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HIMYM Finale

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Dj Co2, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Dj Co2

    Dj Co2 Elite Member

    Aug 21, 2009
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    I didn't see any thread about this here so thought about starting one for the people who had been following the series. How did you like the finale? I think it was good. I always thought from the start that Robin indeed was the mother but that quickly concluded when they introduced Tracy. So, I think it was a great twist that they put up in the end. What do you guys think?
  2. divok

    divok Senior Member

    Jul 21, 2010
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    I thought it was a april fools joke . But after being in denial , I kind of accepted it .
  3. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

    Nov 11, 2009
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    I only watched the show at other peoples' houses when they had it on and we were bored.

    I was like "so she's the mother."
    They were all "who?"
    I was all "who do you think? the kinda-hot brunette. That Ted guy seems like a completely self involved ass that would go for someone who kind of looks like him."
    They began to protest, but then pretty much agreed.

    Fast forward to a later encounter where we were watching the show:

    I was just so bored of the show that even in a watch-it-if-you're-bored kind of way I couldn't handle it besides the enjoyable Barney and Marshal + Lily.

    I became disgruntled with the writing, the way the show presented itself and culture, and predicted in my cynicism "Oh, the mom's dead and Ted will end up with kinda-hot brunette."

    Wow. At least this wasn't like Dexter's finale, but, wow. I'm not mad, just disappointed.

    It's been a ride I was more than happy I didn't get on or stay on for # seasons. It was like the show Friends, with the audience taking a vested personal interest in the show as they identified with the characters and themes, but without any significance or payoff. Replace the bar the characters were always at with a coffee shop, and you have Friends in its entirety. Ross(Ted), Rachel(Robin), Chandler(Marshal), Monica(Lily), Joey(Barney). It was the classic modern cable-tv sitcom, and I hope it is the last of its breed and I hope the reaction to this finale is a signifier that people will stick around for a lot of old cliche themes, but they want it to go somewhere real, authentic, unique. The days of easily pleased audiences is over, the old formula doesn't work for people today with experience, and it seems only a few shows on cable tv understand this. HBO/Showtime are our only hope if shows like HIMYM are what cable audiences demand, and I'm totally ok with spending time only on HBO/Showtime because I pretty much do anyway.

    Literally nothing will come of HIMYM. The stars in the show were stars before and will be after, but do you see the new faces on the show getting work elsewhere? I don't, and don't want them to unless it was a testament to their superior acting that they were able to portray such unlikeable characters in such a convincing unlikeable way. In that case, I'd love to see more acting, because most of the characters on the show were great examinations into how vile society can become when good personal conduct is seen as both subjective and beneath achieving a goal. Nothing would be different if this show never aired, except maybe a toning down of the encouraged, incessant and all encompassing "going out" and "bro" cultures that have emerged in step with HIMYM's broadcast which has done little more than accelerate the prolonging of immaturity in a way that has gone from hip to being the mainstream after 2000.

    HIMYM attempted to destroy a part of my soul. It did not succeed, but reopened a dark abyssal viewport into how society changes with the art that is presented. You have science shows, you get more science thinking people. You have shows like HIMYM, you get more people like the characters in HIMYM. People behaving like characters on badly written TV shows has been a huge problem in social interaction as they latch on to personalities created by writers and editors of what it seems an audience wants, even if the personality is reprehensible and antisocial in a real environment, and in my opinion, HIMYM is reprehensible and antisocial.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2014