-Oh dear. Where do I begin? I will say, I was utterly disappointed in How I Met Your Mother’s Finale Episode. It broke my heart to see how it ended. And although I wished it would end with Ted finding the girl of his dreams (which he did before they killed her off. What is this? Grey’s Anatomy? [I love Grey’s btw. Don’t be mistaken. But seriously??]), Barney & Robin living their legendary lives they’d envisioned together and Marshall & Lilly being Mr. & Mrs. Awesome with their many minions.
The thing is, is that, life doesn’t always end the way we want it to. We can’t have a list of perfect situations that are to play out inexact following order. (Well, we can, but there’s no guarantee it will play out as planned) Life kicks you around and gives you cookies only to take it away later. Life’s a big bully sometimes.
But that’s REAL LIFE. REAL LIFE is messy and complicated with deadlines and assignments and family crap. That’s why people love series so much, because it’s this awesome world where everything just works out. It’s a world where you can sit in a bar with your friends until 3am and go to work the next day fully functional. It’s a world where you can have as many sexual partners as your heart desires (oh, your poor heart) and have absolutely no consequences. It’s a world where you can get knocked over by a bus and still survive. That is why I’m disappointed in the ending. Not because the perfect mother dies and Ted gets Robin. I’m disappointed because for 9 seasons everything is so far from real life, and yet in the last two episodes reality suddenly shows her face.
Seriously though? No. Not cool at all.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t think the Mother was all that great the first time I saw her, but when I got to know her, I couldn’t help but love her. She really was perfect. So yes, as with most HIMYM fans, I’ll say that it should have ended with them (Ted & Tracy) on the station, under the yellow umbrella. Maybe some cute flash forward of their wedding day and all the other awesome bits to follow 🙂 I feel that it was a journey backward, not one forward.
But! I’m not the producer. I don’t have my own show. So I’m not allowed to judge 🙂 I will always love the show 🙂 And one day, when I have the time to re-watch all the episodes, I will stop at episode 23. Before the s-word hits the wall.
As one person commented:
“They should rename it to: ‘How i met your mother who died very quick and that’s why I’m dating my selfish ex again’.”
So there you have it folks, they can’t even have happy endings on TV.