The show was about finding more than one love, right? Moving on. The show was about finding the kids’ mother - in the pilot episode we know it’s not Robin, we know it’s not going to work out. So while I liked seeing Ted and Robin together for awhile, I knew it wasn’t going to last. So I understood that it was going to take Ted awhile to move on from Robin but I knew there was more ahead for him. 

And we get these hints that the mother is perfect for Ted. Soulmates. And their lives intersected so many times. It was kismet. Lily even said it - she was different. She loved that Ted came on too strong. She loved everything about him. And he loved everything about her. The end cheapened this love. Yes, it was six years since she passed but to us it wasn’t. It just looked like Ted never moved on from Robin. She was constantly in the back of his mind. 

Again, if we want to keep with the theme of moving on - then maybe - MAYBE - I would accept this finale. But please let me mourn Ted’s soulmate that we fell in love with before Ted moves on. Tracy was the one we were supposed to fall in love with before Ted even met her. 

Things that were not okay

lilmissnomer:

  • Breaking up Barney and Robin literally one episode after their wedding, with very little warning and trouble besides travel issues, and not even showing them try to work things out or be the amazing couple they have learned to be over the past two years
  • Lily having no real development beyond getting pregnant again - the first pregnancy was great, the second one was a welcome surprise, the third one kind of feels like there’s nothing left for Lily to do except raise kids and watch the gang split apart - completely OOC for that artistic free spirited woman who wasn’t completely ready to devote her life to motherhood
  • Watching Barney become a caricature of his former self - the playbook and womanizing was entertaining at first, but after seeing how much Barney truly grew and changed over the past seasons, seeing all that come back in one episode was just painful and unbelievable
  • The Mother getting so little screen time, when the show is literally titled after her. It was just terrible that her biggest role in tonight’s storyline was to die. Especially since she is truly one of my favorite TV characters ever. I knew there was a chance she was going to die, but even then, I refused to fully contemplate that possibility, I just wanted so badly for her and Ted to live happily ever after.
  • Breaking up the gang. I know that people grow apart as they grow older, but that’s not how the gang should have broken up. People can grow apart in happy ways too - not just because it hurts too much to continue to be friends.
  • Robin basically being an unhappy but successful workaholic with no good friends and/or family left to her. She should have had it all - a happy marriage, a fulfilling career, and a staunch group of friends ready to support her wherever she goes.
  • Barney randomly impregnating a one-night stand whose name isn’t even mentioned - and honestly, this is kind of OOC for Barney too - remember The Bracket?? He remembered the name of every single one of those girls he duped - how can he not remember the name of his daughter’s mother?! The scene with his daughter and him was very sweet, but I hate how the story led to that scene…if there was any other way to have that scene, I would have been over the moon.
  • I really wanted a Front Porch scene to end it off - just Ted finishing the story and heading out to his front porch where the Mother is waiting for him, and Marshall and Lily are already there, and Barney and Robin rush up hand in hand, just back from Venezuela or something, and they’re all old and happy together.
  • Having the entire story be about getting his children’s permission to go after Robin, when it’s been proven time and time again Ted and Robin are a bad idea, and Robin’s rejected Ted more times than I can remember, and neither of them want the same things from life, and I just don’t understand how he can want that pale little spark he had with Robin when he’s experienced such an amazing connection with The Mother, who was perfect for him in every way.

Just…no. That ending fundamentally changed what HIMYM was about. It’s supposed to be about waiting for the perfect girl and living a happy and fulfilling life with her, not about chasing the same girl for 25 years even when she continues to turn you down. And I don’t know how I’m ever going to get over it.

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ted/tracy ± their life together (THE END)

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Also David Henrie and Lyndsy Fonesca’s contracts must have been intense.

At least I have The Mindy Project tomorrow to help me forget about tonight

Now I have to prepare a fucking 30 minute presentation for tomorrow 

ARGH

The writers stuck with the original ending they had since season 1 - the kids are still clearly the same age as they were in the pilot. In season 1, it would have made sense for Ted to go after Robin because he was still so in love with her. 

I’m not saying I’m not feeling … more than slightly betrayed by this move but the ending seemed to be set in stone. And up until Robin received her wedding present, Ted was convinced he was still in love with her. And I think he was a bit. 

But I wanted more time with the Mother (Tracy). I very much do think that she was the love of his life. I just think the way they handled the ending was a poor way to go about it. 

This entire season took place over a weekend. If they had spent half the season at the wedding - or 3/4 at the max, that would have been enough. The plot lines that were introduced and resolved in the last two episodes would have been much more intriguing than the filler episodes they had. 

Also, when you have an entire season revolving around a pairing’s wedding only to break them up in the penultimate episode? Not fair at all. You can’t just expect us to accept that.

We spent nine years invested in these characters. We care about what happens to them and how it affects them. Barney would have thrown himself even further into his shenanigans - which they briefly addressed through the Perfect Month.* But could you imagine what his reaction would have been when he first received the news. Robin threw herself into her work - I want to see a montage of her being a focused reporter all over the world.

Also, I fell in love with the Mother, in what little we knew about her. I wanted to see more of Ted and Tracy’s interactions. I wanted to see how the Mother getting sick affected Ted - he planned to spend a lifetime with her, what did he do when he first found out? Did he immediately search for hours to find the top doctor in New York? Did he arrange for a babysitter so he could be with her at every appointment? At one point, did he just breakdown - tell her he didn’t know what to do without her. He only just found her after what seemed like a lifetime of searching. And near the end did she tell him to move on? She knew the pain of losing the love of a lifetime. 

TLDR

I understand that this was the ending all along. I just wanted more, I wanted better resolution. Back in season 1, I would have been thrilled for this ending but the show changed and the characters changed. As a result, the writing needed to change in order to bring everything back to the beginning. 

theyellowcardigan:

tvnut:

HIMYM hasn’t been my most favourite show of late but seeing the end of that episode got me all choked up

and I messaged my friend on facebook saying I felt like crying and she just sort of shrugged it off

I know I get too attached to TV (understatement of the year, yeah I’m calling it now) but when you’ve invested in a character like Ted for eight years, something’s bound to stick especially if the love of his life that he’s spent years to find is only with him for a short time

I went into this season thinking, “this show is dying, I don’t know what they are doing with it, I’m just obligated to watch it because I loved the previous seasons”
But now that it’s coming to a close, I’m a mess. I talked big. I don’t want it to end. I’ve been so emotional.

Yes, that’s exactly how I felt up until now too!! I’m just hoping that 10 years down the road it’s just a cancer scare or something. But all of the flash forwards of Ted as an old guy have shown him alone…

;_____; 

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HIMYM hasn’t been my most favourite show of late but seeing the end of that episode got me all choked up

and I messaged my friend on facebook saying I felt like crying and she just sort of shrugged it off

I know I get too attached to TV (understatement of the year, yeah I’m calling it now) but when you’ve invested in a character like Ted for eight years, something’s bound to stick especially if the love of his life that he’s spent years to find is only with him for a short time

What if the woman HIMYM showed at the end of the last season isn’t the woman Ted marries but instead she’s the kids’ biological mother because Ted and the woman he marries aren’t able to have children of their own and the stories Ted’s been telling his kids these past seasons have just been a way for Ted to buy time and figure out how to tell his kids they’re adopted

there’s one person I have on facebook who’s 4.5 seasons into HIMYM and she’s complaining about not knowing who the mother is

… I guess she doesn’t keep up with TV in a timely fashion

or has been oblivious to the show for the past 8 years

Well, that hurt my heart.

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