How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

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  1. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    When it comes to long running sitcoms... Friends, Home Improvement. At least I haven't heard people bitching about it like they did about other finales.

    Does anyone hate All Good Things? Have never heard such a thing.
     
  2. Mr Light

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    I thought the finale of Arrested Development (S3) was perfect. 30 Rock also ended well. The Office ended well (Michael, I can't believe you came! That's what she said.)
     
  3. Agent Richard07

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    TNG is probably my favorite show of all time, yet I don't think of "All Good Things..." as one of the great finales.

    As for Robin and Ted, I don't think I ever got to a point where I thought they didn't belong together.
     
  4. Finn

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    It has been a few weeks.

    I didn't like the ending. But as the weeks go by, I care less.
     
  5. Dennis

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    Bingo.
     
  6. ryan123450

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    BB?
     
  7. the G-man

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    Breaking bad
     
  8. Aldo

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    Wasn't M.A.S.H. a pretty much universally loved finale too? It's still considered to be the highest rated finale ever.
     
  9. Mr Light

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    the final episode of Babylon 5 is pretty beloved... the final season as a whole, not so much :lol:
     
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    It's become more beloved with age but at the time I think it was a bit more controversial, due to the shock of the murdered baby sequence and the subplots related to setting up AfterMASH.
     
  11. shivkala

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    Well, "To Sleep in Light," was filmed at the end of Season 4, with the thought there may not be a Season 5.
     
  12. Campe98

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    ^ "Sleeping in Light"
     
  13. shivkala

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    D'oh!

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  14. Mr Light

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    I just saw the "alternate" ending on the DVD and it was a perfect happy ending. It was exactly what I wanted. Ted and Tracy live happily ever after, Bob Sagat gives a beautiful ending monologue about how he met your mother (remember, Sagat isn't even IN in the aired finale!), there's even a prominent hint that Robin and Barney DO end up together in the end.

    This is my new canon :p
     
  15. doubleohfive

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    The finale as it was aired was perfectly fine in my opinion. But I'm glad you enjoyed the alternate ending. :)
     
  16. Skywalker

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    I, too, really enjoyed the alternate ending and prefer it over the original one. I get what Bays and Thomas were trying to do with their ending, but it just didn't work for me. It was cool of them to at least offer us an alternate take.
     
  17. M

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    I agree, the alternate ending is pretty much perfect. I would have loved to see that on the night of the finale. It's a bit corny or too-perfect-to-be-true, sure, but I really feel like that is the ending the series as a whole and the last season in particular was running up to. It's the ending which at least for me would have made this show perfect.
     
  18. Mr Light

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    I'm in the middle of a series re-watch (mid Season Six), and Ted secretly wanting Robin all along just does not work. There are a million examples of them happily seeing the other dating someone else, going out of their way to set them up with others, without the slightest hint of longing or jealousy or feelings. Yes, sporadically Ted will have Robin feelings, but they just seem to come out of the blue and are inconsistent with what happened beforehand.
     
  19. Agent Richard07

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    It's a nice ending but it's not memorable. Too safe, too boring. And what about all the foreshadowing of the mother's death? The show runners shouldn't have made an alternate ending. They should have made people live with the one we got.
     
  20. FPAlpha

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    Even if they have written themselves into a corner during the run of the show showing us repeatedly that Ted and Robin don't work and then blowing it all off just so they could stick to their original, planned ending they came up with 9 years ago?

    It may not be a memorable finale but it was very nice and i vastly prefer it over the mess that was the actual finale.