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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    It was pretty crappy how they dealt with the mother's death. Could have been more emotional, maybe the gang at her funeral. Instead they have Ted say one line about her being sick and then the kids mentioning she died while excited for him to bang Robin.

    This finale was way to rushed. Needed less wedding crap this year, and then the finale spread out over multiple episodes.
    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    They wasted about 8-10 episodes worth of show this season only to rush together an ending. It just feels incomplete.
    These were my biggest complaints. They absolutely wasted the first half of this season when they could have done so much. I really enjoyed the finale, especially the flash forwards. But it definitely felt rushed.

    I didn't mind that they killed the mother (although again, it was very rushed how they did it) because as the kids said, the entire story/series wasn't really about the mother...it was about the group and Robin in particular. That really surprised me and I didn't expect it which is why it looks like I'm in the minority and liked the finale.



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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    I got the feeling that they took a very literal approach to their idea of the show, so Ted didn't talk about the mother so much to her own children.
    The premise seems to be that he's a romantic guy who's been a widower for six years, is ready to have those feelings again, wants to ask Robin, but wants an OK from his kids.

    We all want more with the mother, but that wasn't really the point of this whole thing.


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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    Why did they drag out this series for the past two seasons and then cram so much into the finale? They should have introduced the mother at the beginning of this season and they could have gone deeper into all the "big moments"
    This finale would have been fine if it wasn't for the fact that the last two seasons have been basically pointless.



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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Wish they would have just ended when Ted said "well that's how i met your mother."

    Running after dog woman (Robin) at the end was not needed.

    They kind of ruined Barney for me with this episode.
    Really? Barney was ruined for me as soon as he got in his first long term relationship with Robin. The following ones with the stripper then Robin again just made it worse.



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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    These were my biggest complaints. They absolutely wasted the first half of this season when they could have done so much. I really enjoyed the finale, especially the flash forwards. But it definitely felt rushed.

    I didn't mind that they killed the mother (although again, it was very rushed how they did it) because as the kids said, the entire story/series wasn't really about the mother...it was about the group and Robin in particular. That really surprised me and I didn't expect it which is why it looks like I'm in the minority and liked the finale.
    This is pretty much how I see it. We all wanted to see more of the mother, but in the grand scheme of things, it didn't matter because that's not what the story was about. It was about Ted and Robin the whole time.



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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    I didn't mind the final, until they hooked Robin and Ted up, and then it went down hill.


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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    "How we built up this women for 9 years and destroyed her in 40 minutes"

    "How we built up for a season a wedding between my two best friends and I ended up with the bride"

    "How Barney spent 9 years against kids and seemed okay with being a baby daddy in a few minutes time"

    "How we tried to cover 10 years in 40 minutes"



    Yeah.....not impressed. Still a great show. Felt like leaving March madness in the sweet 16. Great run, time well spent, but left wanting more.


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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I got the feeling that they took a very literal approach to their idea of the show, so Ted didn't talk about the mother so much to her own children.
    The premise seems to be that he's a romantic guy who's been a widower for six years, is ready to have those feelings again, wants to ask Robin, but wants an OK from his kids.

    We all want more with the mother, but that wasn't really the point of this whole thing.
    When you look at it this way, it actually makes a lot of sense. The show is "How I Met Your Mother", not "How I Met Your Mother and Our Life Until She Died".

    The more I think about it, the more I feel like they used the last 20 minutes as sort of an Epilouge. As if the show really ended 40 minutes in at the train station, and then they just kinda showed how everyone's life played out.



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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    I guess the other side of the coin is why would Ted end up with someone they barely talked about in 9 seasons....the show was about the 5 main characters. Also, I heard the show did so well, the writers said in hindsight then didn't really need the "mother" gimmick and the characters could have carried the show on its own.


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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    It's been mentioned above, but the story wasn't about how he met the mom. The kids said as much and even explained it for the people. The story was about how Ted was in love with Robin.



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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    I was sort of indifferent on the ending. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. Just OK with it.



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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    I've got mixed feelings on the finale. At first I thought it was terrible, but its grown on me a little since last night. I agree with most people that it just felt rushed, particularly because of all the time they wasted on pointless episodes earlier this season.



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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    I'll admit I didn't catch the first couple seasons - but I disagree with this notion that it isn't about meeting the mother, it's about his infatuation is Robin. Yes - that was a carrying theme. And a tired, tired, very tired one.

    I had actually hoped that all this season, his chasing that freaking locket, then giving it to Barney, and the scene where Lily notes that there was something different about this girl when Ted calls her the next day.... that was some sort of actual growing experience for Ted and he FINALLY was happy and found someone.

    But in the end, it was just CREEPY. "Really your mom is a footnote in my life and I really want to be with Robin". That's what the writers left us with. And as others have noted, 15 episodes of 3 days - most of which had NOTHING to do with the mother. Then she's in and out in 15 minutes? Yuck.

    Horrid ending.

    My wife had a theory about the ending a few weeks ago when the idea of he being sick was first put out there and I liked it. That the story would end with him telling the kids about how they met, while at a hospital or something and they were waiting on test results of some sort of dire situation. Even if they didn't answer it, it would've been better.


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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    I've always thought that Ted was a whiny college kid who couldn't get over that first love from high school. 9 Seasons and too many TV years of not being able to get over someone...thats pretty lame.



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    Re: How I Met Your Mother

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    "How we built up this women for 9 years and destroyed her in 40 minutes"

    "How we built up for a season a wedding between my two best friends and I ended up with the bride"

    "How Barney spent 9 years against kids and seemed okay with being a baby daddy in a few minutes time"

    "How we tried to cover 10 years in 40 minutes"



    Yeah.....not impressed. Still a great show. Felt like leaving March madness in the sweet 16. Great run, time well spent, but left wanting more.
    There were some good ones on reddit.

    "How I used your mother to have the kids Aunt Robin could never have. "
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    How I Met Your Stepmother"
    "How I Settled for your Mother"
    "How I got permission from my kids to date Aunt Robin"
    "How your uncle barney banged out your future stepmother."



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