Like T. Adlam, I have all the same feelings, except I deliberately purchased the DVD thinking the last and final closing episode was on there. I watched the whole series all over again from the beginning to the end (1,2,3) to remember anything I forgot, to be prepared for this great ending…
Gag me with a Tyranasaurus Rex, it was like being on my second honeymoon and having my husband say, “I’m done, you can finish it up from here”. (!!@?#)
They should at least have one two hour long “movie”, but if all they are going to do is put Jessi and Kyle together I’m not excited at all. Amanda and Kyle were the perfect innocent couple, aside from his ignorance on how to stack his priorities in personal and family relationships. And “mom” on the other hand, instead of teaching him this matter, is all wound up in ‘gay rights’.
As a psychologist #1, she is NOT ALLOWED by law to interject suggestions on how she thinks people should run their lives morally, that is a legal taboo. She is only allowed to build on the person’s own moral structure (Christian, Jew etc.), allowing them to make up their own mind. It is wrong and misleading to portray her profession the way it was.
#2, she should be teaching moral and relationship/responsibility priorities. This is something all people should learn while they are young, instead of always choosing based on their current feelings with no commitment of any sort. You don’t get married one day and run off and sleep with your secretary the next, and come back home again. He experienced this the wrong way enough times that if MOM really WAS a psych, she should have jumped in right away and let him know “Houston, we have a problem”. If your going to inject the power of suggestion into the children watching the show, in that respect it was horrible.
Other than Mom’s professional inability to do her job, her one sided brainwashing and the show having a cliff and jagged rock ending, I really loved the show.