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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Because Conn is a pussy.

Correct.
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Agreed. IMO series finals have to be some sort of closure for the viewers and bring the series plot to a reasonable end. Especially in a plot-heavy series, open-- often under the pretense that it's especially clever and thought provokig, which it often isn't (worked for Chuck though, imo, but it's not a plot-heavy series)--, spinoff-inducing endings are unsatisfying. I've had the unique experience to watch three seasons finals in two days (Boston Legal, HIMYM, Psych).
Oh yeah, I forgot about chuck. I thought it had a great ending too--bittersweet without everything perfectly defined (not a particularly american way to end a show historically). It suffered from the problem that many network shows suffer from though: went on past its useful life. Luckily they were able to give it a real ending instead of just cancelling it, but the ending could have come sooner.
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While HIMYM's later seasons lost a bit of quality, I was positively surprised by the finale. Not at all what I expected but it definitely felt complete. The gazillion jumps into the future and back surprisingly worked.
Yeah, it was surprising and charming and better than the rest of the season. I can't really ask for too much more. The same point from above applies though...the $$$ made them drag it out longer than it should have been which kind of screws with the dynamics. Most of the people still watching it were probably *way* too invested and thus aren't going to be happy with any ending. And they spent quite a lot of time on the Barney/Robin relationship which I think made the divorce 10min after the wedding kind of offputting (although 100% in character...anyone who gets the show should see this).

Show would have probably been better served with Community's tag, #sixseasonsandamovie--the finale wouldn't have to be an actual movie (just a double episode), but a tighter storyline would have helped. The extra time made more people willing to accept that Robin couldn't be the one (even though it was known from episode one that she wasn't the mother). They filmed the ending scenes with the kids during season 3 so this result was set in stone--but I think the people who got super involved with the character relationships (on a 22 minute comedy...) had too much time to deal with Robin not being the one, and now hate the result.

And they are all mad that the mother never had any time in the story, when really she was a 6th character that was present the whole time--as a big fat red herring. From the beginning, it had been the creators plan to really *end* the story with meeting the mother. Who would rationally be disappointed that the story didn't spend much time with her when that is all they were promised? In the end, they got an entire (bad) season where she was present, which is like 20X more than what was promised.
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What do you think, @DextersMorgan?

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Am I the only one that stopped watching HIMYM at the start of this season as it was so shitty and so dragged out? After the third or fourth epi of Marshall driving with that black chick, everyone else at that B&B? Could not stand it and have not watched it since.
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Got a call from the breeder yesterday to let us know that the litter of cocker spaniels we are interested in was born. 4 boys 3 girls with interesting colors. Pretty excited!
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Looking back it now, the perfect time to have used that scene they filmed all those years ago and keep so sacred, is the season with Sarah Chalke. IIRC, the writers could have still used the same "mother dying" storyline after Ted and her got married (putting him towards the path of Robin...again) and there's the added incentive that Robin/Barney weren't even a thing yet.
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Luckily they were able to give it a real ending instead of just cancelling it, but the ending could have come sooner.
To be fair, the network wanted to drop Chuck way earlier (I think after the second season!) because the viewerbase was too low. It was low, but the viewers were dedicated and really fought for the series. Subway was a main sponsor for the series and the fans came up with the idea to organize a worldwide Subway day where every fan went to Subway, to send a message to the network/sponsors. It worked.
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My son had a bit part on HIMYM a few seasons back. Now that was the very best episode for sure.
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i did like this ending better
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Betimes I find a great new song and listen to it on repeat, like Prof. Linkadessen. Just a reglar guy who likes certain acts of music.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i did like this ending better

Bro, this ending to end all endings
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Am I the only one that stopped watching HIMYM at the start of this season as it was so shitty and so dragged out? After the third or fourth epi of Marshall driving with that black chick, everyone else at that B&B? Could not stand it and have not watched it since.

Nah, that shit was terrible, but I figured I had already watched that much of it and wanted to stick it out. It improved after Marshall's movie filming was done and he was available to join the other actors, but it was absurd to spend an entire season dragging that out (especially if you are going to end up divorcing them in the same episode as the wedding...which I think made the very sentimental people angry).

The only bits really worthwhile to the story are:
- The episode set from the mother's perspective. Was entertaining and, the fact that she had previously dealt with the death of the love her life was some pretty massive foreshadowing. She also is propositioned by the "naked man" from the earlier seasons.
- The bits of flash forwards showing Ted and the mother in the future--this was the foreshadowing that led to the internet guessing that the mother was already dead at the time of the storytelling.

Also...I haven't seen anyone commenting on this:
Not only did we always know the mother wasn't Robin...we always knew her name was Tracy. In Season 1, a stripper (Heather Graham IIRC) introduces herself to Ted, says "I'm Amber....actually I'm Tracy" and you hear Bob Sagat narrate "And that's how I met your mother...just kidding"...the kids react strongly to this, which wouldn't happen if the mother's name weren't Tracy.
So I have basically been looking for a woman named Tracy the entire show. Every time a new woman shows up and her name isn't Tracy, she is 100% not the mother.
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This is laugh.giflaugh.gif

I've posted here about my awful downstairs neighbors (door slamming, smoking pot every day, screaming, etc.). Today I called my landlord to let him know I'm leaving about a month before my lease ends, and he graciously agreed to let me do half a month's rent. He mentioned receiving complaints from the first floor tenants about the folks below me. Hoo boy did I go to town on those dirtbags. By the end of my tirade, landlord said their lease would not be renewed. I also learned that the guy's mother pays his rent online. He lives with his wife and is probably in his late 20s.

This gives me great joy.
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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post

Why can't one listen to jazz anywhere?

Because it sounds like someone farting through a paper and comb, people tend not to like someone farting through a paper and comb.
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