How I Met Your Mother, shocking season finale

How I Met Your Mother is a sitcom that first aired on CBS on September 19, 2005. The show follows the main character Ted Mosby and a group of his friends who live in Manhattan. Ted is a young architect who enjoys spending his time with his four friends, Lily, Marshall, Robin, and Barney, at their favorite bar McLarens Pub. The pilot episode begins in the year 2030, when Ted is explaining to his kids how he is going to tell them (in detail) about how he met their mother. The show goes on to tell silly stories about the things that Ted and his friends would do. Ted goes through many girlfriends throughout the entire show. His most serious girlfriends are Robin, Stella, and Victoria. The show initially received positive reviews however, the later seasons received some mixed review, especially the last season, and especially the season finale.

For the most part, after watching the season finally of How I Met Your Mother, fans were outraged. It was all I was reading about on Twitter and Facebook. The big question was “who is Ted going to end up with.” I found a review of this episode by Alan Sepinwall, . For the most part Sepinwall was “annoyed.” However, he realized that the writers of the show had to stick to their plan that they created in the beginning of the show. He explained, “Because this was horrible. This ignored everything that had happened between Ted and Robin, between Robin and Barney, between Ted and Barney and, especially, between Ted Evelyn Mosby and Tracy McConnell, all because once upon a time, this is what Bays and Thomas wanted to do.” (Bays and Thomas are the writers.) He also says “And the problem is that at a certain point the misdirection became vastly more entertaining than the illusion it was designed to facilitate, and as a result we just wind up feeling tricked, and annoyed, and wondering why we went along with all of it.”

I very much agree with what Sepinwall says. Although, I loved Ted and Robin together, they were just not right for each other considering the past that they have been through. I also did feel very annoyed and tricked that they killed off the children’s mother, who although only was in a couple episodes, everyone fell in love with. It was just very confusing because the entire show is a buildup to meeting the mother, but then she just dies, and Ted end up with his first girlfriend of the show. Even though this ending wasn’t exactly what I wanted, I still love the show.


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