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What the fuck. :(
who was the mum? bearing in mind I've never seen it
don't make me google it
JIMPY: GOD DAMN T DDAD ITS bEEN NINE YEARS I WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU MET MUM
SPENKWO: WE'VE NOT BEEN TO SCHOOL WE ARE BOTH 18 NW AND HAVE THE EDUCATION OF A 9 YEAR OLDS
JIMPY: tell us you silly billy
I: OK, OK, so here it all is...
BARNEY: Ey what aboudda code you you gots ta be a br
JASON SEAGULL: Hy check out this song I wrote it's called Lady M
I: That's cool. So anyway I'm off to Burger King bye lads and all the characters n this dense storyline thats taken 9 years for me to tell what sould be a simpler story or something I've not watched it
KYLE MCLACHLAN: I was in one of the episodes wasn't I? Or was I? I dunno bye
(I goes to the Burger King)
I: Hello I would like a chip and some burgers now please and make it snappy NOT THE BRUGER BUT AS A FIGURE OF SPECK BY WHCH I MEAN DO IT QUICKERLY PLEASE I HAVE TO DO SOME SITCOM ANTICS WITH 90S REFERENCES PROBABLY AS I SAY I ONLY SAW LKE A BIT OF THIS SHOW ONCE MIGHT BE GOOD BUT I DUNN MAN
Burger King lady: That's well funny that use of figure of spech your like a regular Herman Melville
I: That's true
(back to the rpesent)
I: So basically we had children after a minute
gets amusingly stupid ending.
So I'll keep away from this thread... I know the downbeat fan theory ending people have suggested which seems plausible, be interesting to see if it happens...
Actually that was kind of brilliant. That bit I mean. The padding after felt like a lazy belittling of what came before.
and it didn't leak in the years between then and now.
All of the main characters' resolutions sound pretty bad. I'm not that fused as I gave up watching somewhere around series six, but I'd be miffed if I'd stuck with it.
Ted dates Robin. They break up and get back together several times. It's mentioned that Robin never has children, ending speculation that she's the mother. Robin gets with Ted's friend Barney. Ted meets the mother, a random new character. ENDING SPOILER Robin and Barney divorce, the mother dies, Ted and Robin get back together.
Hey, Bro. You've got to live by the Bro Code, because we're Bros. We go around doing Bro things. Wingman. Wingman. Wingman. There's a guy who's a Bro but he's more like a chick. Chicks are dumb and consistently fall for the lies of abhorrent womanisers. It's in the Bro Code, Bro. Canada is funny. Wingman. Bro. Bro. Predictable pop culture reference. Bro. All the blokes are massive wet blankets, which is a violation of the Bro Code.
maybe I should check it out, sounds pretty funny
really liked the first season or so of this but over time all the characters have become unlikable, a lot of the comedy is objectionable and it lost any charm it once had, still watch it though someone bump this thread when it ends on e4.
housemates in uni got too overexcited about it. i watched it begrudgingly with them for a season or two before I decided to reclaim my social life.
But for a while I really liked it.
The music was usually really well-placed, though, and they used Heaven in THE LAST SCENE. Manipulative bastards.
I'd be welling up at that just because The Walkmen.
hopefully, at any rate. Got six episodes in total to get through, and normally 4 is enough for one night.
Needless to say I've not read a word in this thread, and I won't be reading any subsequent replies.
about a pineapple being used as a dildo or something. I remember it being alright. Being 'that guy' who tunes in to watch a publicised finale without following the series as I'm bored on a night shift and saw this thread- can kind of pick up what's going on, but there are NO JOKES and the canned laughter is abhorrent.
is how it makes me think less of Friends in retrospect.
It's like Nietzsche and the Nazis. It's unfair to blame him and yet, when you've seen the absolute horrors that followed, how can you not be at least a little disgusted?
Although it would've worked a lot better if they hadn't crammed in the extra Robin bit and had a separate episode for that. 40 mins really wasn't long enough for everything that happens in the end.
Have never watched it, looks absolutely awful
i never saw it, then one day i saw the musical episode and i thought "well, that's a pretty interesting thing to be doing"
then in a vaguely dark period of my life i caught up with the first, like, 5 series, watching 10 episodes a day sometimes.
then i caught up and either coincidentally or not, as i was waiting a week for each episode i realised it was really pretty shit.
anyway, may as well watch this finale - does it make sense on its own or is it a two parter or something?
and they dissolve in to thin air, leaving only the stark white walls of the asylum, revealing a time ravaged Ted Moseby muttering to himself in a wicker bath chair, as the kindly Doctor Marshall enters the room to check his vital signs. He relays the same grim lack of improvement to the tired eyed Nurse Lily that he has for nine years now. His one-time attorney, Robin, visits him again, as she does every week, out of grim compulsion, all the while reliving the horrible things, those images, she had to learn during his lengthy trial, after Ted slaughtered his whole family after catching his wife fellating his obnoxious boss Barney. He should have got the chair for what he did, she knows that. But once he started spinning his elaborate fantasies, and seemingly believing every word of it, she knew she could keep him out of jail, and that, after all, is what she's paid to do. It doesn't mean she has to like it though. So now, every week, she comes back, to try and decipher his rambling, ego-centric tall tales, searching those dead shark eyes for some hint, some crack in the façade, a sign that he knew then, and knows now, exactly what he did, and exactly what he's doing. That this, this horrible act, these stories, are covering for a truly evil mind, lightning quick, waiting out his mandatory treatment period, toying with us all, biding his time until he's back on the streets and looking for him. The man in the suit. The man who took everything from him.
Stay tuned for Two Broke Girls.
I'd always imagined the mum would be revealed at the very end of the very last show, so I was a bit surprised when she was identified so early in the season.
I'd heard the fan theory about the end before I'd got up to episode 19 (Vesuvius) and the "What mum would miss her daughter's wedding day?" line, which made it pretty clear what was in store. Not really a "theory", surely, if it was developed after that moment. Either way, I was indifferent to question of whether she was set for an early death.
I hated the Barney and Robin getting together when it first happened, but by mid-way through this season I finally gotten used to it. So I was pretty disappointed with them being broken up just so that Ted and Robin would be free to get together at the end. Still, pretty good that they set that up as far back as the end of the first season.
Overall, though, the squeezing 15+ years into 2 episodes thing didn't work for me. Would've preferred a couple of normal episodes, showing them meeting at the wedding (in amidst all other kinds of hilarity, of course).
The squeezing 15 years into one episode was especially noticeable when the entire 9th season up to that point had only covered 48 hours. I'm not sure how they could've gotten around that though given that they needed to give each of the characters a closing point - I thought Barney's baby storyline was a good way of wrapping that character up but it probably needed more than 5 mins of screentime to get that across.
I'm surprised at how severe a lot of the backlash has been to the finale. Doesn't seem that people have really appreciated how hard it is to wrap a show like this up. If it had just been Ted meeting the mother at the wedding - The End I'm sure everyone would've been complaining that it was underwhelming instead. Aside from it being too rushed I think they handled it right.
Even if (SPOILERS) they did gloss over the mother's death really quickly.
It's galling when I think of all the fucking episodes of Marshall driving to a wedding with a woman he's just met and Lily being handed drinks and then they give the emotional fulcrum of the whole show a quick scene of the mother in a hospital bed...
it wasn't funny, but it was a good ending, well done everyone
I got impatient and streamed it after last weeks episode.
I thought as far as these things go it was pretty good, glad I didn't see any spoilers as the ending was a real surprise for me. I've gone and read the internet reaction and am surprised how much criticism it got, loads of people saying they were 'cheated' of the ending it had been building to, and that they were 'invested' in the tracy/mother relationship. I don't see why, it completed the story it was building to but then went further, reflects life doesn't go to plan, bad things happen, but people can move on, and made sense of all the repetitive robin story lines.
Embarrassingly long post on how I met your mother
also read they were going to do 'how I met your father' with gretta gerwig/meg ryan in the ted role but the pilot didn't get picked up, shame
If nothing else I guess its nice they tried to do something slightly different with it.
I've no idea from the acronym.
I'm going out in a tick.
how i met your mother
Embarrassingly terrible wank. It made the gf do a cry, too. I was close to tears at points too but I think it was an entirely different set of emotions.
they had spent hours and hours building up to three things; the "reveal" of the mother, the how they actually met and such, and robin and barney's wedding.
1) that was done well, at the end of season 8, and i fully expected them to show us it all through season 9. the sense of impending doom when i realised that the ENTIRE ninth seson was set over three days was... immense. it was a big mis step.
2) we learned very little about their relationship, which should have had some pay off at least. it ended up feeling like they couldn't even write a mother that would work with ted now that the three that they had put in as contingency mothers weren't used.
3) the barney/robin was such a hard sell, and one that they managed to sell quite well in the end, and then to trash it so soon afterwards wasted everything. spending an entire weekend around their wedding and then it dying 40 seconds afterwards was... odd.
it was all a comment on how the world is like that. you build up for ages and then something comes so easily you don't notice it til it's gone. you don't notice that the things you were trying so hard to make work don't.
either way, it was a very unsatisfying ending. the best episode was the one from the mother's perspective, with the new opening credits and such.
i have written far too much on a shitty american sitcom. :(
I do think the season wedding format was a misstep, especially the early Marshall in a car episodes. I thought they showed as much of the mother ted relationship as they could, the flash forwards were a good idea to flesh it out, having a whole season of them together wouldn't have fit the premise IMO. In real life people split and divorce and leaves people with the feeling of what was the point it was meaningless, but it wasn't at the time things just change . The whole thing seemed like an extended coming of age and the robin barney stuff fit well I thought
but it was still a pile of steaming sh*t. that and the last few seasons of the show tainted what was one of the best sitcoms around. oh well.