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Old April 7 2014, 04:44 AM   #766
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

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It screamed "nah .. they wouldn't .. that'd be too dickish" at me.


See, for me, I don't mind that she died. I think that it actually motivates Ted telling the story. The kids are old enough to understand, old enough to understand you have to enjoy and celebrate the time you have with your friends and your very special someone.

I wouldn't have seen her dying as necessarily meaning a "down" ending. Sad, yes. Poignant, even. And fucking brave.

But, that would've required them to handle the death in a mature way. Very unlike what they ultimately did.

And THAT was dickish to me.
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Old April 7 2014, 11:45 AM   #767
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Why would Ted tell a story where he dwells on Tracy dying? She got sick and died. The kids were around for it...why would he go on and on about it?
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Old April 7 2014, 11:57 AM   #768
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Why would Ted tell a story where he dwells on which particular birthday had a loose goat in the apartment?
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Old April 7 2014, 12:05 PM   #769
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I'm still undecided if the goat was a metaphor. Like a sandwich, and reading a magazine. Or the duck vs. rabbit argument.

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Old April 7 2014, 02:28 PM   #770
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Why would Ted tell a story where he dwells on Tracy dying? She got sick and died. The kids were around for it...why would he go on and on about it?
Because we weren't around for it.

Show's are written for the audience, not the other characters in the show.
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Old April 7 2014, 05:15 PM   #771
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The title of the show was "How I met your mother," not "How we lost your mother."
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Old April 10 2014, 09:23 AM   #772
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Should have titled the series, "How I met your stepmother because she was my *real* love." Pitiful finale. It's not "brave" to subvert a happy ending simply for the sake of being different. It ruined the series.
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Old April 10 2014, 01:39 PM   #773
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Throughout the finale they showed how devastated Lily was just because they didn't hang out together that often anymore. And then they just said "Yeah well, and the mom died" and showed no reactions by anyone. Just the kids "she's dead, who cares, go fetch Robin".
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Old April 10 2014, 02:45 PM   #774
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Should have titled the series, "How I met your stepmother because she was my *real* love." Pitiful finale. It's not "brave" to subvert a happy ending simply for the sake of being different. It ruined the series.
If thèy called it hat, the first episode would have been the last, because the first episode covered that.
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Old April 10 2014, 07:16 PM   #775
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Throughout the finale they showed how devastated Lily was just because they didn't hang out together that often anymore. And then they just said "Yeah well, and the mom died" and showed no reactions by anyone. Just the kids "she's dead, who cares, go fetch Robin".
Maybe just bad pacing, because everyone keeps saying "two seconds later" and whatnot.

None of this is news to the kids, their mother has been dead for 6 years, and who know how long she was sick before that. And they were fairly young when she passed. Is it REALLY shocking that after 6 years, the teenaged kids would like to see their dad move on and try to be happy again?

Editing just hurt there, they needed to take a beat and show something in between so the kids didn't come off as immediately moving past it...
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Old April 10 2014, 08:56 PM   #776
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Given how important she was, and how much time was wasted on love interests that didn't matter, and an entire season on a wedding, just glossing over her death that way was truly bad pacing. That whole story arc would have deserved one season alone.
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Old April 10 2014, 09:50 PM   #777
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Given how important she was, and how much time was wasted on love interests that didn't matter, and an entire season on a wedding, just glossing over her death that way was truly bad pacing. That whole story arc would have deserved one season alone.
Great point. From the kids perspective, more time was spent on Victoria and Stella than was spent on the Mother.
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Old April 10 2014, 10:42 PM   #778
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<<Throughout the finale they showed how devastated Lily was just because they didn't hang out together that often anymore. And then they just said "Yeah well, and the mom died" and showed no reactions by anyone. Just the kids "she's dead, who cares, go fetch Robin". >>

Excellent point. One of my greatest regrets of how the show ended is that we never got to see Mother as one of the gang and interacting with the others outside of Ted. It would have been fascinating and hilarious.
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Old April 10 2014, 10:55 PM   #779
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I liked the group scenes that included everyone and the Mother. The only problem was by not revealing her name till the very end, she still felt like an outsider even when surrounded by the group.
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Old April 11 2014, 01:17 AM   #780
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The fakeness of the laugh/audience machine becomes also pretty apparent during revelation such like "and then she got sick". No reaction at all, and then laugh like nothing happened at the next joke.
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