Saturday, June 28, 2014

Weekly Whine: How I Met Your Mother

note: this post contains spoilers for the above show.

I recently watched the series finale of How I Met Your Mother. I've been a huge fan of the show, although unfortunately, it's one of this few shows that my husband and I don't both like (or dislike). So I've been watching it on my own all this time.

I didn't get a chance to watch the last few episodes for a while after they aired, but apparently this series finale was a big deal and my husband heard what happened on the internet. Apparently, people were really mad about the ending and he said he heard it was a horrible ending. He said it was so comically bad, he wanted to watch it with me to see my horrified expression.

Well, I watched the end of the series. And I have to say, the ending was really beautiful. I hate to use that word referring to a TV show, but it was just so perfect. I didn't mind that the mother died, mostly because I kind of hated her throughout the last season. (I found her annoyingly adorable and sagely.) But the fact that she was dead through this entire story made me like her more. It just made sense, considering how the entire series was about Robin and Ted's relationship, and that it's really a story about how he wants to be with her. And the end, when his kids give him permission to ask her out and he shows up at her apartment building with the trumpet, is perfect.

I cry every time I think about it.

So obviously I loved the finale. So what is my whine, you ask? Well, my husband hates the show and nobody I know likes it, so I had nobody to gush to about how great it was! Lame.


  1. I liked the ending too.

  2. I think people didn't like the ending more because the mother just dies and like 2 mins later he is going after Robin. The audience didn't get a chance to mourn the mother.

  3. I actually really liked the ending too. I thought it was well done.

  4. I stopped watching a while ago, but you summarized it quite nicely. However, wasn't Barney marrying Robin at some point?

  5. I loved the ending! I am now going back and watching the entire series during my treadmill runs.