. We would have waited for the new episodes, Netflix.