Sunday, February 25

‘Arthur’ finale brings the PBS Kids show full circle after 25 seasons

I just watched the last-ever original TV episode of “Arthur” and I feel like the last 25 years of my life have been a lie.

TV-watching life, that is.

Oh OK, not really. And if you need a spoiler alert so that you don’t learn what happens at the end of the line for the greatest children’s show, ever, consider yourself warned. Also, the more than 250 episodes will continue to stream on PBS Kids, so the show isn’t disappearing forever.

But dang, I was really hoping Arthur was going to marry Francine. I just always assumed that’s what would happen. Alas, critics must write about the work in front of them, not the work they wish was.

This probably doesn’t make a lot of sense if you don’t watch “Arthur,” the PBS Kids show about Arthur, an aardvark, his family and his fourth-grade friends. And the finale didn’t rule out the possibility that they would get together at some point.

But not yet.

‘All Grown Up’ offers a peek at what Arthur and his friends are doing now

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