Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How I Met Your Mother had the WORST Finale Episode EVER


How I Met Your Mother was a television sitcom that had a total of 9 seasons and ended in 2014. The show was amazing, following a group of friends, Ted, Barney, Marshall, Lily, and Robin. The main plot line, derived from the name of the show, was listening to Ted Mosby tell the very long, detailed story of how he met his wife, to his children. This series was critically acclaimed and loved by a lot of people...until those last five minutes in the season finale. The WHOLE SHOW was based on finding the mother, and in the last five minutes they kill her off and Ted ends up with Robin?! No no no no no no no no no.

This was so disappointing, because not only were Ted and Tracy the cutest couple ever, what was the point of Barney and Robin even getting married in the first place? Maybe their excuse was that they didn't want to be predictable, or just the opposite, they wanted to make the fans happy and give them the relationship they wanted from the beginning; Ted and Robin. There was an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the finale, and I don't think that's what the producers and writers wanted. One thing I must admit is, that the show was never about the mother in the first place, it was about Ted. In the title, the "I" is the subject and the "Mother" is just the object. So we did need all those years to realize the type of man that Ted was before he did meet the mother. However, when Ted reveals at the end of the finale that the person he was talking about the whole time was the children's "Aunt Robin," the show suddenly became about her, and not Ted.

Just because the writers always pictured a happy ending between Ted and Robin, doesn't mean that that's how the show had to end. I stand by my statement that Ted and Robin should NOT have ended up together because this was basically just a cop out. They made such a BIG deal about Ted finally letting go of Robin and spent a lot of time focusing on that so that his heart would be ready when he did meet the mother. So all in all, I think that the ending was terrible, and for me, it ruined what I used to consider one of my favorite shows, and that is a sad fact.

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