So, How I met your mother ended. Did it end well? Hm… I don’t really know what to think yet. Maybe in the end of this “review” I will know.
I watched the two last episodes yesterday. I was really excited because HIMYM has been one of my favorite shows ever since I started watching it way back when.
This season, season 9, has been a rollercoaster. It has really been a ride that has been going up and down. I think this has been my least favorite season, and I can very clearly tell you why; Ted’s and his constant “I love Robin”, and always wanting her back and doing stuff like chasing down her locket for her. It’s cute, it’s romantic, but Ted, get over it! I had no problem with Ted and Robin in the ealier seasons. It’s made sense, and it even made sense after they broke up. Yes, he still loved her, and of course we were gonna hear about it for a while, and those old feelings would come back. But ever since she and Barney became a thing, I have just hated the fact that Ted still wanted her. And it has irritated me how Robin also has been on the fence about Barney, and has been thinking about getting back with Ted. For me Barney and Robin is the most perfect match. They have had a lot of problems, but they were perfect for each other.
Talking about this, let’s just jump into how this series ended with them getting married and then divorced again in no time. Like, it was three episodes between the wedding and the divorce. Yeah, it had been three years of marriage, but why? Really. Robin became obsessed with her work, and Barney couldn’t deal with it. I don’t understand why she couldn’t have just gotten a job in New York and not have to be this maniac travelling all over the world. But I did really love how Barney told her, that he vowed to tell her the truth, and therefore had to tell her it wasn’t working. He took the exit route.
Barney became a father. He had a “perfect month” 31 girls
in 31 days, LEGEN wait for it… DARY… except #31 ended up pregnant. So, Barney became a father. I find it weird that he actually took upon the fatherrole and didn’t just run for his life, cause, come on, it’s Barney. But I guess that’s the right ending for Barney. We’ve seen him grow and become a different person. I loved how he was all like “You are my everything. Everything I have and everything I am is yours” Aww. Who else teared up? I hope I’m not the only one. Neil Patrick Harries is just great, can we agree?
One of the things I, along with many others I guess, have been looking forward to, is Ted meeting the mother. I wasn’t fond of the way the show showed us Ted and the mother together, even though they hadn’t actually met. How they showed flashforwards of them. But I guess that how it worked best for the flow of the show, for the story the be told in the best way possible.
Anyway, I was really looking forward to the scene on the train station where they would
first meet, and boy, it did not disappoint! It might be one of my favorite moments of this season! How Ted was sitting next to the old woman, and she was talking to him about destiny, and if he would talk to the girl if she was on the train station. I loved how he kept telling her “Just be cool lady. Damn”. That was just great.
He finally got up the courage to walk over to the girl, the mom, and it was just instant chemistry. Everyone have to agree with me on this; They couldn’t have casted a better mother. She is perfect. The scene with them under the umbrella and them discussing whose umbrella it was was amazing. I loved it! Definitely my number one moment of the finale!
Also, I loved the scene where Marshall was all bummed out about Ted calling the mother the next day, saying “He always does this”, something about him falling too hard too fast. The camera zoomed in on Lily’s face while he was talking, and she was smiling. She then said “Not like this. This is different.” I aw’ed and cried. It was just too sweet.
So WHY IN THE FREAKIN’ HELL, did they have to kill of the mother. Why did they kill off Tracy!? So Ted could actually get the women he loved, Robin? Was that what they wanted? There was literally no reason to kill off the mother. Ted had FINALLY moved on from Robin. He had the perfect woman for him, which, in my eyes, Robin never was (not for Ted anyway), and they let her die. I haaated how his kids pushed him to call Robin and ask her on a date. No. Just NO. She’s aunt Robin, not stepmom Robin. Just no. Even though I hated it, I couldn’t help cry when Ted showed up at her door, she looked out the window, and he stood there with The blue French horn. Always such a romantic…
I don’t really have anything to say about Marshall and Lily. They stayed the great couple we know and love, and I love the finale for not messing with them. Lily got pregnant with their third child, Marshall got a job as as “Judge Fudge” and later something better (I didn’t quite catch it… ) Great for him I guess. His dream came true. He has been wanting this through all the seasons, so it’s kinda nice to see it actually happening.
Lily and Ted had such a nice moment when Ted was saying goodbye to go to Chicago. She couldn’t bear to say goodbye, so Ted gave her an “E.T” goodbye. It was goofy, but perfect and heartbreaking, because Lily was just all tears. Alyson Hannigan did an amazing job acting at this part. It was really touching!
I don’t have much more to say, and I guess I’ve said enough. Overall, I have loved this show, but this season has not been the best. It has been a bit of a mess. The ending.. meh. I was pro Robin/Barney and Ted/Tracy, and seeing Barney and Robin divorcing, and seeing the mother die, was just not the ending I had hoped for. But I guess it was alright.
I’m looking forward to the spin off series How I met your dad. It’s not gonna be the same, but I’m kinda glad the “How I met your” is not finished yet. It will be fun to see how Sally “met their dad” :D