If you write an ending like I did in "The Monroe Item", in most literature then it's sloppy writing.
But when it's in a show with tons of awards then it's high freakin' art -_-....
Seriously, the only thing I take from this is that I can easily out-write a guy with a couple Emmy Awards. Freaking a-me ^^V
JK Rowling should be on notice. If her ending is..."And so the truth of all things and most pertinent to Harry Potter lay in the fact that all this time, in actuality, his scar
And it ends. Freaking lazy writing. I mean it's fine to leave things open-ended but your still want to provide something to the listeners of your tale. It's a promise you make to them. At least that's how I feel. You may not always go where they'll love going but you promise them you won't fuck with them somehow. You'll be true to your promise.
There's a place for that kind of ending but it's tough to pull off in a way that doesn't feel like you are abusing your audience.
Like if I left out all the zappy details in my story just because it would more "user-friendly" if people just went and imagined them for themselves. At that point...why not just go out and imagine your own story? This person doesn't want to do the work of imagining one.
Also, I wrote a lot Mecchen with notes I have on the side. Unfortunately...this has held me captive for the weekend - http://ec2-1.playr.co.uk/onslaught/
- I dare anyone to get past level 115 X_X...
But yeah, I have notes for like 4000 words or so and lots of vivid details for what happens till the end of the chapter.
And remember - the promise not to seriously fuck around with the reader is a promise I give as well. Things won't just be a dream. I've already had the characters reference and... to a certain degree...make fun of all the copouts I could imagine.