Fans bid a sad farewell to “Person of Interest” on Tuesday night when the CBS drama ended its five-year run.
The series finale did not disappoint however, with many social media users heralding it as an example of how a great show should bow out.
“I’m so pleased I get to add #PersonOfInterest to my short list of shows that ended amazingly well. Endings are hard, this was spectacular,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Unlike others, @PersonInterest sustained quality writing, acting, directing and production values throughout the series,” another said.
And one viewer simply called it “so damn beautiful.”
The show starred two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson as Harold Finch, the inventor of a super-surveillance computer, and “Person of Interest’s” final episode certainly sparked a more positive response than that of his last TV drama, “Lost,” in which he played Ben Linus.
“He was every man’s conscience. At the same time, he was Prometheus. He had brought something that threatened the structure of civilization,” Emerson said of his character, according to Forbes. He called the part “almost poetic.”
It premiered on Sept. 22, 2011, and won a number of awards over the next five seasons, including the 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Crime Drama.
See the flattering tweets about the show’s sendoff below.
I'm so pleased I get to add #PersonOfInterest to my short list of shows that ended amazingly well. Endings are hard, this was spectacular.
— aboleyn (@aboleyn) June 22, 2016
— Scott Davis (@indygadgetguy) June 22, 2016
— Jorge Solis (@JSolis82) June 22, 2016
— Sean McKenna (@SP_McKenna) June 22, 2016
— Miss Ives (@laisc16) June 22, 2016
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) June 22, 2016
And that's how we roll on #PersonOfInterest I'm satisfied.
— Michael Emerson (@MichaelEmerson) June 22, 2016
— Kim (@KDL0888) June 22, 2016
Denise Thé earned her nickname "The Darkness" but I'll be damned if she didn't give us the most beautiful Shoot moments #PersonOfInterest
— Laura (@Lrbcn) June 22, 2016
We were gifted with such an amazing Show don't ever forget that. #PersonOfInterest
— Jayde… (@shoottrash) June 22, 2016
I loved that we found out what the deal was with Finch and birds. That was a lovely moment. #PersonOfInterest
— Kelly (@Kellykoop) June 22, 2016
Fantastic finale #PersonOfInterest. Been watching this show for 5-6 years now. Sad to see it go, but glad to see it end the way it did. ????????
— Tim (@sacrificepage) June 22, 2016
— JessikaM (@maureciatania83) June 22, 2016