Dear HIMYM Sorry Excuses for Writers,
If I wanted to have a penis slapped in my face, I would’ve gone to Thunder from Down Under. This final episode was everything that most of the internet didn’t want it to be – about Robin. For a show titled “How I Met Your Mother”, it’s messed up that the episode spent 80% of the episode focusing on Robin and 15% on the Mother (the other 5% was about Lily’s awkward Moby Dick costume). Because you make Robin sad, does that make it ok for Ted to go back to Robin in the end? I’ve watched cereal commercials with more emotional depth than this episode.
I understand that the show is about big moments and growing up, but the finale went back on it all. After spending 63 painful episodes dragging out Barney and Robin’s wedding, their 15 minute marriage stomped on everything. It was going to be how even those who don’t want to grow up (both Robin and Barney) can grow up in their own way. Not in the Ted and Mother way, not in the Marshall and Lily way, but in their own unique way. In a way that wasn’t mindnumbingly stupid and pointless, which is what it ended up being. Apparently you spent the 9th season baking up a lovely batch of “f- you”.
I also noticed that a very unflattering point was that you cannot be happy unless you have children. Lily and Marshall ended up with 3 children. Barney was super depressed and was only happy once he had a baby girl. Ted and the Mother had 2 kids and were happy – although I have to assume this because we only saw the Mother for 5 FREAKING MINUTES. Poor single and lonely Robin was left to die in the world alone, surrounded by her dogs. Screw you, Writers. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and not every family wants, needs or has children.
It’s exhausting being this angry, but thank God for the internet. Someone out there who actually understood the audience for this entire freaking show put together the right ending.
It’s beautiful, lovely, short and sums up everything we’ve been hoping for. There’s no “it’s ok to go bang Aunt Robin…again.” No stupid looking 50 year old Ted grinning with a damn blue french horn in his hand. Nothing that will make you want to punch a hole in your television. Do yourself a favor and watch the real ending to a (formerly) great TV show.
Also, did something happen to Bob Saget?